Good-For-You Orange Chocobutter NoBake Treats

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/29/2016 to Quick & Easy

How did we get so close to bathing suit season?  I love chocolate and came across a no bake cookie in an old cookbook and decided to try make these treats a little less un-healthy!  I have always heard that Coconut Oil is good for you, but a little bit goes a long way.  This recipe is truly easy, and so quick to make.  Something yummy to munch on, that you don't have to feel guilty about!


I also added Orange Zest to the mix which adds a really deep and rich orange flavor plus vitamin C which adds to all the other goodness.


These are best when kept in the freezer.  This does not make them too hard, just gives them a really nice bite!


I hope you enjoy as much as I do!


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Orange Shrimp Scampi

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/26/2016 to Italian


It is always fun to recreate a favorite dish with a different flavor profile. I decided to play around with Shrimp Scampi. Lemon, garlic, butter and wine—what is not to love! I replaced the lemon with Orange Zest and the wine with an orange liqueur. You can use any good quality orange liqueur like Dry Orange Curaçao or Grand Marnier. The sauce this creates is luscious, glistening and so pretty! Using dried Orange Zest adds a richer, more concentrated flavor over fresh zest.


As with most shrimp entrees you will want to purchase the larger shrimp. They will have a “meatier” texture than the smaller shrimp. A trick that I recently learned is to “dust” the shrimp with baking soda which plumps them up and makes them more tender.


I served the shrimp with pasta tossed in a little butter and parmesan cheese.


A glass of Pinot Noir went very well with this dish.


Enjoy!


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Scalloped Mexican Potatoes

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/24/2016 to Brunch


Today I wanted to try something new and different. Potatoes can be a little bland so I kicked it up a notch! I used Milford's Mexican Blast to season the potatoes that added such an amazing favor. Mexican Blast is a delicious blend of chile peppers, garlic, onion, cumin, Mexican oregano and other spices.


Adding the poblano peppers made the dish colorful and taste fantastic! Mexican Crema is available at regular grocery stores and is richer that regular cream.


I paired this with Grilled Mexican Blast Carne Asada. Really delicious!



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Grilled Mexican Blast Carne Asada Steak

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/24/2016 to Beef, Pork & Lamb


Cinco de Mayo is such a fun Holiday to cook for! I adore Mexican flavors and this dish has it in spades.


I made a wet rub and let the meat marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours—24 hours is best if you can.


Milford's Mexican Blast is a delicious blend of chile peppers, garlic, onion, cumin, Mexican oregano and other spices. It has an amazing flavor profile and is great with veggies, chicken and pork too. I served this with Scalloped Mexican Potatoes and Poblano Chilis. It went well with the Carne Asada Steak. 


An ice cold Dos XX pairs beautifully with this meal.


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Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/6/2016 to Brunch


My family LOVES Mexican food! It can be really heavy though, especially around summertime. My goal is to serve healthier versions of our most liked dishes.  


Adobo Lime is one of my all time favorite spice blends. It is hand blended from fennel seed, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, lime zest, kosher salt, thyme and rosemary. It is so versatile to use on anything from veggies to grilling.


The tomatillo sauce is really fresh and light. You control the cheese to your liking!


An icy cold Corona is delightful with this meal.


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Baked Churros

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/4/2016 to Brunch


Cinco de Mayo needs a sweet addition! The mini Baked Churros have all the flavor and crunch but not the fat and calories. This healthier version is baked instead of fried and they are bite size.


Saigon Cinnamon has the highest natural oil content of any cinnamon (nearly 5%) giving this a magnificent flavor and aroma. It is amazing! You can use cinnamon in savory cooking as well as sweets, soups and stews.


Mexican Coffee would be perfect with this dish.


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Rolled Omelette

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/4/2016 to Brunch

This is a really fun way to serve an omelette at your Brunch—perhaps on Mother’s Day! You can fill it with almost anything you can think of. Just keep in mind that you are rolling it, so not too much filling.


I made a very spring-like Herbes de Provence pea and swiss cheese omelette. It was light and so flavorful. Herbes de Provence and eggs are truly made for each other. It is blended with thyme, basil, savory, rosemary, and lavender, among other spices. Use it in soups, stews, salads, grilled vegetables, sauces or in fish and meat dishes. Fantastic with poultry. Also makes a wonderful dip for breads when added to extra virgin olive oil. 


A nice glass of Champagne pairs well with this dish.


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Eggs in Purgatory

Posted by wine & Spice on 4/4/2016 to Brunch

This egg dish is so good! Super easy to make and tastes decadent. Devil’s Dust is just as it sounds, HOT! A little bit goes a long way. It is hand blended from ghost pepper, jalapeño and habanero flakes. It is also great on steaks, chicken and even as a little kick of heat to a cool margarita. I recommend using it in a grinder.


This makes a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch item. You can use a larger skillet and make it for a group. Have a devil of a good time!


A nice cold Margarita or Champagne would pair beautifully with this meal.


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