Author Archive: alice

Cranberry Martini

The martini is one of the most well know alcoholic beverages and a variety of recipes have become commonplace variations on the “crisp” cocktail.

Apple Vodka Cocktail

This Apple Vodka cocktail recipe from Stacia Gowens is a refreshing sipper for the summertime ‚Äì or year round. Of course, now they make flavored vodkas in a wide variety and they are all currently on sale at Five Points…
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Bee’s Knees II

Honey is 80% natural sugar that is sweeter than regular sugar. This summer drink is sweet because it is made with honey. Check out the water content when you purchase honey, the less water in the honey, the better quality….
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Amanda’s Sangria

With deep roots in Spain, Sangria is a fruit based punch of red wine, seasonal fruits and soda or champagne. This drink is always great at social gatherings, easy to make and even easier to drink. This recipe is a…
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Jamaican Margaritas

Here is a tasty sounding recipe for Jamaican Margaritas made with the juice of fresh hibiscus blooms. I may have to try this one using the hibiscus flowers from my neighbor’s yard. (I hope they don’t read this post.)

Triple-Decker Citrus Popsicles

Here is the recipe to serve up a treat that is as pretty as it is tasty. The trick to this popsicle’s tri-colored look is simple: freeze the first layer alone for 45 minutes, then add a second layer and…
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Lime Green

This simple cocktail recipe came from Dana Parr‚Äôs personal Web site, a mix of fun, business, marketing and a few cocktail recipes. This faultless concoction calls for Ketel One Vodka that is handcrafted in small batches. This drink is rumored…
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Blueberry Bread Puddings with Lemon Curd

Blueberries have notably high levels of manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber. According to Wikipedia, ‚Äúa 2007 symposium on berry health benefits were reports showing consumption of blueberries (and similar berry fruits including cranberries) may alleviate…
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Cool Summer-Berry Soup

This Cool Summer-Berry Soup recipe contains raspberries and strawberries and is packed with health benefits. Raspberries are linked to potential health protection against several human diseases. They are among plant foods with the highest fiber contents known, up to 20%…
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Dirty Martini with Stuffed Olives

Here is a tasty cocktail recipe stuffed with olives that may help relieve hot flashes of women going through menopause. If that is true, I’m serving it to all of my girl friends!

Bibimbop (Rice and Vegetable Medley)

Bibimbop is a popular one-dish lunch of piping hot rice, an assortment of vegetables, often a small bit of meat, and always an egg on top. Koreans like this spicy, so they usually add at least 2 tablespoons Chile paste…
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Salmon Cucumber Boats

Lox is a salmon fillet that has been cured. Usually it is thinly sliced and commonly served with a bagel, cream cheese and capers. Try partnering lox up with cucumbers and fiber-rich pumpernickel to get a heart-helping serving of omega-3 fatty acids in this tasty recipe.

Bailey’s Sundae Coffee Drink

Bailey’s Sundae Coffee Drink is an adult cocktail perfect to serve today, National Ice Cream Day. This is a great recipe to serve at your parties, celebrations and ceremonies honoring America’s favorite dessert.

Linguine with Summer Succotash

Summer is a good time to go vegetarian with the abundance of fresh vegetables here in NE Florida. This Linguine with Summer Succotash is a light dish that is perfect if you aren’t looking for a heavy meal to serve for dinner. This is also a great side dish to bring to a pitch in dinner.

Mint-Melon Pops

We are never too old to enjoy ice-cold refreshment when the weather is hot! This recipe for Mint-Melon Pops is a tasty summer time treat and it comes from Maureen Callahan, Real Simple, August 2004. Her recipe suggests using fresh…
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