Raspberry-Apple Champagne Slushies

Raspberry-Apple Champagne Slushie

Here’s a fruity frozen drink that’s elegant, fizzy and easy to make. To come up with this recipe, I used a frozen Raspberry Margarita margarita recipe I found online and substituted Champagne for tequila and added some pureed apples to boot. It’s really good!


  • 1 cup raspberry margarita mix – or – 6 oz frozen raspberries if you don’t want the lime
  • 1/2 cup finely-diced green apples, skinned
  • 1.5 oz. Triple Sec (adds an orange zest and a little more alcohol)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1.5 cups Champagne or sweet Sparkling Wine
  • add sugar to taste


  1. Place all
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ponzu steak

Ponzu Steak

It is no secret that I love Asian cuisine and tropical-flavored cooking.

So you might think Ponzu would be a household name in my home.

However, it was not my fetish for exotic recipes and ingredients that introduced me to this delicacy. My first Ponzu date happened by accident, when I was shopping for Japanese soy sauce in a food mart in California. It was not until I got back home that I realized what was in my shopping cart was not soy sauce but ponzu sauce. WTF is that, I asked?

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Asian Cucumber salad

Asian Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is one of those side dishes that seems to work with almost any tropical or Asian food.

Knowing just how much I love tinkering in my kitchen, I’ve spent countless hours trying to perfect the best cucumber salad that I can.

The good thing is that most of the ingredients I use in this recipe are really easy to find – I didn’t have to spend all day in a grocery store.

My husband gives this salad a big thumbs up.


• 3 cucumbers halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced into small portions

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