Monthly Archives: August 2012

Patio Daddy-O Planter’s Punch

Planter’s punch is one of those serene drinks to be sipped with reverence and meditation. Some call it a West Indian concoction; others say it is distinctly American, first poured at the Planter’s Hotel in S. Louis, circa 1840. And … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

1/2 cup sugar 2 large egg yolks 1 cup milk 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 t vanilla extract Scalded cream and bittersweet chocolate make up the classic French mixture called … Continue reading

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White Barbecue Sauce

“When you’re looking for something different to serve with barbecued chicken, turkey, and even pork, this attention grabber is just what the doctor ordered. White barbecue sauce originated at the legendary Big Bob Gibson Barb-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama, but today … Continue reading

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Basic Barbecue Rub

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup sweet paprika 3 Tbsp black pepper 3 Tbps coarse salt 1 Tbps hickory-smoked salt or more coarse salt 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp celery seeds 1 tsp … Continue reading

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