Dark N’ Stormy

Ingredients: 2 ounces gosling black seal rum ( to taste)6 ounces barritts ginger beer ( or other spicy ginger beer as a substitute, to taste) Directions: Simply add the rum to the chilled ginger beer according to your taste and tolerance.Serve on the rocks! Servings: 1 Time preparation: 5 min. Time total: 10 min....

Krispies Bars

Ingredients: 3/4-1 lb almond bark 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter 3 cups crispy rice cereal Directions: Melt almond bark over low heat. Add peanut butter to melted almond bark. Stir together and remove from heat. Add crispy rice cereal. More than 3 cups may be needed; use extra until mixture looks more texturized than...

Homemade Mayonnaise

Ingredients: 2 egg yolks1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon dry Chinese mustard1/4 teaspoon cayenne chili pepper flakes1 teaspoon lemon juice1 tablespoon water3/4 cup canola oil Directions: Begin with all ingredients at room temperature, they will emulsify more readily.In a food processor or blender, process the yolks, salt, mustard, cayenne, lemon juice and water together to form...

True Belgian Waffles

Ingredients: 2 cups flour3/4 cup sugar3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder2 eggs, separated1 1/2 cups milk1 cup butter, melted ( no substitutes)1 teaspoon vanillafresh fruit or syrup Directions: In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder.In another bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. To this add, milk, butter, and vanilla; mix well.Stir into dry...

Fresh Banana Pudding Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup milk1/2 bananas4 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding ( I use Sugar Free, Fat Free)1 scoop ice cream flavored vanilla whey protein powder2 -3 tablespoons Banana Nut Crunch cereal ( I omit)ice Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender. Enjoy! Servings: 1 Time preparation: 5 min. Time total: 5 min. Favorite...

Beer Margaritas

Ingredients: 6 ounces frozen limeade concentrate ( 1/2 container)6 ounces beer ( I use Corona, but any will work)6 ounces of your favorite tequila Directions: Fill blender with ice almost to the top.Add ingredients.Blend well. Servings: 4 Time preparation: 10 min. Time total: 10 min. Favorite...

Lauren’s Oat Bran Pancakes

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil1/2 cup sugar2 tablespoons molasses2 eggs1 cup milk1 cup flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ginger1/4 teaspoon cloves1 cup oat bran ( hot cereal) Directions: Whisk together the wet ingredients.Add all dry ingredients except oat bran and mix well.Stir in oat bran.Fry on griddle...

Rum Runner

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce light rum1/2 ounce Chambord raspberry liquor1/2 ounce banana liqueur3 ounces pineapple juice1 ounce lime juice1/2 ounce grenadine1 pineapple slices, wedge Directions: Fill a hurricane glass with ice cubes.Add the first 6 ingredients to a shaker; shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds.Pour into the glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge. Servings: 1...

Medicinal Cranberry Tea

Ingredients: 1 pint water1 green tea bags or 1 chai tea bags2 cups unsweetened cranberry juiceartificial sweetener ( not recommended) (optional) Directions: Bring one pint of water to a rolling boil. Insert your tea bag and steep for 3 to 6 minutes.Pour into a one quart container.Add two cups of unsweetened Cranberry Juice.Store in...