Monday, July 30, 2012

Spanish Burgers

Alrighty then! These burgers really kicked my normal burgers 'up a notch!' I found the recipe HERE! My friend, GailAnn, up to her usual tasty tricks! Just take your square of cheese, wrap it up envelope/parcel fashion, and stick a toothpick in to hold together, while frying the bundle. Then, bury the bundle in your burger and grill! Soooo good! (Thank you, I may have another - really soon!)
Melty cheese - salty ham - OMGosh, it was de-lish! Make one this weekend - you know you want to...

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Friday, July 20, 2012

TGIF! - Lava Flows for everyone!

It's like a heatwave, burning in my heart.... (credit: Martha and the Vandellas)
It has been hot, Hot, HOT and a refreshing beverage is exactly what you need at the end of a steamy (100ยบ +, with heat index) day. Here is what you should be making this evening - a Lava Flow! Very interesting! I've made this drink a few times and you can make it too!

Here's how:
Lava Flow (makes 2)
4 oz. your fave rum (use coconut, if you like)
8 oz. pina colada mix
8 strawberries + sugar to macerate
Ice for the blender

Cut up your strawberries into small pieces and add sugar, to taste. Allow to macerate for a couple of hours, in the fridge. Mix rum and pina colada mix with ice in the blender. Divide strawberries (and juice) into 2 glasses and fill with your pina colada. It makes a very striking cocktail and is tasty AND refreshing!

Hard to go wrong with this drink. If you make your pina coladas from scratch (pineapple juice and Coco Lopez) you can certainly use that to mix these up! I was just trying to make it EASY!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

French Yogurt Cake

OK, so I ran away from really, we went on vacation, WITH NO INTERNET OR SIGNAL FOR MY PHONE! Wow, that was an eye-opening experience (and a little annoying, as I had planned to publish a couple of posts from the lake) and made me appreciate 'home'!

I baked a cake yesterday, as the temperature has dropped 20 degrees, and I could stand the heat in the kitchen! I found this recipe in my May issue of Bon Appetit. You can view it here -->> French Yogurt Cake. Apparently, this is one of the first recipes a young French chef is taught to make in the kitchen. It is simple enough to make with your child, allowing them to help with the 'lemon/sugar infusion', measuring ingredients and of course, sampling your finished product! This could also be snacked on for breakfast, in a pinch.

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