Friday, November 22, 2013

Rosemary and Cranberry Spread

It's been a hectic few weeks.  I've gotten behind in my knitting, but I still need to eat lunch.   I had pinned this recipe from the Life's Ambrosia blog, and it was a perfect little meal for today.  

I subbed 1/3 less fat cream cheese for regular and dried rosemary for the fresh.   Some orange zest would be awesome in this too.    Big thanks to Des for the awesome recipe  :)


Rosemary and Cranberry Spread

 8oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese (softened)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary (used dried)
fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt

Mix all ingredients until well blended.    Use to top bread, crackers, etc.

Source:
 http://www.lifesambrosia.com/2009/11/rosemary-cranberry-spread-recipe.html

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Black Forest Cake (drink)

Been a looong week.   My friend Pam recommended this one and I thank her kindly! 


Black Forest Cake

Equal parts Cherry Rum, Kahlua and Baileys.


You can layer ingredients in a shot glass, or shake and pour into a martini glass.  I also added a splash of French Vanilla Coffee creamer because I overpoured the rum a little. 


Just imagine this is a full glass, ok?  like I said, long week!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mudslide

Been a long week and we were looking for something to unwind with while we watched Game 6 of the World Series (Yay RED SOX!).   

Started with an 8oz glass, tilted sideways and poured a stream of Hershey's syrup as I twisted it.   When set down, it will run down the sides of the glass.   In a shaker, add a shot glass each of Kahlua, Baileys and Vanilla Vodka.   Add ice, and shake.    Dump into the prepared glass and enjoy.     Also good blended with some vanilla ice cream, or you can add a splash of cream.