Posted in Recipes, Wine

Salted Caramel Dipped Grapes

 

These salted caramel dipped grapes are fun and elegant at the same time. Could be a great addition to your family bbq or for a more formal cocktail party. Whatever your event these are a crowd pleaser.

Servings:

24

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound(s) Cotton Candy® grapes (about 40 to 50 grapes) washed and dried
  • 1 Package (11 ounces) caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Heavy cream
  • McCormick® Sea Salt Grinder (set to coarse setting

This delicious recipe for Salted Caramel Dipped Grapes pairs perfectly with the le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Spear each grape with a toothpick. Set aside.

2. Microwave caramels and cream in small microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after every 30 seconds.

3. Dip each grape into melted caramel, allowing excess caramel to drip off. Place grapes on wax paper-lined tray. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt grinder. Refrigerate until caramel is set.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc

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Other recipes you might like:

Summer Crab Cakes

Godiva Triple Chocolate Strawberry No Bake Dessert

Posted in Wine, Wine Shop at Home Tastings

Wine Shop At Home Tastings

 

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In home Wine Tastings!

Do you Love Wine? Do you love trying different wines and learning about how to pair wines with food? Maybe you are just interested in a fun night with some friends.

Wine Shop at Home offers the Napa Valley Wine tasting experience right in your own home. Our Vineyard is a certified bonded vineyard in Napa Valley , CA. Each wine is specially crafted in small batches just for these tastings and our customers. They are not available anywhere else.

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Hosting a Tasting in your home is simple and fun. Your wine Consultant (that’s me!) will help you pick a date and then select your tasting wines from 4 packages. The tasting packages are $39.95 and feature 6 full bottles of exclusive wines. ($120 -$150 value). They ship for free right to your house. 5 bottles are used for your tasting and the 6th bottle is your host gift.

Your wine consultant will help you pick light bites such as cheeses and chocolates that pair well with each wine you will be tasting. Your wine consultant will walk you and your guests through the 4 “s” of wine tasting as you learn about each wine and about wines in general.

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You will also have the opportunity to learn about our wine club and the perks that go with becoming a wine club member. You , as the host, will also earn 50% off items and exclusive host deals on wine and wine accessories.

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For more information  you can email me at gretchenfoley95@gmail.com or visit my Wine Shop Site    to book a tasting.

 

Posted in Wag it!

Homemade Doggy Ice Cream

 

Easy Homemade Doggy Ice Cream Treats

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Ingredients

  • 1 or 2
    Ripe Bananas
  • 1/3 Cup
    Peanut Butter
  • 8 oz.
    Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 6
    milk bone biscuits (optional)

Cooking Directions

  1. Peel Bananas and break into small chunks.
  2. Using a food processor, mixer or blender, mix yogurt, peanut butter and bananas together until Smooth.
  3. spoon into ice cube trays.
  4. Break the milk bones in half and insert them into each ice cube square.
  5. Freeze in freezer for 2 to 2.5 hours.
  6. Pop out one cube at a time and let your pups enjoy.

NOTE: Please make sure your Peanut Butter does not contain any artificial sweeteners, especially xylitol, as it is very poisonous to dogs.

 

Posted in baking, Budget Friendly Meals, Recipes, Uncategorized

Godiva Triple Chocolate Strawberry No Bake Dessert

Easy No Bake Dessert for summer events

Its Summer Time and the weather is heating up. As Much as I love baking, having the oven on during the warmer days can be unbearable. (Especially since we do not have air conditioning). This decadent and Easy No Bake Dessert is absolutely a favorite summer dish in our house and is great to bring to summer family gatherings because it makes a HUGE amount for a small price tag.

This no Bake dessert features three layers of Godiva pudding in white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. It also has fresh sliced strawberries and homemade whip cream on each layer.

 

Ingredients Needed:

1 box Godiva White chocolate pudding mix

1 box Godiva milk chocolate pudding mix

1 box Godiva dark chocolate pudding mix

1 box of Nilla Wafers

6 cups of milk

2 pints whipping cream

2 tablespoons powdered Sugar

1 large crate of strawberries

1 extra large bowl or deep pan

 

Easy No Bake Directions:

Step 1: line the bowl or pan with a single layer of Nilla wafers

 

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Step 2: Mix the White chocolate pudding mix in a separate bowl according to the box directions. Immediately and gently pour the pudding on top of the wafers and refrigerate 5 minutes.

Step 3: while the pudding is chilling. Whip the whipping cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and whip until completely blended and fluffy.

Step 4: Slice strawberries into this slices and layer on top in a single layer on the pudding. Then carefully spread a thin layer of the whipped cream on top of the strawberries.

