Valentine’s Day Compilation

Hey everybody, we thought out of all the recipes we’ve posted, these were the ones that’d be great to serve on Valentine’s Day:

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Crawfish Veronica

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Mushroom Ragoût with cheese ravioli

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Poblano Cream Pasta with Shrimp

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Raspberry Swirled Cheesecake Pie

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Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

These are just suggestions though for what to fix on Valentine’s Day. You never have to stick to the classic Valentine’s Day food. If you and your loved one want to eat something like pizza tomorrow, then you enjoy eating you some pizza !

Take care everybody !

Citrus Bourbon Slushies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bourbon whiskey (we used Jim Beam)
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • 10 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (we used 8 tablespoons)
  • 1 ¾ cups simple syrup (We did a 50:50 ratio of sugar and water with our simple syrup and let it cool down to room temperature afterwards)
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh mint leaves (we finely chopped our mint)
  • ¼ cup water
  • Lemon slices and mint leaves, for garnish

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a large plastic freezer-safe bag. Seal the bag and place it in the freezer for anywhere from 6 hours to overnight so the mixture gets frozen. Once frozen, take the bag out and massage it with your hands until the mixture takes on a slushy consistency. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.

They called this “Citrus Bourbon Slushies” but we call it Swamp Slushies ! Don’t let the looks decieve you, this is a delicious drink to have on a hot day. Hell, it’s a delicious drink to have anytime of the year ! There’s a nice level of sweetness without being overpowering, you can taste the bourbon but it’s not overwhelming (oh, you will feel it as well !) and the mint gives it a nice freshness. The lime and lemon juice brightens the drink but doesn’t make it pucker-inducing at all. We don’t know what happened ‘cause the photo for this drink made it look yellow-ish but ours ended up looking like swamp water. The drink was too good to not post even though it visually didn’t turn out the same as the magazine’s picture did. So we decided to embrace the difference and give it the name that seemed fitting ! This is a great drink to have for the summer time but it could be a fun drink to serve in October for a Halloween party !

We got this recipe from People magazine.

We weren’t paid in any form to promote Jim Beam or People magazine.

Take care everybody !

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 ¾ cups lemon juice (about 10 large lemons) (we bought more than 10 lemons since we didn’t know what counted as “large” for lemons)

Directions

  1. Take a large saucepan out and mix the sugar, 1 cup of water and the lemon peel together in it. Set the heat to medium and stir the mixture for 4 minutes or until the sugar’s dissolved. Take the saucepan off the heat, stirring in the lemon juice and remaining water afterwards. Place the lemonade in the fridge and leave it there until it’s cold. Serve the drink over ice and enjoy !

This is a delicious classic lemonade. It’s sweet but you can still taste the lemon in this without it being pucker-inducing. A great drink to enjoy on a hot day.

We got this recipe from Taste of Home.

We weren’t paid in any form to promote Taste of Home.

Take care everybody !

Recipe Recap

Here are all the recipes posted this week:

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We won’t be posting anything tomorrow so we just wanted to say, please honor those who died for their country by doing something for our current service members or by saying thank you to them and their families. Despite the effect Alberto has on some parts of the U.S., we hope that you enjoy your Memorial Day.

Take care everybody !