We don’t drink either, though I do use wines and spirits for cooking. I probably only go through about 6 bottles of wine a year, though. I cook with marsala and sherry, but not port and I use brandy and vermouth for cooking, too. I’ve tried the vodka pie crust recipe, wasn’t impressed with it. I’ve tried bourbon in a pecan pie, didn’t think it added much.
I like a bit of sherry added to chicken or turkey soup and pot pie. That’s the primary reason I keep it around, and it seems to last a long time. I use some wine in various recipes. I have used brandy and rum and Kahlua in dessert recipes, but since I stopped baking with much butter (would do more if people were around to help eat it), I’ve not baked any of those recipes.
My husband hates the taste of alcohol but does ok with it in recipes where it is a minor note. When it comes to drinking, I prefer coffee or tea.
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