Mar 1, 2015

Social Media Weekly 7

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Feb 26, 2015

Copycat Baileys Irish Cream


Here's a great alternative to purchasing commercial Irish Cream- make your own! It's less expensive, and you can control the amount of alcohol in it- use more or less, according to your preference. This Copycat Baileys Irish Cream was very well-received at a recent gathering.



Copycat Baileys Irish Cream

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup bourbon whiskey
1/2 cup whipping cream (not whipped)
1/2 cup half and half cream
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 to 3 teaspoons instant coffee, or to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pour all ingredients into a clean quart jar with a lid. Cap tightly and shake until well combined. Serve. Refrigerate leftovers; it keeps for several weeks. Contents will separate during refrigeration- shake or stir before serving. Makes about 21 (1.5 oz.) shots.


Print Recipe






Sweet and rich, Irish Cream makes makes a great after dinner drink...
and delicious Irish Coffee.

Notes:
1. Some of the recipes I have read call for putting all the ingredients into a blender to combine. You can certainly do that. I just just didn't want to wash my blender. :)
2. Many recipes I read called for "1 cup of light cream" instead of my 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1/2 cup half and half. Light cream isn't "diet" or "lite", it just refers to the fat content. Half and half has the least fat, then light cream, then whipping cream. If you combine equal amounts of half and half and whipping cream, you get a product that equals the fat content of light cream. The reason I am telling you all of this is that I couldn't find light cream in any of my local stores, so I worked out this substitute. If you can find light cream and want to use it (instead of the half and half and whipping cream), it will work. I have also seen recipes call for an entire cup of whipping cream. 


Recipe adapted from lovely Karen at Sew Many Ways.


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Feb 23, 2015

Feb 22, 2015

Social Media Weekly 6

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Feb 19, 2015

Dreaming of Spring Recipes


Many of us are still enduring frigid temperatures, and some of us are still covered in snow. This time of year, we get winter-weary. Will Spring ever come?

I needed a little warm weather encouragement this week, and I thought you might, too...so I put together this collection of my best Spring recipes. 

Put on your flip-flops and come dream of Spring with me! 


Spring is for lemon everything!


A lighter, fresher soup for Spring~


Quite possibly the best lemon loaf I have ever had.


Orange glazed salmon is citrus-fresh~


Carrot cake is a must-have in Spring!


You can do so much with


A classic recipe with fresh flavor~


There's luscious lemon filling in this


Even when it's cold outside, you can grow something fresh!


Can't wait for the honey bees ♥


Easter will be here before you know it...


OK, this one isn't a recipe, but it made me think of 
warm weather and picnics.


Just think of when you can pick basil right out of your own garden! 
It won't be long.


I hope you enjoyed our brief journey into Spring. 
Here's hoping for the real thing soon!



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