After nearly two weeks of rain every day (very unlike Texas this time of year), I'm ready for bright skies and fresh cocktails. I love to mix drinks with muddled fruit and herbs, but it's even better when you take a teesny bit of extra effort to infuse your alcohol! Last year I infused potato vodka with blueberries and forgot about it for nine months on the counter. Whoops!
I accidentally moved it one day while cleaning and my boyfriend suddenly discovered the alcohol that had been hiding in plain sight. It didn't last long after that and was frigging delicious sipped cold & neat.
Have you ever infused alcohol before? What's your favorite? I'm thinking of infusing 100% agave silver tequila with jalapeno for spicy margaritas. :)
#drinks #cocktails #blueberries #vodka #infusedalcohol #diyproject #summer2015
One of my favorite quick and easy meals is baked nachos. I make them at least twice a month, and try to keep basic nacho ingredients like organic tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream, and fire roasted salsa on hand for nights when I don't want to spend much t...
Seriously?! Yay! I love their guac. I have to try this exact recipe soon to see if it really does replicate at home. It makes me wonder if kosher salt and the exact ripeness of the avocado is what makes the biggest difference.
What are your tips for the best homemade guacamole?
#guacamole #cincodemayo #chipotle #avocado
Coffee - When your brain needs a hug. Or in the case of a #Monday , a whole morning long make-out session :D
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Looking for a quick and easy vegetable recipe to fix when you're busy? Try sugar snap peas! This springtime vegetable is slightly sweet, so it doesn't require much seasoning, although you can jazz it up with a myriad of flavorings (or keep it simple with sa...
See the essential oil diffuser necklace on the left in the picture above? I'm wearing that one right now as I write this! I placed a drop of Grounding essential oil blend on the front of the diffuser necklace a bit ago so I could set aside distractions and ...
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Buffalo Chicken Tacos
24 6 inch flour tortillas
2 lb chicken thighs (cooked and pulled)
2 cups roasted or grilled corn (fresh or frozen)
12 oz Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)
1½ (6 oz) stick unsalted butter
3 oz honey
Blue Cheese Slaw
1 small head of cabbage - cored and sliced very thinly or pre cut slaw mix
½ small red pepper or carrot, sliced thinly and chopped
1½ cups blue cheese dressing (homemade or your favorite brand)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
½ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing
8 oz Bleu Cheese
1 cup sour cream or Greek Yogurt
1 cup Mayonnaise
¼ cup milk or buttermilk
¼ teaspoon granulated onion
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
In a sauce pan melt the butter then add the honey and turn off the heat
Add in hot sauce and using a wire whip blend until fully incorporated into the butter/honey mixture.
You can heat this sauce if you want it hotter, but at this temperature the sauce will cling really well to the chicken. If you let the sauce get to hot it will break and separate into an oily mess!
Set aside sauce until ready to coat the chicken
Bleu Cheese Dressing
In a food processor, add the sour cream or Greek yogurt, the milk and half of your bleu cheese.
Pulse the mixture until all of the bleu cheese has been blended in.
Add this mixture to the mayonnaise with the remaining bleu cheese crumbles and seasonings. (The seasonings are just a guide, season it to your taste)
You should make this dressing at least one day ahead of time, to let the flavors build, it will taste the best after 48 hours.
Mix blue cheese dressing, vinegar, sea salt and black pepper in a small bowl, blending the ingredients completely.
Blend cabbage mixture, and bleu cheese dressing, mix well and let sit for 4-6 hours.
Refrigerate until ready to use
#cincodemayo #buffalochicken #askchefdennis
Happy #cincodemayo foodies! I ate street style tacos last night with plenty of cilantro & lime, and the night before I had these chicken nachos. I could eat like this every day!
Who's planning to sip on a margarita tonight?
#nachos #chickenrecipes #avocado
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