Feb 3 2011

Green Vodka Cooler

via foodnetwork.com (courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2004)

  • 2 cups fresh lime juice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 8 cups crushed ice
  • Lime slices for garnish

Combine lime juice and sugar in a bowl, and whisk to dissolve the sugar. Pour half of this mixture into a blender. Add 1 cup vodka and 4 cups ice, and blend until smooth. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately, garnished with lime slices. Serves 8.

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Rating: 9.0/10 (3 votes cast)

Jan 28 2011

Pink Flirtini Recipe

Developed for “Sex and the City” actress Sarah Jessica Parker by a bartender at Guastavino’s in NYC. This is a pink, fruity, bubbly drink that does not have a strong alcoholic taste. It is easy to over-indulge with this fun concoction! Perfect for a girls-night-in or bachelorlette party.

by New Mom Kate


  • 1 fluid ounce raspberry vodka
  • 1/2 fluid ounce Cointreau liqueur 1/2 fluid ounce pineapple juice Continue reading
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Rating: 8.7/10 (3 votes cast)

Jan 28 2011


  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 T vanilla
  • 3/4 c sugar

Preheat oven and a 9×13 pan (half-filled with water) to 350 degrees.

Caramelize a small saucepan: Pour 1/4 c of the sugar into the pan and heat over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until sugar melts and turns into a golden brown caramel. This should be done slowly; it should take 20 – 25 minutes. If you melt the sugar more quickly, the taste won’t be as rich. Once the caramel is ready, swirl pan to coat.

Beat evaporated milk, yolks, white, vanilla, and remaining ½ cup of sugar in blender, just until mixed. Pour mixture into caramelized pan.

Place saucepan into preheated pan of water. Bake 45 minutes, then refrigerate.

To serve, remove top skim with fork and discard. Place serving plate over top of saucepan and invert. Caramel sauce will run, so flip quickly and make sure the plate is large enough or has a lip to contain the sauce.

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Rating: 10.0/10 (4 votes cast)

Jan 28 2011

Jim’s Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 bacon slices, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped onions (about 2 medium)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups long-grain, medium grain or arborio white [can make with 3 cups rice – if so, adjust the liquids]
  • 1 7-ounce jar roasted sliced pimientos with juice Continue reading
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Rating: 10.0/10 (5 votes cast)

Jan 18 2011

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Warm a 6-oz mug: fill with hot water and let sit while you make coffee

  • Make very strong coffee
  • Drain hot water from glass
  • Pour in 1 measure of Irish mist (1-oz)
  • Add 2 t sugar, mix
  • Fill to within ½ inch from top of glass with strong, hot coffee
  • Stir
  • Fill remainder of mug with whipping cream

Whipping cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 T granulated sugar

Combine all in mixer and beat on high until whipped, but not stiff.

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Rating: 9.4/10 (7 votes cast)

Jan 18 2011

Caraway Twists – Great with Beer

  • 1 1/2 c unsifted flour
  • 1/2 c freshly grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 T caraway seeds
  • 1/4 t table salt
  • 6 T butter, chilled and cut into 1/4″ bits
  • 2 T crisco cut into 1/4″ bits
  • 3-4 T ice water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 T coarse (Kosher) salt Continue reading
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Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)

Jan 18 2011

Corn and Sausage Chowder

  • 2 lbs. mild bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 large onions, chopped
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 2 t basil
  • 3 c water
  • 2 cans cream style corn
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 12-oz evaporated milk

Cut sausage into ¼” wheels and brown in a large skillet. Put into soup kettle. Sauté onions in skillet. Add onions, potatoes, salt, pepper, basil and water to soup kettle. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are done. Stir in corn and evaporated milk. Cover and heat thoroughly.

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Rating: 9.7/10 (3 votes cast)