Too warm for a Manhattan? Bull Twaddle! You can keep your Manhattan a little frostier by putting your brandied cherry in the freezer when you chill the glass. Now get in there and drink one for the Gipper, responsibly.
Got those "same old burger" blues? Mixing an egg yolk and grated Parmesan cheese into burger meat creates something you'll be glad that you've put into your mouth.
Does your recipe call for that hoisin sauce you're lacking? Did you know that you can make a hoisin sauce-y substitute in a pinch by combining:
2 Tablespoons peanut butter, (or black bean paste if you have it)
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon molasses, (honey works too)
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon of hot sauce (you can also skip this)
and just stirring them up? I used the peanut butter and molasses version for orange chicken recently and it worked great. Chunky peanut butter? Chunky Funky Hoisin!