Food Recipes (with Alcohol!)

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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Champagne Jello

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

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

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

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

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…

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