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Candy Flavored Vodka

Candy Flavored Vodka

How to make flavored salts “A flavoured salt is one of the simplest and most basic ways of finishing a dish – it’s so easy and tasty, yet hardly anyone does it”– Jamie Oliver My fascination with flavoured salts began after reading about it in Jamie’s Kitchen. And boy was I in awe of salt when I learned about the different varieties. Now I look at salt with a lot more reverence. Many of these expensive flavoured salts that are all the rage right now can easily be mixed up at home at a much lower cost and they are so much fun to play around with! And, if you want to get gourmet-ish you can make combinations like smoked paprika, tomato and squid-ink with the salt. Onion, garlic and celery are the most common flavoured salts but you can make some very wonderfully fragrant, wicked salt flavours with a little experimentation. I got myself some pretty bottles, flavoured some sea salt, and now I have a year’s supply to sprinkle on every other thing! Jamie Oliver’s Flavoured SaltsFrom Jamie’s Kitchen

Sweetened Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir I have received quite a lot of interest from my post on raw apple cider vinegar. So many of you want to know how to make apple cider vinegar just a little bit more "drinkable." Well I have a great solution. This drink recipe that I am sharing today not only will make it bearable but if you were not a fan of raw apple cider vinegar before this will most likely change your mind. There are a few things that I swear by...raw apple cider vinegar is one of them. A recap of some of the benefits of apple cider vinegar are: Sweetened Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir: 1 1/2 cup of cold filtered water2 tbs of apple or grape juice2 tbs of raw apple cider vinegar1/2 tsp of cinnamon1/2 tsp of stevia (powdered) if using liquid you only need a few drops. * I only suggest using raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Place all the ingredients together in a glass and stir until it is all mixed together. This tastes sweet and delicious!

How to make Sundried tomatoes at home Until now I’ve had sun dried tomatoes from a jar and only after making these cute little babies did I realize what I’d been missing out on – über concentration of flavour. They are the same as sun-dried tomatoes, except that it doesn’t sound as fancy and the job gets done a lot quicker! While I was at the market last week, I was introduced to these seasonal tomatoes that appear for just two months in a year, so I bought myself a kilo of them. The seller extolled their flavour and when I sat to think of how to use these best, I was sure I didn’t want these tomatoes to get lost as a part of a greater dish, but be the main focus. That’s when I thought of drying them up in the oven to concentrate their flavour. I can say for certain that this has got to be the best thing best savory thing I’ve put in my mouth in a while (the fig tart and honey roasted almonds are so good, people!). Oven dried tomatoes Tagged as: appetizer, dried tomato, tomato

Peach Lemonade Coolers Set the table-scape and call me Sandra Lee, because its cocktail time and it's semi-home made. Last week, my husbands sister and her family visited from Vienna. I knew for a short trip, we would not eat at home much, but I had bought plenty of snacks to have on hand for when we were home. I may have overbought just a little, because I still had a handful of peaches left when the house emptied out. So I just improvised. The next night, I used the last peach and forgot to peel it first. Peach Lemonade Coolersinspired by The Naptime Chef 2 medium sized, ripe peaches, peeled, halved and pitted 1/2 cup lemonade 1 ounce vodka of choice Puree the peaches and lemonade in a blender until smooth. Pour vodka over ice in a rocks glass.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets These homemade chicken nuggets had the right texture, flavor and consistency of a standard McDonald’€s Chicken McNugget. However, it still tasted leaner (healthier) probably because I trimmed all the fat off the chicken pieces. Scroll to the end of this post for the printable recipe. I used a mixture of chicken breast meat and thigh meat, hoping the thigh meat would add some extra richness, flavor and moistness after frying. It was easier than I thought it would be. Homemade Chicken Nuggets (approx. 30 nuggets) adapted from For The Love Of Food Ingredients: 2 lbs. Directions: 1) Heat oil in a heavy-duty skillet (like a cast iron skillet) on medium-high heat while preparing the chicken nuggets – it should be ready to work with once half of your nuggets are ready to go in. 2) Cube chicken and place in a food processor. 3) Combine 1 tsp. salt and flour on a plate and have your beaten eggs in a small bowl ready to work with. 5) Roll chicken ball in flour, then in egg, and then in flour again.

