Christmas Drinks – Candy Cane Martini

December 8th, 2010

Iceberg Vodka Classic Candy Cane Martini

Love candy canes? Love martinis? Love Christmas but need a stiff drink to get through it?  Here’s a spiffy recipe for ya.

Tip: Be sure to rim your glasses with crushed candy canes! Next to the minty booze, that’s certainly the best part!

Candy Cane Martini

Candy Cane Martini

Iceberg Vodka Classic Candy Cane Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz Chilled (between 5 and 7 degrees) Iceberg vodka
  • ½ oz – 1tsp vanilla flavored liqueur
  • ½ oz – 1 tsp peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz club soda
  • ice
  • crushed candy canes to rim glass
  • 1-2 drops of food coloring in either green or red for effect

Materials:

  • cocktail shaker
  • martini glass

Procedure:

  1. Put some ice in the cocktail shaker.
  2. Once done, pour the Iceberg vodka, peppermint schnapps, and the club soda inside the container.
  3. Shake the shaker vigorously then pour its contents in a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy canes.
  4. Insert small candy cane for garnish (optional)
  5. Serve.

         

No Bake Chinese Noodle Cookies – Recipe

October 23rd, 2010

These no-bake Chinese noodle cookies are a Christmas favourite. Kids love making them and everyone loves eating them.  They couldn’t be easier to make.

chinese noodle cookie

chinese noodle cookie

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Bisquick Recipes – Bisquick Sausage Balls Make Great Appetizers

October 23rd, 2010

This simple Bisquick Sausage Balls Recipe makes great party food.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1 pound sausage – try chorizo or hot Italian – removed from casing
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl by hand or with a wooden spoon.
  3. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Roll the Bisquick mixture into meatballs.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serving suggestions:

Serve with peach chutney, corn relish, spicy mustard or even mayonnaise. Yum!

Party Food: Hot Cheese and Salsa Dip Recipe with Beer

October 12th, 2010

Hot Cheese & Salsa Dip Recipe

Hot Cheese Dip

Hot Cheese Dip


Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce to taste, optional

Instructions:

  1. Mix salsa, beer and cheeses in a large, microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high (100 percent power) for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and stir well.
  4. Microwave on high again until cheeses are melted, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  5. Add cilantro and stir well to blend.
  6. Add hot sauce to taste if desired.
  7. Transfer to serving dish and enjoy warm with tortilla chips and cut veggies.

Frozen Drinks Recipe – Frozen Slush Cocktail

June 22nd, 2010

Frozen drinks are perfect for summer barbecues. Here is a variation on the ever-popular frozen slush cocktail. This one is fruity and fairly sweet and the pineapple juice gives it a nice tropical flavour.

frozen drinks - frozen slush cocktail

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Frozen Slush Recipe

June 22nd, 2010

This cool slush recipe makes a great frozen cocktail. It’s an oldie, but a goodie – popular in the late 80s and early 90s. This frozen slush recipe is nice, because it’s not overly sweet and is made with tea, which gives it a nice, solid base. This recipe serves 12 or so – perfect for a backyard barbecue.

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Crab Nachos Recipe- Great Party Food

May 4th, 2010

This excellent party food recipe blends tortilla chips baked with a creamy, rich,  seasoned-crab mixture. Sprinkle the whole thing with cheese and serve with salsa and a Mexican beer and consider your party started!

Crab Nachos

Crab Nachos Make Great Party Food

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