Champagne Punch!

Champagne_PunchLooking for a champagne drink that packs a real punch? Enjoy this sweet treat! It’s the perfect way to celebrate special occasions without overdoing it on alcohol. Click Here for the recipe!

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For My Bread Lovers: Spicy Pineapple-Zucchini Bread!

I am a HUGE fan of zucchini and will find many different recipes to accommodate it. My Mother introduced this recipe in my life and nothing was the same.

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Ingredients

3 whole Eggs

1 cup Veg. Oil

2 cups Sugar

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

2 cups Coarsely Shredded Zucchini

1 can 8 Oz. Well Drained Crushed Pineapple

3 cups Unsifted Flour

2 teaspoons Baking Soda

1 teaspoon Salt

½ teaspoons Baking Powder

1-½ teaspoon Cinnamon

¾ teaspoons Nutmeg

1 cup Chopped Nuts (pref. Walnuts)

1 cup Chopped Raisins

Preparation:

Preheat the oven at 350 Degrees. Beat 3 eggs then add 1 cup Vegetable oil, 2 cups sugar, and 2 tsp. vanilla. Beat till thick and foamy. Next, stir in 2 cups coarsely shredded zucchini and 1 can (8 oz.) well drained crushed pineapple. Combine 3 cups of flour, 2 tsp. baking soda,1 tsp. salt, ½ tsp. baking powder,1 ½ tsp. cinnamon, ¾ tsp. nutmeg, 1 cup finely chopped nuts, 1 cup finely chopped raisins. Stir into zucchini mixture. Fills TWO 5×9 pants. Bake for 1 hour or until sides pull from sides of pans and the toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Wrap  the bread in foil to keep it soft.

My Suggestions:

-Add Grated Carrots

-Increase nuts/rasins to 1½ cup each

-Add Craisins

The Raisins are optional in this recipe. The origins of this recipe came from Mcgees.com but you can also find this recipe at http://tastykitchen.com. Hope you enjoy this!

Spice Up Your Meal With Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps!!

It’s a brand new year and what better way to bring it in by trying
something a little spicy and this tasty spicy beef lettuce wrap is just the
thing to bring a kick into the new year.

Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

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Ingredients
1 Flank Steak (about 1 pound)
Salt

*For the Marinade:*

1/4 cup Chopped scallions
6 cloves Garlic (coarsely chopped)
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Curry Powder
2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce

*For the Spicy Lime Sauce:*

1/3 cup Freshly squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)
1 tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar
1 Scallion (finely chopped)
1 Garlic clove (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon Hot sauce

*To Assemble:*
2 Heads Butter Lettuce
1 Jar Pre-made Kimchi
Sriracha (to taste)
Cilantro

Method

For the Marinade: In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the
marinade. Spread the marinade on both sides of steak and wrap the meat in
plastic. Keep cold in a refrigerator or ice-filled cooler for at least 4
hours and up to 24 hours

For the Spicy Lime Sauce: In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for
the Spicy Lime Sauce and set aside until ready to serve or keep cold in a
refrigerator or ice-filled cooler for up to 48 hours. Let the sauce come to
room temperature before serving.

Remove the meat from the marinade and discard the marinade. Salt the steaks
and grill them over medium-high heat to desired doneness, turning once, 10
to 12 minutes for medium-rare, 12 to 14 minutes for medium.

Let the steaks rest for 10 minutes.

To Assemble: Slice steak and place into leaves of lettuce. Drizzle with
Spicy Lime Sauce and top with Kimchi, cilantro and Sriracha.

I hope you enjoy this tasty an spicy treat it’s a really great way to spice
up a new beginning to a new year.

This recipe was share with you by the Handicapped Chefs Cooking Network! For
more information feel free to contact them at thehandicappedchef@gmail.com.