Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Classic Ceasar Recipe

Rim glass with rimmer salt. 
Add ice 
1 shot of vodka. 
 2 dashes of hot sauce
 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
 4oz of clamato
 Garnish with celery and lime wedge. Some even put a cooked cold shrimp on the glass too but that's an option. 

A very special thank you to Colin Bird  for this. you follow  him on twitter at @TravelZippy 

Easy Spicy Apple Cake by Carrie Ann

I wanted a dessert that was low in calories, I had a Spice cake mix & apples. So I sliced up the 3 apples, put them in a 9x 13 pan, dumped the spice cake on top and added 12 oz of Pellagrino sparkling water and baked at 350 for 35-40 min.  I wasn't sure at first about it but it was so good!  Crunchy top with a cakey inside with warm apples!! 1/12 of the cake mix is 170 calories add in about 1/2 an apple, about 200 calories!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cranberry Liqueur

2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
12 oz. bag of cranberries
3 cups of vodka

Mix the sugar and water together and heat til the the sugar dissolves making a simple syrup. Cool completely. In a food processor chop the cranberries and add to the simple syrup. Stir in the vodka and place mixture in clean glass jars secured with a lid. Store in a dark, cool place for 3 weeks, shaking the mixture every day. Strain the liquid through a cheese cloth and pour liquid into small bottles or glass jars. The cranberry liqueur can be stored in refrigerator on counter at room temperature for up to a year. Use in Cranberry Cosmopolitans below.

Cranberry Cosmopolitans

Place ice in a martini shaker and add ½ cup Cranberry Liqueur, ¼ cup Cointreau, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice. Shake and shimmey and pour into 2 martini glass. Top with sugared cranberries( recipe to follow)