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Bourbon Meatballs

Bourbon Meatballs

Ingredients
For Meatballs:
3/4 lb ground beef
3/4 lb ground pork
1/2 cup (1 sleeve, finely crushed) Ritz Cracker crumbs (you can use plain bread crumbs)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
lots of fresh cracked pepper
1 egg
2 Tbsp olive oil (for browning the meatballs)

For Bourbon Sauce:
1 jar apricot preserves (about a cup, give or take)
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp hot chili sauce (use mild chili sauce if you can’t take the heat)
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup water

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients
For tacos:
1 ounce tequila
Juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 dash ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 pound wild blue or other shrimp, deveined, tails removed
8 flour tortillas
1/2 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup diced tomatoes

For tequila-lime yogurt dressing:
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon tequila
1/4 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon juice from chipotle chiles in adobo
1/4 teaspoon cilantro (optional)

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Hot Sausage Stew

Hot Sausage Stew

Ingredients
Olive oil
4 Italian-style chicken or turkey sausages
Cooking spray
1 red onion, thinly sliced into rounds
1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced into rounds
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
4 teaspoons grated pecorino cheese
4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil
Crusty, whole-grain bread for mopping up sauce (optional)

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cups thinly sliced onions
1/2 pound baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon sugar
4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup sherry
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 cups low-sodium beef or vegetable broth
1 cup white wine
Salt
Pepper
8 slices French bread, toasted
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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Fluffy Strawberry and Champagne Pancakes

Fluffy Strawberry and Champagne Pancakes

Ingredients
For Pancakes:
2 large eggs
1 cup lowfat buttermilk
2 tablespoon canola oil
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 cup champagne (I used Brut)

For Strawberry Syrup:
1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons champagne

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Champagne Jello

Champagne Jello

Ingredients
1 Bottle of champagne.
3 sachets of unflavored gelatin
3 tablespoons of sugar
Gold sugar for decoration (optional)

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Maple Whisky Cranberries

Maple Whisky Cranberries

Ingredients
1 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup water
2 ounces Crown Royal Maple (or other Maple Whisky)
granulated sugar for coating

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Chicken with Port and Figs

Chicken with Port and Figs

Ingredients
8 dried figs, tough stems removed
1 cup water
2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Graham’s Six Grapes Port
2 3-inch-long strips lemon zest
1 chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds), quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt
Fresh-ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter, cut into four pieces

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Red Wine Cranberry Relish

Red Wine Cranberry Relish

Ingredients
1 c. of Cupcake Vineyards Black Forest
1 and 1/2 c. white sugar
1 package fresh cranberries (12 ounce), rinsed
1 cinnamon stick
2 tbsp orange zest, peeled in slivers

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Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon and Maple

Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon and Maple

Ingredients (Serves 9)
1 1/2 cups strong hot coffee
9 tablespoons pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/3 cup bourbon
9 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
5 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (about 8 medium), peeled, cut into 2 1/2-inch–3-inch pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped smoked almonds (or toasted almonds)

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