Perfect Pride Recipes

rainbow-cake-finnished-1mbRainbow Layer Cake

What you’ll need
•  2 boxes vanilla cake mix
•  Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
•  6 eggs
•  2 cups water
•  1 cup oil
•  Frosting (of your choice)

How to make it
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among 6 small bowls, about 1 1/3 cups each.

Using food coloring, tint batter in each bowl a different color according to the chart above. Refrigerate 3 colors of batter until ready to bake. Pour remaining 3 colors of batter into cake pans.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center and begins to pull away from side of pan. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks; cool completely. Wash cake pans. Bake and cool remaining 3 cake layers as directed.

Trim rounded tops off cakes to level, if needed. On serving plate, place purple cake layer. Spread with frosting to within 1/4 inch of edge. Repeat with blue, green, yellow, orange and red cake layers. Spread light coat of frosting on top and side of cake to seal in crumbs, frost with remaining frosting.


Rainbow Pasta with Grilled Chicken Pesto Chicken

What you’ll need
•  Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
•  Pasta (of your choice)
•  4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
•  2/3 cup pesto
•  3 Tbs. lemon juice
•  4 plum tomatoes
•  3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
•  1 1/2 Tsp. red wine vinegar
•  1 clove garlic, minced
•  1 Tsp. Dijon mustard
•  2 Tbs. chopped basil
•  Kosher salt and black pepper

How to make it
To begin, boil your desired pasta and fill several Ziploc bags with different food colors. Once boiled, combine the strained pasta, 2 table spoons of water and about 20 drops of coloring in each bag, letting this mixture sit for at least a minute.

Heat a gas grill to high. Butterfly the chicken breasts by making a horizontal cut through the center of the thickest long side of the breast. Cut the breasts like a book. Cover with plastic wrap and pound to flatten slightly to an even thickness. Combine the pesto with the lemon juice and rub over the chicken.

Cut each tomato in half. Gently remove the seeds with your fingers, coarsely chop the flesh, and put it in a bowl. In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, basil, remaining 1 Tbs. lemon juice, 1 tsp. salt, and a generous amount of pepper. Pour this over the tomatoes and combine well. Remove the chicken from the pesto and sprinkle lightly with salt. Grill, turning once, until golden on both sides and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total.

Cut chicken into strips and put on top of the rainbow pasta. Top with tomatos and enjoy!

swimming pool cocktailThe Swimming Pool

What you’ll need
• 1.18 oz. Vodka
• .6 oz. Cream
• .6 oz. Cream of Coconut
• .6 oz. Blue Curaçao
• 3  oz. Pineapple juice

Pour pineapple juice, vodka, cream and cream of coconut with ice into a blender. Blend and strain into a hurricane glass with ice cubes. Float the blue curacao on top.

Long-Island-Iced-TeaLong Island Iced Tea

What you’ll need
• .5 oz. Triple Sec
• .5 oz. Light Rum
• .5 oz. Gin
• .5 oz. Vodka
• .5 oz. Tequila
• 1  oz. Sour Mix
• Cola

Mix together spirits and sour mix. Top with cola and garnish as desired.

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