Bloomsbury Garden Cocktail is a refreshing alcoholic drink brought to you from the Anchor & Den Bar during our trip to Grand Cayman. You can make this effervescently delightful drink and & impress your friends. Made with rosemary infused gin, elderflower liqueur, fig marmalade, and tonic water, this wonderful drink will be your new go-to cocktail.
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Crushed Greek Green Olive Crostini is an easy and quick party appetizer for any occasion. With just a few ingredients you can surprise your guests with a tasty party bite. These crostini are made with toasted baguettes, crushed Greek green olives, grated Parmesan, Greek olive oil & garlic.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars are made with L’Epicurien Wild Blackberry Preserve. This vegetarian recipe is a good source of energy for breakfast or a snack. Think PB&J sandwich + Energy Bars. If you are allergic to nuts, you can make them with 5 Seed Butter too.
These Jumbo Brisket Meatballs are inspired by the Italian meatballs called polpette and the traditional uncooked tomato sauce called “passata.” Brisket Meatballs are so tender and flavorful, and get a quick simmer in San Marzano Tomato Sauce with a wonderful aromatic flavor of smoked chili flakes, orange peel strips and marjoram leaves.
Try our Monte Cristo Sandwich with Pumpkin Honey Mustard drizzled with some Mr. & Mrs. Greek Strawberry Jam for any combination of breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dessert. This was a lovely surprise and very easy recipe!
Blood Orange Vodka Soda is a cocktail we discovered at the movie theater. Yes, I said at the movies. This unique and refreshing drink is a balance of vodka, Solerno blood orange liqueur, elderflower liqueur, and club soda. Check out our recipe write-up for how we discovered it, how to make it, and some pro tips to play with the color and sweetness.
Melomakarona is a Greek Christmas Cookie made with olive oil instead of butter and eggs, and a honey syrup, walnut and cinnamon topping. This holiday cookie is great to make for any of your Christmas and New Year parties, dinners, or gifts to family and friends. Find out how to make the pretty marks on top of the cookies, and what to do with your leftover honey syrup.
Every December I make mom’s old-fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from scratch for family and friends. This year I updated and upgraded this holiday dessert recipe by using pure Vermont maple syrup. The resulting cookie?… Oatmeal Raisin Maple Bourbon Cookies with Maple Glaze. Yes it’s a mouthful to say, but the recipe is easy, and I guarantee these chewy mouthfuls will be a Christmas gift for your taste buds. Learn about quick cooking vs. regular oats, chewy vs cakey cookies, and one of Oprah’s favorite things. And did you know allspice is not a combination of three other spices?
Fig Vodka Martini is a delightful, unique mixture of vodka, triple sec, apple and lime juices, and Navarino Icons Fig Marmalade, but you can use any high quality fig jam or marmalade. If you love figs, you will love this easy cocktail. If you don’t like figs, or think they don’t belong in cocktails, as did I, read on and give it a chance.
The Bloody Rose is what we are calling this Vodka Blood Orange Cranberry Martini which is a delicious fall cocktail drink made with vodka, blood orange liqueur, lime juice, rosewater, and a cranberry “jam” called Cranberries Cooked in Pays d’Oc Wine. You can use any gourmet cranberry preserve. Read on to learn more about blood orange and two other flavors I “pooh-poohed” and then had to take back my words once I tasted the recipe.