Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mediterranean quiche Recipe


2 pie crusts (store bought or homemade)
2 tablespoons clarified butter
1 onion, medium diced
1 medium zucchini, medium diced
1 red pepper, medium diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
4 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 ounces (about 1 cup) fresh basil, leaves only
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 large eggs
1-1/4 cups half-and-half
1-1/2 cups grated gruyère
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Put pie crusts in pie tins if necessary and place them on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until caramelized, about 6 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until zucchini is soft, about 6 minutes. Add red pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are wilted, about 4-6 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Turn off heat and stir in tomatoes, basil, and thyme and season lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside to let cool.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, beat eggs and half-and-half together. Add salt, pepper, grated gruyère, and crushed red pepper.
  6. Divide vegetable mixture between two pie crusts, then pour egg mixture over each. Crumble goat cheese over tops. Bake for 45 minutes, or until set and cheese begins to brown on top. Remove from oven and cool for 30 minutes before serving.
Serves 8-10.

Rusty Nail Recipe

Ingredients you need
  • 1 1/2 oz.Scotch
  • 1/2 oz.Drambuie
  • 1Lemon Twist
How to make a Rusty NailPour the Scotch and Drambuie into an old-fashioned glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Garnish with the lemon twist.

Hawaiian Margarita Recipe

Ingredients you need
  • 1 CupIce
  • 1 1/2 ozTequila
  • 1/2 ozTriple Sec
  • 2 oz (fresh or frozen)Strawberries
  • 2 oz (fresh or canned)Pineapple
  • dash ofSour Mix
How to make a Hawaiian MargaritaPour all ingredients int a blender and blend until smooth. Pour contents into a chilled margarita glass. Garnish with the strawberries and pineapple.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mediterranean Chicken Vegetable Galette


bag (11.8 oz) Green Giant™ Seasoned Steamers™ frozen Mediterranean blend
cup ricotta cheese
cup grated Parmesan cheese
to 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box 
cups cooked roasted chicken breast strips (9 oz) 
egg, beaten


  • 1Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheet with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen vegetables as directed on bag.
  • 2Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the lemon peel, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  • 3Unroll pie crust on cookie sheet. Spread cheese mixture over crust to within 1 1/4 inches of edge.
  • 4In large bowl, mix chicken strips and remaining 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add cooked vegetables; mix well. Spoon over cheese.
  • 5Fold edge of crust over filling, pleating crust as necessary. Brush crust edge with egg. Sprinkle crust edge and filling with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
  • 6Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

KAHLUA HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE - perfect for cold winter

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa coffee liqueur
  • Mini marshmallows, for serving
  • Salted caramel, for serving
  • Chocolate syrup, for serving
  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and nutmeg over medium heat until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Kahlúa.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with mini marshmallows, salted caramel and chocolate syrup, if desired.

Spiced Irish Coffee Recipe - cocktail for cold winter

For the pumpkin spice whipped cream:
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1½ teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
For the Irish coffee:
  • 1½ cups freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons whiskey
For the pumpkin spice whipped cream:
  1. Whip all ingredients to stiff peaks.
For the Irish coffee:
  1. Divide all ingredients between two glasses.
  2. Pipe the whipped cream onto each drink.
  3. Sprinkle with pumpkin spice.

Blue Hawaiian Recipe

Ingredients you need
  • 1 oz. LightRum
  • 2 oz.Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. BlueCuracao
  • 1 oz.Creme de Coconut
  • 1 slicePineapple
  • 1Cherry
How to make a Blue HawaiianBlend light rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with one cup ice in an electric blender at high speed. Pour contents into a highball glass. Decorate with the slice of pineapple and a cherry.Type of drinkCocktailRecommended glassHighball Glass

Mai Tai Recipe

Ingredients you need
  • 1 oz. LightRum
  • 1/2 oz. OrgeatSimple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz.Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 oz.Sweet & Sour mix
  • 1Cherry
How to make a Mai TaiShake all ingredients (except cherry) with ice and strain into a collins glass over several ice cubes. Top with the cherry and serve.Type of drinkCocktailRecommended glassCollins Glass

Monday, January 11, 2016

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Drink Recipe

Ingredients you need
  • 3/4 oz.Partida Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz.Peppermint Schnapps
  • 3/4 oz.Godiva Liqueur
  • 1-1/2 oz.Cream
How to make a Chocolate Peppermint CookieRim martini glass with chocolate syrup and crushed candy canes. Shake ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into martini glass.Type of drinkCocktailRecommended glassCocktail Glass

Chilly Cranberry Margarita Recipe

Ingredients you need
  • 8 ozSeagram's Escapes Margarita
  • 4 ozCranberry juice
  • 1/4 cupfresh Lime Juice
  • Salt (optional)
  • Rosemary (optional)
  • Ice
How to make a Chilly Cranberry MargaritaMoisten top of glass and dip in a plate of salt, if desired. Combine the cranberry juice, lime juice and ice together in a cocktail shaker and pour into glass. Sir in Seagram's Escapes Margarita. Garnish with cranberries and, for a festive touch, a fresh sprig of rosemary.

Pairs best with sleigh rides and warm blankets.Type of drinkCocktailRecommended glassCocktail Glass

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hot Peppermint Mocha Shots Recipe

Ingredients you need
  • 1 tsp.Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cupWater
  • 3/4 cupCoffee-mate Sugar Free Peppermint Mocha
  • 3/4 cupDark Chocolate Baking Bar
  • 2 oz.Peppermint Schnapps
  • Whipped Cream
How to make a Hot Peppermint Mocha ShotsHeat water to boiling in small heavy-duty saucepan with vanilla extract; heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Add Coffee-mate and chocolate; whisk until smooth, slightly thickened and hot. Add optional peppermint schnapps. Divide mixture between 6 tall shot glasses; top with dollop of whipped cream and serve.Type of drinkCocktail

Chocolate Bramble Recipe

Ingredients you need
  • 2 partsPlymouth Gin
  • 1 partLemon Juice
  • 0.75 partsSugar Syrup
  • 0.5 partsCream de Cacao
  • Crushed Ice
  • Nutmeg
  • Lemon
How to make a Chocolate BrambleBuild each drink in a rocks glass or an Old Fashioned tumbler, adding the Gin, lemon and sugar. Stir, then fill with crushed ice and float the liqueur on top. Garnish with half a slice of lemon, a few blackberries and a grating of nutmeg.Type of drinkCocktailRecommended glassOld Fashioned Glass

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Belvedere Valentine Cocktails

Ingredients you need
  • 2 oz.Belvedere Vodka
  • 4fresh Cherries
  • ¾ oz.Lemon Juice
  • DashAmaretto
  • 3 dashesAngostura Bitters
How to make a Cupid’s ArrowAdd all ingredients to a rocks glass. Add crushed ice and churn. Re-top with crushed ice and serve.Type of drinkCocktailRecommended glassCocktail Glass