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Month: May 2017

Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

May 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos! Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos! Tweet Its finally in the steady 60s here in NYC (with some glimpses of 70 every now and again)! What better time to introduce and fantastic Spring Cocktail? […]

Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup

February 6, 2013 | Comments Off Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup Tweet I dont know if Ive ever mentioned this before but I have a serious love of homemade soups. Its not quite the same not living 15-30 minutes from my Mommoms house. She makes the best soups, my favorite part being that she has no […]

Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

 

Its finally in the steady 60s here in NYC (with some glimpses of 70 every now and again)! What better time to introduce and fantastic Spring Cocktail?

Today we have a guest post from Kendra Thornton, a world traveling mother of three! Since Kendra was 3 months old shes been traveling the globe, visiting 28 countries on 6 different continents. Im beyond jealous! She recently mixed her excitement for travel by bringing the taste of authentic cuisine to her own home with some of her very own unique recipes.

Were so happy to have Kendra here on New York City Eats. She has been featured as an expert in family, luxury and adventure travel for FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CW networks. Its an honor! So without further ado, here is Kendras mouthwatering Pomegranate Mojitos!

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Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

I enjoy sampling regional culinary offerings found in other cities. So, naturally I was excited when my husband I found a fabulous array of cocktails at our most recent trip to the Venetian, ranked amongst some of the top hotels in Las Vegas for great foodie finds. It seems that when the warmer months are on the horizon I crave the fruitier refreshers to really quench my thirst.

Imagine my delight when I noticed that the cocktail menu at the Venetian poolside dining area featured a Pomegranate Mojito. It was exactly what I was looking and was absolutely delicious! I wanted to take the recipe back to Chicago to enjoy and to share with friends and family, I decided to ask my server if I could possibly have the some insider secrets to this delightful concoction.

Fortunately I scored some tips and upon my return I made this drink for a small gathering of family and friends soon after arriving home from our trip to Las Vegas, and it proved to be a giant hit with everyone. I hope you utilize this recipe because it truly is a treat!

Pomegranate Mojito

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. fresh lime-juice

Mint leaves for garnish (10-12 pieces)

6 tbsp. white rum

¼ cup pomegranate juice

¼ oz. soda water

Directions:

Combine the sugar, lime-juice and mint leaves in a tall glass; mash with the back of a spoon. Then mix in the rum and pomegranate juice. Fill the glass with ice and finish with a splash of the soda water!

I hope you enjoy this just as much as my friends and I do! Bring in the warmer weather this spring with a fabulous refresher. Perfect for entertaining and rooftop parties – enjoy!

 

Cheddar Potato Pancakes  Secret Recipe Club!

Cheddar Potato Pancakes Secret Recipe Club!

February 18, 2013 | 16 Comments Cheddar Potato Pancakes Secret Recipe Club! Tweet Its that time again! I love the third Monday of every month. I get to show my post from The Secret Recipe Club to the world and reveal what marvelous blogger I was assigned for the month. Today I get to bless […]

One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

June 26, 2013 | Comments Off on One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA Tweet Ive been absent recently, but for good reason! My husband and I packed up our lives, threw them into a budget truck, and hauled our butts all the way across the country, to […]

Pizza Potato Rounds  Secret Recipe Club!

Pizza Potato Rounds Secret Recipe Club!

The Secret Recipe Club is one of my favorite clubs that Im part of. It keeps me posting on my blog monthly and connecting with other fabulous bloggers across the globe. My new job (as a cook) has me working some strange hours but Im hoping to get used to it and back to blogging more often soon. Heck, I miss this!

 

These beauties were whipped up before one of my shifts and let me tell you, fantastic! I will definitely try this again. All thanks to one of the blogs that I remember following and reading as a newbie almost two years ago, Diethood, the not a diet-food food blog (dont get it confused!). Katerina has been making some amazing dishes for several years now. So many, in fact, that I had the hardest time figuring out which recipe to make. The recipes are easy to read and easy to follow, cant get much better than that!

My first instinct was to make the Mini Peanut Butter Cups. I have a serious addiction to peanut butter going on right now and I love me some peanut butter cups! Then I came across the Holiday Nutella Bites and the pictures alone had me drooling, I thought I was definitely making those (and I definitely will, just not for this post). But then I saw her Loaded Baked Potato Rounds and they looked so good I couldnt resist. I also just happened to have almost 20 pounds of potatoes on hand so I figured it was destiny. 😉

 

I decided to change it up and make my potato rounds into little pizzas because mashed potato crust pizza is fantastic (if you havent had it, you must!). The first was traditional, with some homemade tomato sauce and some fresh mozzarella. The second I went with a little sliced prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and a dash of white truffle oil to finish them off. The husband gave them his stamp of approval and has already requested more!

Pizza Potato Rounds
adapted from Diethood

2 large russet potatoes, washed & sliced into thin rounds
olive oil
salt & pepper

Toppings:
1/2-1 cup grated fresh mozzarella
1/2 cup prepared tomato sauce
dried parsley & basil for garnish

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2 slices proscioutto, rolled up and sliced thin
1/2-1 cup grated fresh mozzarella
white truffle oil for drizzling
parsley for garnish

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Line two sheet pans with parchment paper and fill with one layer of the sliced potatoes. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Place in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until just beginning to crisp.

Remove the baking pans from the oven and top potato rounds with desired toppings. For the traditional pizza, top the rounds with a teaspoon each of tomato sauce, some fresh mozzarella and a dash of parsley & basil. For the truffled rounds, top each round with a little prosciutto and fresh mozzarella (bake then drizzle with white truffle oil and sprinkle with parsley).

Then return to oven and bake until cheese has melted and begins to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven, let rest for 2-3 minutes & serve while still hot!