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Step 5: repeat layering with the milk chocolate and dark chocolate pudding. Refrigerate the pudding layers for 5 minutes each before adding on the strawberries and whip cream.

Step 5: After the last layer of pudding add sliced strawberries and a top layer of whipped cream. Decorate with chocolates and strawberries as desired.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Scoop into bowls to serve.

 

 

Variations:

Quicker:  Use pre made cool whip topping instead of making your own whip cream

Healthier/ Less Sugar: Use Sugar free pudding mix and Sugar free Cool Whip toppings.

 

Want a treat for your dog too? check out Homemade Doggy Ice Cream

or In the mood for some great grilling ? check out The Kitchen Magician’s Burger Commandments!

 

Posted in Recipes, Side Dishes

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

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Strawberry Balsamic Jam

A Savory twist on an old sweet favorite!

I am a huge fan of making your own mother’s day gifts, no matter how old or young you are. This year we started making homemade bread. So I wanted to make bread for mother’s day gifts. I have three special moms that I need great gifts for this year…my own amazing mom who helps me out every day and is amazing, my sister in law, who not only tolerates my brother but is an awesome mom to three boys, and my mother in law, who gave birth to the best husband, father and friend. So what do you put with homemade bread for three great moms? Delicious Strawberry Balsamic Jam!

Makes half dozen  4 oz jelly jars

2 lbs fresh strawberries

2 cups of sugar

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp lemon juice

 

 

Hull and cut strawberries into fourths, Place in large sauce pan over medium heat. Add sugar lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Mash with a food masher to release the juices.

 

*I like my jam really chunky so I only mash a little to get sugar to dissolve. But mash as much as you want!

Mix thoroughly and often, as you bring it to a boil, sugar burns quickly so keep stirring and keep on a medium heat to avoid burning.

Boil Mixture until it reaches 220 degree.

I use a candy thermometer to test the temperature. It can seem like it takes forever to get there. But if you don’t let it reach that temp. It will not gel properly and will be more like syrup than jam.

Meanwhile, prepare jars and lids. I boil my 4 oz. glass ball jars and lids for 5 minutes to sanitize.

Pour jam into hot, prepared jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace.  Seal and process jars for 10 minutes in a water bath canner.  With properly sanitized jars, sealed jars should be good for up to one year.

 

These are delicious with Rosemary Sea Salt Rolls

Also checkout How to Make Mason Jar Butter.

Posted in Main Dishes, Recipes

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas

 

Recipe by Foley Family Table

Ingredients for Homemade Corn Tortillas:

  • 1 cup
    masa harina
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup
    hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    salt

Cooking Directions for Homemade corn tortillas:

  1. Mix the masa harina and salt in a bowl
  2. slowly add hot water and mix until a dough forms that you can shape into a ball
  3. form into a ball and set aside for 30 to 60 minutes
  4. Divide dough into 8 sections and roll each section into a ball
  5. place dough between two pieces of parchment paper and press until flat with a tortilla press or between two cast iron pans.
  6. Remove the parchment paper.
  7. Heat a skillet on medium to high heat and pour in a small amount of oil to grease the pan. Fry tortillas for 1 minute, flip and cook for an additional minute on the other side.

Try these Homemade corn tortillas with Seared Chicken with Tomatillo Salsa

 

Posted in Main Dishes, Recipes

Mojo Pork with Orange Apple Salsa

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Mojo Pork with Orange Apple Salsa

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6- 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Table spoon
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 1/2 cup
    hot suace
  • 1/2 cup
    orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons
    grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup
    minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons
    chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • 2 boneless
    pork tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup
    sour cream

Cooking Directions for mojo pork

  1. saute garlic in oil, cool. Slowly stir in hot sauce, orange juice, zest cilantro , chili powder and oregano. Reserve 1/4 cup marinade for later.
  2. Place pork in a zip lock bag. Pour remaining marinade over pork. Seal bag and refrigerate 3 hours. combine remaining marinade with sour cream and refrigerate.
  3. Grill pork over medium high direct heat for 30 min. or until center is no longer pink.Slice and serve with marinaded sour cream and orange apple salsa.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6- 8 servings

Orange Apple Salsa

Ingredients

  • 3
    navel oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large
    apples cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons
    chopped red onion
  • 1/2 pound s
    chopped cilantro
  • 2 table spoons
    hot sauce

Cooking Direction

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, chill until ready to serve.

Check out some cooking tips that will help you with this recipe:

How to Dice An onion

How to Core an Apple

 

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