|March 31, 2021||Posted by Wendy Perry under beverages, Carolina Country, cocktails, garden goodness, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, published, sauces & syrups, strawberries|
Simple syrups are just that — simple to make. But you can use them in so many ways. Visit a local farm, pick some fresh strawberries and prep this syrup. We also subbed local honey for part of the sugar to make our syrup sing with flavor!
|September 5, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under beverages, coconut, no cook, snow goodies, wendy's signature recipes|
Okay… I know. First thought… what the hell kinda drink name is THAT? …a pina colada white NOT russian? Well here you go… makes perfect sense!!
|December 15, 2019||Posted by Wendy Perry under beverages, Carolina Country, cheerwine, cherries, Christmas, cook'n with NC goodies, party foods, product recipe development, published, wendy's signature recipes|
Having friends over for a holiday supper? No need to fret over multiple beverages … punch to the rescue! Let your imagination loose as exact measurements are not necessary with this Cheerwine punch!
|July 28, 2019||Posted by Wendy Perry under beverages, ice cream & frozen treats, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, published, watermelon, wendy's signature recipes|
Icy cold… perfect refreshment for a hot summer’s day with fresh watermelon and lemon-green tea ice cubes!
|January 31, 2019||Posted by Wendy Perry under beverages, Carolina Country, chocolate, published, warm beverages, wendy's signature recipes|
Make a batch of this decadent Coconutty Hot Chocolate mix to enjoy often — and share, too! Topped with a dollop of fluffy coconut whipped cream, this dairy-free delight is just what we all need at the end of a chilly winter day … pajamas not included.
|February 12, 2014||Posted by Wendy Perry under beverages, snow goodies|
We have had well more than our desired share of snow this winter here in central North Carolina. Sitting here watching the pretty snowflakes and dozens of birds grazing, I try to enjoy the moment while feeling the dread and impending doom of the sleet/freezing rain on our doorstep. Once that arrives, our fluffy snow will be just ruined for any good snow cream but I did throw together a couple of new goodies this afternoon.
You’ll need a batch of my Snow Cream Custard “sauce” for starters. From that, you will be able to make the “CheeseCake Snow Cream” and the “Krispy Kreme SnowKake” too. So here you go… a quickie post with today’s frozen goodies… including “SnowMaRita Shots!” If you are in the path of this storm… stay in, stay safe and stay warm!
Gather a bowl of fluffy snow. Drizzle with some of my Snow Cream Custard “sauce.” Start with small amount…you can always more as needed to thicken. Sprinkle with some Jello Instant Cheesecake Pudding Mix. Whirl into custard. Let sit in bowl about 5 minutes (sit back outside the door!) so pudding mix will dissolve. EAT!
Warm a Krispy Kreme doughnut in a bowl. Top with Wendy’s Snow Cream Custard or also just as good, some of the Cheesecake Snow Cream! Add a dollop of whipped cream, and a bright red cherry!
Shake some Lime Jello powder into a bowl of fluffy snow. Whisk around to mix and let the jello dissolve. Grab your best top shelf tequila (that you already put out in the snow to chill). Serve as shots with a shot o’ lime ice or throw together and enjoy sip’n together!
|January 29, 2014||Posted by Wendy Perry under beverages, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, snow goodies|
Here in central North Carolina, it’s a BIG deal when there’s “weather” forecasted. We hoard bread, milk and carb laden ANYthing we even THINK we might need… or just want… as if calories simply evaporate like melted snow during these events. We hear the fun poked at us from those Northerners, but rumor has it, THEY do the same thing. Read it on the internets myself… a few of “them” are coming out of the closet to fess up. But me, I go into Neurotic Inclement Weather Cook’n mode. I have no family and live alone, but could open a restaurant when we have “weather.” Just can’t help myself. So this time, my head has been a spin’n in another direction…
Now I do luv me some Mimosas… so as “the weather” was falling last night, I was diggin’ up in my big collection of alcoholic beverages (yep, I could open a bar too)… looking to see what I could throw together. My head started spinning… and I couldn’t wait to get up this morning and start harvesting fresh snow for these concoctions. I still have a head full… but will save those for next time, which around here may be next week, or years from now.
So since I have folks chomping at the bit for these recipes I’ve been teasing about, let me just get on to it. Happy Winter wherever you are… and watch out for that yellowish snow, unless, of course, it has champagne and OJ in it!
My personal fav… Mix together chilled champagne, orange juice and peach schnapps (optional). Drizzle over fluffy snow until nICE and ICEy… stick in a straw and go to your happy place…
Spice-y Ice-yThrow some fluffy snow into your fav sip’n glass or jar. Drizzle with chilled Johnston County’s Carolina Coast Spiced Rum. Sip away as your imagine yourself on a sandy beach in HOT August!
This is just fun… fill a tray of shot glasses with fluffy snow… drizzle with Cinnamon Schnapps… throw back and feel the warmth flow through ya!
Kahlua and Kreme… I had some homemade kahlua sis made me for this one… just use my basic Snow Cream Custard concoction… mix some of that with kahlua and stir about with fluffy snow… toss in a straw and kick your feet up by the fire… luscious!
White Russian Snow… this is just a high test version of the Kahlua and Kreme… just add in your fav chilled vodka. Just perfect when snowed in and you have nowhere to go, but by the fireplace!
Hope you enjoy all these… share your fav snow cocktails too…