Posted in Recipes

Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers

 

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Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound
    Ground Beef
  • 1 medium
    Onion
  • 2 cloves
    Garlic (minced)
  • 2 red or yellow
    Bell Peppers
  • 1 cup
    Grated cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • pickles
  • ketchup

Cooking Directions

  1. brown ground meat in a fry pan with garlic and onion until cooked through.
  2. Slice peppers in half and de seed.
  3. Fill pepper half with beef and cook in oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top.
  5. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, tomato, pickles and ketchup.

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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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Summer Crab Cakes

Godiva Triple Chocolate Strawberry No Bake Dessert

Posted in Wine

Walk in the Park Wine Cocktail

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Servings:

4

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle of dry red wine, chilled
  • 1/2 Cup(s) Grand Marnier
  • 1 Can Dr. Pepper, chilled
  • Brandy-soaked cherries
  • Fresh cherries (optional)
  • Sugar or your favorite sweetener, to taste (optional)
  • Ice cubes

Try this delicious Walk In The Park cocktail with a dry red wine. Find the perfect wine here.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix wine, liqueur, ice, sweetener (optional) and brandy-soaked cherries in a pitcher.

2. Top with Dr. Pepper and pour into individual glasses.

3. Garnish with fresh cherries

 

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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 Wine

Wine-y Wednesday Sunny Day Sangria

 

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It’s Wednesday!  Half way through the week. Here is a delicious way to celebrate. It was quite rainy yesterday and I am ready to see the sun again. This Sunny Day Sangria recipe is just the thing to celebrate summer and the last day of your kids being in school!

Servings :8

Ingredients:

1 bottle of red wine chilled

1 cup Resposado Tequila

1/2 Cup Brandy

1 cup orange juice

1/2 cup Ginger ale

Orange slices

Lime slices

Ice Cubes

 

Directions:

Mix Wine , Tequila, brandy, orange juice and ginger ale in a large pitcher

Pour over ice in individual glasses and Garnish with fruit slices.

 

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Summer recipes that pair well with this:

Fresh Steak Salad 

Super Food Salad

 

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 Main Dishes, Recipes

Pork Stir Fry ($.94 per serving)

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We are trying to stick to a $500 a month Budget for our family of four. You can read more about our budget plan in my post Feeding a Family of 4 on $500 a Month.

Cheap and Easy Stir Fry Pork

Pork Loin (1 pound) $2.22

2 cup White rice (uncooked measure) ($.50)

1 Bag Frozen Snap Peas ($.99)

1 red Pepper ($.53)

1 /2 onion ($.08)

2  cloves Garlic ($.08)

1 table spoon olive oil ($.10)

1/2 jar Hoi Sauce ($1.15)

 

Total Cost $ 5.64

This made Enough for all four of us for dinner and for 2 servings of leftovers for mike and I for lunch the next day.  Which makes it $.94 per serving.

We bought the Hoison sauce at Super Walmart. But it may be cheaper to make your own if you have the ingredients in your kitchen . There is a really easy recipe Here.

We bought the pork roast on sale for 50% off at Stop and shop for a total of $4.44 for a two pound pack of pork loin. The pack contained two 1 lb. loins. This made each loin only $2.22.

We buy a 50 lb. bag of rice from the Asian market making each cup of uncooked rice only $.25. We store it in a sealed tupperware tub in the basemen pantry and it last forever. If the apocalypse happens we will have enough rice for awhile..lol.

Cut the pork loin into 1 inch slices and marinate in a zip lock bag with about 1/4 the jar of Hoison sauce for at least 4 hours, all day while you go to work , or overnight is great too.

Directions for Making Cheap and Easy Stir Fry Pork

In a large wok. Saute pork slices until cooked all the way through and inside is no longer pink. Remove from wok.

 

 

Add into hot walk, chopped onion (How to Dice An onion,)chopped pepper, and chopped garlic. Saute until onions are translucent. Add in frozen snap peas and the other 1/4 of the Hoison sauce. Heat until frozen vegetables are hot. You can add the pork back into the wok and toss for a few minutes to warm it back up.

Cook rice however you normally cook your rice. We use our pressure cooker because it is quicker. We added a little parsley  to the rice and some seasame seeds just because we had some in our pantry. They make nice garnish for the pictures. But not nessissary for the recipe.

 

Plate and Enjoy!

We stored the leftover servings in a sealed container in the refrigerate and microwaved it the next day  at work for lunch for Mike and myself.

 

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Cheap and Easy Sausage and Peppers Grinder ($1.51 per serving)