Friday, August 29, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - END OF SUMMER SNOWCONE COCKTAIL!

SAD BUT TRUE!

But, we have one weekend left so let's get the party started!
 
 
Ingredients:
 
1 cup sweetened frozen strawberries, pureed
1/4 cup (or more) vanilla vodka
2 tbl Grand Marnier
1 tbl pineapple juice
1 tbl fresh lemon juice
strawberry garnish
shaved ice
 
Mix the pureed strawberries with all other ingredients.  Put shaved ice in a tall glass.  Slowly pour the strawberry mixture over the ice and garnish.
 
HAPPY SUMMER'S END!
ENJOY!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WELL DONE WEDNESDAY - BAKED COD!

It's How they Roll in New England! 
 
You could substitute fresh haddock if you can't find cod.

Ingredients"
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tbl grated parmesan cheese
1 tbl cornmeal
2 tsp olive oil, separated
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder, separated
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbl mayonnaise
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
14 oz cod fillets
salt
pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Combine first 6 ingredients (only 1 tsp olive oil and 1/8 tsp garlic powder) in a bowl and set aside.  Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, remaining olive oil and garlic power with salt and pepper to taste.  Coat the fillet with mayonnaise mixture. 

Coat a broiler rack with cooking spray.  Spoon the breadcrumb mixture on top of the mayonnaise coated fillet.

Bake 10-12 minutes until fish is opaque and bread crumbs are golden brown.  Serve with lemon wedge.  I add some jasmine rice and of course steamed broccoli!

NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD!
ENJOY!

Friday, August 1, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - SLUSHY WATERMELON MOJITO!

Definitely making these on VACATION!  Sooo refreshing on a hot day with the melon and the clear fizz of the sparkling water.

Ingredients:

5 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1 cup sparkling water
3/4 cups white rum
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 (6 oz) can frozen limeade (do not dilute)
mint sprigs
lime wedge

On a single layer freeze watermelon cubes for 2 hours or until frozen.  Combine all ingredients except garnishes in a blender.  Process until smooth and garnish. LOVE THIS!

WATERMELON!!!!
ENJOY!

Friday, July 18, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - WATERMELON MARGARITA!

WATERMELON......WATERMELON.......WATERMELON!!!

Tis the season!!

Ingredients:
1-1/2 oz blanco tequila
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz agave syrup
1 slice of watermelon (seeded)
wedge of watermelon
salt (optional)

Muddle watermelon slice and agave in a tall glass.  Add other ingredients and shake well.  Double strain the mix into a frozen martini glass.  You can salt the rim if you like, it really does taste great with watermelon.  Garnish with wedge of watermelon.

WATERMELON SEASON!
ENJOY!



Friday, July 11, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - ORANGE SPLASH!

ORANGE ..... ORANGE..... ORANGE!!!

This is from Bar Twenty3 in Nashville!

Ingredients:
2 oz Absolut Citron
1oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 splash fresh lime juice
1 splash fresh orange juice
Sugar and an orange slice for garnish

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake well!  Pour into a sugar rimmed glass with ice.  Garnish with an orange slice!

OOO LA LA ORANGE!
ENJOY!

T

WELL DONE WEDNESDAY (on Friday) - BANANA BREAD!

Due to technical difficulties I couldn't upload this recipe until today.  Made this Wednesday in Maine!  This is a version of Flour's Bakery in Boston's Banana Bread.  I added a few ingredients....just delicious!

Ingredients:

1-2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plus 2 tbl sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
3-1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
2 tbl sour cream
1 tsp vanilla

Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl.  Set aside
Whisk eggs and sugar until fluffy - about 10 minutes
Drizzle in oil while mixer is running on low.  Turn mixer off and add bananas, sour cream and vanilla.  With mixer back on fold in dry ingredients.

Bake in 9 X 5 loaf pan lined with parchment paper or heavily greased.  Bake 45 min to an hour.  Test middle with a toothpick until done.

GO BANANAS!
ENJOY!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WELL DONE WEDNESDAY - GLAZED CARROTS!

This dish has become a staple on the Thanksgiving buffet.  I also love them with pork chops.  They add a divine sweetness to the pork and applesauce.  SO easy!

Ingredients:

5 carrots peeled and cut on the bias in coin shapes
2 tbl olive oil
2 tbl brown sugar
1 tbl molasses
2 tbl butter
salt, pepper
dried rosemary (optional)
water

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the carrots.   Salt and pepper the carrots. Let them cook a bit until they start to become tender. Add the brown sugar and molasses.  Cook until the sauce becomes bubbly.  Add a cup or a bit more of water and cook until it simmers.  Add butter and rosemary (if desired) .  When butter is melted remove from heat and serve.

CARROT CRAZE!
ENJOY!