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Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful 2010 and I send best wishes to a successful, happy and prosperous 2011.  To close out the year and to kick off the next I have a quick and easy cocktail, Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail, that will get you through this evening or any Sunday brunch or wedding shower.

Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail

1 – 2 Tbsp. Pomegranate Juice, to taste

Prosecco, Champagne or your favorite sparkling wine.

Add 1-2 Tbsp. of pomegranate juice to each champagne glass, top off with Prosecco.  Toast with someone special and enjoy!

Thanks so much to the wonderful people at POM Wonderful who sent me a case of Pomegranate juice.  Delicious and healthy — a great combination when you can find it.  Stand by for more pomegranate recipes in 2011.


Favorite Kitchen Tools: Cocktail Whisk

Yes, I suppose you can use this whisk for mixing cocktails but I love it for whisking together marinades, salad dressings, a flour slurry or any other small job.   The petite whisk head fits perfectly into small prep containers such as ramekins or measuring cups.  Next time your scrambling just one or two eggs for breakfast, put down the fork and pick up a cocktail whisk.


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Cherry Mash Martini

Wow, it’s been a hectic three weeks.   Trips to St. Joseph, Houston, Atlanta and Houston again.  A water heater broken, which meant a weekend of showering at friends’ houses and a patio re-paved, which meant a weekend of replanting flower beds.  Just one of these stresses would call for some chocolate.  Add them all together and that calls for a cocktail.  Why not have the best of both — a chocolate cocktail?

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Tomato Beer

I was recently in Chicago for a business trip.  The good?  I was visiting Chicago, a fantastic food town. The bad? I was there for work, so my time wasn’t my own.  I didn’t have much hope for squeezing in any foodie pursuits, perhaps I could find a great dinner for my one free night, but forget about doing any exploring or discovering.

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For Your Consideration: Peaches Poached with Basil

Congratulations to my friend PC at The Runaway Spoon for winning food 52‘s contest for Best Recipe Using Fresh Basil.  I can’t wait to try this, it sounds amazing and refreshing.  And, truth be told, I really want to get my hands on that poaching liquid for some summer cocktail experiments.  For the recipe visit the other Spoon.  Hmmm, I wonder if I can use this for tomatoes?

Cocktail Napkin, Anyone?

Cocktail Napkins

Cocktail Napkin, Anyone?

I am addicted to paper cocktail napkins.

On most weekends you can find me trying to score a fix.  My favorite dealers?  Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning, Marshall and let’s not forget the clearance baskets of my favorite kitchen supply and gourmet grocery stores (thank you Balduccis).  My obsession combines two experiences that keep me Jonesing for more — the thrill of the bargain and the high of finding the unique. Just when I think I can “Just Say No” I find coordinating lunch and dinner napkins. It’s like a speedball to my heart. Continue reading