Red, White, and BBQ (Wine Tasting)

Red, White, and BBQ (Wine Tasting)Happy Wine Wednesday!!

Can you believe we are one week away from the 4th of July? Are you still thinking of a theme for you holiday party?  I am here to save the day!  I was so excited when I had this idea!

Ok, what better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a Wine Tasting Red or White, and a little BBQ. I thought of two different options for this wonderful wine tasting. I believe it will also be fun to vote on the best red and white wine.

  1. You can purchase 2- 3 white wines and 2-3 red wines for your guest to taste and vote on a favorite.
  2. You can send out invitations assigning white wine to a certain number of guest and assigning red wine to a certain number of guest.

Two of my favorite Red Wines:

  1. Liberty Creek (Sweet Red)
  2. Adesso Cagnina di Romagna

Two of my favorite White Wines:

  1. Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti
  2. Barefoot Moscato

 

I hope you pick this fun filled theme for you Red, White and Blue holiday!!! I look forward to using this theme for years to come!

 

 

 

 

 


Hostess Gift Ideas

Happy Magnificent Monday!!

The official kickoff for Summer 2018 is finally here!! Memorial Day Weekend has been the beginning of Summer for years! So many people start it off with back yard bbq’s beach trips and more!

When invited to a cookout or any event it’s always nice to bring the hostess a gift. It’s a small token of appreciation for all of their hard work and thoughtfulness.

I am going to share some ideas for you so, when you are invited to a cookout out this Summer you will be a great guest with your hostess gift!! Cheers to a wonderful Summer!! I hope it’s one to remember!!!

1. Drink Dispenser

2. Nice Glass Pitcher

3. A Bottle if Wine

4. Candle

5. Gift Card for a nice restaurant or grocery store

6. Cookbook

I have shared an example of an idea below!

**Drink Dispenser, Country Time Lemonade, Lemons and Recipe for Lemonade**


Easy Banana Pudding

Happy Marvelous Monday!

We are just days away from Memorial Weekend and I am excited about the summer season!! Summer is always so much fun from all the bbq’s, picnics and even just grilling and chilling out at home!! I think no bake desserts are just perfect for the summer! Dessert always adds the finishing touch to your meal and the no bake desserts help you stay cool by not turning on the oven.My easy banana pudding is delicious and you don’t even have to turn on the oven!! This will be the perfect dessert for any potluck or Summer celebration!!!

Ingredients

1large box of Vanilla Pudding

2 cups of milk

2 cans of condensed milk

1 8oz cool whip

1 box of Vanilla Wafers

2 bananas

Instructions Mix Pudding and Milk together well. Next add Cool Whip, Condensed milk. Layer Cookies, Pudding mix, and then bananas. Repeating until Pudding mixture, Cookies and bananas are gone.


Alabama Bramble 🐎

Happy Saturday!!

Kentucky Derby is a week from today and I wanted to share a recipe focused on the Derby. A few months ago I had the pleasure of going to a whiskey tasting sponsored by Coopers Craft and it was so much fun!! We even had the opportunity to mix up some drinks and learn some great history about whiskey.

Saturday May 05, 2018 will be a fun day between the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo it will be plenty of different activities and celebrations for the day. If you have a celebration at home I hope you add the Alabama Bramble to your beverage menu!!! Cheers!!! 🥃

Ingredients

1.5 oz Coopers Craft Bourbon

1oz Lemon Juice

.5 oz Raw Simple Syrup

4-5 Fresh black berries

2-3 oz Ginger Ale

1 lemon slice

1 mint spring

Instructions

Muddle 3 black berries with simple syrup in a shaker. Add whiskey, lemon juice, and ice. Shake hard double strain into ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with Mint and black berries.


Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Happy Foodie Friday!!

I am so happy the weekend is here!  We will have beautiful weather this weekend in Birmingham, AL so, that makes it even better!

Omg,  when I tell you this chocolate cake is to die for.  It is delicious and so moist.  I made it for the first time for Thanksgiving for a tester and just fell in love.  One of my aunt’s makes a delicious chocolate cake and several people in family agree that this cake is just as good as the one she makes from scratch.

I have paired the cake with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and it just makes it even better! I hope you love it as much as my family and I.  Happy Baking!!

Ingredients

1 Yellow Box Cake Mix

1 box of Hershey Chocolate Pudding

1 cup of chocolate chips

1 cup sour cream

1 cup of oil

4 eggs

Directions

Mix all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Spray your bundt cake pan with Baker’s Joy cooking spray and pour all of your ingredients in the bundt cake pan. Bake cake for 40-45 minutes on 350.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


A Cookbook for a cure

Happy Friday Eve!!

I am so excited to announce my first cookbook Knocking Out Cancer in the Kitchen is available for purchase on Amazon.  I have had the vision for years and I am so thankful to see it come to light.  It is a collection of recipes that were submitted to me for the book and of course I have some of my own recipes in the book as well.

I hope you enjoy this cookbook and make many memories with the recipes!!

