Fabulous Adult Beverages with Everclear

POMEGRANATE GREEN TEA LIQUEUR
 
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Recipe type: Adult Beverage
Ingredients
  • 8 Pomegranate green tea bags
  • 6 oz. Everclear®
  • 7 oz. Filtered water
  • 13 oz. White simple syrup
Instructions
  1. Combine tea bags, Everclear® and water in a sealable container.
  2. Steep 2 hours.
  3. Remove tea bags and add simple syrup. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Bottle and enjoy.

 

HOLIDAY ROAD PUNCH
 
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Recipe type: Adult Beverage
Ingredients
  • 15 oz. Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur
  • 5 oz. Vodka
  • 5 oz. White rum
  • 10 oz. Lime juice
  • 10 oz. Champagne
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except champagne in a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Mix and chill in refrigerator 8 hours or more (overnight works best).
  3. Just before serving, add chilled champagne and stir carefully.
  4. Add ice, along with 10 lime wheels.
  5. Serve in punch glasses, ice optional.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel (also optional).

 

 

Mexican Mac & Cheese

 

If you’re looking for and easy and quick meal with tons of flavor, you’ve got to try this Recipe I just invented!

Far from traditional Mexican cuisine, this quick meal has a hint of spice and all the comforts of home  serve any time of the year, but especially during cool fall evenings and winter time!

 

 

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Cook Time 25 Minutes
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Cook Time 25 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Brown chicken in skillet
  2. Add taco seasoning mix and water, as instructed on package
  3. Cook elbow macaroni for 8 minutes until done, drain
  4. Add queso to macaroni and mix well.
  5. Add chicken and any Saudi to macaroni, mix well
  6. Add tomatoes, mix carefully.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!
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Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe – Easy, Fast & Delicious!

Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe – Easy, Fast & Delicious!

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Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe - Easy, Fast & Delicious!
Will eating mostly cabbage soup help you lose weight? This Cabbage Soup Diet Review gives you the details you need, and a great recipe!
Courses Soup
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 25
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Courses Soup
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 25
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Recipe Notes

Put first 3 ingredients in pressure cooker pot, set aside.

Put the rest in separate bowl and mix well, then add to pot.

Set Instant Pot pressure cookier to soup setting and enjoy in about 20 minutes! Or, cook in slow cooker Crock-Pot for 6-10 hours until carrots are tender.

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Super Easy Guacamole (Just 3 Ingredients!)

This is so easy! Don’t overspend on premade guacamole – like Wholly Guacamole. And don’t waste your time with pre-packaged mixes!

You won’t believe how good this is! You will be first on everyone’s invite list for parties. Uh, Wendy, can you bring Guacamole? Why yes, yes I can.

And, it’s so easy! Make this for the Super Bowl and wow your friends. Just make sure to bring a LOT of it!! It’s so good, they’ll eat it up!

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Super Easy Guacamole (Just 3 Ingredients!)
Fantastic guacamole recipe. You won't believe how easy and fast it is! Just 3 simple ingredients.
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Cuisines Mexican
Prep Time 2 minutes
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Courses Appetizer
Cuisines Mexican
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Peel and pit avocados, add to a bowl. Squeeze juice from half of a lemon into bowl. Add 1 cup of salsa to bowl. Smash with a wide potato masher or two forks. Leave chunkier or make smooth - whatever you prefer. Add salt and pepper to taste. I also like to add fresh or frozen cilantro (optional).
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Easy Best Tasting Shrimp Scampi

My father-in-law was a food snob. He had great taste, and he knew what he liked. I admired him more in the short time I knew him than most people I’ve known for a lifetime.

He shared this recipe with a very few, select people. It was an honor to have him show me in my own kitchen how to make this delicious dish. But more than knowing how to make fantastic shrimp scampi, knowing all of what this recipe meant to my husband’s family – and getting to be a part of that for close to 20 years – that is the real treat.

Always cook when you’re hungry. Imagine the tastes and savor the journey. The trick is not to overcook the shrimp, but the real secret is in adding the ingredients in the right order. Add the garlic too soon and you’ll lose the taste. Add it too late and it won’t infuse with your meat.

And the wine. I fondly remember Jim teaching me how to make Shrimp Scampi. He poured us both a glass of wine. He handed me my glass and we both smelled it, then he slowly took a small sip. He said we should savor it and really get in the flavor of this dish. Let it soak in…

JR’s Shrimp Scampi

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Easy Best Tasting Shrimp Scampi
This is the best and easiest shrimp scampi you will ever make or eat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Rinse shrimp and set aside. Add oil and butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Cook garlic 1-2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Then, add one at a time allowing 5 minutes cook time between each (in order: wine, onion, lemon). Sample (taste) and add more to taste. If you want a stronger garlic taste, add it after wine.
  3. Cook on very low heat. Saute' 15-25 minutes until achieving desired taste, then add shrimp. Cook until shrimp are pink and firm (2 minutes if adding raw shrimp, less than 1 minute if adding cooked shrimp). Do not overcook shrimp!
  4. Add chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste before serving. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if desired.
Recipe Notes

Serves 4 as a main dish or 8 as a first course. Serve with white rice, jasmine rice or angel hair pasta.

