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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

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

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

Pina Colada Sangria

Super easy and tropical 6 ingredient pina colada sangria for a refreshing summer beverage! This boozy sangria punch makes enough to serve a crowd. Add fresh garnishes to elevate this adult beverage into something you’d be served at an ocean side resort! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice 1 1/2 bottles of white wine, 750ml each … Continue reading Pina Colada Sangria

Iced Tea Sangria

Refreshing brewed iced tea is combined with wine and seasonal fruit for a perfect party drink. Ingredients 4 cups fresh brewed iced tea 2 cups white wine honey or simple syrup to taste 2 cups chopped fresh fruit Instructions Combine tea, wine and honey (or simple syrup) until honey is dissolved and sangria reaches desired sweetness. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. … Continue reading Iced Tea Sangria

Prosciutto and Poached Egg Sandwiches with Mustard-Wine Sauce

Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, at room temperature 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard ½ cup dry white wine ¼ cup minced shallots 1 cup whipping cream Salt and pepper 8 large eggs 4 thick slices (about 2 oz. each) challah 4 ounces Appenzell or gruyère cheese, thinly sliced 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto 4 ounces … Continue reading Prosciutto and Poached Egg Sandwiches with Mustard-Wine Sauce