Friday, September 14, 2018

Recipe To Help Survivors Of Hurricane Florence

Prayers, thoughts, peace for all who affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

On the left side of the website are links under Pay It Forward. These are some organizations that will be helping with disaster relief. 

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for caring.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Margarita Chicken

This is perfect for the last days of summer on the grill or anytime.

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
1/3 c. margarita mix
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)
Pinch red pepper flakes
2 T. oil (olive or canola) 

Combine chicken breasts, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes in shallow dish.

Pour margarita mix over chicken.

 Let it marinate for several hours or overnight.

Heat grill pan or skillet on medium high heat. 

Add oil and reduce heat to medium.

Add chicken and cook on one side for 7 - 10 minutes or until done.

Flip chicken over and repeat cooking process on other side.

Serves 4

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Respados (shaved Ice)

Raspados are a form of shaved ice.

These are great for an after school snack, a way to beat the heat or anytime.

I used a hand cranked shaved ice maker. 
If you don't have one, you can use a blender if needed. 

I've also used premade fruit liquid but you can make homemade fruit syrup needed as well.

3 - 4 c. ice cubes
1/2 - 1 c. premade fruit syrup.

Place ice in shaved ice maker or blender.

Crush ice until it's the consistency of snow, 30 - 60 sec.

Pour ice into glasses. 

With a clean spoon drizzle desired amount of syrup over ice.

Stir to mix and enjoy.

Serves 4 - 6.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wedding Shower Wine Spritz

Need a quick idea for a bridal shower beverage, try this.

I've used red wine but this also great with white wine too.

1 bottle wine
1 c. - 2 c. club soda or sparkling water

Put ice in the bottom of a pitcher.

Combine wine, club soda in pitcher over ice.

Mix well, chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Remove wine spritz from fridge and pour into glasses.

Serves 4- 6.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Margarita Pops

These popsicles are not for kids.

They're great if your watching the game, after a hard day at work or just trying to beat the summer heat.

1 - 2 c. prepared limeade 
4 - 6 oz tequila
1 T triple sec

Combine limeade, lime juice, triple sec, and tequila in blender. Blend well for 10 - 20 sec. 

Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer for a few hr. or until frozen.

Serves 4 - 8.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Raspberry Ice Tea

This is a great beverage on a hot day.

I've used decaffeinated tea bags, but you can use regular tea bags if desired.

8 cups cold water
3 large tea bags 
1/4 - 1/2 c. fresh raspberries

Turn on the kitchen faucet to cold and let run for  30 seconds - 1 minute.

Fill kettle with cold water, place tea kettle and place on stove.

Turn stove burner on to high, bring water to a boil.

Using a strainer, rinse raspberries under cold running water.

Set aside a few raspberries for garnish.

When water begins to boil turn off stove, 
place tea bags and raspberries in kettle.

Steep tea for a few minutes to desired strength.

Remove tea bags and raspberries from tea kettle and let tea cool.

Fill a pitcher with ice. 

Pour cooled tea in the pitcher over ice. 

Place pitcher in refrigerator until ready to serve.

To serve: place ice in the bottom of 4 - 6 
clean glasses.

Add raspberries and pour tea over ice.

Add sweetener if desired.

Serves 4 - 6.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Go Away Summer Flu Broth

Today I don't feel that good.

The summer stomach flu is the worst.

It stinks when it's warm and sunny outside and you feel horrible.

1 - 2 qrt. low sodium chicken stock
1/2 - 1 c. chopped peeled onion
1 - 2 cloves chopped crushed garlic
1 T. chopped fresh ginger
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1/4 - 1 tsp.  fresh lemon juice

Peel, rinse, chop onions and garlic, set aside.

Rinse and chop ginger.

Rinse lemon and roll on a clean kitchen counter for a few seconds.

This'll get a lot of juice out of the lemon. Cut lemon in half and set aside.

In a pot combine ingredients, bring to a boil for a few minutes. 

Squeeze some lemon into broth.

Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 20 - 30 min.

Ladle broth into a mug.

Serves 4 - 8.

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