A couple of weeks back, we received a selection of sauces from Silverton Foods. Silverton foods makes many sauces including Apple Rum, Cherry Habanero and Pineapple Bourbon to name a few. The one that jumped to our attention first was the Apple Rum Sauce. Who could pass up a combination like fruit and alcohol?! You know we love our fruit and alcohol here on the blog…well without the fruit, haha. The thought of a sweet apple flavor with a nice kick from rum sounded like a winner! Check out our review below.
Valentine’s Day is upon us. I hope that you are ready for that special dinner. If not, don’t worry, we have compiled a list of our most popular Valentine’s Day recipes. Start it off your night with a nice refreshing cocktail! Then select an entree and a couple of sides. Finally pick one of our Valentine’s Day Desserts. You can even pick two. Try our sinful chocolate souffles and strawberry poppers. Hope you have a great date night.
The Big Game is this Sunday, and I want to make sure that you are all prepared for your party. This year we have compiled our favorite appetizers and party foods! Besides a nice selection of Ice Cold Beer, you should consider serving some of these amazing Appetizers. The recipes are tested and guaranteed to keep your guests happy and full.
Dana and I love Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant! If you have one near you I recommend that you try it ASAP. Last year during their Hatch Chili Festival they had a limited time special menu that included Queso Fundido. What is Queso Fundido you ask? Well it is freaking glorious! Basically it is a Chorizo and cheese dip that you serve on warm flour tortillas. It is quite possibly the best cheese dish that I have ever had! The ooey gooey cheese and chorizo on a warm tortilla is straight up gold. My mouth is watering as I write this up! You have to try it.
Dana and I love making and decorating cookies! Needless to say, Dana is way better at decorating the cookies than I am. This does not prevent me from trying. Our son has been begging us to make some fancy cookies. So we have been testing different recipes. We tried royal icing. It was great tasting and easy to work with. However, it dried dull and not shiny. Our next step was to try making our own recipe. We dabbled with different ratios and finally figured out exactly what we wanted. We used corn syrup for the perfect shine. We then added vanilla for flavor. Finally after a few tries we nailed down the perfect amount of water to make it sturdy enough to outline, yet loose enough to flow and fill. This recipe gives you shiny and glossy cookies.
We are only a few days away from Christmas and that can only mean one thing. Christmas Cookies!!! I love all types of cookies but for some reason, all cookies taste better at Christmas! This list includes everything from Cut out cookies to fudge crinkles. Lots of sugar, lots of chocolate and a ton of Christmas Fun! Check out our best Christmas Cookies for 2016!
One of our favorite holiday meals is Beef Wellington. It gives you a great beef roast in a faster amount of time than a rib roast. Plus, it adds a nice little surprise for your holiday guests. To be honest, who doesn’t love the look of a perfectly cooked beef wellington just sitting on the table?! If you want to impress your guests this holiday season, this recipe is for you! Plus, it is super tasty.
Like so many American’s my eyes are bigger than my stomach. Therefore, I have a ton of leftovers after Thanksgiving. Ok, this might have been done on purpose ?. Who doesn’t love an open faced hot turkey sandwich. But there are so many other things that you can do with the leftovers. Here are my favorite ideas. Read more
The Apple Cider Mimosa is our new Thanksgiving cocktail! This year’s cocktail will satisfy most of your guests and allow you to get through this stressful time. The Apple Cider mimosa is not only delicious, it also uses fresh apple cider. I love a good seasonal cocktail. I hope you do too!
Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and I want to give my annual quick tips. I know that cooking in general can be stressful enough, without the added pressure of having a houseful of guests. So I want to help you all out with a few tips, tricks and time saving ideas. Below I have listed a few tips and shortcuts that can help ease your stress and make your thanksgiving a tad bit more joyous. I have created a sample menu and timing that you can use to make Thanksgiving as easy as possible. Also, there are plenty of tips from what turkey to choose all the way to how to cook a frozen turkey. Yes you can cook a frozen turkey and it will turn out delicious. Its all in there. If you have any other questions, click the Ask Rex link in the menu above. I will be around answering emails all week.
During the holiday season I get a ton of emails. Lately I have gotten a few emails regarding suggestions for the best equipment and tools for Thanksgiving. Since it was such a popular topic, I decided to write up a post including all of the information for everyone to see. I hope you guys find it helpful.
I love sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving! This fresh sweet potato casserole is a new and improved take on my previous sweet potato casserole, that was based on the one from Ruth’s Chris. This new and improved recipe, while inspired by my previous one, throws everything out the window and starts from scratch. It is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. It quite possibly is one of the best side dishes that I have ever made. You definitely need to add this Sweet Potato Casserole to your Thanksgiving table!
Our good friends over at Thermoworks have released a new wireless thermometer called “Smoke“. The Smoke is a wireless thermometer that includes two probes. That way, you can wirelessly monitor both the pit and the food. As a barbecuer, this is important. The proper temperature is the difference between delicious bbq and charcoal. Plus, since this is all done wirelessly, you can do it while watching your favorite game or snoozing on the couch. We tested this thermometer while making a nice Honey Garlic Smoked Chicken. The chicken provided approximately 2 hours for us to test the thermometer and check its limits. The thermometer performed flawlessly and actually exceeded expectations. Check out our review below.