My vacation is almost over, but I hope you've got some fun things planned for the Fourth of July weekend! Anyone going to see fireworks? Are you having a party? How about a Christmas-themed get-together? If not, this recipe might just change your mind. Foodies, say hello to my White Christmas Cocktail!
This quick and elegant drink is ideal for those busy holidays. Flavorful and cold…and only two steps!
Spread the confectioners' sugar on a small plate. Dip 2 fingertips in water and wet the rims of your cocktail glasses. Dip the rims into the confections' sugar, coating completely. Set aside.
Add the ice, Vodka, coffee, melted ice cream, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, in the order listed, to a blender and mix until smooth. Pour the cocktail into the prepared glasses and serve immediately.
The most important tip to remember for this drink: take care of your ice! For the best quality ice, freeze water you would normally drink (anything but unfiltered tap water). And be sure to avoid storing it in the freezer near foods like fish, which will make your cocktail taste, well, fishy.
1 (14-oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup shredded Asiago cheese
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
8 oz dried cured Italian sausage, cubed
8-1/2 oz sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped
1 cup fresh arugula
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the sour cream, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese to a blender and pulse until well blended. Scrape the mixture into a mixing bowl and add artichoke hearts, Asiago cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh arugula. Spoon into 8 oz ramekins. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
Again, this is one of those recipes that's seasonless...guests will love it no matter if it's cold or warm outside. Go a little crazy and try it with your favorite breadsticks, baked pita, tortilla chips, raw veggies, or Jill's Savory Cheese Wafers!
Have a fantastic Independence Day!
Jill Bauer will be your humble host this Sunday for In the Kitchen with Davidat 12pm ET. Please join Jill and Mary for some cooking fun!
Keep it flavorful!
P.S. Keep your eye out for America's Test Kitchen's Julia Davison this weekend...she's coming with ATK's brand-new cookbook, Cook's Country Eats Local. Here's a sneak peek at what's inside!
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