Wednesday, February 4, 2009

From Drink Swap, here are some cocktails that you might want to try for your dinner parties.

Grand Gold Margarita

Ingredients
  • 1 bottle Beer
  • 3 oz Cointreau
  • 3 oz Grand Marnier
  • 6 oz Jose Cuervo 1800
  • 2 cubes Ice
  • Margarita Mix
Procedure
  • Pour the the margarita mix, tequila, cointreau, grand marnier, and beer into a blender.
Serve in a Beer Mug

After Dinner Mint

Ingredients
  • 3/4 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Menthe
  • (Fill to Top) Hot Chocolate
Procedure
  • Shack vigorously and serve.
Serve in a Irish Coffee Cup

After Supper Cocktail

Ingredients
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Apricot Brandy
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
Procedure
  • Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.
Serve in a Cocktail Glass

Caribe Cosmopolitan

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Limon Rum
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz (fresh) Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
Procedure
  • Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with flamed orange peel, and serve.
Serve in a Cocktail Glass

Bloody Margarita

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/4 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz (fresh) Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
Procedure
  • Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.
Serve in a Cocktail Glass

Sunday, February 1, 2009

With Valentine's day right around the corner, people are looking for the recipes to do for their partner.

Cooking one of the Valentine recipes would be a great compliment to a gift or other Valentines treat.

And here are some treats you can make for Valentine's day. Hope you like it..

A Raspberry Romance Cocktail

Ingredients
  • 1 oz Coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Chambord
  • 1 1/4 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • Club soda
  • Ice
Procedure
  • Fill a glass with ice
  • Pour over the Coffee liqueur, Chambord and Irish cream liqueur over the ice
  • Fill the remainder of the glass with club soda and serve.

Love Fudge recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 package (12 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 jar of marshmallow creme
  • 4 capsules of ginseng
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup of margarine
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
Procedure
  • Lightly grease a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish.
  • In a suitably sized starsol saucepan, mix together the margarine, sugar and milk.
  • Bring to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into a baking dish and allow it to set at room temperature.
Source: Valentine Recipes

Lacy Parmesan Crisps
Called "frico" in Italy, delicious, simple, and made of grated cheese that are baked and cooled.

Ingredient
  • 6 ounces Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated (1 1/2 cups)
Procedure
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line large cookie sheet with reusable nonstick bakeware liner. Drop level tablespoons Parmesan 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet; spread to form 2-inch rounds.
  • Bake Parmesan rounds until edges just begin to color, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer crisps, still on bakeware liner, to wire rack; cool 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining Parmesan.
Source: The Recipe Link (recipe)

Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart
Raspberries and chocolate make the perfect pairing that's perfect for Valentine's Day.

Ingredients
  • 1 purchased refrigerated pie pastry for 9-inch pie
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2/3 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups raspberries, rinsed and dried
  • Sifted powdered sugar
Procedure
  • Place pastry circle with plastic removed on lightly floured surface; roll out slightly. Trim small amount of pastry away to form heart shape. Place heart on ungreased baking sheet. Turn edges under 1/2 inch; flute. Prick pastry with tines of fork.
  • Bake in preheated 425 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on baking sheet on wire rack.
  • Microwave morsels and sweetened condensed milk in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread over crust. Refrigerate for a few minutes or until chocolate is set.
  • Arrange raspberries over chocolate; sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Source: Kaboose (recipe)

Valentine Oatmeal Cookies

A delicious and easy Valentine recipe which can be made by kids.

Ingredients
  • 2/3 Cup butter
  • 2/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups oats
  • 1 6 ounce package of Craisins dried cranberries
  • 1 Cup white chocolate chips
Procedure
  • In mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in eggs, baking soda and salt. Mix together then add flour. Mix until well blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and Craisins. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.
Source: Kids Cooking Activities
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