Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sweet Tart Shot

Had this shot at a local bar and loved it. It tastes just like the actual candy. These shots aren't too sweet and have just the right amount of sour in them. This recipe makes approx 3 to 4 shots.

(On a side note...can you tell I'm excited for Saint Patrick's Day! hehe)

  • 2oz Citrus Vodka
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix (I used the lite mixture, its a lot less sugary than the original mix)
  • Splash of Razzmatazz (its basically raspberry schnapps)
  • Stir all ingredients together, pour into shot glasses, and enjoy!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Homemade Pizza

I love making pizza at home. I was inspired to make this pizza from this month's cooking light magazine. The fun thing about pizza is you can see a picture, and then add your own things to it. You can make the pizza your way depending on your taste and what you like. The pizza I chose to make today is a really fresh pizza. It has a lot of flavors that remind me of spring, like fresh veggies and lemon zest. Of course other veggies would taste good on this pizza too like mushrooms and onions. And of course I always top my pizza off with dried oregano and red pepper flakes...YUM.

  • 16 oz dough
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fat free ricotta
  • 2 cups asparagus, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 ounces shredded chicken
  • lemon zest, from half of a lemon
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • non-stick spray

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Roll out dough into a 10 x 16 inch square (or whatever size fits your pan).
  • Spray the pan with non-stick spray. 
  • Place the dough on top of the pan. 
  • Roll in the edges to make a crust. 
  • Take a fork and poke it all over the dough to prevent the dough from making the bubbles. 
  • Take the two tbsp of oil and brush it all over the dough. 
  • Spread the ricotta cheese on top of the dough, then veggies, then chicken. 
  • The last step is to sprinkle lemon zest and parmigiano reggiano cheese all over.
  • Place pizza in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Eating Out For Sunday Brunch

In my opinion, there is nothing better than Sunday brunch. It is the only day where it is acceptable to sleep in and still eat breakfast at noon. Today we headed to Lou Roc's and while its usually hard for me to pass up the veggie omelet here, I definitely had a sweet tooth. I chose to have the coconut almond french toast with strawberries and whipped cream on top. While it is on their list of specials, I believe you can order it almost every weekend.

 I can't even describe how good this french toast is. They give you a huge mound of strawberries and whipped cream on top of four enormous slices of french toast crusted with shredded coconut and chopped almonds. It's almost like eating dessert. Not only does it smell like you just stepped into a donut shop, but it looks so darn pretty!! They gave me so much I even got to take half home and enjoy it again later! I definitely will be going back soon to get this again.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

First Official Drink of the Week: Blue Sour

Girls Gone Food is now going to feature a drink of the week. This week I thought of creating a pink or red drink to celebrate valentines day, but I’ve always been the rebel. It all started in preschool when a boy told me I couldn’t use the blue scissors because I was a girl, and I totally didn't listen to him. So here it is! Enjoy my blue valentines day drink. I have named it Blue Sour. The Sweet and Sour Mix make it taste like you're drinking a blue lemonade except this one is for adults only. Hope your thirsty!!

3 oz vodka
3 oz blue curacao
4 oz sweet and sour mix
stemmed maraschino cherries

Pour ingredients in a glass with ice, stir with a spoon, and top with a maraschino cherry. Enjoy your Thursday!
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