Southern Sea Breeze Smoothie ¼ cup crème de menthe ¼ cup lemon or lime juice ¼ cup commercial sweetened lime juice (you will find this in the cocktail makings in your supermarket.) 1 pint vanilla ice cream 1 quart lemon-lime beverage (Sprite, etc.) or ginger ale (I prefer lemon lime beverage) Lime and lemon slice Sprigs of mint 4 Tall slender glasses would be ideal with this recipe. If you don’t have them, use what you have. Combine the crème de menthe and juices. Mix well. Spoon ½ cup of the vanilla ice cream into each of the 4 glasses. Pour 1 cup of lemon-lime beverage into each of these glasses over the ice cream. Garnish with lemon, lime and mint sprigs. This is beautiful to have a pitcher already prepared with this wonderful concoction. Just picture your picnic table adorned with this beverage.
Red Velvet Ganache Cheesecake Note: Cheesecake needs to be prepared the day before. Oreo Crust 20 Oreo Cookies (You may use any brand chocolate sandwich cookie) Everyone knows how good Oreos are, though. ¼ cup butter, melted Prepare a 9-inch springform pan by spraying with baking spray. In a food processor or blender, crush Oreo cookies. Leave the crème filling in the cookie, while crushing. Mix the melted butter and Oreo cookie crumbs together. Press crumbs into a 9-inch springform pan. Place in the fridge while preparing the cheese cake. 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 4 eggs, beaten well 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, sifted 1 cup sour cream 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon white vinegar 2 (1-ounce) bottles red food coloring Preheat oven to 325-degrees. Beat the 3 packages of cream cheese, adding the granulated sugar gradually and beat till light and fluffy. Add eggs, sifted