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Thirsty Thursday: Dill Pickle Vodka Martini

Thirsty Thursday: Dill Pickle Vodka Martini

Ingredients 2 cups ice 1 and 1/2 ounce dill pickle juice 4 and 1/2 ounce vodka (see post above for substitutions) 1 slice dill pickle for garnish Instructions Fill shaker with ice Add dill pickle juice and vodka Shake Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish Enjoy!

Recipe of the Week: Easy Salmon Pesto Pasta

Recipe of the Week: Easy Salmon Pesto Pasta

Ingredients 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin 3 cloves garlic peeled 2 tablespoons pine nuts ½ tablespoon squeezed lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste 1 (8.5 ounce) package Barilla Ready Pasta Penne 1 cup peas cooked 5 ounces drained cooked canned salmon Instructions Place basil leaves, cheese, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth […]

Recipe of the Week: Sesame Garlic Beef Stir Fry

Recipe of the Week: Sesame Garlic Beef Stir Fry

INGREDIENTS BEEF MARINADE 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated 1 Tbsp sesame seeds 2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder 1/4 tsp black pepper STIR FRY 1 lb. flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain 1 cup snow peas, sliced in half 1/2 cup shredded carrots 8 green onions, sliced 1/4 cup beef broth 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce 2 Tbsp light brown sugar 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1/2 Tbsp minced […]

Thirsty Thursday: Vodka Creamsicle Mimosas Recipe

Thirsty Thursday: Vodka Creamsicle Mimosas Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 part whipped vodka 2 parts orange juice 1 part brut champagne (or your favorite champagne) Optional:  orange slice and/or whipped topping INSTRUCTIONS Pour whipped vodka in a champagne flute, then pour orange juice and top with champagne.  Garnish with orange slice and/or whipped topping, if desired.

Recipe of the Week: Tomato Bacon and Crab Grilled Cheese

Recipe of the Week: Tomato Bacon and Crab Grilled Cheese

Ingredients 4 oz lump or claw crab meat 1 lg garlic clove munced 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp old bay seasoning 1 Tbsp oil for cooking 2 slices of your favorite bread 4 oz mozzarella cheese sliced thinly off a block Some butter for the outside of the bread 2-3 slices of tomatoes seeds taken out 4 slices of crispy bacon Salt Instructions (Claw crab meat can be a cheaper alternative to lump crab […]

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Salmon Piccata

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Salmon Piccata

Ingredients 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets 1 Tbsp olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 Tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves) 1 1/4 cups + 1 Tbsp low-sodium chicken broth, divided 2 tsp cornstarch 1/3 cup heavy cream 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp minced fresh dill 2 Tbsp capers, rinsed 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley Instructions If you have time let salmon rest at room temperature 10 minutes. Heat a 12-inch heavy bottomed […]

How To Make Irish Coffee That's Perfect For St. Patrick’s Day

How To Make Irish Coffee That’s Perfect For St. Patrick’s Day

On Saint Paddy’s Day, the drink of choice tends to involve food coloring, cheap beer, and maybe a plastic shamrock or two — but this year, let’s do better. Rather than the usual acid-green libation, why not opt for a cocktail that’s authentic and combines two of the greatest substances on the planet: coffee and whiskey? Oh […]

Thirsty Thursday: Irish Flag Shot Recipe

Thirsty Thursday: Irish Flag Shot Recipe

If you’re looking for a green, white, and orange party drink for an Irish-themed celebration, this Irish flag shot is easy to make and fun to shoot. INGREDIENTS 1 part creme de menthe  1 part Baileys Original Irish Cream  1 part Grand Marnier (orange flavor) INSTRUCTIONS For better control in constructing this shot, I recommend using a squeeze bottle for each of the […]

Recipe of the Week: Corned Beef Sandwich with Swiss on Rye

Recipe of the Week: Corned Beef Sandwich with Swiss on Rye

INGREDIENTS: FOR THE RUSSIAN DRESSING: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon finely minced onion 2 tablespoons ketchup 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Frank’s Red Hot 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt FOR THE SANDWICHES: 4 slices of rye bread butter Russian dressing 8 to 10 thin slices of corned beef 8 to […]

Recipe of the Week: Salmon Pasta with Green Goddess Pesto

Recipe of the Week: Salmon Pasta with Green Goddess Pesto

Ingredients 1 large handful of basil (about 1 cup chopped) 1 large handful of parsley (about 1 cup chopped) 1 small handful of dill (about ½ cup chopped) 1 small bunch of chives (about ½ cup chopped) 2 scallions, chopped into 1-inch pieces The leaves from 3 stalks of tarragon (stems discarded) Juice of half […]