Welcome to the 199th Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend?
I have a metamorphosis I’m super excited about sharing. If you love trying new recipes, you’re going to like this Before and After.
In the past when I’ve shared a recipe here at BNOTP, I created a post showing the process along with pictures taken during the cooking process. Somewhere in the post I’d share a photo of the actual recipe from my recipe notebook so you could copy and paste the photo to your computer for printing. That wasn’t the greatest way to share the recipe but was the best I could come up with at the time.
Easy Print Recipes
Not any more, got something a whole lot better now! I’ve been working on this much of the weekend and am so excited to share it!
When I share a recipe like this favorite champagne punch recipe, when you visit the post, in addition to the pictures and instructions for making it…
You’ll also find a printable recipe. Yay! Update: Several folks have asked what program or plugin I’m using to share recipes. The one I’m using is Easy Recipe Plus. They have a free version and a paid version. I went with the paid version.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 4 whole cloves
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 bottle champagne (Korbel Brut works great)
- Small amount of Grand Marnier (or any orange liqueur you prefer)
- Red sugar
- Green sugar
- In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves to boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Discard cinnamon and cloves.
- Cool to room temperature and pour into a large pitcher.
- Add cranberry juice and pineapple juice.
- Chill in fridge until ready to serve.
- At serving time, add 1 bottle of chilled champagne.
I usually make 4 batches of this recipe for parties with around 25 in attendance. I prepare all 4 at once but divide the base into 4 separate containers and store those in the frig. When it’s time for another batch, I pour the base into my pitcher and add the cranberry and pineapple juice, along with the champagne, right before serving.
I’ve been busy this weekend creating and adding printable recipes to lots of the recipes you’ll find under the “Good Eats” category at the top of BNOTP. So far, you’ll find a printable version for the following recipes. (Click on any recipe title to be taken to that recipe post.)
Spiced Champagne Punch (Love this easy, delicious punch for Christmas and New Year’s Eve Parties
Cranberry Trifle (Great dessert for the holidays)
Peach Trifle (Yummy summertime dessert, especially when made with fresh Georgia peaches)
Key Lime Pie (Super easy recipe great for summer but really wonderful any time of the year.)
Sweet Potato Casserole (We have this every Thanksgiving and Christmas…love!)
Sweet Potato Chips (Great appetizer or snack and they’re addictive…in a good way!)
Strawberry Cheese Ring (Appetizer that’s always a big hit for parties)
I’ll continue adding a printable version to the recipes here at BNOTP this week and hopefully I’ve have them all done by the end of the week.
Looking forward to the Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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Do not type in ALL CAPS. It spreads the links waaaay out.
Let’s try something fun today! Please visit the person who linked before you and after you…that way everyone will get some visits. Hope you’ll visit more, of course.