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Champagne Recipes - How to cook with champagne recipes

Using champagne in your recipes is much like cooking with any wine. You need not use expensive champagne, and leftovers will work fine as long as they are not over a week old. Try some of these wonderful recipes using champagne. See Champagne Cooking Tips.

Baked Ham in Champagne Recipe
The ham basting sauce is made with champagne, brown sugar, honey, ginger, and dry mustard.

Caviar Torte With Champagne Onions Recipe
Appetizer torte has layers of red onions sauteed in Champagne with cream cheese, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and topped with caviar. It is a great way to stretch your caviar investment without breaking the bank. This makes enough for a crowd, but you may easily cut it in half for smaller parties.

Champagne Dill Carrots Recipe
This simple carrot side dish is fast and easy to make. There is something magical about the combination of carrots and dill. It is a great use for leftover champagne. Sweet white wine may be substituted for the champagne. If you want to avoid alcohol, try my Carrots Vichy.

Champagne Kraut Recipe
Champagne and pineapple give unique flavor to sauerkraut. This deliciously different version with few ingredients is quite easy to make and sure to impress.

Champagne Melon Peach Soup Recipe
Simple cantaloupe and peach puree is chilled and topped with champagne and mint. Great for a classy but light dessert that is perfect for summer. Plan ahead to chill the fruit puree before serving.

Champagne Punch Recipe
Champagne punch packs a punch with brandy and Chambord flavoring a pineapple and ginger ale base. Not for kids, but adults will kick up their heels.

Champagne Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe
It is so easy to make a quick champagne vinaigrette salad dressing to make your salads special. It's a great way to use up leftover champagne. Use a blender and it's done in a matter of seconds. Try adding some of your favorite fresh herbs.

Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce Recipe
Champagne, mushrooms, and cream make a creamy sauce for chicken breasts. Cooked stove-top in a skillet, you can have this on the table in under 30 minutes.

French Onion Soup Gratinee Recipe
Rich and creamy onion soup is hearty enough for a full meal. It is traditionally served with a cap of Gruyere cheese. This version is served over Parmesan toasts, with additional Parmesan on top, and then browned under the broiler. The soup may be made in advance. Make the toasts right before serving.

Glacier Punch Recipe
This potent brew using flavored vodka, orange, liqueur, cherry kirsch, and sparkling wine or champagne is sure to be a hit. If you are avoiding alcohol, try the non-alcoholic version. To retain carbonation, stir this up just before guests arrive.

Mango Jalapeno Sauce Recipe
Mangos give a tropical twist while jalapenos add spice to this delicious condiment.

Peach and Champagne Sorbet Recipe
Peach sorbet gets a festive edge by the addition of champagne. You can cut the preparation time by using frozen peaches. If you do not have champagne, try substituting sparkling apple or white grape juice. This recipe is designed for an ice cream machine.

Pink Champagne Cake Recipe
This cake is a show-stopper! It is rich with champagne, marshmallows, and coconut. Pink Champagne Cake is one of the most requested recipes from one of the largest newspapers in the U.S. It is perfect for any special occasion, especially New Year's when champagne abounds.

Raspberry Thyme Vinegar Recipe
Fresh raspberries and thyme flavor Champagne or white wine vinegar. Plan ahead to let vinegar steep for at least 2 days and up to 2 weeks before using. Great used in salad dressings or even as a stand-alone condiment.

Salmon in Champagne Sauce Recipe
Salmon is baked with shallots and mushrooms, then served with a creamy champagne sauce. This is a simple but elegant entree.

Seafood Brochettes with Tomato-Basil Champagne Sauce Recipe
Jumbo shrimp and sea scallops get royal treatment with champagne sauce. These kebabs are oven-baked under the broiler. The pan juices contribute to the sauce.

Tropical Fruit Champagne Granita Recipe
Pineapple, passionfruit nectar, and champagne combine into a deliciously refreshing tropical granita. Granitas have a grainier texture than sorbets. This recipe requires no ice cream machine, only your time. It will be time well-spent.

Vegetable and Champagne Soup Recipe
Green peas, carrot, and onion are cooked in a wine and chicken broth flavored with salt pork, sage, chervil, and thyme. Cream and champagne are added to the soup at the end for a touch of delicious decadence.

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