Coco Panache

 red frosted flowersI was looking at my blog a couple of days ago and realized I haven’t blogged for quite some time! This past month has just been crazy with the release of my new cookie DVD. 

I am excited to share one of my favorite beverage recipes with you! It is for a drink called “Coco Panache”.  It’s a creamy smooth combination of Irish creme liqueur, caramel syrup and half-n-half. Coco Panache is very simple to make and can easily be made into any amount you wish, whether it is just to fill a glass or an entire pitcher! And it keeps well in the refrigerator if you have any leftovers…

I hope are all having a nice holiday season!…

Coco Panache

4 parts Irish Creme liqueur

4 parts half-n-half

1 part caramel ice cream syrup

Pour into a container. Stir well and serve over ice.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!


St Patrick's DayI was trying to think of something fun to put on my blog for for St. Paddy’s day…

So, how about a drink called “Irish Cows”?  🙂

 It is a frozen drink made with Oreos, ice cream and Irish Creme liqueur. Yum! My brother made this for me years ago and it has stuck with me… It was his own creation and I thought the name was so cute! So thanks, Carl, for the inspiration!

I wish everyone a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish Creme frozen drink

Irish Cows

Put into a blender:

      1 qt. vanilla ice cream

      1 c milk

      1 c Irish Cream liqueur ( more or less depending on how much celebrating you plan on doing! 🙂  )

Blend until smooth and creamy. Stir in:

      12 crumbled Oreo cookies

Pour into serving glasses ( makes about 3-4 glasses). Enjoy!

Irish Creme frozen drink

Sparkling Christmas Punch

How is your Christmas season going?  Mine is going waaaaay too fast! Pretty soon it will all just be a memory…

Here is a recipe for a very beautiful and effervescent punch. What makes it so pretty really isn’t so much the color of the punch, but the way it can be presented.

 My friend Michelle gave me this recipe many years ago and she served the punch with raspberry ice cubes and a garnish of  mint.  I didn’t use the mint sprig for the photo above because I forgot to pick some up at the store! 🙁   That touch of green really sets it off – especially around this holiday time. There has been many a time where I have received compliments on this punch and they haven’t even tasted it yet! I guess the saying is true then…people “taste” with their eyes first!…

Raspberry Punch

      12 oz. can frozen Raspberry and Apple juice concentrate, thawed ( or any other berry-flavored concentrate)

      1 large can pineapple juice (cold)

      2 – 2 liter bottles of chilled lemon-lime soda or gingerale ( if you can find it, raspberry gingerale works the best…)

Mix together and serve with flavored ice cubes and a sprig of mint. Cheers!