I’ve never been much into sweets, but I love a good Irish coffee. So when my friend from Ireland shared this real-deal recipe, I thought I’d try my luck. The verdict? Easy to make – and even easier to drink. Better yet, the concoction was complete in less than 30 seconds.

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December 12, 2014

Cooking up a storm and corralling rogue relatives is work. So when it comes to the drink in your hand? Simplicity is key. Using ingredients you probably already have on hand, whip up this easy cranberry simple syrup and add a splash to vodka or wine. Voilà! You’re ready to sip.

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November 26, 2014

Finalizing the shopping list for Thanksgiving (that’s tomorrow for you procrastinators) and stumped on what to make for dessert? Fret no more. Impress even your foodie cousin, finicky in-laws, and picky sibling with this unconventional treat. Rue graphic designer Tyler W. shares his family’s recipe for a simple and oh-so-tasty layered chocolate pumpkin pie. Read on for all the details and make sure to grab these ingredients on your last-minute grocery haul.

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November 26, 2014

When it comes to sourcing ingredients, Blue Apron knows what it’s doing. It scours America for the freshest in-season finds from artisanal purveyors, delivering them to your door with original recipes. Then all you have to do is follow step-by-step instructions to enjoy gourmet results. Curious as to which ingredients might be in one of its weekly boxes? Let’s take a look.

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November 17, 2014

Does decanting vino really make that big of a difference? The answer is a resounding yes (and it doesn’t have to be a $100 bottle of Bordeaux). Exposing a young red or full-bodied white to oxygen will amp up flavor. And that 10-year-old bottle you’ve been saving for a big occasion definitely has some sediment it could do without. So transform your wines with these need-to-know basics.

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November 10, 2014

Established in 1900 by Georges de Latour and his wife Fernande, the iconic Beaulieu Vineyard has a storied past. Its prime Napa Valley location and influence from wine maestro André Tchelistcheff make these some of the most sought after bottles in the business. Read on to learn more about this historic winemaker.

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October 29, 2014

Perhaps you didn’t know when you woke up, but today is National Chocolate Day. Meaning yes, you can give in to your love for everything cocoa – guilt-free. But before unwrapping those chocolate bars, let’s explore some of the creative endeavors this sweet treat has inspired.

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October 28, 2014

Whether you’ve mastered the trickiest of recipes (hello, boeuf bourguignon) or have never opened a cookbook, here’s a list of key kitchen items from eight chef-beloved brands.

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October 17, 2014

When it comes to industry trends, it seems none has spread faster this past year than the copper Moscow Mule mug. With its gleaming exterior and ability to moderate hot and cold temps, it has become a home-bar staple. So this week, we curated a Boutique with just that in mind.

To help us narrow down the necessities for a fail-safe Mule-themed soiree, editor in chief of Rue magazine Crystal Palecek shared her expert tips: “I am admittedly looking forward to indulging in about 700 pumpkin spice lattes this fall. But – we wait all year for these balmy evenings under the stars, and I plan on enjoying every last one.”

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August 19, 2014

Attention home cooks: Whether you’re a novice or a pro, your kitchen calls for a few necessities. From a copper saucepan for melting chocolate to a cast iron skillet for sautéing meats, this list of kitchen staples will lay the groundwork for every must-try recipe.

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  • Medium- to large-sized skillet (nonstick or cast iron) for sautéing and stir-frying.
  • A 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven with lid for everything from braising to boiling.
  • Stainless steel or copper saucepan for cooking sauces, rice and grains, and vegetables.
  • Enameled cast-iron baking dish for casseroles and desserts.
  • Always-sharp stainless steel cutlery for effortless slicing.
  • Stackable mixing bowls and measuring cups for tidy storage.

 

Stockpile these necessities at our The Rue Kitchen Shop Boutique opening Tuesday, July 22, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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July 22, 2014