MY Favorite Cocktail………..Caipirinha!! good bye Mojito

This has to be the most refreshing drink i have ever had, went to a restaurant called Le Milsa and tried this cocktail!! WOW Brazil’s delicious national cocktail Cachaca, also known as “aguardiente”, is the most popular distilled spirit in Brazil, and most of the Cachaca on the market is produced there. Many people think…

Best Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Juice from 6-8 lemons 4 cups cold water Mint sprigs Let’s take it up a notch!! Add 2-3 oz of  white rum or Vodka to your glass before filling with lemonade………… Preparation: Blend 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar well in small saucepan. Bring to a boil,…

Apple Crisp

  Ingredients 10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 cup of raisin 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup water  TOPPING 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175…

Thanksgiving tips………………

  Tip #1. Thawing a Turkey Knowing how to cook a turkey begins with thawing it properly. Never thaw a frozen turkey at room temperature. Leave it in the original plastic package and follow one of the following methods to thaw your turkey:  Place turkey on a tray in the refrigerator, allowing 5 hours per…

Oktoberfest Recipe / Spaetzle

  Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups water, plus more as needed 3 eggs 2 cups matzo meal 2 tsp. salt, plus more, to taste 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper, plus more, to taste 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Directions: In a large bowl, whisk together the…

Oktoberfest Recipe / Sauerbraten with Red Cabbage

  Ingredients: 1 boneless beef chuck roast, 3 1/2 to 4 lb. 1 tsp. salt, plus more, to taste Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 tsp. ground ginger 2 yellow onions, chopped 1 cup beef broth 3/4 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 bay leaf 1/2 head red cabbage, halved…

Oktoberfest recipe / German Potato Salad

  Ingredients: Kosher salt, to taste, plus 3/4 tsp. 12 to 14 very small red potatoes, about 1 1/2 lb. total, scrubbed 4 bacon slices, preferably thick sliced, coarsely chopped Olive oil as needed 1/2 yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise 1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced 2 Tbs. white wine vinegar 2…

Smoked Ceasar Dressing

Ingredients: the smokiness comes from the chipotle chilies. 4 eggs 2 Tbs Dijon 3 Tbs red wine vinegar 1 ½ to 2 Tbs of chipotle puree 2 Tbs garlic minced 1 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoons of black pepper 2 ½ Tbs minced capers 5 anchovies fillets minced 2Tbs lemon juice 2 ½ cups of…

Chili

Chili con carne (often known simply as chili) is a spicy stew. The name of the dish derives from the Spanish chile con carne, “chili pepper with meat”. Traditional versions are made, minimally, from chili peppers, garlic, onions, and cumin, along with chopped or ground beef. Beans and tomatoes are frequently included. Variations, both geographic…

Charlie Trotter…………..4 stars for Trotter’s

By Phil Vettel, Tribune critic September 8, 2011 Two weeks ago, Charlie Trotterbegan his 25th year of business, a superlative achievement by any reckoning. He has won every culinary award worth pursuing, his restaurant continues to hum with business, and he’s more or less a newlywed, having married Rochelle Smith — “a girl so nice…

Hamburgers eating them med-rare????

Food for thought……..here goes! Is it dangerous to eat raw or undercooked ground beef? Yes. Raw and undercooked meat may contain harmful bacteria. USDA recommends not eating or tasting raw or undercooked ground beef. To be sure all bacteria are destroyed, cook meat loaf, meatballs, and hamburgers to a safe minimum internal temperature of 160…

Oyster Season………………..

BUYING Oysters should be stored at a low temperature and smell briny-fresh. The shells should be clean, bright, tightly-closed and unbroken. STORING Unopened (live) oysters can be kept in the fridge, covered in wet kitchen towels, for two or three days – keep a check on them and discard any that open. Do not store…