Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

Today I thought it would be fun to share my version of a Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail with you! I think it would be perfect for any celebration, but it is definitely the right color for enjoying on Valentine's Day! This yummy cocktail is also my entry in the Stirrings "Stir It Up" Holiday Blogger Mixology Contest!
This is a simple concoction of Pomegranate Cocktail Mix and Champagne, and you are going to love it!

 Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
(printable recipe at end of post)

1 fresh Strawberry
1 fresh Orange Slice
1 fresh Lemon Slice
1 fresh Lime Slice
Crushed Ice
Simple Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Mix (from Stirrings)
Champagne
3 fresh Cherries (with stems)


Slice the orange, lemon, and lime. In a large mixing glass pour crushed ice, 3 shots of Pomegranate Mix, and 3 shots of Champagne. Stir. Pour into serving glass, but without the ice. Drop the 3 cherries in to the glass. 
Garnish the glass with  the orange, lime and lemon slice, and strawberry. Enjoy!

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Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

INGREDIENTS:

  • Simple Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Mix (from Stirrings)
  • Champagne
  • 3 fresh Cherries (with stems)
  • 1 fresh Strawberry
  • 1 fresh Orange Slice
  • 1 fresh Lemon Slice
  • 1 fresh Lime Slice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Slice the orange, lemon, and lime. In a large mixing glass pour crushed ice, 3 shots of Pomegranate Mix, and 3 shots of Champagne. Stir. Pour into serving glass, but without the ice. Drop the 3 cherries in to the glass.
  2. Garnish the glass with the orange, lime and lemon slice, and strawberry. Enjoy!
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

BBQ Filet Beef Tips / #SundaySupper

These BBQ Filet Beef Tips are one of my favorite meals. I first had this meal many moons ago at my favorite restaurant in Las Vegas. Whenever my husband and I celebrated birthdays we would go to this special spot. It was out in the middle of the desert, and the owners had turned the old ranch house into a restaurant I will never forget. It was charming and rustic, and they had a huge open grill where they cooked the steaks. They made their steak tips with sirloin instead of filet, but because we are talking about lean beef this week, I wanted to make this plate using my favorite cut of beef, filet mignon.  This meal is easy to make, the beef tips melt in your mouth, and it's the perfect meal to celebrate a special occasion!

BBQ Filet Beef Tips
(printable recipe at end of post) 

1 Baking Potato
Oil
10 ounce Filet Mignon Steak
Butter
2-3 Mushrooms, sliced
2-3 Onion Slices
BBQ Sauce 


Cut the steak into small bite size pieces. Discard any fatty pieces. I do not think it is necessary to season the filet. It has a wonderful flavor on its own. However, if you want to season it, now would be the time.
Wash the potato, cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half in half. Cut slices, rinse slices with cold water and place each slice on a baking sheet. I only put them on the baking sheet because when I am frying them I want to fry similar size pieces together. Fry in a medium size pan on the stove with medium high heat. When they are brown enough, place them on a paper towel to drain. Season with salt if desired.
Cook the steak on medium high in a frying pan with a pat of melted butter.
In a separate pan, melt a pat of butter and fry the mushroom and onion slices.
Serve with a side of BBQ sauce, and enjoy your special meal!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe! 
Special thanks to Sarah, blogger at The Chef Next Door for hosting today's very tasty event!
Scroll down to find a lot more tasty and delicious lean meat recipes from the Sunday Supper family.


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BBQ Filet Beef Tips

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Baking Potato
  • Oil
  • 10 ounce Filet Mignon
  • Butter
  • 2-3 Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2-3 Onion Slices
  • BBQ Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut the steak into small bite size pieces. Discard any fatty pieces. I do not think it is necessary to season the filet. It has a wonderful flavor on its own. However, if you want to season it, now would be the time.
  2. Wash the potato, cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half in half. Cut slices, rinse slices with cold water and place each slice on a baking sheet. I only put them on the baking sheet because when I am frying them I want to fry similar size pieces together. Fry in a medium size pan on the stove with medium high heat. When they are brown enough, place them on a paper towel to drain. Season with salt if desired.
  3. Cook the steak on medium high in a frying pan with a pat of melted butter.
  4. In a separate pan, melt a pat of butter and fry the mushroom and onion slices.
  5. Serve with a side of BBQ sauce
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Chicken Marinara Panini / #SundaySupper

Happy New Year to everyone! Today we are celebrating Easy Supper Recipes as we kick off a month long celebration of National Sunday Supper month! As much as I love to cook and create new recipes, there are also times when all I want is something simple, easy and tasty. That's how this Chicken Marinara Panini came to be. I always have chicken breasts in the fridge, and if you do too, this recipe is definitely for you!  If you cook the chicken the day before, this panini comes together in about 10-15 minutes. Make it in 30 minutes if you cook the chicken as you make the meal. Any way you make it, this Chicken Marinara Panini is sure to become a favorite!

Chicken Marinara Panini
(printable recipe at end of post) 
Chicken Breasts
Italian Bread
Butter
Marinara Sauce
Mozzarella Cheese 
Onion


Set panini press to medium high to heat. 

Cook your chicken and let it cool. Slice it lengthwise so it is not as thick. 
Cut 2 slices of bread for each sandwich. Lightly spread butter on  one side of each slice. Make sure the side you spread the butter on is the outside.
Turn the butter sides down and spread marinara sauce on both inside pieces. I have used homemade marinara and store bought marinara. Use what you love!
Top the marinara with shredded cheese on both pieces, and add the onion and chicken to one piece.
Your sandwich is ready for the panini press!
Place on panini press and toast for 7-8 minutes. 
Cut in half and enjoy the goodness of that melty cheese!

