Sunday, August 31, 2014

2 Ingredient Summer Cocktails

Here are two of my favorite
summer cocktails. Each one needs
 Just 2 ingredients!

 2 Ingredient Margaritas

These are the fast and easy versions.
That means you can enjoy one anytime!

It so refreshing and tasty!
(Click on the names for the directions.)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DIY Pampered Chef ~ Cinnamon Plus

I love to mix up my own spice and herb blends.
This Cinnamon Blend is a copycat of the
Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus.
 I had all the ingredients.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, ginger, 
and dried orange peel.
 I made my own dried orange peel using
 a microplane grater and drying in a low oven.
I used the toaster oven and it's small tray.
It's so easy and 1 orange gives me enough
(just under 1T) for this recipe. Since it's
not been sitting in a jar it has a true
orange fragrance and taste. 
 Crush with the side of a knife.
 Mix it together and store in a labeled spice jar.
Use in any recipe that calls for cinnamon.
 Don't forget to make your own cinnamon sugar. 
Put some in a cute shaker and keep it by the 
toaster for buttery cinnamon toast.

6 T cinnamon
1 T allspice
1 T dried orange peel
2 t nutmeg
1 t ground cloves
1/2 t ground ginger
Combine with a whisk and store in
a jar. Use in any recipes that call
for cinnamon or for cinnamon sugar

1/2 C sugar
2 T cinnamon plus blend
Combine in a shake top jar
and keep handy by the toaster.

Wash and dry 1 orange. Use a microplane 
to remove the outer peel.Spread out and
dry in a 200ยบ oven for 25 minutes.
Press with fingers or the bottom
 of a glass to pulverize.