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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Substituting flour for cauliflower can cut calories and add extra nutritional value to your pizza night! Try this easy cauliflower pizza crust recipe, courtesy of Terra's Kitchen. It's really easy to prepare and once prepared, you can top it with your favorite pizza toppings.

How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated (about 1/2 a large head)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Fresh basil leaves, optional

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 425ºF.

Grate the cauliflower using a box grater until you have two cups of cauliflower crumbles. Place in a large bowl and microwave for 7 to 8 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the microwave and let cool.

Mix in the egg, one cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden.

Top the pizza with the sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella, grape tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, another 10 minutes. Top with basil before serving.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Fruity Cocktail Recipes for Summer

Summer has finally arrived and I'm ready to enjoy some time outdoors with my family and friends. During the summer season we host a lot of get-togethers and we enjoy serving cocktails to our adult party guests. When it comes to mixed drinks, I'm all about the fun fruity flavors! How about you?

Today's guest post recipes are courtesy of Sparkling ICE.

Coconut Pineapple Cocktail Recipe

Coconut Pineapple Cocktail Recipe

1.5 oz white rum
3 oz. of pineapple juice
Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple
Nutmeg (garnish)

Add white rum and pineapple juice to shaker. Add ice. Stir and strain into chilled Old Fashioned glass. Top with Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple. Garnish with pinch of nutmeg.
Cachaca Lemon Lime Cocktail Recipe

Cachaca Lemon Lime Cocktail Recipe

2 oz. Cachaça
2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 lime, cut into wedges
Splash of Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
Candied ginger (garnish)

Muddle sugar and lime in an Old Fashioned Glass. Add ice and cachaça. Lightly stir. Add splash of Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime. Garnish with candied ginger.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Perfect Cocktail Recipes for Summer Parties

Unofficially summer has begun here in the northeast, but as you know, we're still about 2 weeks out from the official start of summer. One of the things I love about this time of the year is that we get to spend a lot of time outdoors hosting pool parties, backyard barbecues and family events. We love serving up a wide variety of delicious tasting food and of course, we enjoy serving cocktails to our adult party guests.

Here are 3 Perfect Cocktail Recipes for all of your Summer Parties!

Skinny Margarita Recipe

Skinny Margarita Recipe

3 oz. Lemon Lime Sparkling Ice
1 1/2 oz. Tequila
Splash of fresh squeezed orange
Fresh squeezed lime

Directions: Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice.
Fiesta Tequila Sunrise Recipe

Fiesta Tequila Sunrise Recipe

4 oz. Orange Mango Sparkling Ice
2 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. grenadine
Orange slice for garnish
Maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions: Mix all ingredients and serve in a tall glass with ice.
Sparkling Paloma Recipe

Sparkling Paloma Recipe

2 Parts Mescal
Small scoop Grapefruit sorbet
Squeeze of lime juice
Teaspoon Agave
2 parts Grapefruit Sparkling Ice

Directions: Mix in rocks glass with Kosher salted rim.

Disclosure: These cocktail beverage recipes are courtesy of Sparkling ICE. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.