Homemade Wine 101 I have never claimed to be a very sophisticated kinda gal....Gourmet, I am not.....When it comes to food I like good ole homemade stick-to-your-ribs comfort food.When it comes to drink I like good old fashioned sweet tea, coffee, Chai Tea and Diet Coke.(whenever I can make it into the city of course its Starbucks, Mocha Frappuccino, caramel macchiato, pumpkin spice Latte, sooo many yummy fattening drinks from there!) And wine? well .. lets just say I'm a cheap wino. Even better than any store bought wine is homemade wine!! Then I stumbled upon what they call "Prison Wine" Prison Wine... that sounds easy enough! Fruitsugarwater That's it! Homemade Wine 101... Dump 6 cups of sugar into your container.Pour almost all of the gallon of water into the container.Stir till sugar is dissolved.Dump in your fruit chunks.Wrap your lid/container in plastic wrap to keep out those pesky fruit flies! If you rack it too soon you'll have "sparkling" wine. You do NOT have to be picky cutting your fruit.

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chocolate whiskey and beer cupcakes Folklore says that if you order an Irish Car Bomb in an Irish bar, you’ll either be greeted with a smile and a drink or a black eye, so proceed at your own risk. The way the drink is made (I figure the black eye is self-explanatory) is that a shot glass with a mix of Baileys Irish Cream and Jameson’s Irish whiskey is dropped into a three-quarters full pint of Guinness and the insane person who brought this upon themselves it must chug this whole foaming mess down quickly. Before it curdles. How exactly this cocktail came to pass in baked good form was that I was finally going to get to meet my friend Jocelyn’s cross-country fiance at her New Year’s Eve party last month and to give him a proper introduction to the Smitten Kitchen, I asked her what he liked. Yes, I made these on New Years Eve. Two years ago: Asparagus, Artichoke and Shiitake Risotto Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes The Baileys frosting recipe makes a smallish amount of frosting — enough to just cover the cupcakes.

Gourmet Mom on-the-Go: Edible Chandelier While Big C was at school today, Little C and I cleaned the kitchen light fixtures (Mom, are you still breathing?). I also thought it might be fun to start teaching her basic sewing, so we combined everything to make an edible Chandelier Sculpture! Big C couldn't believe her eyes when she saw this luscious after-school snack! This would be a fun rainy-day afternoon project, I'm sure we'll do it again with everyone. Edible ChandelierIngredients:Light Fixture ;) Ribbon, String, Coat Hangers, or YarnDental FlossLarge Sewing NeedlesFruitMini-Doughnuts or Doughnut Holes Directions:Clean light fixture thoroughly. Cut pieces of Dental Floss according to your desired length (ours were about 18 inches)Using a Sterilized needle, thread several pieces of fruit on a dental floss string. Hang on your light (see video). Let the kiddos cut them down and enjoy!! I can't wait until Daddy gets home and when he asks what they did, they'll reply, "Not much, just ate some grapes off the chandelier....".

The Best Fudge Brownies Ever The folks at King Arthur Flour call these their “Best Fudge Brownies Ever”. Pretty big talk, don’t you think? As one who enjoys a good brownie I was definitely game to bake up a batch and see for myself. Did they live up to all the hype? Well, that depends on how you like your brownies. If you think brownies ought to be rich and chocolatey, dense and chewy… if a shiny, crackly surface that begs to be broken through with a deftly-wielded serrated knife (or just your eager mitts) is at all inviting to you… if the sight and feel of soft, melted pockets of semi-sweet chocolate cropping up intermittently like decadent little presents makes you stop whatever you’re doing to sit down and savor the goodness …and if, from a highly practical standpoint, you value the ability to remove all of this wonderfulness quickly and easily from its baking pan without any sticking at all…then YES, you will conclude, as I did, that these are, in fact, the BEST FUDGE BROWNIES EVER! Makes 2 dozen brownies