Cocktail of the Month: Apple Mojito

The mojito is pure refreshment. I remember my first encounter with the mojito, thinking it was too good to be true.  Mint, lime, and sparkling water bring a freshness that can’t be beat. When made properly the rum is only slightly noticed, making it a dangerous concoction for afternoons on the patio.  In an effort to […]

Cocktail of the Month: Hot Buttered Rum

hot buttered rum recipe

Warm up even the coldest winter days with our Cocktail of the Month: Hot Buttered Rum. This traditional drink is simple to prepare in no time with a make-ahead batter that can be saved in your freezer for months at a time and be ready when necessary. savour… warm spirits The History Like many hot […]

Patio Perfect: Pitcher Cocktails

pitcher cocktail recipes

Spring. The birds are chirping, the sun begins to shine a little more, and all over people start venturing outside to enjoy the greatest of all man-made features…the patio. Yes, It is once again patio season. Time to hose down the patio furniture, hang a few ferns, crank up the warm weather tunes, invite a […]

Cookie Week 2012 Day One: Rum Shortbread with Date Filling

rum shortbread with date filling recipe

At last it’s here… my favorite week of the year (at least at Today’s Nest). Cookie Week has arrived and we have 5 great recipes in store for you. The cookies range from chocolatey to crispy to bacon… yes, bacon. To kick off cookie week we present rum shortbread with date filling. This cookie is […]

Treat of the Week: Piña Colada Baked Doughnuts

piña colada donut recipe

The very first ‘pop’ song I learned to play on the piano was Escape (The Piña Colada Song). It was quite a change from the waltzes and sonatas that I had been practicing for so long. The few chords were easy enough to bang out and the lyrics memorable enough that a lounge full of dormitory kids […]

Cocktail of the Month: The Mai Tai

mai tai recipe

Oh, Me!  Oh, Mai! It’s May, which means it’s almost summertime. Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the warm days and cool nights. This month we’re featuring one of ‘Mai’ favorite summer drinks (and fall and winter and spring, really anytime I want to pretend I’m somewhere tropical). It’s the drink that launched a national craze, […]

Lola Cooks: Mincemeat

mincemeat recipe

The holidays draw nearer each day. The slight chill in the morning air reminds me that soon there will be fires in the fireplace and all that comes with that. If you know me, you know I am already thinking of food. There are so many good seasonal foods to enjoy in the fall. One […]

Treat of the Week: Rum Raisin Cheesecake

rum raisin cheesecake recipe

We have concluded our tribute to National Ice Cream Month. Hopefully, you found some new favorites here, here, here, and here. Ice Cream Month is always fun and I enjoy eating the results. Today we are shifting our focus to another food tribute. Tomorrow is National Cheesecake Day. After ice cream, that might be my favorite kind of holiday. There are […]

Sweet Elixir: Stocking a Bar

setting up a bar tips

Being prepared is critical in offering your guests a cocktail.  Many drinks (and guests) don’t take kindly to substitution.  Having all of the right ingredients will surely make you look like a superstar.  Below I have outlined the basic necessities for any respectable bar setup.  What you do with it from there is up to […]