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Werther’s Pumpkin Spice Caramel Bread

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Werther's Pumpkin Spice Caramel Bread
 
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Yummy! Combine Pumpkin Spice and Caramel in this delicious bread featuring Werther's!
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 25 pieces (5.5 oz.) Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels, unwrapped
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour -- divided use
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine – softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9“ x 5“ inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  3. Cut caramels into four pieces using a kitchen scissors.
  4. Toss with 2 T. of the flour in a small bowl to prevent them from sticking together. Set aside.
  5. Snip the apple slices in the pie filling into thirds.
  6. Using an electric mixer beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  7. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  8. In another bowl, stir together the remaining flour and spices.
  9. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend well.
  10. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the apples and caramel pieces. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  11. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean.
  12. Cool completely on a wire rack and then remove from pan.
  13. Yield: 1 (9“ x 5“) Loaf

 

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Easy DIY Trail Mix Recipe + 5 Healthy Ingredient Ideas

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Easy DIY Trail Mix Recipe + 5 Healthy Ingredient Ideas

Try out this easy DIY Trail Mix recipe! It’s a great source of protein, and perfect for on the go. It will also save you a bunch of money by creating your own mix.  You can make it special by adding in some of your own favorites (be sure to check our recommendations below!)  Make it healthier by cutting out candy-coated chocolates found in most name-brand varieties!

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In this recipe I used unsalted nuts, and the very least sugar-coated dried fruits I could find. That’s what you really want to look for while shopping for your own ingredients. You want to avoid extra sodium (salt) and sugar. If you have the time, you can dry your own fruits and control what’s in them. I have an old Ronco Food Dehydrator – my parents got it at a garage sale and we share it. Everyone in the family has put it to good use!

This recipe goes great with the Nutrisystem diet by providing 2 SmartCarbs, and 1 PowerFuel, and 1 Extra per 1 cup serving, making it perfect as a snack option throughout the day, or even a yummy addition to your breakfast cereal or yogurt. Feel free to add in some granola, or other Nutrisystem approved fruits & nuts, and change it up to include what you like!  A whole cup is a lot of calories though, so I’d recommend more like 1/4 cup or less if you’re adding to another main ingredient.

Please note: trail mix is meant to provide calories and nutrients needed to keep you moving on the trail. It’s generally NOT low-calorie. Just because the ingredients are healthy doesn’t mean you should eat a lot of it.  Trail mix should be eaten only in small amounts as an occasional snack. It’s a great snack when you’re hiking!

Idea: whip up a batch of trail mix, and then bag it up as individual snacks to grab on-the-go!

Trail Mix Ingredient ideas:

  1. Almonds: contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, muscle-building protein, are high in vitamin E and dietary fiber. Excellent for giving you energy, but steer clear of salted almonds as they may make you thirsty on the trail
  2. Seeds: the healthy fats and protein in seeds gives you long-term energy, and seeds add great texture to the mix. Try unsalted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (make sure the shells are removed). Use freshly ground flax seeds to get heart-protecting Omega 3 fatty acids
  3. Dark Chocolate:  perfect way to add some sweet to your mix. Sugar adds some instant energy, and dark chocolate has a healthy dose of antioxidants. Use sparingly – a little goes a long way unlike milk chocolate or sugar-coated candies (like M&Ms)
  4. Dried Fruits: Raisins, dried cranberries, apples, pineapple, apricots, etc.  Fruit contains vitamins and fructose – a natural sugar for ready-energy. Just make sure the fruit does not contain added sugar
  5. Oats: Toast rolled oats on a baking sheet in the oven. Flavor with vanilla extract or sprinkle of cinnamon. Adds fiber and helps reduce cholesterol and protect the body from heart disease.

Easy DIY Trail Mix
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 (1 cup)
Ingredients
  • 6 oz Package of Dried Bananas
  • 6 oz Package of All Natural Dried Cranberries
  • 4.5 oz Package of Dried Apples
  • 5 oz Package unsalted Sunflower Seeds
  • 3.5 oz Package unsalted Dry-Roasted Almonds
  • 3 oz Package unsalted Cashews
Instructions
  1. Dump contents of each package into a large bowl
  2. Cut in half larger Apple & Banana pieces
  3. Mix well
  4. Divide 1 cup servings into individual containers or baggies
  5. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Pudding ~ Only 3 Ingredients! |

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Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Pudding ~ Only 3 Ingredients! |

I love homemade ice cream, but I hate how much work it is to make it!!  I can honestly say this is the easiest ice cream ever. If you want vanilla, it’s just two ingredients! Chocolate adds one more. Quick, easy, and sooooo yummy!

