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Grilled Oysters with Parsley and Garlic Butter

Not surprisingly, one traditional French topping for grilled oysters involves a creamy bechamel sauce with cheese. Inspired by Escargots a la Bourguignonne, these oysters are drowned in the sinful, garlicky butter normally used for snails. Don’t forget the bread! Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf … Continue reading Grilled Oysters with Parsley and Garlic Butter

Spiked S’mores Milkshake

Ingredients 3 cups chocolate ice cream ½ cup marshmallow fluff 1 oz. Kahlua 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream 1 oz. vanilla vodka 2-3 tbsp chocolate sauce (optional) 1 graham cracker crushed (optional) 2 large marshmallows (optional) Instructions Optional: Rim your glass with chocolate sauce and dipping into the crushed graham crackers and set aside. In a blender combine all ingredients and blend for 1-2 minutes until well combined and … Continue reading Spiked S’mores Milkshake

7 Drinks That Pair Perfectly With S’mores

Whether you’re five years old or 75 years old, everyone loves a good s’more. Bittersweet chocolate topped with gooey marshmallow wedged between two crunchy graham crackers — need we say more? In the same way s’mores are enjoyed by an array of audiences, they are also capable of being enjoyed nearly any time of year. Whether it’s … Continue reading 7 Drinks That Pair Perfectly With S’mores

Mango Margarita

An easy and flavourful fruity cocktail with mango and shots of tequila. It is truly a refreshing summer cocktail! Ingredients 1 slice lime for lining rim (optional) sea salt or sugar for lining rim (optional) 1 1/2 cups or 1 large mango, chopped 2 tablespoons (29.57 ml) lime juice 3 tablespoons (44.36 ml) tequila 1½ tablespoons (22.18 ml) orange liqueur of choice 3 tablespoons (37.80 g) sugar or more 2–3 cups ice or … Continue reading Mango Margarita

Chocolate Almond Whiskey Cake

Fudgy, frosted chocolate almond cake with whiskey and orange zest. INGREDIENTS For the cake 230 gms dark cooking chocolate, chopped (70%) 1 cup ground almonds (see notes) 125 gms butter, at room temp 1 cup brown sugar Zest of 1 orange 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 and 1/2 tsps vanilla extract 4 tbsps whiskey or rum 5 eggs, at room temp For the ganache 1/3 cup cream, whipping or regular Zest of … Continue reading Chocolate Almond Whiskey Cake

Ribs with Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients 1 cup leftover red wine 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon liquid smoke 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon fresh-ground pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cumin 4–5 pounds baby back ribs 1 apple or peach, peeled, pitted and cubed Directions Whisk … Continue reading Ribs with Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

Piña Colada Cake

INGREDIENTS For the cake: 250g butter, softened 220g castor sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence 4 large eggs 300g cake flour 84g desiccated coconut 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt ½ cup coconut milk 1 x 400g tin pineapple pieces in juice (reserve the juice for the syrup), chopped if in rings For the syrup: … Continue reading Piña Colada Cake