Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Easy Affogato

Need a quick an easy dessert for a get together, try this.

I’ve use sugar-free ice cream but you can use what ice cream you like.

I’ve also use instant espresso powder to make the espresso, but you can use strong coffee if desired instead.

1 - 1 1/2 c. ice cream

1 c. cold water

1 - 2 tsp. espresso powder

Place espresso powder in the bottom of a microwave safe cup, add cold water and microwave for 1 - 1 1/2 min.

Place 1 - 2 scoops of ice cream in 4 clean dessert dishes.

Remove cup from microwave carefully.

To serve:

Spoon coffee over ice cream.

Serves 4.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Yin And Yang Martini

This is perfect for company or anytime.

4 - 6 oz. each: gin, sake


Place 4 martini glasses in freezer to chill for a few minutes.

For each cocktail:

For one shot of gin & sake in the cocktail shaker, add ice, place lid on shaker and shake for 15 to 20 seconds.

Remove glasses from freezer, strain martini into glass.

Serves 4.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Bastille Day Martini

Happy Bastille Day. 

This is perfect to celebrate the French holiday or anytime.

4 - 6 oz gin
2 oz. vermouth
1 T. Triple sec.
Ice cubes

hill 4 clean martini glasses in freezer (5-10 min).

Place ice cubes in cocktail shaker. In shaker combine, vermouth, gin, triple sec.

 Shake for a few sec.

Take glasses out of freezer.

Strain martinis into glasses.

Serves 4.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Sweet Tea

This is perfect for summer or anytime.

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

8 c. cold water
2 large tea bags 
1/4 - 1/3 c. prepared simple syrup 

Prepare simple syrup, set aside to let cool until ready to use.

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.

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

Steep tea for a few minutes to desired strength.

Remove tea bags from 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 desired amount of simple syrup and pour tea over ice.

Serves 4 - 6.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Recipe To Help Detroiters

Prayers, thoughts for Metro Detroiters in crisis after storms caused flooding and power outages last weekend.

The storms produced a record 6 - 7 inches of rain in 24 hrs.

Winds from the storms knocked out power to many.

Many basements and freeways were flooded, 1000 cars were abandoned on the highway, homes were damaged.

It will take weeks for homes, businesses to recover from what happened.

The last time we had a storm like this was August of 2014. 

On the left side of the website are links under Pay It Forward.

Some organizations are helping familes.

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you.