Monday, January 23, 2012

Makin' Your Own Kahlua

I love Kahlua...there I said it. I could drink it morning, night and day...I think it's the coffee flavor that draws me in. This easy to follow recipe produces a rich, velvety coffee-flavored elixir that is the main ingredient of drinks such as White Russians and Mudslides. Kahlua is also a delicious "on the rocks" drink, whether straight over ice or topped off with a little half-and-half cream.

Difficulty: Easy


Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup instant coffee
  • 1.75 liters high quality vodka
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from the heat. Stir in the coffee. Allow to cool completely.

Pour into a large plastic container with a lid. Add the vodka, vanilla flavoring and vanilla bean.
Cover and let stand for two to three weeks or until fully aged. Kahlua, when properly stored, can last safely for up to a few years.

  • To make a White Russian, use two shots vodka, one shot Kahlua and one shot light cream. Combine the vodka and Kahlua over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Top off with the light cream and serve cold.
  • To make a Mudslide, use one shot of vodka, one shot of Kahlua, one shot of Irish cream (such as Bailey's brand) and one shot of cream. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Serve cold in an old-fashioned glass.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Football Stadium made of Food

Will be making this for our Superbowl stadium make of food!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork

Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork

Pork shoulder roast, trimmed of fat
Several Onions
Bottle of your favorite Bar-B-Que Sauce

After trimming roast of fat( not all, you need some for flavor) put in crockpot and cover with water. Quarter several onions and throw on top. Little pepper...I don't add salt as the pork is usually salty enough. Not specific about amount because you throw these out after roast cooks. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until you can easily shred roast with two forks.
Throw away onions, drain off water. Remove roast and shred with forks. Spray crockpot with Pam, return pork to pot, add bottle or sauce. I recomment getting 2nd bottle just in case one doesn't look like enough. It should be wet and well covered but not soupy. Heat until warm...serve over rolls with coleslaw. Enjoy!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Easy Crumb Coffee Cake

Easy Crumb Coffee Cake
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix...bake according to directions on box at 350 until done.
Take out of oven, crumble topping(directions below) all over and put back in to bake for another 15-20 min. Let cool and enjoy!

For crumb topping:
2 sticks butter, melted
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients...adding additional flour if too sticky.