Monday, September 21, 2015

Americano Cocktail


1fl oz Campari 
1fl oz sweet vermouth 
ice cubes 
soda water to top 
lemon zest to sprit
orange slice


1. Pour the Campari and vermouth into a glass filled with ice and stir. 
Top with a splash of soda water. 

2. Squeeze the oil from the lemon zest over the surface of the drink and discard, and garnish with half an orange slice.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Oat Cookies Recipe


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup regular oats, uncooked
1 cup crushed corn flakes
1 cup pecans, chopped


1. Cream butter, gradually add sugar and beat well with electric mixer. Add egg and beat well. Add oil, vanilla and mix well.

2. Combine and sift flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, crushed corn flakes and pecans.

3. Using a scoop, place dough on cookie sheet and press down slightly a fork.

4. Bake at 325 F for 15-20 minutes.

5. Cool slightly for about 5-10 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Chilled Avocado Soup

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2 ripe avocados
1pt chicken stock
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1⁄2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoons sour cream, to serve


• Peel and stone the avocado. Blend
or process the flesh into a purée.
Add the remaining ingredients,
except the sour cream, and blend
until smooth. Allow to chill for a
few hours before serving.
• To serve, add the sour cream, stir
through and serve the soup chilled.

Key Lime Martini

Superfine sugar for rim
6 ice cubes
3 ounces gin
2 ounces orange liqueur
3 ounces fresh Key lime or other lime juice
1/4 cup superfine sugar
2 lime wheels for garnis

1. Coat the rims of 2 chilled cocktail glasses with sugar. Chill until needed.

2. Fill a cocktail shaker with the ice and add the gin, orange liqueur, lime juice, and sugar. Shake vigorously to blend and chill.

3. Strain the mixture into the prepared glasses, dividing it evenly. Decorate each rim with a lime wheel and serve

Monday, September 14, 2015

Crock Pot Shrimp and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Crock Pot Shrimp and Vegetable Soup


1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
2 cups vegetable broth or Homemade stock
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 strips orange zest (3 in. long)
2 bay leaves
3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
1 pound Med. shrimp, peeled, deveined
Salt and pepper, to taste


Combine all ingredients, except shrimp, salt, and pepper, in crock pot; cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours, adding shrimp last 10-15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Sunday, September 13, 2015




1 part gin    
Splash of olive juice    
Dash of dry vermouth    
Garnish: 2 olives

Shake all ingredients, including garnish, with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Oreo Cheesecake

Oreo Cheesecake

20 oz pkg Oreo cookies, crushed
1/3 cup melted butter
24 ozs cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Reserve 1/3 cup cookie crumbs, combine remaing cookie crumbs with butter in bowl; mix well.

2. Press over bottom and up side of greased springform pan.

3. Beat cream cheese and sugar in mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Fold in reserved cookie crumbs.

4. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until set. Cool on wire rack. Chill for 4 hours or longer. Garnish with Oreo cookies.