Raspberry Manhatten

Chambord is one of those liqueurs I never know quite what to do with, that is until now. This is nicely balanced little cocktail.

2 part bourbon
1 part chambord
Dash of bitters

Combine in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, pour & enjoy.


Shiitake Mushroom Pizza

Friday night is pizza night for several reasons; its a great way to use ingredients you bought but did not use, clean up is easy, and everyone loves pizza! This week I had a bag of gorgeous shiitakes left so this pizza was invented and devoured.

Pizza Dough
Olive oil
1 lb shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 TBSP dry sherry
1 TBSP lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 c Gruyere, grated
1/4 c parsley, snipped
1/4 c chives, snipped
Truffle salt
Truffle oil

Preheat oven with baking steal or stone to 500 degrees

In a large non-stick skilled cook mushroom, sherry, lemon juice and garlic over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until starting to brown. Set aside.

Roll out dough. Spray or brush pizza crust with olive oil. Top with cheese, mushrooms, and herbs. Bake until crisp about 7 minutes. Top with trifle salt and a drizzle of truffle oil.

Serves 2 – 4.