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Pickle & Beef Dip Roll-ups

This is a twist on the delicious “Pickle Roll-ups”, where the pickles and meat are minced into a dip with sour cream and cream cheese, then spread onto tortillas and cut into pinwheels.  Easy and delicious “finger food” for your next party.


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened.
  • 8 oz Sour Cream.
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion (or use a generous amount of Onion Powder).
  • 1 cup of finely minced Dill Pickles.
  • 6-8oz of Roast Beef, Corned Beef or Ham, minced.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Optional: If you like a stronger dill taste, add some dried dill weed.
  • Optional: If you like garlic, add garlic powder to taste.


  • Simply combine all ingredients.  Consider letting it ‘brew’ overnight in the refrigerator, then warm it slightly the next day to allow for easy spreading, if needed.  Spread thinly on tortillas, then roll up and cut into approximately 1/2″ wide pinwheels.
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Duck Fart Shot

Duck Fart Shots are a layered shot with Kahlua coffee liqueur, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and a blended whiskey.


  • Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Whiskey (Jack Daniel’s, Crown or any inexpensive whiskey)


  1. add 1/3 of a shot of Kahlua to the shot glass
  2. Using a bar spoon, pour 1/3 shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream carefully over the spoon, to layer it on top of the Kahlua
  3. Using a bar spoon, pour 1/3 shot of  Whiskey over the back of the spoon, to layer it on top of the Bailey’s (will not be perfect)
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Baby Guinness Shot

The Baby Guinness is a shot recipe that doesn’t actually contain any Guinness at all! It gets its name because it looks exactly like a tiny glass of the famous Irish beer.


  • 1 Part Irish Cream
  • 3 Parts Coffee Liqueur


  1. Add the coffee liqueur to your shot glass
  2. Top up with a layer of Irish Cream
  3. Serve Immediately
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Cranberry Moscow Mule

The classic Moscow Mule is one of the greatest cocktails of all time, a combination of vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. Invented in the 1940’s, it’s gone on to be a smash hit that’s just as popular today. This fall and winter spin on it adds cranberry juice for a tart berry flavor. It’s hard to get the balance just right when adding juice to a mule, but tinkered with this recipe to get it nailed. The ingredients you’ll need for a cranberry Moscow mule are:

  • Vodka
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • 100% all natural cranberry juice (no sugar added)

Steps to make a Cranberry Moscow Mule:

  1. Pour ¼ cup vodka into a copper mug or glass of your choice.
  2. Add ¼ cup cranberry juice.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice.
  4. Top with ⅓ cup ginger beer.
  5. Add ice and garnish with lime. If you’d like, add some fresh or frozen cranberries to complete the look!

Recipe courtesy of A Couple Cooks – thanks!

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Portuguese Sweet Potato Bread (Bolo do Caco)

Boil sweet potatoes in water with a little salt (save water). Mash the sweet potatoes and then weigh them. Add an equal weight of self rising flour. A starting point would be 1/2 kilo each. Add a little of the sweet potato water and mix with your hands. Add extra flour if necessary. When you have a nice bread dough consistency, cover the bowl and let it sit for 30-40 minutes. Take small portions and make into balls and flatten. Put them into a hot frying pan (no oil, nothing added) and let them cook about 10 minutes turning them a couple of times so they are cooked on both sides (but let the interior still be a bit moist, you can open one to check if you’re not sure).

Recipe from Patricia and Cedric–Lisbon, Portugal