Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Peppermint Mudslide.

The Mudslide is a classic drink dating back to the 50's, hands down it is my favorite. You can   do it the traditional way, but it leaves so many  options  with it's simple ingredients.  This is one of my many versions. It would be good for holidays, but I like to enjoy it whenever.

1 shot Bailey's Irish Cream
1 shot Kahlua Peppermint Mocha
1 shot Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka
1 cup  Almond Breeze  almond coconut milk
Whipped cream*
Chocolate Syrup*

Take all ingredients and  pour over ice into a  glass, stir carefully.  
You may also blend all of the ingredients in a blender

Top with  whipped cream, and a little syrup if you so choose.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Garlic Naan Bread.

I have a few recipes for flatbread, this one does not require yeast.  Whatever is left over from  dinner, my kids will steal out of the oven and have for breakfast.

2 Cups Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Garlic (minced)
3 Tablespoons Sour Cream ( or yogurt)
2 Tablespoons Ghee ( softened butter also works)
3/4 cup Water
oil for frying
extra flour for rolling

Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl, slowly incorporate water so it won't get too sticky, until it  forms a ball.  Cut the ball into  6 -8 pieces , forming into smaller dough balls. On a floured surface, roll each dough ball until it is about 1/4" thick. In a large skillet (preferably cast iron) put in enough oil to have it about 1/4" deep, put on medium heat to the frying point, you can test this buy putting a very small sprinkle of flour in the pan ( you can just rub your fingers together when you're rolling the dough)  place Naan in one at a time, and turn when the bubbles have browned, set aside on a pan, and keep in a warmed oven.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cheese Dip

Okay so this isn't even close to healthy, but you can  make it healthier with fresh ingredients if you so choose.

It's delicious,  easy, and cheesy.

1 lb Great Value Easy Melt Cheese
1  Can Hormel Chilli with beans
1  Can kidney  beans, drained
1 cup of your favorite salsa
1 packet of taco seasoning.

You can microwave this, or  cook on the stove top.

Either way, you melt the cheese first, and proceed to  add remaining ingredients. Serve with chips.