Monday, April 9, 2012

Delicious Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream

Here's a fantastic and easy recipe for making your own homemade Bailey's Irish Cream. It was written by my writing pal Beverly Mucha for her Examiner page...

Homemade cream liqueur!

Everyone can enjoy the sweetness of this creamy liqueur without having to stop in their local liquor store. The recipe is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. Then when the weekend arrives all that is required is sitting back to enjoy the evening ahead. 


1 cup of heavy whipping cream 
1 (14 ounce) can of condensed milk 
1 2/3 cups of your favorite brand of Irish whiskey 
1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules 
2 heaping tablespoons of chocolate syrup 
1 ½ teaspoons of pure vanilla extract 
1 teaspoon of almond extract

For directions and suggestions on this scrumptious recipe, check out the rest right here.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Chicken Spinach Meatballs

Meatballs have always been a staple in my Italian-American family. I grew up loving my nana's all-time tastiest meatballs and it's her recipe that I use when I make my own. This recipe is a spin on the traditional meatball and makes a great addition to a pasta meal or as an appetizer, as well. Chicken and spinach meatballs are delicious, healthy and versatile and once you try em', you're surely gonna love em'!


1 lb. ground chicken 
2 eggs 
1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed 
Handful of breadcrumbs 
Handful of grated Parmesan cheese 
1/2 small chopped onion 
1 slice of any type of bread, pre-soaked in water 
A dash of allspice 
A dash of Worcestershire sauce 
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, to taste

Click here for the recipe.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Garlic Cream Sauce

When I first started this blog, I had hoped to not only include my own favorite recipes, but those delectable recipes I've found among some of my writing friends. Beverly Mucha is a friend and fellow writer on, and she's made me hungry so many times with her amazing recipes of all sorts. I hope to link to many of her recipes from here going forward, starting with today. So if this is your kind of thing, check it out...

Garlic Cream Sauce

For those who adore the taste of garlic this cream sauce is a dream come true. A versatile sauce that can be incorporated to flavor many different dishes to give them a new look, taste and texture. Garlic is very healthy and does wonders for your blood, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and reduces platelet clumping too. Garlic comes is so many forms such as fresh cloves, dried, freeze dried, powders, extracts and oils. So if you enjoy the aroma and taste of garlic this cream sauce is the perfect addition to any meal that needs a little more of that nutty goodness.

For the full recipe, click here, and be sure to check out Beverly's Examiner page:

Beverly Mucha, Winona Cooking Examiner

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Delicious Homemade Mac n Cheese

Here is an old favorite of mine. Ever since I learned this recipe, or I should say, this method, from Rachel Ray, I've been experimenting with different sorts of cheeses and other fine ingredients in this delectable comfort dish. Never again will I eat the boxed, powdered stuff from the supermarket, as with this recipe I know all of the fresh goodness I put into my mac n cheese...

To make this dish, you'll need the following ingredients:

- 1 lb. boxed pasta (I find that the thicker pastas, like Rotini, Fusili, or Rigatoni work best)

- 2/3 tablespoons butter

- 2/3 tablespoons flour

- 1 cup milk

- Approximately 2 cups of any style cheese

- A dash of nutmeg

- A handful of bread crumbs

- Various spices

- Olive oil

Once you've gotten these, click on the following link to learn the process:

Delicious Homemade Mac n Cheese

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Saturday, January 28, 2012


Sometimes cooking the same dinners over and over again can get boring. Putting a new spin on an old recipe every once in awhile can shake things up a bit and give you a whole new way to enjoy some of your favorite evening meal ingredients. If you love Mexican food, check out this great recipe that’s easy to follow, delicious and versatile:



Olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 tomato, chopped
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 small jar of salsa verde
1 cup water
9 flour tortillas
1 small container sour cream
1 can refried beans
1 bag shredded cheddar cheese

Check out the directions by clicking the link: