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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Simple Irish Mocha


Are you a coffee lover?  Goodness knows I am.  In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, today I am sharing a very easy and simple recipe for Irish Mocha Crèmes. I hope you enjoy the post!
 

Kerig brewed mocha (I used Café Escapes), one brew for each serving
Chocolate Syrup
Crème de Menthe liqueur
Sugar
Green whipped cream for garnish

For green whipped cream:
Cool whip whipped cream
Green food color


Green Whipped Cream:
Begin by making your green whipped cream.  It is very simple.  In a small bowl, spoon an ample amount of whipped cream, enough for each mocha you intend to prepare.


Drip green food coloring into the whipped cream.



Begin with a small amount and add more as needed.  It is always easier to add more than take away.



mix the two together,


until completely blended.  Cover with saran wrap and place into refrigerator until ready to use.


Mocha:
Brew your Kerig mochas in individual cups.  To each cup, add 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup, 1/2 teaspoon crème de menthe, and 1 teaspoon sugar.  Mix altogether, and garnish with your prepared green whipped cream.



Enjoy!



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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lickety-Split Tuna Casserole


As a child growing up, certain dishes sounded repulsive to my undeveloped ears.  The word "cheesecake" would evoke images of melted cheddar cheese oozing over the side of a pie crust.  Not nice!  It took me until I was married to be courageous enough to try it, and I immediately felt like I had been missing out my whole life.  Another dish, "tuna casserole" sounded repugnant until I tried it.   Creamy, hearty, and really delicious.  Thank goodness the palate develops with maturity!  This recipe is super quick and easy; perfect if you are observing lent, and this dish is stick-to-your-ribs fare that will have your family begging for more.

Ingredient List:

Two boxes of instant parmesan noodles
One twelve ounce can of all-white albacore tuna (in water, NEVER oil)
Approximately two cups frozen sweet or snow peas
3/4 cup milk, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
Two tablespoons butter
One cup crushed saltine crackers or croutons
1 cup grated Parmesan, divided
Fresh cracked black pepper


Open tuna, drain.  Set aside.  Cook noodles according to package directions.  Add frozen peas, tuna, and 1/4 cup of milk to pan and cook until peas are heated.  In a large casserole, combine 1/2 cup Parmesan, butter, salt, remaining milk, and noodle mixture.  Mix altogether.  

When I cook, I like things fast and uncomplicated...likely due to the fact that I am feeding seven!  To top this casserole, panko is a lovely idea.  However, if you don't have it on-hand, saltines or crushed croutons work amazingly well.


Sprinkle your crushed crackers over the casserole along with the remaining grated Parmesan.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10-20 mins or until crust is golden brown and casserole underneath is bubbly.  

Serve with freshly cracked pepper!  Enjoy!








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