Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Pina Colada Martini

2 oz malibu
1oz Van Gogh Pineapple Vodka
Pineapple juice

Into a mixer pour the malibu
add the vodka
add a splash of pineapple juice
shake and serve

Costa Rican

Three wedges of lime
One wedge each of orange and lemon
3 tsp sugar
2 oz Guaro
Splash of club soda

Add the lime, orange and lemon to a tumbler glass with the sugar
Muddle it together
Add ice
Add the Guaro and splash of club soda
Shake and serve

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Holiday Drinks

I am getting into the holiday spirit early and posting a couple of my favorite holiday drinks.

1 part Starbucks Coffee Liqueur
1 part Starbucks Cream Liqueur
1/4 part DeKuyper Peppermint Schnapps
Shake and strain into martini glass.
Garnish with a some mint.

The Candy Cane Martini
1 part Starbucks Cream Liqueur
1/2 part DeKuyper Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 part DeKuyper White Creme de Cacao1
/4 part Grenadine
Shake with ice, strain and serve in a martini glass rimmed with crushed peppermint

Enjoy for me since I am pregnant!

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Soup Variations

So many people love this tortellini soup and I do it in so many variations. I sometimes add spinach to it & make it with spinach & cheese tortellini. I have made it with chicken stock and used cheese tortellini.

There is another variation I use when I have a soup & sandwich night, which is perfect for a cold winter afternoon or a quick dinner when you really don't feel like cooking. This goes best with grilled cheese sandwiches.

22 oz cheese tortellini
2 14.5 oz cans of your favorite tomato soup
1/2 C half & half
1 Tb basil pesto

Heat soup in large saucepan and add tortellini

Add half & half, pesto and cream

Simmer on low 5-10 minutes until flavor incorporate and tortellini is cooked