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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Ginger Sage Cocktail Drink Recipe

Looking for a cocktail that is different from all those classics that you've tried? Looking for one that is easy-to-make, tastes great and only requires a handful of ingredients? If so, you're going to appreciate our guest-post recipe that's courtesy of Santa Margherita Prosecco. It will make 8-10 servings.

Ginger Sage Cocktail Drink Recipe

Ginger Sage Cocktail Drink Recipe

1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Simple Syrup
1 cup honey
3 cups water
2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced
1 large piece of ginger, peeled and diced
20 fresh sage leaves (plus more for garnish)

In a saucepan combine the honey and water over medium heat and bring to a light boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved completely. Add the pears, ginger and sage leaves. Simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced by 1/3 (about 15-20 minutes). Remove from heat and let the mixture steep for an additional 10 minutes. Strain the syrup into a large canning jar or thick glass bowl. Discard the ginger and sage leaves.

Place a few pieces of the cooked pear into each stemless wine glass followed by 2 tbsp. of the simple syrup. Add Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG and serve immediately. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tortellini Antipasto Skewers Recipe

Looking for a new appetizer or snack recipe to make? If so, we've got one for you today that's courtesy of PastaFits.org. This recipe will make approximately 8 servings. This simple antipasto with fresh flavours is so easy to assemble. It makes the perfect party appetizer or a satisfying any-time snack.

Tortellini Antipasto Skewers Recipe

Tortellini Antipasto Skewers Recipe

32 (about 4 oz.) cheese tortellini
16 cocktail bocconcini
16 fresh basil leaves
16 cherry tomatoes
16 pitted black olives
4 tsp. balsamic vinegar
4 tsp. olive oil
Pinch each salt and pepper
16 small skewers

1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain well; let cool completely.

2. Thread 1 tortellini, bocconcini, basil leaf, tomato, olive and another tortellini on each skewer. Repeat to make 16 skewers. Arrange on serving platter.

3. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and pepper; drizzle over skewers.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bacon and Cheese Popcorn Recipe

Bacon and Cheese Popcorn Recipe
Enjoy snacking on popcorn? Tired of the same old, same old flavors? If so, you're going to love our guest post recipe from the great folks over at Popcorn.org. This recipe combines some really unique flavors together to give you a totally awesome snacking experience. The recipe will make approximately 4 quartz. I think it would be the perfect snack to whip up for a Superbowl Sunday party or other sporting event.

Bacon and Cheese Popcorn Recipe

4 quarts popped popcorn
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke seasoning
1/3 cup bacon bits or soy ‘bacon’ bits
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon seasoned salt or kosher salt

Place popcorn in a large serving bowl. Place butter in a small bowl and melt in microwave, about 20 seconds. Stir liquid smoke into butter. Pour butter mixture over popcorn and toss to distribute evenly. Sprinkle bacon bits, Parmesan cheese and salt over popcorn. Toss and serve immediately.