mel’s kitchen

favorite recipies of a food addict

pomegranate champagne punch December 28, 2006

Filed under: bevvies,holidays — girlymama @ 10:27 pm

we had a christmas eve party and i made this punch. and then i made more. and then i made more… and more…..

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

1 1/2 c pomegranate juice (good pomegranate juice. this, not this.)
1 cup pear nectar
1/4 c orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
1 bottle Champagne
Combine the pomegranate juice, pear nectar and liqueur in a large pitcher. Slowly add champagne and serve over ice.

i just used triple sec and fairly cheap champagne, since it was just getting all mixed up. this makes a fairly small amount, so if you’re having a big party, you’ll want to at least double it! i think i made 4 batches at a party with 17 adults. who weren’t all drinking. and there was wine as well. so there you go – its that good.

recipe origin: Everyday Food Magazine


got it!! December 18, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — girlymama @ 9:03 pm

after an early christmas celebration, i walked away with the new barefoot contessa cookbook. i am so excited.

 new recipies to be posted soon. i currently have the stomach bug, so unless it involves saltines or ginger ale, i’m really not interested.


orange-soy marinade December 3, 2006

Filed under: main dishes — girlymama @ 2:45 pm

this is a fanstatic marinade for fish. only marinate for about 30 minutes, though! fish tastes best grilled in my opinion…

Orange Soy Marinade

½ c orange juice
½ c soy sauce
¼ c ketchup
¼ c chopped fresh parsley
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice

recipe origin: my mom