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Egg Nog

This is a simple eggnog recipe. It has bourbon in it and then you add rum to taste when serving. This recipe contains raw eggs. The USDA cautions against eating raw or uncooked eggs.

4 eggs, separated
1/3 c sugar, plus 1 tbsp
2 c whole milk
1 c heavy cream
3.5 oz bourbon
1 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
Good quality dark rum (I use Mount Gay Barbados Rum)

Beat egg yolks until they change color. Slowly add 1/3 cup sugar until combined. Stir in milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg. Whip egg whites to soft peaks, add 1 tbsp sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg mixture and chill. Pour 1.5 oz rum into chilled glasses and top with eggnog.

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Sauteeing shredded brussels sprouts is such a versatile way to make a quick and easy side dish. With the sprouts shredded, they cook in no more than 10 minutes. They also become so crisp and tender due to the larger amount of surface area exposed to the cooking surface. You can really do anything with this base as long as you remember to include the four major taste sensations: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. The brussels sprouts account for the bitter side. For this recipe, we use the pancetta to bring saltiness to the dish and shallots for sweetness. Then we’ll finish with lemon juice.

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