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Three glasses of mezcal negroni garnished with orange peel.

Mezcal Negroni

Smoky mezcal and Damiana liqueur stand in for gin in this Mexican-inspired riff on the classic Negroni. Caution: You may never go back to your old ways.

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Four Hoosier sugar cream pies, one dusted with confectioners' sugar on a sheet of parchment.

Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

Strange how such a sweetly stunning sensation can be just sugar, cream, flour, and vanilla. Couldn’t be easier—or more addictive.

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A person holding a wok for making wok popcorn in front of their face.

Perfect Wok Popcorn

The slope and size of a wok lend popcorn kernels ample room to do their thing as they dance in hot oil and burst into fluffy perfection. (Sorta sheepish this didn’t occur to us sooner.)

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Four aperitif glasses filled with little hot after dinner shots on a silver tray.

Little Hot After Dinner Shots

An innocent little after dinner libation that’s sorta got a suave sophisticate thing going on. Consider it a liquid lullaby.

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Several strips of maple bacon on a sheet of parchment, with a pastry brush and drizzles of maple syrup beside the bacon.

Maple Bacon

Forget the mixed nuts and nachos. This maple bacon is what we care to toss back while sipping a beer and

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A white plate topped with classic madeleines.

French Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

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Plate of roasted cauliflower brushed with hot sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese in front of a door

Buffalo Cauliflower

All the awesomeness of Buffalo wings. All the virtuousness of cauliflower. You can have it all with this game day recipe.

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Three glasses of Champagne cocktail with a Champagne cork an a plate of sugar cubes beside the drinks.

Champagne Cocktail

The quintessential something to sip at an elegant soirée, a large party, or just because it’s a random Tuesday night.

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Prosecco being added to a Prosecco and Aperol cocktail, with two partially filled glasses behind it.

Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail

Bitter. Sweet. Floral. Herbal. Citrusy. Elegant. Classic. Fizzy. Magical in all ways. That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little cocktail. Cin cin.

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