Entries by Taste-the-Love

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Biggest Bashes Around the World.

It’s that time again! The ubiquitous New Year’s Eve…an occasion steeped in traditions and symbolism. While some of us prefer a quite evening of reflection, and others prefer a massive crowd, December 31st is the day for most of the world to ring in the New Year. However, historically, New Year’s Eve was not on December 31st. […]

The Christmas Cookie… A Tradition Worth Keeping, And Savoring

In Medieval Times, originating with the Winter Solstice Celebrations, cookies were served as a dessert. There was practicality to both the timing of the Celebration, and the focus on hearty food. The Winter Solstice Celebration was literally “the feast before the famine” of another long, bitter winter. Solstice typically marked the arrival of the first frost, which permitted […]

Thanksgiving: A Closer Look (Part Two of Two)

Turkey Pardon President John F. Kennedy was the first one on record to pardon a turkey – sparing its life. In 1963, he sent back a turkey mailed by the National Turkey Federation, saying, “We’ll just let this one grow.” President Richard Nixon sent turkeys to a Washington, D.C., petting farm but didn’t officially pardon them, according […]

Thanksgiving: A Closer Look (Part One of Two)

  Thanksgiving Day is almost here! Thanksgiving is filled with so many long standing traditions, we thought it might be fun to examine some of the more universal ones, and explore where the more iconic traditions come from. Although our traditions have evolved, most are deeply rooted in American History. Read on and this year you can be the […]

Thanksgiving: What to bring when you are the guest.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Or, do you get to play the lucky “guest” role? If it the latter, give some extra thought as to the hostess gift. Flowers or a bottle of wine are fine, but expected. With a little pre-planning and some instructions from us, you can show up with something exciting and memorable from our bakery! […]

BOO! Autumn and Halloween Fun Facts.

Come October, carving pumpkins, running through corn mazes and eating lots of candy are all traditions that everyone is familiar with. However, we thought we would look at some other Halloween and autumn traditions and how they got their start, as well as some Fun Facts about the season. Orange and Black.  This striking color combination was established […]

Introducing our SNICKERDOODLE MARTINI

  Tastes Like Fall. Introducing our SNICKERDOODLE MARTINI Premium ABSOLUT®  Vodka, Butterscotch Schnapps and Cream Shaken and poured in to a layered glass of drizzled caramel, garnished with our infamous Snickerdoodle Cookie. Taste the Snickerdoodle. Taste the Love.

Apples, Pumpkins and Other Homey Fall Ingredients

Ahh… it’s finally that time of year when the blazing Atlanta sun at last gives us a break and the temperatures start to drop. Now, we can all begin to contemplate the homey flavors of fall. At Alpine, our fall dessert preparations are in full swing. Our fall favorites include our Rustic Apple Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Classic Pumpkin […]

Ragu vs Bolognese: The subtle but powerful difference.

Ragu is not Bolognese. It’s true that both are Italian favorites, both are sauces made with meat, but’s it’s also true that they are different. Ragu is also a meat-based Italian sauce and stay with me here, is a distinct variation of Ragu. Most people think of Ragu as a tomato sauce, but it’s actually a meat-based (veal, […]