Happy Hour

The Cool Jerk

It used to be “cool” to order a rum drink with an umbrella, but I’m all grown up now and so is this cocktail. True Jamaican rum and interesting jerk bitters are in my glass today!

Watermelon-Jalapeno Mule

Refreshing and summery, with just enough fanciness to be able to say, “we are sipping happy, Comfort du Jour style!”


When I set out to develop a recipe to properly acknowledge our nation’s birthday, my instinct was to make something that looked like the flag, because isn’t that what everyone does on the 4th of July? For my culinary tribute to America, I decided instead to focus on the flavors that make a food distinctly … Read More

Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip

Creamy dip, sweet crab and tangy artichoke come together quickly, making this a perfect take-along dish if you’re easing back into gathering with friends.

Les’s Homemade Pimiento Cheese

Unlike so many southern-style pimiento cheese recipes, this one is easy on the mayonnaise and lets the cheese take center stage. It’s easy to make with simple ingredients, and it’s flat-out delicious!


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