One night at dinner I was looking at the bottle of Rancho Gordo hot sauce and realized there wasn't anything in the ingredients that I didn't already have in my cupboard. So, I went to work on re-creating it in my own kitchen.
Our first fall in Fairbanks I distinctly remember walking up the hill behind our house and exclaiming, "What is that smell?" This was not in a good way. This smell reminded me of a cross between gym socks and a musty old antique book store.
"What grows together, goes together." Spruce Tip and Wild Rose Petal shortbread recipe. You want to make sure you are harvesting the new growth and not the old brittle needles. Use wild rose petals and not commercial (sprayed) roses.
I was curious to find out if Homemade Irish Cream would taste as good as Bailey's. I found the flavor to be just as good and smooth, but it was much higher in alcohol content than your average bottle from the grocery store.
Homemade grenadine is really easy to make, it adds a little more zing than the store bought kind. When I tasted it I wasreally surprised how much it tasted like the real thing. A little less syrupy, more flavorful version of the real thing.