Thank you for stopping by today, and thank you very much to Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks for hosting the first Sunday Supper of 2017!

There are a lot more Quick and Easy Recipes available to you from the Sunday Supper family. Scroll down to find the perfect one for you!

 

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Chicken Marinara Panini

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Italian Bread
  • Butter
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Onion

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Set panini press to medium high to heat.
  2. Cook your chicken and let it cool. Slice it lengthwise so it is not as thick.
  3. Cut 2 slices of bread for each sandwich. Lightly spread butter on one side of each slice. Make sure the side you spread the butter on is the outside.
  4. Turn the butter sides down and spread marinara sauce on both inside pieces. I have used homemade marinara and store bought marinara. Use what you love!
  5. Top the marinara with shredded cheese on both pieces, and add the onion and chicken to one piece.
  6. Place on panini press and toast for 7-8 minutes. Remove from press, cut and enjoy!
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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Four Ingredient Cheese Ball

If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer to enjoy as the clock strikes midnight, this 4 Ingredient Cheese Ball is for you! This cheese ball is so easy that the only thing that takes time is letting the cream cheese get soft! This recipe was one of my mother-in-laws favorite things to make for family gatherings, and I hope it will become one of yours! It would be wonderful for football parties too! The original recipe called for it to be rolled in chopped nuts, but the shredded cheese adds a different dimension that is really tasty!


Four Ingredient Cheese Ball 

( printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 1 cheese ball)
8 ounces Cream Cheese
6.5 ounces Spreadable Cheddar
2-3 ounces Chopped Onion
3-4 ounces Mexican Style Finely Shredded
                  Four Cheese Blend

Place softened Cream Cheese and Cheddar in to a bowl. Mix together with a fork. I used Kaukauna Spreadable Cheddar, which is found in the deli area of the grocery.
Add the onion and mix together.
Roll the mix together into a ball.
Spread the shredded cheese mix onto a cutting board or a bowl. Roll the cheese ball over the cheese, patting it onto the ball as you roll it around. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite crackers. Thanks for joining me today!
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Caprese Dip / #SundaySupper

As the holidays get closer, things can get hectic and crazier than usual. It's always nice to be able to relax and enjoy an evening with family and friends, taking a break from the usual craziness to just unwind. For me, that often means throwing things together from the fridge and pantry and coming up with appetizers, dips, sandwiches, and whatever you feel like munching on. Nothing fancy, everything fun! That's how this Caprese Dip came about. Of course I love Caprese Salad, and I had seen Caprese Dips around the internet, but I wasn't sure how they were put together. I really didn't want to know. I thought it would be fun to come up with something myself. So, one night when some friends dropped by, I made Caprese Dip, and we ate the entire thing in one setting. It was so good, that the next day I wrote down as much as I could remember, made a few changes and made it again so I could share this recipe with you! I hope you like it!


Caprese Dip
 (feeds 6-8)
(printable recipe at end of post)

1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons fresh Basil, chopped 
1 1/4 cups fresh Roma Tomatoes, chopped
1 3/4 cup Sour Cream
8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 cup fresh Mozzarella Balls-Pearls
6" round spring form pan
oven safe jar

Preheat oven to 375°.

Chopped tomatoes into small bite sized pieces.
Chop basil into small pieces.
Mix together the sour cream and cream cheese in the mixer, then add in 1/4 cup of the chopped basil and 1 cup chopped tomatoes.  Add garlic powder and pepper. Add the mozzarella balls, holding out 10-12 to garnish the top. Mix together with a spoon. Place an ovenproof circular dish or jar in the center of a spring form pan.  
Start filling the spring form pan with the dip mix. Garnish the top with some basil and tomatoes. Add a lot of color so it looks like a Christmas wreath. Add mozzarella balls that you held back, to the top. 
Bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove from oven and take knife around the edges of the dip. Let cool completely, then remove jar from the center and release dip from pan. Do not take the dip off the pan. Leave it on the bottom of the pan. You will have water from the tomatoes and the cheese, especially after you remove the jar. Use a crumbled paper towel to sop it up.
Place dip on a large plate and place crackers and bread around the dip. Serve to guests hot or cold.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Continue down the page to see more wonderful tasty Easy Party Recipes from my fellow Sunday Supper members! 
Thank you to our hostess for today's event, Caroline from Caroline's Cooking


Appetizers

Beverages

Desserts

Finger Foods

Mains



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Caprese Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh Mozzarella Balls-Pearls
  • 6" round spring form pan
  • oven safe jar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Chopped tomatoes into small bite sized pieces.
  3. Chop basil into small pieces.
  4. Mix together the sour cream and cream cheese in the mixer, then add in 1/4 cup of the chopped basil and 1 cup chopped tomatoes. Add garlic powder and pepper. Add the mozzarella balls, holding out 10-12 to garnish the top. Mix together with a spoon. Place an ovenproof circular dish or jar in the center of a spring form pan.
  5. Start filling the spring form pan with the dip mix. Garnish the top with some basil and tomatoes. Add a lot of color so it looks like a Christmas wreath. Add mozzarella balls that you held back, to the top.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove from oven and take knife around the edges of the dip. Let cool completely, then remove jar from the center and release dip from pan. Do not take the dip off the pan. Leave it on the bottom of the pan. You will have water from the tomatoes and the cheese, especially after you remove the jar. Use a crumbled paper towel to sop it up.
  7. Place dip on a large plate and place crackers and bread around the dip. Serve to guests hot or cold.
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