The whole family will love the fun, cheese flavor of this wonton casserole. It’s like lasagna-no fuss! Time-saving ingredients, including prepared pasta sauce and frozen ravioli, prepare quickly.
1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
3-1/2 cups pasta sauce
2 cups small-curd 4% cottage cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Minced fresh parsley, optional
Preheat the oven to 350°. Prepare ravioli according to package directions; drain. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in an ungreased 13×9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the ravioli, 1-1/4 cups sauce, 1 cup cottage cheese and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 30-40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Freeze the melon balls for at least three hours until frozen.
To make the drink, put the sorbet into the bottom of a glass, then top with the frozen melon balls. Drop in as much fresh mint as you’d like (anywhere from a couple leaves to a handful), then top with seltzer water.
Let the sorbet melt to sweeten and flavor the drink. Enjoy!
calories: 2kcal, sodium: 1mg
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
I see you, dirty-martini drinkers. And I raise you this potent prize from Arkansas bartender Shaun Traxler. It’s a vodka martini— properly called the Kangaroo—gone savory with peaty Scotch and olives four ways. You’ll drop a few pitted green olives into your batch and let them linger, then garnish with some additional frozen ones to keep the mixture cool. Add a little brine and olive oil and you have a luxuriously silky drink, best served damn cold. Note that the olive oil will solidify if you let it hang out in the freezer, so it’s best to add it just before serving.
8 pitted green olives
1 ½ cups vodka
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Islay Scotch (such as Laphroaig 10)
¾ cup dry vermouth (such as Dolin)
½ cup water
2 tablespoons olive brine
10 dashes orange bitters
Pinch fine sea salt
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
12 lemon twists
12 to 24 green olives (optionally frozen)
At least 2 hours and up to 4 hours before serving, make the batch. Place olives in a 1-liter swing-top bottle. Use a small funnel to pour in vodka, Scotch, vermouth, water, and olive brine. Add bitters and salt, then seal, turning gently end over end to mix, and chill in freezer. (If you’d prefer to batch further in advance, refrigerate filled bottle, then place in freezer 2 hours or so before serving.)
Meanwhile, freeze additional olives for garnish, if desired. I like to place one in each divot of an empty ice cube tray to keep them separated.
To serve, add olive oil to cocktail mixture. Reseal and turn bottle gently to mix. Pour cocktail into chilled martini or Nick and Nora glasses. Express oils from a lemon twist over each cocktail and use twist as a garnish, along with a frozen olive or two.
YODA SODA WITH LIGHTSABER STRAWS IS AN EASY TO MAKE AND DELICIOUS DRINK RECIPE THAT IS PERFECT FOR ANY STAR WARS FAN!
Who’s going to the premiere of the new Star Wars movie? Hmmm. It might actually be easier to ask who isn’t going to the premiere, or at least who isn’t planning on seeing it in theaters. There’s a lot of hype around the new series of Star War movies, and from what I’ve heard, they’re going to be amazing. So why not take your experience to the next level with a Star Wars themed drink, like Yoda Soda?
I wanted to make something that was fun, super easy to make for a crowd or just a single serving, and a drink that could be fun for kids or boozed up for an adult version. This drink fits the bill! I started with lime popsicles. I found mine at Trader Joe’s, but I’m sure you can find some variety of lime popsicle or lime sherbet at any major grocery store. Then I added a chunk to each glass. Proportions don’t really matter for this recipe because it’s all a matter of taste.
But wait – I couldn’t just make a lemon-lime frozen soda type drink and call it good. No. This is a Yoda Soda, and Yoda, according to the Urban Dictionary, is “the most powerful Jedi to ever grace the order. His wisdom and knowledge of the force was unmatched. His skills with the lightsaber were only equaled by the strength of his force lightning.” Therefore, lightsaber straws were necessary.
These straws were super simple to make. I just picked up a box of colored straws at Target and used the green ones. Then I cut them to the right length for the glass by snipping the bendy part and some of the length off. The lights are little finger laser lights. You can find them on Amazon or even at the Dollar Store. The ends of the lights have a little cap on them that you twist off. If the straw doesn’t fit in the end, just make a small snip about 1/8 inch long on opposite sides of the straw, and then they’ll slide right over the end of the light.
Just stick your lightsaber straws in the drinks, top with some whipped cream, green sugar if you have it, and BAM! You have just made the perfect Yoda Soda.
These drinks are perfectly sweet and taste just like a virgin margarita. They are fantastic for Star Wars fans of all ages. If you wanted to make an adult-only version, just add a little or a lot of silver tequila. YUM!
My friend Jessica from Modern Moments Designs created these awesome little signs. They’ve got the Star Wars logo on one side and Yoda Soda on the other. Aren’t they cute?
So, there you have it, the ultimate Star Wars themed drink perfect for any fan. Enjoy!
lemon popsiclesI got mine at Trader Joe’s
lemon lime soda
optional: silver tequila
Cut popsicles into chunks. For the size glasses I used, I cut each popsicle into 4 pieces. Add to glass.
Pour lemon lime soda over popsicle chunk and then top with whipped cream.
If you prefer an adult version, use a 50:50 ratio of lemon lime soda with silver tequila.
Want a festive, fun, and easy cocktail for your Turkey Day celebration? Look no further. Our Wild Turkey Cocktail made with homemade apple cider, cranberries, and Wild Turkey American Honey will hit the spot. Perfect as an apertif or after-dinner cocktail! Now the only question is, who let the (wild) turkeys out?! 😉
– 4 cups apple juice
– 4 cinnamon sticks
– 1 tablespoon whole cloves
– Zest from half an orange
– 12 ounces Wild Turkey American Honey
– 8 teaspoons cranberry sauce
– 24 cranberries (for garnish)
– 8 orange slices (for garnish)
1. Bring apple juice to a simmer in a medium sauce pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, and orange zest. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, add 1 1/2 ounces Wild Turkey American Honey to each of 8 glasses.
3. Strain apple cider through a fine sieve into glasses. Add a teaspoon of cranberry sauce and stir.
4. Garnish with cranberries and an orange slice. Bon appetit!
Let’s get started.
Grab all of your ingredients.
Start by heating the apple juice in a medium sauce pan until simmering.
Add in cinnamon, cloves, and orange zest. Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.
Set cider aside and pour 1 1/2 ounces Wild Turkey into each of 8 glasses.
Then strain cider through a fine sieve into each glass.
Add 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce to each glass and stir. Cranberry sauce will settle to the bottom.
Garnish with a few cranberries and an orange slice. You’re done!
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