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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.


Linda’s Never Fail Cheesecakes

Linda Nance is the master of cheesecake. A spring-form pan is a must. You can use one of these fillings or let your imagination do the work and develop your own version.

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I have loved gingerbread since I was a child. For some reason, it’s not offered as much as it used to be. I am on a mission to change that trend. Hard cider is fermented apple cider with alcohol content.

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Bourbon Pecan Truffles

You can leave the alcohol out, but the chocolate should stay forever.

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Apricot Tarts

The brown butter in the recipe gives these tarts a unique and appealing flavor.

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Combine flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs and mutter. Add wet…

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White Trash

Every family has one. Now yours can, too. Will hold for two weeks if stored properly. Great for Christmas gifts.

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Sugared Peanuts

As a kid, I never ate the peanuts in my box of Cracker Jack, opting for the caramel-coated popcorn only. If the peanuts would’ve tasted like these, I wouldn’t have had any reservations. 

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Holiday Popcorn

You’ll have to fight the kids for it. Better still, make a double batch and share. Can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for two weeks.

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Grilled Peach Ice Cream

In a bowl, combine peaches, 1 /4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and peach schnapps. Allow the peaches to sit in…

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