Tag: Brandy

Spanish Sangria, Always A Party Favorite

Spanish Sangria, Always A Party Favorite

I decided to reprise my recipe for Spanish Sangria because it makes a great fall party punch. Spanish Sangria originates, of course, in Spain,  “sangría” deriving from “sangre,” meaning blood.  The correct spelling uses an acute accent: sangría. The blood-red wine punch became popular even with […]

Pecan Stuffed Mushrooms

Pecan Stuffed Mushrooms

Pecan makes these stuffed mushrooms a crunchy treat. Pecan stuffed mushrooms are a favorite for parties and, yes, football games. Both the nut and the word, “pecan,” are Native American.  European immigrants were not familiar with the pecans, which reminded them of walnuts.  In fact, […]

Sangria: Authentic Recipe

Sangria: Authentic Recipe

 Sangria is of Spanish origin, the word deriving from “sangre,” meaning blood.  The correct spelling uses an acute accent: sangría. The blood-red wine punch became popular with the English around mid 1700’s.  It came to Latin America and to Texas once the Spaniards began their voyages […]