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GTG Valentine's Edition

Updated: Feb 26

This edition is all about sweet treats for the entire month of february.




Valentine's Day is celebrated all over the world. It is known as the one day you can show your love to those who mean the most to you. Some of us do get caught up in the gift-giving and romance department when it comes to that day. Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving to receive gifts or to want to feel romance on this special day. We should also strive to make our loved ones feel special every day if we can.



Elegant Valentine's Cocktail Party 


Cocktail parties were all the rage in the 1950s. If we are being honest, they never went out of style.


An upscale cocktail party with these sensational appetizers and delicious cocktails can be a fun-filled way to gather with your loved one or friends during this season of love.-GTG 

These recipes can also be used when you want to entertain guests for an elegant up-scale gathering.

Let me know in the comment section how it turned out! 


The Razzle-tini Recipe 




Ingredients

  • ice cubes (your choice)

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 2 ounces raspberry flavored rum

  • 1/2 ounce triple sec

  • Orange slices and fresh Raspberries


Cooking Directions


  1. Fill a mixing glass/tumbler 3/4 full with ice. 

  2. Add the Orange juice, rum, and triple sec; stir until condensation forms on the outside of the glass.

  3. Strain into 2 chilled cocktail glasses.

  4. Garnish with orange slices and raspberries if desired

  5. Serve Immediately 


Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe



Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 Tablespoons prepared pesto

  • 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 1 French bread baguette (10.5 OZ), cut into 24 slices

  • 8 Bacon strips, diced

  • 1 (4oz) Package of herbed Goat cheese

  • 1/2 cup fresh arugula or baby spinach, finely chopped

  • 3 Tablespoons pine nuts toasted


Cooking Directions


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, pesto, and Parmesan.

  2. Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet

  3. Brush with pesto mixture

  4. Broil for 3-4 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

  5. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp.

  6. Remove to paper towels to drain.

  7. Combine Goat Cheese and arugula; spread over bread.

  8. Sprinkle with bacon and pine nuts

  9. Serve 


Prosciutto Bags Recipe




  • 1 Package (8oz) softened, cream cheese

  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley

  • 1 can(4.5 oz) chopped ripe olives, drained

  • 2 green onions chopped

  • 2 Tablespoons, finely chopped, red onion

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 16 thin slices of prosciutto (about 10 inches X 3 1/2 inches)

  • 32 whole chives


Cooking Directions


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, parsley, olives, onions, garlic, and pepper until blended.

  2. Cut each prosciutto slice in half width-wise

  3. Place about 2 teaspoons of filling on the center of each piece.

  4. Bring up corners of prosciutto and tie with chive., to form a bag.

  5. Refrigerate until serving. 




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