Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pretty In Pink Lemonade Sparkle

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

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.

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