Monday, December 13, 2010

Recipe: Mango Margarita

A little salt or sugar around the rim, a touch of citrus and sweetness, and a big tequila bite -- how can something so simple taste so good?
Mango Margarita from Mexican Fiesta Show

From the Capital Cooking Cookbook

1 shot of tequila
1 shot of Cointreau
1 shot of lime juice
2 oz of sweet and sour mix
¾ C of partially frozen mango

Place ingredients in blender.  Pour smooth mixture in glasses with rims of sugar.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Starter: Baked Brie

Photo by Emily Clack

You'll love our Starters chapter in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.  Everything you need to get ready for the holiday cooking.   

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1 large sheet of puff pastry dough
1 round or wedge of Brie cheese
Raspberry Jam
Brown sugar
1/4 cup of maple syrup
Sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a cookie sheet, lay out the puff pastry; put brie round or wedge on top. Spread jam on brie, and drizzle maple syrup and place a handful of brown sugar on top. Fold over dough and flip folds to the bottom. Brush top with butter and sprinkle the almonds on top. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers and fruit.

This recipe is perfect for a holiday party, birthday party or any entertaining occasion.