• In honor of National Pina Colada Day (which is July 10th), I have created a pina colada that didn't taste like fake coconut, and didn't make me feel like I was sipping shredded toxic waste. I promise, if you don't like the cloyingly sweet pina coladas, but like the flavors, you'll love this recipe!

    I was lucky, being a true hedonist, I had all items required on hand. As a habit, if I don't eat bananas before they wither, I cut them up and freeze them. Honestly, I do this with most any fruit. It comes in handy for making various adult beverage concoctions. Or, if you're into that health food thing, it makes for great smoothies. I totally enjoyed the process of creating this recipe. If you're not a seasoned consumer of rum or alcohol, you can reduce the amount of rum. I chose the full amount - it should make for a great nap in a little while! I'm not a fan of most coconut cream on the market. I do, however, love coconut milk. It's fresh and light. I used pineapple juice I reserved while coring the pineapple (if you don't have one of those little thing-a-mijiggies that take about 60 seconds to core and slice a pineapple, invest in one. They're very inexpensive.).

    ***Tidbit: I slice the core of the pineapple and put it in the freezer for pineapple "ice". It's great in a glass of ice water or as ice in a rum runner, or other cocktail.***

  • UFO White
    Harpoon UFO White AleBarbecue sauce – the staple of summer cooking. I grow weary of the same ole ketchup/tomato based sauces. On a day when the early morning temp was already 85, I decided to challenge myself with creating a light, unique barbecue sauce recipe for chicken or pork, deserving of the UFO White beer. To be honest, the lightness of the UFO White, with notes of orange & coriander (and I swear I detected a hint of banana! Some say a note of hay – I’ve personally never tasted hay!), I felt this was the perfect beer to meet this challenge. Warning: this is such a fabulous summer beer, you’ll have your own challenge to not drink several while you’re making this! Copyright © Henriettibles 2014 All Rights Reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without Henriettibles' express consent. Backlinks are allowed.  
  • Guinness
    I’m known for my mac and cheese. I mean REALLY known. It occurred to me that I hadn’t made a Cookin’ with Craft version. What better time than March with Guinness Irish Lager. I’ll admit, I have way more Greek in my bloodline than Irish, but I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as if I had a double dose of Irish in me (I KNOW there’s a dirty joke or two in there!). Enjoy your Henriettibles Guinness Irish Lager Mac & Cheese with a smooth and creamy glass of Guiness! Erin go bragh!
  • best eggnog Evah!

    I worked to re-create this eggnog recipe for several weeks (it was a tough gig!).

    Back story: I remember when I was 13 or so, I made fresh eggnog for the first time. I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I have no idea what that recipe actually was, but this (minus the booze!) is the taste that I remember - or close to it. I know  didn't have cloves or cardamom, but I think they add some nice warmth to the recipe. This recipe is the best I've ever had!!!  Or made!!
    • I used the store bought to make the Henriettibles Peppermint Eggnog Martini, and while store bought eggnog is passable for the martini, it's only available seasonably. THIS eggnog, you can make any time you have a "Hank"ering - for eggnog or a tasty martini!

    A couple notes:

    • You can reduce the amount of bourbon and/or rum to taste.
    • RAW EGG WARNING!!!!!  If you don’t get pasteurized eggs, be sure to properly test the eggs before using to avoid salmonella poisoning.
      • The FDA suggests avoiding contact between the egg white/yolk and the exterior shell.
      • If your immune system is compromised, you should avoid consuming foods that contain raw eggs.
  • For a special drink for the holidays, but refreshing and yummy any time, enjoy the kiss of minty Peppermint and the holiday spirit of Eggnog in an easy to make and enjoy martini.

    For this I used store bought eggnog. But if you want to make your own eggnog for this martini, just visit our Henriettibles Best Eggnog EVAH recipe!

    This martini is Mild and Refreshing.  Mmmmmmm!

    Copyright © Henriettibles 2012 All Rights Reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without Henriettibles' express consent. Backlinks are allowed.

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