Thursday, August 27, 2015

Catching Up With A Little Of This And A Little Of That

Frozen Sangria
This frozen sangria recipe is quick and easy to make, it can be blended immediately before serving and it's wonderfully refreshing and delicious! A perfect summer drink.

  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) frozen mixed berries
  • 1 orange, peeled and diced
  • 1- 2/3 cups dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau (or any orange liqueur, or brandy)
  • 2 TB. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1-2 TB. sweetener (I used honey)
  •  ice, if needed to thicken
  • Add all ingredients to a blender, and pulse until smooth. 
  • Add a handful or two of ice, if needed, to thicken. 
  • Taste, and add extra sweetener if needed.
  • Serve immediately.
that one pot holder, one button and two kitchen towels can make a handy kitchen towel wipe to hang on the stove handle?
Check out this very cute gift as a jump start on the holiday season. I particularly liked the thickness of two towels for wipes.
Directions: Two towels are sewn together. One half of the potholder is placed over the seam and stitched from end to end. Note the white stitching in the middle of pot holder as a reinforcement. A  button is sewn on one side of the potholder and then looped to secure the towel to stove handle.
 Grilled Peaches and Almonds 
Cook’s notes: Grilled peaches and pecans are a winning combination that can be added to so many dishes from salads to desserts. Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman.
  • Fresh peaches 
  • Real maple syrup 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Butter (for grilling) 
  • Toasted pecans or almonds 
  • Optional splash of Amaretto 
  • Halve the peaches, brush with maple syrup and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Heat grill gates to 200 (low heat) and brush grates with butter so peaches do not stick. 
  • Place peaches cut side down on grill grates and cook on low for 2 minutes. Rotate peach halves and cook about 2 minutes more. Remove peaches when slightly soft not mushy with grill marks. 
  • Brush peach halves again with syrup, top with toasted almonds or pecans. Splash Amaretto over each peach half. 
  • Serve sliced grilled peaches over ice cream, Greek yogurt, pancakes or French toast. Grilled peaches can also be added to a mixed green salad.
And last but not least 
Last week's Weekend Round-Up featured Fudgy Pudgy Brownies.
This recipe was top of my list to try and I can honestly say its one of the best brownie recipes I have ever had. Be sure to put on your list. Pure chocolate bliss! You don't even need frosting.

1 comment:

  1. OK, with peaches still in the fridge and real maple syrup, too, I should be able to make this recipe. But no Amaretto.