Red Sangria
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Red Sangria

What you need:  measuring spoons/cups, large pitcher, cutting board, serrated knife, long spoon, ice Serves: 6 1 orange (sliced thin) 1/2  lemon (sliced thin) 1/2 lime (sliced thin) 2 tbs superfine sugar 1 bottle red wine 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 16 oz plain seltzer water   In a large pitcher muddle the fruit slices with the…

Pimms
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Pimms

What you Need:  large pitcher, serrated knife, chef’s knife, long spoon, ice Serves: 6 1/2 bottle (approximately 12 ozs) of Pimms No 1 (an English gin based liquor) 2 quarts (about ½ a large bottle) of 7-Up or Sprite fresh mint leaves (about 12) 6 strawberries (cleaned, hulled and quartered) 1 cucumber Slice the cucumber into thin…

Individual Vegetable Crudite
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Individual Vegetable Crudite

What you need:  measuring spoons/cups, cutting board, chef’s knife, paring knife, two teaspoons, small shot glasses, or ceramic serving dishes Serves: 8 as an hors d’oeuvre  1 large red pepper 1 large yellow pepper 4 celery stalks 4 large carrots 1 container of your favorite dip Peel the carrots. Wash and dry all the veggies. Cut…

Ian’s Bloody Mary
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Ian’s Bloody Mary

What you need: Measuring spoons/cups, large pitcher, serrated knife, cutting board, chef’s knife, long spoon, ice, six cocktail glasses. Serves: 6 1/2 bottle (approx. 1/2 quart) of Vodka 1 1/2 bottles tomato juice (approx. 3 quarts) 1 lemon (halved and thinly sliced) 6 celery stalks with tops on (washed & trimmed to fit the glass…

Chipotle Chicken Tenders
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Chipotle Chicken Tenders

What you need:   measuring spoons/cups, medium non-stick frying pan, two medium-size shallow bowls for breading the chicken, baking sheet with a wire rack, cutting board, chef’s knife, paring knife, tongs, meat thermometer. Serves 8 – 10 as an hors d’oeuvres 1.5 – 2 lbs chicken tenders (approx. 12 – 14 tenders) 2 cups chipotle panko…

Bacon Olive Rolls
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Bacon Olive Rolls

The recipe for the Bacon Olive Rolls was inspired by a summer cooking class I took at Susan Lawrence Gourmet Foods in Chappaqua, New York a few years back. I loved the idea of pairing olives and bacon. It is an hors d’oeuvre I find myself making often –  as it’s as easy to make, as it…

ALWAYS ON HAND PANTRY
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ALWAYS ON HAND PANTRY

Arrowroot Baking powder Baking soda Bread crumbs (plain, seasoned & panko) Brown Sugar Canned black olives (whole & sliced) Chocolate wafer cookies Chopped Clams Chopped tomatoes Clam juice Cocoa powder Coconut milk Corn starch Cracker assortment Flour (plain & self-rising) Graham crackers Gravy Browning Jarred tomato & basil sauce Ketchup Kosher Salt Maple Syrup Marshmallows…

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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