Friday, October 19, 2018

Raspberry Margarita

This is perfect for watching the Michigan 
vs. Michigan State game, girls night or anytime.

1 1/2 - 2 c margarita mix
1 c. each: ice, fresh or frozen raspberries
4 - 6 oz. tequila (optional)
1 oz. triple sec
1 - 2 tsp. regular or dietetic sugar
1 lime cut into wedges
Salt for rim of glass

Wet a napkin slightly, rub around rim of glasses to wet. 

Put salt on small dish. 

Put mouth of glasses face down on plate to coat rim of glasses with salt.

Set glasses aside in freezer for a few minutes to chill, if desired.

Rinse fresh raspberries, if needed.

Combine ingredients in blender. Blend for 20 - 30 sec. or until blended. 

Remove glasses from freezer, garnish with lime wedges.

Pour margaritas into garnished glasses.

Serves 4.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Lone Star Beef

Beef is big in Texas.

This roast will remind you of the Lone Star State.

2 - 4 lb. beef roast
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, granulated garlic
1 T. brown sugar
pinch each: cayanne pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, turmeric, paprika
1/2 c. beer
1 large onion peeled and quartered
30 - 40 baby carrots
Non stick cooking spray

Preheat slow cooker to 350 F'.

Peel, rinse, quarter onions.

Rinse carrots.

Remove roast from refrigerator, let it set out for a few minutes.

Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray.

Place roast in slow cooker.

Sprinkle half of brown sugar and seasonings over roast.

Turn roast over. Pour remainder of the sugar and spices over other side of roast.

Pour beer in bottom of slow cooker.

Add carrots and onions to slow cooker.  

Put lid on slow cooker and cook for 1 - 2 hrs. approx or until desired doneness. 

Serves 4 - 6.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Chicken Wraps

This is great for lunch, watching the game, after a late night barhopping or anytime.

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
1- 2 T. oil (olive or canola)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
8 flour tortillas (fajita size)


1c. shredded lettuce
1 c. cup chopped tomatoes
1 c. sour cream or yogurt
1/2 c. shredded cheese

Cut chicken into strips, place in a bowl.

In small mixing bowl combine: Worcestershire Sauce, garlic, salt, pepper.

Pour over chicken to marinate for several hours or overnight.

Heat skillet or grill pan on medium high heat, add oil.

Add chicken and cook for 6 -10 minutes or until done.

Heat tortillas in microwave for 10 -15 seconds.

You can also heat tortillas by warming them on the grill pan for 10 - 15 seconds.

To assemble wraps: Spoon some of the chicken in tortillas. 

Top with your favorite fixings. Roll to secure filling and enjoy.

Serves 4  (2 snack wraps each).

Friday, September 28, 2018

Savannah Sundaes

This is perfect for the first days of autumn or anytime.

I've used a grill pan, but this will also work for an outdoor grill. 

4 peaches halved
1 - 2  T canola oil
1/2 - 1 tsp cinnamon sugar

Cut peaches in half and remove pits, discard pit.

Brush cut side of peaches with oil.

 Use a spoon to sprinkle cinnamon sugar over cut side.

Heat grill pan to medium high heat, lower heat to medium.

Place cut side of peaches on grill pan. 

Grill for 2 -  5 min.

Remove peaches from grill and arrange in a dessert dish. 

Arrange your favorite ice cream and toppings on peaches.

Serves 4.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pretty In Pink Lemonade Sparkler

This is great for celebrating the last days of summer or anytime.

4 - 6 c.  pepared pink lemonade
1 bottle prosecco or sparkling wine
red food coloring
1/8 c. sugar (enough to rim glasses)

Place a bottle of prosecco in the refrigerator to chill for a few hrs.

In the bottom of pitcher place ice.

Remove wine from refrigerator.

Open bottle of wine and pour over ice.

Add lemonade and stir to mix.

Place in refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

To serve: Wet the rims of 4 clean glasses with a clean wet napkin or you can wet the rims under running water.

Place sone sugar on a clean plate, add 1 drop of food coloring. Stir to coat sugar. 

Place glasses in freezer for a few minutes to chill.

Remove glasses from freezer.

Remove mixture from refrigerator and pour into glasses.


Serves 4.

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

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