Bailey’s Irish Cream ™ Cake

This amazing recipe was developed with the help of our friends at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits in Franklin. They are a wonderful source for liqueur and wine. 1 package vanilla cake mix 1 (5.9 oz) package instant vanilla pudding 1/3 cup olive oil 3 large eggs 1 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 round cake pans. Mix cake mix with all ingredients in large mixing bowl for about 2 minutes. Pour into  cake pans. Bake about 35-45 minutes testing at 35 minutes.  Let cake cook in pans. After cool to the touch …

Red Velvet Cupcakes

1/2 cup shortening or butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. cocoa 2 oz. red food coloring 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour 1 tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 tsp. vinegar 1 tsp. baking soda Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat shortening, sugar and eggs for about 10 minutes on high. Make a paste of cocoa powder and food coloring. Blend thoroughly into creamed mixture. Mix salt into flour. Add to batter alternating with butter, milk and vanilla. Combine vinegar and baking soda. Carefully fold into batter. Bake in cupcake tins (each …

Valentine’s Day Raspberry Champagne Recipe

Nothing says I love you better than a yummy champagne cocktail. One of my favorite flavors is raspberry. I’ve developed this amazing Valentine’s Day Raspberry Champagne with my friends at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits in Franklin. You can get the liqueur and moscato delivered directly to your home if you’re in the delivery area. Fresh Raspberries (about 2 cups) Simple Syrup 1 Bottle Moscato sparkling or your favorite sweet champagne 1 bottle Chambord® or your favorite Raspberry Liqueur Fresh raspberries Muddle raspberries a few raspberries. Strain to remove seeds. Add to champagne glass & mix with 1 shot simple …

Pasta Fagioli Soup

1 lb ground chuck 1 cup onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 32 oz jar chunky garden style spaghetti sauce with mushrooms and peppers 1 10 oz can beef broth 2 cups water 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 can Northern White Beans 1 can red kidney beans 1 carrot, shredded 1 to 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni Cook ground beef, onion and garlic in large pot over medium heat until meat is browned, stirring until beef is crumbled. Drain and return meat to pot. Add spaghetti sauce, broth, …

Lasagna Recipe

1 ½ lbs. ground beef 2 tbps. Olive oil 1 cloves garlic, crushed 1 onion, chopped fine 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce 2 cans tomatoes 1 ½ tsp. salt ¼ tps. Pepper ½ tsp. oregano 3 tps. Parsley, chopped 1 box of lasagna noodles ½ lb mozerella cheese grated ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 container ricotta cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brown ground beef with olive oil and garlic. Add onion, tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes. Cook noodles 15-20 minutes. Drain and rinse. IN 1 ½ quart rectangular casserole, …

Italian Bread

This recipe comes close to the Italian bread my grandmother used to make. Recipe from Cathy Crimi 1 package active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water 1 ¾ cup warm water 1 tsp. salt 5 to 5 ½ cups sifted flour Lightly grease 15 ½ by 12 inch baking sheet. Soften yeast into ¼ cup warm water. Let yeast stand 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, put into a large bowl 1 ¾ cup water and 1 tsp. salt. Blend in 3 cups sifted flour. Stir softened yeast, and add to flour-water mixture. Mix well. Measure 2 to 2 ½ cups …

Flourless Chocolate Torte

8 eggs, cold 1 lb dark or bittersweet chocolate chopping into pieces (you can use chocolate chips too) 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into about 12 pieces fresh raspberries Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line bottom of 8 inch springform pan with parchment or waxed paper and grease the sides with butter. Using 2 sheets of heavy aluminum foil wrap the outside of the pan. Set it into a large roasting pan. Whisk together eggs with mixer until they double in size. About 4-5 minutes. Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat until melted and smooth looking. Fold …

A New Beginning Cocktail

Our friends at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits created this lovely recipe for Holiday Celebrations. They are a great source for liqueurs and wines. It’s easy to make and delicious too! 1 lemon wedge 4 oz Chambord™ 1 bottle Sparking Moscato™ or Riesling™ 1 handful pomegranate seeds Rimming sugar garnish Directions: Pour ice into your glass first, then remove. Place some pomegranate seeds in each glass, and add a splash of Chambord™ and top with bubbly. Place lemon wedge on side, and toast to the end of 2020! You can buy Chambord™ and Moscato™ or Riesling™ at Cool Springs Wine …

Coffee and Sweetness Whipped to Perfection

(Culinary.net) Do you know that moment when something sweet hits your taste buds and a smile instantly spreads across your face? It’s almost magic to some. To others it’s just simply bliss. This holiday season, try something that’s simple yet sophisticated for an easy way to ensure smiles all around. Try an Easy Tiramisu Dip because whether you’re relaxing at home, having a small get-together with friends or joining your annual family gathering virtually, this dip is sure to spread culinary cheer. The recipe starts with “easy,” and it holds true to its name. With a short list of ingredients …

A Savory Way to Start Holiday Celebrations

(Culinary.net) It’s the holiday season and your family can feel the cheer as loved ones fill their appetizer plates and excitement fills the air as gifts are being placed beneath the tree. Someone asks, munching away near the table, “Wow, how did you make this?” In your mind, you think, “It was too easy.” These Savory Cheese Balls are not only simple to make but perfect for any holiday get-together or celebration. They’re fun to create and even more enjoyable to dive in to once finished. Texture and color are the name of the game with this recipe. The result …