27th April 2009

Kimberly’s Pineapple Barrilitos and Coconut Rum Dream

Starr 031209-0059 Cocos nucifera.jpgI love this Barrilitos Pineapple Soda tremendously – a guilty indulgence…However, I don’t drink it often at all, but when I do, it’s so tasty mixing it with Malibu! Simply delicious! It tastes like a fizzy pina colada.
~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Beverage Recipe
Serve With: On the rocks and a pineapple slice on the rim of the glass.
Prep Time: 2 min

Ingredients:
4 parts Barrilitos Pineapple Soda
1 part Malibu Rum
* 1 splash Read the rest of this entry »

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20th April 2009

Kimberly’s White Russian Martini a la Framboise

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Welcome to another edition of “Kimberly’s Alcohol Creations”. Today, I’m bringing you a delectably decadent, creamy concoction sure to put a smirk on your face!

Cocktail Glass (Martini).svgI love chocolate and raspberry flavors together and creamy, sweet mixed drinks – Here’s a fantastic combination bringing together the white russian, a vodka martini and the taste of raspberry! Mmm… ~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Beverage Recipe
Serve With: A raspberry
Prep Time: 2 min
Yield: 1 vodka martini

Ingredients:
1 part Kahlua
1 part Vodka
1 part Chambord – Raspberry liqueur
2 parts Milk
Ice – If desired

Instructions:
1. In a Read the rest of this entry »

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13th April 2009

Champagne Breakfast with Smoked Salmon and Chive Omelette

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Welcome to another edition of “Kimberly’s Alcohol Creations”. Today, I’m bringing you a decadent, but easy to prepare breakfast or brunch, served with nothing other than CHAMPAGNE!

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Well, Champagne is great for lunch and dinner, as well as mixed with fabulous juices for breakfast…

…But why not on it’s own with breakfast?

Here’s yet another recipe that champagne goes well with, but for Breaky!

Smoked Salmon with Chive Omelette

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This is marvelous for special occassions like New Year’s, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Easter morning, but then again, everyday is special! Enjoy this fabulous recipe with the champagne of your choice.
~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Breakfast
Serve With: Creme fraiche or sour cream
Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: 8-9 min
Yield: Serves 2-3

Ingredients:
5 Eggs – I use free range, organic eggs.
8 oz Smoked Salmon – Large chunked
2 tbsp Chives – Chopped
2 tbsp Read the rest of this entry »

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7th April 2009

7 Guidelines and Benefits of Cooking with Alcohol

Instead of giving you a recipe for something delicious this week, and “giving you the fish”, I’m going to teach you how to “catch the fish”…

…Meaning, I want to teach you how to use alcohol for yourself in cooking without a recipe per se.

Beer Mugs - Set of 4 by ForumBeer, wine and other liquors aren’t just for drinking anymore in your kitchen!!!

1. Alcohol enhances and carries flavor in your cooking. Flavors will be brought out more and the dish will be more rich and layered in flavor.

In fact, when cooking with alcohol, the dish will certainly taste even better the next day or if you allow a soup or stew to simmer for 1-2 hours more.

2.  Most often when cooking with alcohol, you are going to allow the dish to simmer or continue to cook to the point that the alcohol dissipates. In other words, the alcohol will evaporate, leaving behind the flavor it added.

Of course, when adding Bailey’s Irish Cream to a coffee after dinner, the alcohol will still remain. Or if you’ve marinated olives, they will still carry that alcohol with them…

…But if you’re deglazing your sautée pan with red wine when creating sautéed mushrooms, the alcohol will surely evaporate and the liquid reduce.

coconutpalm.jpg3.  When making a certain ethnic food from a particular geographic area, try to use alcohol, whether it be a wine, beer or liquor, that is from that region or associated with an ethnic food.

In other words, when cooking Asian food, use saké. When making a rich German dish, use a great German beer. When making French food, use a good Burgundy wine. When creating a Caribbean masterpiece, use Rum or even Malibu Rum. A great stroganoff calls for a crisp Russian Vodka. I love Mezcal or Tequila in my Chili Recipes!

4. If you’re using a certain Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2009

April Fools

Thought we’d have a little fun here at SizzUp on April Fools day with some “creative” (to say the least) recipes.

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The Captain’s Bounty

½ oz. coconut rum
1 bottle lemon-lime Gatorade
2 oz. seltzer
2 dashes Old Bay

Serving suggestion: Garnish with ravioli and enjoy.
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1st April 2009

Kimberly’s Bazooka Joe Shots

Seriously, you’ll be so surprised! These shots taste just like Bazooka Joe bubble gum!
~ Kimberly Edwards

Photo left: Blue Cura̤ao Рone of the ingredients in this shot!

Type: Beverage
Serve With: Fun!
Prep Time: 2 min

Ingredients:
1 part Irish Cream – I prefer Bailey’s.
1 part Blue Curaçao
1 part Banana Liqueur – I prefer Galliano.

Instructions:

Either:

1. Pour Read the rest of this entry »

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