Tuesday, February 2, 2016


A beautiful braided pizza crust stuffed with pepperoni, pizza sauce and tons of ooey-gooey melted cheese. An easy dinner or quick game-day appetizer!

1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella and/or cheddar cheese, divided
2/3 cup pepperoni slices, divided, plus more for topping

Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian Lemonade

6 cups cold water
1 cup sugar
4 limes
6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Mix water and sugar together until sugar is dissolved. Put in the fridge to chill until ready to use.
Use soap and water to thoroughly wash the limes. You want to scrub really well because you are going to be using the whole lime! After you've washed and scrubbed your limes, cut the ends off the limes (DO NOT MISS THIS STEP!) and then cut them into eighths.
Place half of the limes and half of the sugar water in your blender and pulse 5 times. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into the pitcher that you are going to serve it in. Discard the pulp. Repeat with the second half of your limes and sugar water. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk. Serve over lots of ice.

*A Couple Of Notes From Our Favorite Girls Over At Our Best Bites
When picking your limes, try to pick out the ones with the thinnest, smoothest skin possible. Supposedly they are less bitter and the most juicy. If you do end up with a more bitter drink, add more sugar and maybe even a little more sweetened condensed milk to taste.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Christmas Meal 2015

This years' menu:

Cheese puffs
Spinach and cheese bits
Brie Cheese and Crostini
Seafood bits
Squash soup
Endive Salade
Duck Pate
Smoked Salmon and Baguette

Main Dishes
Gnocchi with basil and tomatoes
Succulent Turkey & Stuffing
Roasted root vegetables
Caramelized carrots
Mash Potatoes
Turkey Jus

A wonderful ice cream log

The New Years' Feast

Every New Years' Eve we make a huge feast for the littles. They all get to choose one item for the menu (usually the same every year). This year was a big one… And we all managed to stay up till midnight.

Sliders with cheese and bacon for the eldest boy… I choose a plate of crudités. Also made some turkey croquettes (always trying to find ways to get rid of leftovers.

Homemade cheese pizza with a roasted pepper sauce.

Spicy wings for our eldest daughter. She loves hot stuff!

Nachos are always a staple!

What are nachos without tacos...

Turkey croquettes - yum.

Lots of finger food for self-creation

Full plates, full bellies, happy kiddies!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Top 11 Food Trends of 2015

“Cooking vegetables as you would meats. Slow-roast beets on the grill until they are charred and perfectly tender, let them rest with a bit of tarragon and grapefruit butter on top, and there isn’t much more you need.”

“Even with all of the non-gluten-eating diners, pizza continues to trend!”

“The top food trend of 2015 is probably ice cream in all its variants.”
—Sandy Dee Hall, Black Tree

Pre-Game Pub: The Irish Embassy

Wings and sausage platters help get the game energy going to the max. 

Great company never hurts.