Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Martini's For Everyone...

Not too much more to say than Bikini Martini's for the Summer Season...Enjoy!  

1 oz. Coconut Rum 
3/4 oz. Vodka
1 Dash Grenadine Syrup 

Combine rum, vodka, pineapple juice in a drink shaker 
Shake firmly until frothy
Pour in a Martini glass
Add a touch of grenadine in the middle 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Friday, May 18, 2012

Jersey Shore...

It is the last weekend before Memorial Day at the Jersey shore...who has plans.  Well if you live in New Jersey I am sure you have a plan.  A BBQ, a trip to the beach, drinks and more drinks with friends at a bar.  For all of you who have not expereinced a Jersey shore weekend or a Jersey summer you do not know what your missing.   There are no words to help me describe it to you you just have to see it to believe it.  I for one live at the shore and can enjoy the beach, the ocean, fresh crab caught crabbing, clams, Barnegat bay scallops, the whole expereince all year long - I am so lucky!

If you have not visited the Jersey shore do yourself a favor and make it a point to do so.  There is nothing like a walk on the boardwalk, Saw Mill pizza in Seaside, drinks at Martell's Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant, the beach on LBI, or the rides and games in Wildwood.  You name it there is something to eat, drink and see anywhere Down the Shore! Happy Almost Memorial Day...

Jersey Shore Crab Dip
***1 Can Crab Meat (drained and picked over)

1 Can Artichoke Hearts (drained and chopped)
1 Clove Garlic (minced)
1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 Package Cream Cheese (softened)
1 Cup Asiago Cheese (shredded)

In a microwave safe bowl combine all of the ingredients
Place in microwave for 3-4 minutes until hot
Serve with crackers or bread pieces

***Crab claw meat is less expensive than lump crab meat and it is a little sweeter tasting

Enhanced by Zemanta

Saturday, May 5, 2012

last Minute Cinco de Mayo Idea...

Just a quick thought...get some friends together tonight and have a small get together.  With a little bit of planning and a little bit of time you can have a party get together in no time.  All you need for tonight:  Corona, LimesTortilla Chips and my Black Bean and Corn Salsa.  Alternatively with this recipe, grill up some chicken and use this salsa as a side dish.  Nothing too fancy...beer, good company and some great food.  Enjoy and have fun!

Black Bean & Corn Salsa
1 Can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 Can Corn (drained and rinsed)
Red Bell Pepper (seeded and diced)
Jalapeño (optional; seeded and sliced thin)
1/2 Small Red Onion (diced)
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 Teaspoons Hot Sauce
1 Lime (juiced)
Cilantro (a small handful chopped)

In a medium size bowl combine all ingredients
Let stand 15 minutes before serving

***this recipe can be made ahead of time and refrigerated  

Enhanced by Zemanta