Dill Pickle Martini

Dill Pickle Martini

Dill Pickle Martini
The flavor of this pickle martini cocktail is unexpectedly good. The tangy pickle juice makes a wonderful martini when combined with the dry flavor of vodka.

A cocktail shaker should be filled with ice before adding vodka and dill pickle juice.

Shake the shaker vigorously for about 20 seconds with the lid on before straining into martini glasses.

Give each cocktail a spear of dill pickle as a garnish.



This recipe is a staple in Mexico. Raw seafood is cooked by the lime juice! Now don’t wrinkle your nose! You would never know the seafood was not cooked prior to serving. Make sure to always use the freshest ingredients! You may substitute many types of seafood for scallops, for example: halibut, red snapper, flounder, or swordfish.

Rinse scallops and place in a medium sized bowl.

Pour lime juice over the scallops.

The scallops should be completely immersed in the lime juice.

Chill the lime juice and scallops all day or overnight until scallops are opaque (you cannot see through them).

Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter Recipe
This is a simple apple butter recipe that can be altered to your liking with use of spices.

In a sizable stainless steel or enamel-coated saucepan, combine Honeycrisp apples, Granny Smith apples, and apple cider; bring to a boil while stirring occasionally.

Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 20 minutes or until mixture is reduced by about half.

Bring to a boil while stirring in sugar and lemon juice to the apple mixture.

Reduce heat to medium-low, then simmer the mixture for about 25 minutes, or until it is very thick.

Easy Eggnog Pancakes

Easy Eggnog Pancakes

Easy Eggnog Pancakes
Stir leftover eggnog into your pancake batter for a fancy and rich breakfast treat during the holiday season.

In a shallow frying pan or griddle, heat vegetable oil over medium heat.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

Stir the eggnog into the flour mixture until the batter is smooth.

Fill the heated griddle with enough batter to create a 4- to 5-inch circle.

Cook for about 5 minutes, or until bubbles start to form around the edges and the bottom is browned.

5 more minutes of cooking are needed to evenly brown the other side after flipping.

using the remaining batter, repeat

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping
Brown sugar and oat streusel tops moist and substantial pumpkin-oat muffins, making them ideal for a quick breakfast or holiday brunch.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease or line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.

Combine 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup oats pumpkin pie spice baking soda baking powder and salt together in a bowl.

Whisk pumpkin puree 1 cup brown sugar white sugar vegetable oil applesauce eggs and vanilla extract together in a separate large bowl.

Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture; mix well.

Fold in raisins.

Beat 1/4 cup brown sugar with butter in a bowl until creamy and smooth.

Whisk 2 tablespoons oats and 2 tablespoons flour using a fork into sugar-butter mixture until streusel topping is crumbly.

Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin.

Sprinkle each muffin with streusel topping.

Quick Tomato Sandwich

Quick Tomato Sandwich

Quick Tomato Sandwich
A straightforward recipe for a tomato sandwich that is easy to make.

In a bowl, mix together the ketchup, mayonnaise, salt, and hot sauce.

Use a toaster to toast bread.

Toast is covered with the ketchup mixture on all 4 slices.

Place lettuce leaves and three to four tomato slices on a piece of toast.

Put another piece of toast on top.

To make a second sandwich, repeat this procedure.

Jam Tarts

Jam Tarts

Jam Tarts
Dollop your favorite jam onto circles of homemade pastry to make these cute jam tarts that are not only easy but also tons of fun to make with kids!

In a food processor, combine salt, sugar, and flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Water should be added, then mix until a ball forms.

Pastry should be chilled thoroughly for at least 30 minutes.

Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).

24 shallow muffin tins need grease.

With a cookie cutter, cut rounds out of thinly rolled pastry.

Put each circle inside a muffin cup.

To each cup, add 2 teaspoons of jam.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown, in the preheated oven.

tarts on a wire rack to cool

Orange-Pineapple Pork Stir-Fry

Orange-Pineapple Pork Stir-Fry

Orange-Pineapple Pork Stir-Fry
For a quick midweek dinner, try this pork stir-fry with orange, pineapple, and carrots. It’s a delicious sweet and savory dish.

In a 3-quart saucepan, combine 3 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons water for the sauce and whisk until thoroughly combined.

In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups water, brown sugar, rice vinegar, lemon juice, orange juice, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Stirring continuously, add gradually to the flour-water mixture in the pan.

Over a medium-high heat, bring to a boil.

For 3 to 5 minutes after the sauce has thickened, continue to cook and stir.

Get rid of the heat.

Put 1/4 cup of flour, salt, and pepper for pork in a plastic bag that can be sealed.

To thoroughly coat the pork, cut it into bite-sized pieces and drop it into the flour mixture.

Black Bean and Avocado Brownies

Black Bean and Avocado Brownies

Black Bean and Avocado Brownies
For any family members who must avoid gluten, you can quickly make these delicious flourless brownies. This tasty treat is quite healthy thanks to the avocado!

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Spray nonstick cooking spray in a 9-inch baking pan.

In a big bowl, manually whisk eggs, mashed avocado, and vanilla extract.

Put black beans in.

Blend the mixture with an immersion blender until the batter is smooth and the black beans are all broken up.

In a different bowl, combine dark cocoa powder and brown sugar.

Add to the batter and manually stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

Add chocolate chips and stir.

Fill the pan with the batter.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Totally cool before slicing and serving

Easy Dinner Hash

Easy Dinner Hash

Easy Dinner Hash
It is simple to adjust the serving size of this one-dish meal to accommodate the guests. When it’s just my daughter and I at home for dinner, I use it.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Stir in the sausage and cook until crumbly and just slightly pink about 5 minutes.

Stir in the diced potato and onion.

Continue cooking until the potatoes are tender and have lightly browned 10 to 15 minutes.

Once the potatoes are tender stir in the mixed vegetables until hot.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese before serving.