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Bleu Cheese, Walnut & Red Grape Lollipops

Posted by Douglas Brown on Wed, Nov, 23, 2016 @ 13:11 PM


Hosting or attending a holiday party and looking for something new and delicious to bring?  Try these Bleu Cheese, Walnut & Red Grape Lollipops!  These lollipops not only taste great, but they are also super easy to make.  Stray away from all the basic traditional appetizers and bring something new, your guests will be glad you did!

Makes 12 Lollipops

Ingredients:
12 Red Grapes
2.5 Ounces Danish Bleu Cheese
1 Ounce Toasted Walnut Pieces, ground coarse
12 Lollipop Sticks

Instructions:
1. Divide the cheese in 12 equal pieces
2. Make sure the grapes are very dry
3. Place the cheese in the center of you palm and
crust around the entire grape evenly

4. Roll the grape in the ground walnuts
5. Place the lollipop stick into the grape and serve

Enjoy!


 

Cranberry-Spiced Cheesecake

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Nov, 10, 2016 @ 13:11 PM


The holidays are coming up quick!  Be prepared for all of your holiday parties, whether you are hosting or attending, with this delicious Cranberry-Spiced Cheesecake recipe.  A festive dessert is always sure to be a hit so give it a try!

Ingredients for the Crust:
½ Pound Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 Ounce Granulated Sugar
3 Ounces Unsalted Butter, softened
Instructions:
1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Spray an 8 inch baking pan and press the crust into the bottom evenly
3. Bake for 5 minutes at 325 degrees

Ingredients for the Filling:

1.5 Pounds Cream Cheese
6 Ounces Granulated Sugar
3 Large Eggs
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
¾ Ounce All Purpose Flour
1/8 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 Ounces Cranberry Sauce
Instructions:
1. Combine the sugar and cream cheese and mix until smooth
2. Add the eggs
3. Sift together the flour, cinnamon and salt and add
4. Add the filling to the baked crust
5. Swirl the cranberry mixture into the cheesecake
6. Bake for 80 minutes in a water bath at 325 degrees

Enjoy!


 

Warm Spiced Apple Cider

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Oct, 20, 2016 @ 13:10 PM


Holiday parties will soon be approaching!  Make the most of them by trying this Warm Spiced Apple Cider recipe.  It's simple to make and your guests will love it, an added bonus is the delicious smell it creates to set the scene for your fall fun. Enjoy!

This recipe makes 5 quarts of cider

Ingredients:
10 Gala Apples, cut in quarters

10 Cinnamon Sticks
5 Cloves
2 Star Anise
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Gallon Apple Juice

Instructions:
1. Combine all of the ingredients and bring to a simmer.

2. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour
3. Strain and serve warm or chilled

Enjoy!


 

Honey Mustard Roasted Pork Loin

Posted by Douglas Brown on Thu, Mar, 24, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

 
Having some guests over for dinner and really want to impress?  Have no fear!  Try this delicious and super easy pork loin dish.  Your guests will be glad you did!

This recipe serves 8-12 people

Ingredients:
1 Whole Pork Loin (Approx 5-7 Pounds)
½ Cup Honey
½ Cup Whole Grain Mustard
1-16 Ounce Jar Mango Chutney
¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
½ Cup Garlic, minced
¼ Cup Salt
2 Tablespoons Black Pepper

Instructions:
1. Season the Pork Loin with the Salt, Pepper and Rub with Oil
2. Combine the Honey, Garlic, Mustard and Mango Chutney
3. Rub the entire Pork Loin with the Mix and pour any excess over the top
4. Roast the Pork Loin at 350 degrees for about 90 minutes or until an internal temperature of 145 degrees
5. Remove the Pork Loin and let sit for 10 minutes
6. Slice the Pork Loin into ½ inch pieces and serve

Enjoy!

Spiked Mocha-Orange Eggnog

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, Dec, 11, 2015 @ 07:12 AM

 

Spice up your holiday party with this delicious recipe for Spike Mocha-Orange Eggnog.  Take that traditional eggnog and add some amazing flavor to it!  Your guests will be pleasantly surprised.



This recipe makes 2 quarts of eggnog.

Ingredients:
12 Ounces Milk

12 Ounces Heavy Cream
4 Ounces Knob Creek Bourbon
4 Egg Yolks
½ Cup Sugar
3 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Vanilla Bean, split and scraped
1 Orange, zest only

Instructions:
1. Combine the yolks and the sugar in a mixing bowl

2. Heat the heavy cream, orange zest, milk, cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean
3. Add the warm milk mixture to the yolk and sugar mixture
4. Cook over a water bath until 170 degrees
5. Add the bourbon and let steep for 30 minutes
6. Strain and chill to serve

Enjoy!

 

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, Nov, 20, 2015 @ 07:11 AM

 

Forget the store bought cranberry sauce!   Surprise your guests with delicious homemade cranberry sauce by following this simple recipe, it will make all the difference! 



Ingredients:
1 Pound Fresh Cranberries

4 Fluid Ounces Orange Juice
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon, ground
1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
1/8 Teaspoon Cloves, ground
4 Ounces Brown Sugar
4 Ounces Granulated Sugar
½ Teaspoon Ginger, ground
1 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

Instructions:
1. Combine the cranberries with the orange juice, sugar and spices
2. Simmer for about 45 minutes over low heat
3. In a separate container combine the water and the cornstarch
4. Add the cornstarch mix into the cranberries and thicken
5. Cook over low heat for 5 more minutes
6. Chill

Enjoy!

 

Gingerbread S'mores

Posted by Douglas Brown on Fri, Nov, 13, 2015 @ 06:11 AM


These gingerbread s'mores are especially fun around holiday time and can be served as an amazing and fun after dinner treat!  


For the Gingerbread

Ingredients:
5 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Ginger
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Molasses

Instructions:
1. Cream together the sugar and the shortening in a mixer for about 2 minutes at medium speed
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and ginger
3. Add the flour mixture to the shortening and mix
4. Add the molasses
5. Chill the dough for 30 minutes
6. Roll the dough about ¼ inch thick
7. Cut into desired shapes (circles or triangles)
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until brown


For the Marshmallow

Ingredients:
6 Ounces Confectioners Sugar
4.5 Ounces Pasteurized Egg Whites

Instructions:
1. Mix egg whites and sugar in a mixing bowl
2. Place over a double boiler and cook until it reaches 145 degrees
3. Place bowl on the mixer with the whip attachment and whip until cool

For the Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients:
4 Fluid Ounces Heavy Cream
8 Ounces Chocolate, Semisweet *(Better Chocolate = Better S'more)

Instructions:
1. In a saucepan bring the heavy cream to a boil
2. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate and mix until smooth

 


 

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