Monthly Archives: January 2011

Valentines Cocktail For Two

Valentines Cocktail For Two 2 Shots Amaretto 1 Bottle Champagne Fresh Raspberries Edible Gold Heart Glitter Heart Shaped Lollipops Place a shot of amaretto in each glass, fill with champagne and add raspberries.  Garnish with a sprinkle of edible heart shaped  glitter … Continue reading

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Vanilla Extract

Did you know you can make your own Vanilla Extract?  You Can!  And it is so worth it! Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Grain Alcohol (Or Vodka) 3 Vanilla Beans Glass Container with Lid Cut vanilla bean in half to expose … Continue reading

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Creamy Chicken Scampi

My daughter and I made this together last night.  Two great minds in the kitchen, it was bound to be good.  It was a great time, a great meal and it was made from the heart.  That’s where the best … Continue reading

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Bella’s Drunken Spaghetti

It’s called drunken spaghetti because the spaghetti is cooked in a bath of red wine, it absorbs the wine and its beautiful color…..making a delicious dish and delicious appearance!  An Old Italian favorite that will make your head spin with … Continue reading

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Brie Raspberry Bites

  The perfect, easy appetizers for any get together.  Creamy, sweet and crunchy is all the comfort you need in one little cup, but you will not stop at one. Brie Raspberry Bites 2 Packages Mini Fillo Shells 1/2 Pound … Continue reading

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Tender Pork W/ Hot Honey Mustard

  If you want a tender pork chop, cut a pork roast into chops yourself.  That’s the number one trick!  The other trick for a moist and tender chop is not to overcook it!  Top that chop with hot honey … Continue reading

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Vegetable Drop Soup

 I call this Drop soup, because I just drop any vegetables that I have in the house.  This soup is a healthy quick easy recipe, which does not skimp on comfort or flavor!  Vegetable Drop Soup Drizzle Olive Oil 1 … Continue reading

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Ultimate Hot Chocolate

  Creamy homemade hot coffee/chocolate is the drink to have for ultimate comfort!  Warm your insides, jump in your sweats, put in a movie and watch the snow while sipping this chocolate drink and it will be a day to remember. … Continue reading

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Linzer Tort

Linzer Tort 2 1/3 Sticks Unsalted Butter-Room Temperature 1 ½ Cup Sugar 3 Eggs 2 Teaspoon Vanilla 3 ½ Cups Flour 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 1 ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon 2 ½ Cups Ground Walnuts 2 -12 Ounce Raspberry Jam Dusting … Continue reading

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Almond Raspberry Cupcakes

This wonderful  flavor combination came from my beautiful sister.  Thank You Maria! Almond Raspberry Cupcakes For Cupcakes: 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter-Room Temperature 1 ½ Cups Flour ½ Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 2 Eggs ¼ Cup Almond Paste 1 … Continue reading

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