Friday, July 15, 2016


1 bottle dry, full bodied red wine
1½ oz brandy
1 oz orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
1/4 C orange juice
1/4 C sugar, or to taste
1 orange
1 lime
Ice cubes
Club soda

In a large pitcher, combine wine, brandy, liqueur, orange juice and sugar, to taste, and refrigerate. Just before serving, wash fruit and slice into 1/8-inch thick rounds, and then cut orange rounds in quarters. Remove pitcher from refrigerator, add ice cubes, fruit and club soda, to taste. Pour into glasses, garnishing each with some of the cut fruit.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Jiffy Blueberry Sauce

© "From Ellie’s Kitchen to Yours"
2 C blueberries
2 T fresh lemon juice
3 T sugar
2 tsp cornstarch

Combine all ingredients and place in a saucepan. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and begins to thicken. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Microwave: Combine all ingredients and place in a large glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, which has one hole poked in it. Cook on high for 3 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Hint: Serve hot with pancakes or waffles or at room temperature or chilled over ice cream or frozen yogurt. Raspberries, strawberries or any other berries may be used to make this sauce. Also, you can use frozen berries, however increase the cooking time.