Category Archives: Caroline Lubbers

Caroline

Minty Ginger Bourbon Cooler

Lately I’ve been trying my hand at mixology. When I first came of age, I seem to remember bars offering only beer, wine and the usual mixed cocktails like a gin and tonic. Then we moved into the martini era. … Continue reading

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Beau Monde Bloody Mary

Two of the things I enjoy most about cooking and baking are working with unknown ingredients and tackling challenges. Creating this Beau Monde Bloody Mary recipe provided both. As a Spice Islands® Flavor Explorer, it has been a pleasure to … Continue reading

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Almond Cappuccino

When I was growing up, there were no coffeehouses in this country. Now it seems impossible to imagine a world without them on every block. What were all those retail spaces before they became coffee shops? Did people carry around … Continue reading

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Galaktoboureko – Greek Custard Pie with Citrus Syrup

When we travel to Corfu, Greece, to visit my husband’s family, we spend a lot of time eating! Each year, I treat the natives to a few standard American, sweet treats. The first time I made chocolate chip cookies, word … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Almond Glaze

Oh, what a difference a glaze makes! I have often shied away from sweet, cake-like muffins. I suppose I would rather feel healthy and good about eating a high-fiber bran muffin or go all out and eat a frosted cupcake. … Continue reading

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Cuban Picadillo

Visiting Cuba is on our “bucket list.” The sooner we can get there the better, as it seems that time may catch up with them after all. Have you seen travel shows and colorful images? All the streets are filled … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage from Scratch

I do most of the daily cooking in our house. Often, I feel like a short-order cook making breakfast for myself and for the kids, and preparing lunches while I check what ingredients we have on hand for dinner. My … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

There are some recipes that nag at me because I can’t get them quite right. For years, my ideal cream cheese brownie recipe was just beyond my grasp. Finally, after dozens of tweaks, I have finalized a batch that properly … Continue reading

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Caroline

Spanakotiropitakia – Spinach and Feta Phyllo Triangles

In my book, there are a few important qualities that are needed in a perfect, passed appetizer. You should be able to do most of the work ahead so that when your guests arrive, you are able to greet them … Continue reading

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Caroline

Vanilla Marshmallows

Marshmallows are a happy food. They glue together Rice Krispies Treats®, float in hot cocoa and perch on the end of skewers around cozy campfires. Just thinking about the sweet, cloud-like cubes and their squishy texture probably brings a little … Continue reading

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