Red, white and blue cocktails are fun for Memorial Day, 4th of July or any other patriotic event. Ingredients for these cocktails include strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and watermelon, vodka, rum and white wine.
Answers to Memorial Day Quiz: 1. People in US Military Service; 2. The Civil War; 3. Decoration Day; 4. It was not the anniversary of a battle; 5. 3 p.m.
If you're planning a Preakness Stakes Party, you have to serve crab cakes! Here's a fabulous recipe.
1/2 c. dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tbl Old Bay seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 lb. crab meat, shell and cartilage removed
A non-alcoholic Mint Julep is perfect for any Kentucky Derby Party, especially if your party will have children or teens in attendance.
Mix sugar, cold water, lemon juice and at least six mint sprigs in a bowl and let stand for 45 minutes for flavors to meld. Strain the mixture and remove mint. Tip: Because this mixture takes 45 minutes to meld the flavors, be sure to make more than enough at one time to serve all your guests.
Using two 2 quart pitchers place half of the above mixture and half of the ginger ale in each pitcher. Top with lemon slices and additional mint sprigs in the pitchers or use for each glass.
The one thing you need for mint juleps? Lots and lots of crushed ice, so be sure to stock up!
This recipe makes approximately 3 quarts Non-Alcoholic Mint Juleps (about 12 - 8 ounce cups). Be sure to make enough at once to eliminate prep time after your guests have arrived.
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February is full of reasons to get together with friends and enjoy food and drinks. There's Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, the Grammies, the Oscars, Valentine's Day,
Instead of bringing the same old stuff, try this incredible crawfish dip. If you're not a fan of crawfish or can't find it, you can substitute cooked, chopped shrimp.
In a medium skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add onions and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
Stir in the cream cheese, mayonnaise, creole seasoning, and cayenne; whisk until smooth. Reduce heat to low. Add the crawfish tail meat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
Serve immediately with toasted bread slices and hot sauce.
Makes 2 cups Source
Whether it's Cinco de Mayo or just because, here’s a quick and easy recipe for Guacamole that is perfect for your family or for a crowd.
Did you know adding a few avocado pits into the guacamole and brushing the top of the dip lightly with lime (or lemon) juice will keep the guacamole from turning brown? Great idea if you are making the guacamole ahead of time.
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner! If you're looking for something different to serve at a party, for school treats or just because, you'll love these pink strawberry brownies! These are so simple, just 3 ingredients and 14 minutes to warm, yummy pink brownies.
Mix ingredients together and spread in a 9" x 13" pan sprayed with oil or greased. The mix will be thick, not thin like a cake mix and you will need to spread it thin - it does rise when baked. Bake at 350 degrees for 14 to 18 minutes. To test if they are done, insert a toothpick in the center and it should comes clean.
For a pink glaze, mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons milk or water and pour it over the brownies while they are warm. Enjoy!
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