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spiced tea recipe


Here are 2 different recipes for spiced tea.  It is so yummy!  Enjoy!  feefee Delicious Hot Weather Recipe: Iced Spice Tea  Posted by Monica Puri Bangia | Under Drink Wednesday Jun 3, 2009   A close friend from college is taking a hiatus from work and so I have been spending a lot of time with her. She and I are both into food so we try out lots of restaurants in the area or go to our favorites. We have been meeting for lunch almost daily if not a few times a week. Our favorite places are mostly in Edison- the Indian area- we tend to eat the street foods we miss so much that tend to assault the palette- spicy, sweet and savory, all at once. Recently we went to an Ethiopian restaurant in the area and had a fabulous lunch! We ordered some vegetables and a spicy salmon dish- it was really good. It was a warm day and we saw something called spice tea on the menu- served hot or cold. …

fennel


Tim and I recently went to a restaurant where they gave us about a half a teaspoon (to share) of fennel seeds at the end of the meal.  We were to chew it thoroughly then swallow it.  Tastes a little like licorice.  It is supposed to aid in digestion.  I found it very interesting so I looked it up.  This is from wikipedia: veggies made with fennel seeds   Fennel contains anethole, which can explain some of its medical effects: it, or its polymers, act as phytoestrogens.[11]  Intestinal tract On account of its carminative properties, Fennel is chiefly used medicinally with purgatives to allay their side effects and for this purpose forms one of the ingredients of the well-known compound Liquorice Powder. Fennel water has properties similar to those of anise and dill water: mixed with sodium bicarbonate and syrup, these waters constitute the domestic ‘Gripe Water’, used to ease flatulence in infants; it also can be made into a syrup to treat babies with colic or painful teething. Long term ingestion of fennel preparations …

strawberry margarita pie


You NEED to make this ASAP (that’s what the site said) Strawberry Margarita Pie Recipe from Manchester Highlands Inn {recipe via *Pie} Ingredients: 2 cups hulled fresh strawberries 2/3 cups sugar 1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs 1 stick butter, softened ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk 6 Tbsp tequila 4 Tbsp triple sec 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice 2 cups heavy cream Instructions: Toss strawberries with 4 Tbsp sugar and set aside. Blend graham cracker crumbs, rest of sugar and butter in food processor. Press into bottom and up sides of buttered 9 inch springform pan. Next, puree strawberries and sugar with condensed milk, tequila, triple sec and lime juice in processor or blender. Transfer to large bowl. Whip cream until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of cream into puree. Gently fold in remaining cream. Pour filling into pie crust, cover and freeze until firm, preferably overnight. To serve, run hot, sharp knife around the sides of pan, remove dies and cut into wedges. Garnish with mint leaves and fresh strawberries. again from http://www.hostessblog.com/

Margarita Cupcakes


A coworker once brought these to work and they were all gone by the tme I had a chance to take a break to go get one.  All day everyone raved about them.  I meant to look up a recipe for them but forgot all about them until I came across this today.  She didn’t put any liquor in hers though.  INGREDIENTS Cupcakes: 1 box white cake mix 8 oz margarita mix (liquid) 2 oz tequila 1 oz Grand Marnier 3 egg whites 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp grated lime zest Lime Buttercream Icing: 8 Tbsp butter, softened 8 oz cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsp lime juice (approx 2 fresh limes) 1 Tbsp margarita mix 1 tsp lime zest 5 cups powdered (confectioners’) sugar cane sugar & fresh limes (for garnish) ***** DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350º and prepare muffin pans. 2. Combine margarita mix, tequila, and Grand Marnier in a large glass and stir well. 3. In large bowl, combine cake mix, egg whites, lime zest, vegetable oil, and margarita mixture from …

sangria recipe


Three-Berry Basil Rosé Sangria Recipe Ingredients • ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries, rinsed • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed • ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries, rinsed • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves (about 6 medium leaves) • 1 ounce brandy • 2 ounces Drambruie • 750ml bottle dry rosé wine, chilled • 12 ounces club soda, chilled • About 3 cups ice cubes • 4 to 6 basil sprigs for garnish (optional) Directions In a large (at least 2-quart) glass pitcher, mix together the berries and basil. Add the brandy and Drambruie, and stir to combine. Slowly pour in the wine, stirring gently. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight. When ready to serve, add the club soda and stir gently with a long-handled wooden spoon. Fill highballs, wineglasses, or other decorative glasses with ice cubes and slowly pour the sangria over the ice, allowing berries to fall into the glasses. Garnish each glass with a basil sprig, if desired. Serves 4 to 6. Variation: Use sparkling …

sin sandwich


Eat now and repent later… from Elle magazine Sin Sandwich Ingredients • 1 (8″ x 4″ x 4″) loaf brioche, crusts removed • 6 tbsp. Nutella • 1 oz. semisweet chocolate, preferably Valrhona 55 percent (four very thin, seven-gram squares, one for each sandwich) • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting Directions Lay the brioche loaf on its side and cut it lengthwise, to give two 8-by-4-inch rectangular slices, each ½-to-¾-inch thick. Spread each slice with 3 tablespoons Nutella. Evenly space the 4 bars of chocolate over the bottom slice. Top with the second, Nutella-covered, slice, face down. Heat a cast-iron griddle or a large, heavybottomed skillet over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles. Add the sandwich and cook, turning once, until the chocolate is melted and the brioche is a toasty gold color on both sides, about 1½ minutes each side. To serve, cut into four pieces and dust with sugar. Serves 4.

pretty cakes and one creepy cake


  Really pretty cakes- beautifully decorated cakes- and a really creepy cake! BD cuppie cakes- num num num mmmmmm hello chocolate- get in my belly! mini cakes mini wedding cake.  Wouldn’t it be really cute to put one of these on each table instead of one large cake? they are so light and fluffy they are floating on air and one really creepy one… I think this is the definition of creepy.  Now I lost my appetite for cake.