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Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce |

The holidays are when I want to pull out all the stops and serve something a little fancier. It’s really the perfect time of year to share something extra special with your loved ones.

To me, a frenched rack of lamb screams sophistication – it’s beautiful, hearty, and impossible to resist. I especially love to see my guests faces when I present a roasted rack on the table. Their eyes light up because they know they are in for a meal they will remember for months to come.  (more…)

The Essential Bar Book Review & Hot Buttered Rum

I don’t know why I haven’t reviewed cookbooks or any book related to food on my blog yet, especially considering my addiction to these types of books. Welcome to a new kind of post on Cake ‘n’ Knife! 

The Essential Bar Book Review & Hot Buttered Rum |

When I received The Essential Bar Book: An A-to-Z Guide to Spirits, Cocktails, and Wine with 115 Recipes for the World’s Greatest Drinks, I immediately tore into it out of the selfish desire to learn how to stock my home bar which currently resides in 2 cardboard boxes (terrible I know!). It was literally within the first few pages that I found myself immersed in a wealth of information on everything you need to know that has anything to do with alcohol in any form. This perfectly sized book, which fits wonderfully into any bar, is the ultimate reference guide for anyone, particularly beginners.  (more…)

Wednesday Slice


1. I did not start this week on a good note so I am dreaming of London quite intensely. I am ready to be right here, looking out onto this view, feeding the birds and eating ice cream…

2. How did I start my week off so poorly, you might ask? It all started with the moment I erased photos of an entire recipe for a post off my camera before loading it on my computer. *face palm* There’s no worse feeling. Seriously.  (more…)