A portion of each cookbook will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Fund

The link for you to purchase the book is above!

 

 

Thank you in Advance for your support!!

 

~KMarie~


Buffalo Chicken Dip

Happy Marvelous Monday!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

I am sharing a dip just in time for March Madness!! 🏀 I can’t believe this recipe is 9 years old!! I remember the first time I made it was for my Uncles 60th Birthday party and he turned 69 this year!! If you love buffalo chicken wings you will love this dip!! It’s so easy and delicious!!

Ingredients

2-3 Chicken Breast Shredded

1 8oz block of cream cheese

1/2 cup of shredded cheese

1/2 cup of ranch dressing

Franks Red Hot to taste

Instructions

Season Chicken breast to taste and Broil Chicken breast in a broiler on medium heat. After Chicken is done allow it to cool before you shred it. Add shredded chicken in crockpot, along with cream cheese, and shredded cheese. Cook on high and after the chicken and cheeses have melted add ranch dressing and a few dashes of hot sauce to your taste.

Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!!


Walking Tacos 🌮

Walking TacoHappy Foodie Friday!!

Who you wit? Will you be cheering for the New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles?

It’s almost time to celebrate Superbowl 52 the biggest football game of the year! Even if you don’t like to watch football you can enjoy the yummy food, family, friends, and commercials!  Let me help you make the right call for the game with adding walking tacos to your game day spread!  I was introduced to walking tacos in High School and have been a fan ever since.  Walking Tacos are so fun and easy to make!! It’s basically a taco salad in a bag.

Win or lose walking tacos will help you be the MVP in the Kitchen!!Walking Tacos

Ingredients

1 pound of ground turkey or beef

1 package of taco seasoning (McCormick, Taco Bell, etc) I love McCormick seasonings!!!

Shredded lettuce

Shredded Cheese

Sour Cream

Tomatoes

Taco Salsa or Sauce

Optional: Jalapenos, Black Beans, Corn, and Onions

6-8 bags of small chips (Doritos, Fritos, or any other chips of your choice)

Directions

Cook ground turkey or beef in a skillet until brown, drain grease from meat. Add taco seasoning and cook according to directions on the package.

Carefully open one bag of chips and add your meat along with other toppings. Don’t add too much because you have to mix it all together. Eat with a fork and enjoy

Sour Cream

Tomatoes

Taco Salsa or Sauce

Optional: Jalapenos, Black Beans, Corn, and Onions

6-8 bags of small chips (Doritos, Fritos, or any other chips of your choice)


Pineapple Lemonade🍋BHM Potluck

Hello February!!

As a little girl I remember my mommy preparing dishes for potlucks she would have at work but funny thing is they called them pitch –ins. (lol)  I had so much fun helping her prepare dishes for the pitch –ins and would also love that she would bring home some yummy food from the other teachers.  With all of the experience I had as a little girl I feel like I was born a Potluck Queen. I love creating wonderful dishes and beverages with love just like my mommy did when I was a little girl.

February is full of different holidays that give you the opportunity to have a great potluck. I am excited to be a part of the virtual Black History Potluck along with 27 other amazing food bloggers. You can’t have a good potluck without a party punch.   I am bringing Pineapple Lemonade to the potluck.  When I say this drink is good it is good!

Ingredients

1 lemon

2 quarts of Country Time Lemonade

1 cup of sugar

1 8oz can of pineapple chunks

1 6oz can of pineapple juice

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in a 2 quart pitcher and fill with water. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze half in the pitcher. The remaining half will be sliced and added to the pitcher.

Happy Cooking!!

Bonus Tip: Add Sprite or Ginger Ale to make it a punch!

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Lemon Pudding

Hello!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!  I had A Very Merry Christmas and looking forward to the NYE celebration.  Can you believe we only have one more day left in 2017?

What are your plans for NYE?  If you are having a vision party, house party, or celebrating at home I have the perfect dessert for you.

I am so excited that Nilla wafers have a lemon flavored cookie and it is delicious!!  I couldn’t wait to create a recipe with the cookies.  My recipe is full of lemon flavor and will be really cute in mini dessert cups.  I am already thinking of what else I can add to this recipe to make it better or just a whole new twist.  I hope my recipe is a hit in your house or party! Let me know your thoughts and what you think I can add to make this recipe even more delicious.

 

Ingredients

1 box of Lemon Nilla Wafers

1 8oz block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 8oz tub of cool whip

1/2 cup powder sugar

2 large freshly squeezed lemons

 

Instructions

Allow your cream cheese to soften ahead of time.  Once your cream cheese is nice and soft beat the cream cheese and powder sugar together.  Next add your condensed milk, cool whip, and lemon juice from your fresh squeezed lemons.

Layer your cookies in the bottom of the pan and add mixture on top of the cookies.  Continue to repeat steps with layers until you run out of mixture.  Allow dessert to cool in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.  This is also a quick and easy dessert that will save you time if you make it the night before too.

Happy Cooking!!!

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