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TGIF Recipe ! Femme Fatale Punch….

Femme Fatale Punch Recipe

   TGIF! Enjoy! (Recipe courtesy of Chowhound)

 

   Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 5 mins | Makes: 16 to 18 drinks

   This combination of sparkling wine and strawberries may look girly and fruity,       but after one glass you’ll understand why it’s called punch.

      What to buy: Look for a limoncello that’s not sickly sweet, such as Caravella, or make your own!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered (about 3 cups), plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 8 ounces limoncello, chilled
  • 2 bottles brut cava, chilled
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine the measured strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids.
  2. Pour the limoncello and strawberry purée into a punch bowl and stir until well combined. Slowly pour in the cava. Garnish individual glasses with strawberries, if desired.

Written by jwthibideaux

June 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Posted in TGIF

Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipe

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Every dog loves a yummy treat now and then and they especially love the peanut butter in these delectable, nutritious goodies.

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling Yield: 31 Servings

Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flour, wheat germ and cinnamon. Stir in the water, peanut butter, egg and oil. Knead lightly.
On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness.

Cut with a 3-in. bone-shaped cookie cutter.

Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned (tops may crack).

Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

Editor’s Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts: 1 dog biscuit equals 61 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Written by jwthibideaux

March 16, 2012 at 3:54 AM

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French 75 Cocktail Recipe

French 75

Named after a piece of artillery during World War I, this drink was originally made with gin. Over time it became more popular using brandy.

Happy Friday!

TIME/SERVINGS
Total Time: Under 5 mins
Makes: 6 drinks

INGREDIENTS
6 cubes brown or white sugar, or 3 teaspoons granulated brown or white sugar
12 dashes orange bitters
6 ounces gin or brandy
6 lemon wedges
1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
6 orange twists

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In each of 6 glasses place 1 sugar cube or 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 2 dashes of the orange bitters, and 1 ounce of the gin or brandy.
  2. Squeeze a lemon wedge into each glass and discard the wedge. Stir.
  3. Divide the sparkling wine evenly among the glasses, garnish each glass with an orange twist, and serve.

Written by jwthibideaux

February 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

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