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Spicy & Zesty — Derby Drinks and Food

THE DRINK: Life Changing Spicy Michelada. Photo by Melissa Donald. THE DRINK: Life Changing Spicy Michelada • 1 bottle Mexican beer such as Corona or any light beer • 1 lime, cut into fat wedges • 1 container or can Picante Clamato or V8 Clamato, your favorite Bloody...

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Classic & Simple — Derby Drinks and Food

THE DRINK: Vesper THE DRINK: Vesper • 1 oz vodka • 1 oz gin • 1/2 oz lillet • Shake or stir • Garnish with olive and pickled onion Recipe by Colleen McCarthy THE DRINK: White RussianWant more of a dessert drink? The White Russian solves that problem — or for the...

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A Perfect Bread Pudding Formula

Pecan Caramel Bread Pudding.I enjoy baking, but I don’t make a very good baker because I don’t like to follow directions to the letter. So, when I developed this recipe years ago, I did so with the intention of allowing for plenty of creativity. The result was a...

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When the Travel Stops — How to Start Again

The week of March 9, 2020, was “pure chaos,” according to Kris Billiter, owner of Magical Memories Tours & Travel. “Part of what I do is student group travel. I had eight schools scheduled to travel between February and June. One of them actually traveled,” he...

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Eating But Not Cooking – Cheeseboard

Let’s talk about cheeseboards! They are very trendy right now, and I’m glad because they have been my preferred method of entertaining for over a decade.  How easy to put out a beautiful, bountiful, room temperature spread of pretty much anything you might want...

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