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RECIPE: Reduced Lunch

Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice.  Shake until cold and combined (and a wee bit frothy) and strain into a martini glass or milk bottle.

For Mexican chocolate syrup, we used The Spruce Eats recipe.

Episode 19 – El Paso or Fail Class

Show Notes

We’re back with a full episode! The topic is ‘haunted schools’, and we ruffled something’s feathers with this one. Nick tells of the many hauntings of Alabama’s University of Montevallo, and Cait breaks down one of El Paso’s many haunted public schools. As if that wasn’t enough haunted happenings, Nick and Cait experienced a handful of ghostly activities while recording the episode itself! Take a break from all this mayhem with a cocktail suitable for any school cold lunch!

Get the recipe for the Reduced Lunch here.

University of Montevallo

Some photos of El Paso High’s ghost girl

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Theme music is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio.

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RECIPE: Crazy Caity Rae’s Whipped Shortbread

  • 3/4 c softened butter
  • 7 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom (optional)
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate

In a medium bowl, cream sugar and room temperature butter for approximately 4 minutes. Add almond extract & optional cardamom.

Sift flour & cornstarch into bowl then slowly add to butter mixture. Mix only until combined. If dough seems too gritty, add a splash of milk or cream.

Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes to an hour. Roll into balls, place on cookie sheet, and press tops with cornstarch dipped fork.

Put cookie sheet with dough balls in freezer while over preheats to 300F. Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are set. Cool for chocolate dipping.

Melt chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments while stirring between, until chocolate is smooth & melted. Dip cookies and let cool.

Episode 005 – Christmas Special 2020

Episode Notes

Holiday tidings to you all! Once upon a time, it was traditional to gather family and friends together on Christmas Eve and share tales of ghosts and spirits to scare and delight each other, a tradition that sorely needs to make a come back in our opinion!

So in this special episode, join Nick and Cait for a classic Victorian Christmas Eve, where we chill the air with tales of ghostly fur trappers, haunted hot springs, and a ghost named ‘Daddy’. It’s a double-length episode! That means Cait runs out of alcohol, Nick does NOT, and chaos and over-sharing ensue.

Unfortunately, the Tom & Jerry Batter talked about in this episode didn’t come together in time to have the recipe published along-side the episode (stay tuned, we WILL post it in the future). But, being the holidays, we’ve included some additional recipes (not always of the drink variety!) to make up for the loss, as well as because, hey, it’s Christmas!

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Opening bells from “Christmas on an Island” by junior85, used under license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Opening song is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio. Closing music is “This Christmas” by Dott, used under license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0.

Featured image photo by Simon Matzinger from Pexels

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RECIPE: Blessed Sacre-Mintini

  • 2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff peppermint vodka
  • 1.5 oz Creme de Cacao (use the clear variety unless you want a weird colored drink)
  • 1 oz heavy cream

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake aggressively and strain into a garnished martini glass.  We used white chocolate syrup with chocolate sprinkles and crushed peppermint candies.