Appetizers are my favorite part of a meal and this Cranberry Brie is at the top of the list. It’s the perfect holiday appetizer for any parties on your calendar or your own holiday meals. Many times appetizers are an overlooked part of a meal but I love to fix a couple of really good…
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Recipe by Better Homes & Gardens™
Yield: 6 large Martinis
- 5 c. watermelon cubes (rind and seeds removed)
- 3/4 c. lemon vodka
- 6 Tbsp. lime juice
- 3 Tbsp. Cointreau or triple sec
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
- Place watermelon in blender. Cover; blend until smooth. Pour puree into a pitcher and keep very cold, even a little frozen to make it icy.
- For 2 martinis, add one cup of watermelon puree, 1/4 cup of lemon vodka, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, one tablespoon each of Cointreau and sugar to the blender with 3 to 6 ice cubes. Cover; blend until slushy.
Nutrition Facts: Per serving: 150 kcal, 0 g fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg chol., 2 mg sodium, 20 g carb., 1 g fiber,14 g sugar,1 g pro.
Recipe by Betty Crocker™
Yield: 8 Servings
- 8 c. 1/2-inch cubes watermelon
- 1-1/2 c. ginger ale
- 1/3 c. water
- 1 can (6 oz.) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
- Place watermelon cubes in single layer in 1-gallon resealable freezer plastic bag; freeze 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
- In blender, place half each of watermelon, ginger ale, water and limeade concentrate. Cover; blend on medium speed until smooth. Pour mixture into pitcher. Repeat with remaining ingredients; stir into mixture in pitcher. Serve immediately.
- Look for seedless watermelon in the produce department to save having to remove the seeds when cutting the watermelon into cubes.
- Garnish each cooler with a lime wedge and fresh mint leaves threaded on a fancy toothpick.
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National Shrimp Day – May 9th
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Pumpkin Pie Punch from Delish©
Love the Autumn season? Enjoy the taste of pumpkin? Well, this adult beverage is for you!
Recipe by Lena Abraham
Yield: 10-12 Servings
- 1/2 gallon Apple Cider
- 2 cups Ginger Ale
- 1 can Pumpkin pie mix
- 1 cup Vanilla Vodka
- 2 cups whipped topping (i.e.: Cool Whip®)
- Pumpkin Pie spice for garnish
- Combine cider, ginger ale, pumpkin pie mix and vodka in a pitcher. Stir until fully combined.
- Pour into glasses, top with Cool Whip®, sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice, and serve.
Hot and Saucy Cocktail Meatballs
Yield: 6 Servings
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup Progresso™ dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
2/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 bottles (12 ounces each) chili sauce
2 jars (10 ounces each) grape jelly
- Heat oven to 400°F. Stir together all ingredients except chili sauce and jelly. Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place in ungreased retangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, or on rack in broiler pan.
- Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear.
- Heat chili sauce and jelly in Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring contantly, until jelly is melted. Stir in meatballs until coated. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
- Serve hot with toothpicks.
4th of July Party Decorating Ideas
Fruit Salad Sailboat
A simple sail is all you need to transform a watermelon fruit salad into a seaworthy centerpiece.
Cut a triangle from ticking fabric and fold it in half over a dowel. Hot-glue the fabric along the dowel to secure and along the loose edges for a stiff sail.
Decorative Utensil Jars
Don’t bother setting the table — guests can grab what they need from these adorable, no-fuss utensil jars.
Simply decorate containers, like empty oatmeal canisters, by wrapping them with festive paper and securing with tape. Add an adhesive chalkboard label to send a fun message.
Roll and Wrap Place Setting
Make picnic prep a breeze with an all-in-one utensil holder and place mat. Fold the long end of a dish towel up until it becomes the size of a place mat.
Stitch or hot-glue the outer edges together. Insert utensils into the pocket, roll up, and tie with a separate ribbon.
Fair-Style Berry Cones
Use food to decorate the picnic table.
Form sturdy waxed paper into cones, securing with transparent tape. Fill each cone with blue or red berries to create a sweet treat and dazzling display all in one.
For more ideas on how to create an American Patriotic Picnic, log on to the Better Homes and Gardens website.