Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

This twist on the classic Orange Blossom is an excellent way to celebrate Spring!
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Course Drinks
Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Old Fashion Glass

Ingredients
  

  • oz Botanical Gin
  • ½ oz Orange Liqueur
  • oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • ½ oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Grenadine Syrup See Notes
  • 1 Garnish: Orange Zest Twist

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients to a shaker and shake.
  • Double strain into an Old Fashion Glass and fill with ice.
  • Garnish with orange twist.
Keyword gin, Grenadine, lime juice, orange juice, orange liqueur
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Honey Rose Margarita

Honey Rose Margarita

Honey Rose Margarita

Honey Rose Margarita

Beautiful floral twist on the classic margarita.
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Cook Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Old Fashion Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur
  • 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Honey Syrup
  • 2 dashes Rose Water
  • 1 Garnish: Lemon Twist

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake.
  • Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass and fill with ice.
  • Garnish with lemon twist.
Keyword lemon juice, orange liqueur, rose water, tequila
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Frittata

Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

Frittatas are fast, easy and an excellent way to get rid of leftovers. This is a family favorite for Saturday breakfast using Friday's leftover pizza.
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Course Breakfast, Main Course
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • 4 Cup Casserole Dish, 9" Cast Iron Skillet or Muffin Tins
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Leftover Pizza sliced into 1/2" cubes (about 2 slices) Sausage and Mushroom is a family favorite, but it works with
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 2 pinches Salt Adjust based on saltness of pizza
  • 2 pinches Ground Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Coat baking dish with olive oil
  • Cut pizza slices into ½ cubes and place into casserole dish
  • In medium mixing bowl, whisk eggs with milk, salt and pepper
  • Pour egg mixture into casserole dish (do not stir)
  • This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator overnight, but it is not necessary.
  • Place in oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until eggs are set
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving
Keyword eggs
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St Patrick's Day

Friday Night Cocktails: Saint Patrick’s Day

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew
Experience the deliciously robust flavor of this world famous stew!
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Beef Stew
Big Ginger
This twist on the classic whiskey highball goes down smooth!
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Big Giner
Wild Irish Rose
Tasty as it is beautiful!
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Wild Irish Rose

Wild Irish Rose

Tasty as it is beautiful!
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Course Drinks
Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Coupe Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey
  • ½ oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz Simple Syrup See note below
  • ¼ oz Grenadine Syrup See note below
  • ½ oz Club Soda
  • 1 Garnish: Lemon Twist and Maraschino Cherry

Instructions
 

  • Add first four ingredients to a shaker and shake.
  • Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Garnish with lemon twist cherry.
Keyword Grenadine, Irish Whiskey, lemon juice
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Beef Stew

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Beef Stew

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Experience the deliciously robust flavor of this world famous stew!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Large stew pot (6 qt works great)
  • Large fry pan/skillet
  • Cutting boards, knives, measuring cups, spoons, cookware.

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 Slices Bacon, diced. You're looking for 6oz. Trader Joe's Black Forest bacon is good.
  • 2 1/2 Lbs Boneless, beef-chuck, cut into 2 inch pieces. Whole Food had them on sale 4.50$/LB.
  • 1 TSP Coarse salt
  • 1-2 Pinches Fresh black pepper
  • 2 Onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 15 OZ Guinness Stout beer
  • 1/4 Cup Tomato Paste
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 3 Carrots, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Stalks Celery, diced into 1 inch pieces.
  • 1 TSP Sugar
  • 1/2 TSP Fresh black pepper
  • 2 1/2 Cups Beef stock, unsalted or low sodium. Otherwise reduce salt above.
  • 4 Cups Mashed Potatoes–yukon gold work great. skins off.

Instructions
 

  • Season the beef with 1 tsp of salt and black pepper to taste. Let set while you cook the bacon.
  • In a heavy skillet cook the bacon over medium heat until bacon is browned and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Lower heat to simmer, and transfer bacon into your large cooking/stew pot. Leave the bacon fat in the skillet as you will use that to brown the beef.
  • Turn heat to high (know your stove) on the skillet that you cooked the bacon in and sear the beef pieces in the hot bacon fat on all sides until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Place beef in stew pot with bacon, leaving fat in skillet. NOTE: Be sure you brown the beef!  Don’t be impatient and skip this step.  It’s crucial.  So take the time to brown the beef in small batches and don't crowd the pan, otherwise your meat will look grey.
  • Note: Those browned beef bits in the bottom of the pan!  That’s where a ton of the flavor is, When you deglaze the pan with the beer you'll get all that flavor into the stew.  
  • Turn heat down to medium; add the onions into the retained fat in the skillet cook until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes; season with a large pinch of salt. Add in the garlic and cook about 45 seconds, stirring the onions and garlic together.
  • Pour in the beer while scraping the bottom of the pan to get those flavor bits.
  • Now pour the contents of the skillet/pan into the cooking/stew pot.
  • Add into the cook/stew pot, the tomato paste, thyme sprigs, carrots, celery, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and enough beef broth to cover. Stir well and make sure everything is well mixed. Bring to a slow boil, then turn heat down to low, cover and simmer about 2 hours. Check on it and give it a stir or two.
  • Once beef is fork tender, remove lid, and bring heat up to medium and a slow boil and cook until it has thickened slightly. Maybe 15-20 minutes. This is a great time to get your mashed potatoes prepared.
  • We served this using a large plate that we ringed with the mashed potatoes then scooped the stew into the middle of the ring.

Notes

Beverage choices: 
Guinness, Harp.
Hearty red wines; cabernet, merlot, zinfandel, shiraz, or malbec. Nothing light like a pinot.  
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