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The idea struck me to use dry instant pudding mix when ransacking my cupboard and not finding anything else that looked good. We had chocolate ice cream in the freezer, but that’s no fun. I wanted to make dessert with my little girl. Editor’s note: even though it literally took two minutes to mix up a batch, she still bailed on me. Ha, joke’s on her! I didn’t share. 😛

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I used my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment because I have one, and I love it. No rock salt or anything needed with it. It’s pretty easy to use.  I also like to do things with reckless abandon, so I didn’t look up how to actually use it. I did read the manual the first time, but that was at least a year ago and I can’t remember what I did this morning. So, yeah, you should check your own ice cream maker’s manual for best results.

As for the value, the pudding package has a tag on it that says 49¢ and the sweetened condensed milk was 69¢ (off brand, probably from a “crash and dent” grocery store).  If you add in the milk, I still spent well under $1.50 for the whole pint of ice cream.  This stuff is better than Talenti which costs about $6 per pint!

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Pudding ~ Only 3 Ingredients! | @GimmieFreebies_Recipes
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk (I used skim milk, but whipping cream, whole milk or 2% would work much better)
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ⅓ package chocolate flavored dry pudding mix
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to bowl, stand mixer or ice cream maker and mix very well on medium-high setting for 8 minutes (approx.) until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Place in container and put in freezer to set.
  3. Enjoy!

Top 5 Super Bowl Recipes! Tasty Barbecue & Beverages

Big Cats Food Pairings

Check out these AWESOME Super Bowl recipes that will make your party rock!

The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate1.25 oz. Bulleit Rye
0.5 oz. blackberry syrup
2 dashes bitters
Add ingredients to an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir and serve.

 

 

 

Keep Pounding Punch

Keep Pounding Punch

Serves 25

*recipe created by Kevin Deidrich
Ingredients:
750 ml. Bottle of George Dickel Rye
10 oz. Lemon Juice
5 oz. Ginger Syrup
15 oz. Sparkling Water
7 tbsp. Simple Syrup
Muddled Raspberries
Muddled Mint leaves

Directions:
Mix ingredients in punch bowl, add muddled fruits, chill and serve with ice.

 

Dab On ‘Em Wings

Dab on 'Em WingsIngredients:

.3 cup Crown Royal Canadian Whisky®
.3 cup Honey
.25 cup Soy sauce
2 Tablespoons Thai chili sauce
1 packet (0.75-ounce) stir-fry seasoning
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
4 pounds chicken wing drumettes
3 scallions (green onions), finely chopped (optional)
.25 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine whisky, honey, soy sauce, chili sauce, stir-fry seasoning, and garlic. Add drumettes, tossing to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Set up grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking. Let drumettes stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Place on hot, oiled grill. Cook for 12 to 18 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken to a platter. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and peanuts (optional).

 

Orange Crush Punch

Orange Crush PunchServes 6

Ingredients:
9 oz. CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
9 oz. Orange juice
6 oz. Cranberry juice
3 oz. Ruby red grapefruit juice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients including Captain Morgan Coconut Rum in a pitcher and stir.

 

Bucking BBQ Bites

Bucking Bacon Bites*recipe created by George Johnson from The Comfort of Cooking

Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
8 oz. (half pound) bacon, cut into thirds
1/2 cup Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce (recipe below)
Toothpicks

Instructions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Wrap each chicken piece with a small strip of bacon. Secure with a toothpick and place on the baking sheet. Brush with BBQ sauce. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, brush bites with more BBQ sauce, and return to oven. Bake for 15 more minutes. Serve warm.

Sauce Recipe:

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup chile sauce
1/2 cup Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
Ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, or until thickened as desired. Stir occasionally. Use immediately as you wish, or store in refrigerator until ready to use.

 

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Bacon, Egg & Potato Breakfast Bites Recipe

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Bacon, Egg & Potato Breakfast Bites Recipe

Muffin Pan Recipes are super popular, but this one is a little different. Rather than fork a bunch of chopped up stuff into a tin, you’re using big chunks (almost whole!) Like other bite-size meals made in muffin pans, they’re a great size and you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week, then pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and take them to go!

Check out these yummy and EASY breakfast bites your whole family will love! You can substitute different ingredients too. Try with bacon or sausage, and add in more or different veggies. Get creative!

With just 3 main ingredients (you can add more if you’d like), these are the easiest and tastiest breakfast!

 

Bacon, Egg & Potato Breakfast Bites Recipe
 
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Get creative with your muffin pan and stop chopping! Use whole ingredients for an even easier take on this popular bake. Tasty and easy! Great to make ahead too! Just 3 ingredients!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 6 potatoes, cut in half with a small section removed (I used a melon baller)
  • 12 eggs
  • 12 strips of bacon
  • peppers or veggies of choice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Spray pan with non-stick spray
  2. Line pan with strip of bacon to form edge
  3. Set prepared potato inside
  4. Crack egg and carefully fill remainder of muffin well (hole)
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes or until potato is fork-tender

 

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