Sunday, July 15, 2012

12 Gauge Shottie

1 servings:
1 bottle Corona Lager
1/8 Bacardi Limon Rum

Drink the Corona lager down to the neck (where the bottle curves inwards). Fill up the neck with Bacardi Limon rum. Put your finger over the bottle and shake. Enjoy.

2 servings:
2 bottle Corona Lager
.24 bottle Bacardi Limon rum

Drink the Corona lager down to the neck (where the bottle curves inwards). Fill up the neck with Bacardi Limon rum. Put your finger over the bottle and shake. Enjoy. 

3 servings: 
3 bottle Corona lager
.36 bottle bacardi Limon rum

4 servings:
4 bottles Corona Lager
.48 bottle Bacari Limon rum

The Ultimate Margarita

.5 oz GranGala orange liqueur
2 oz white tequila
1 oz lemon and lime juice
1 oz simple syrup

Shake together with ice and strain into a margarita glass
Optional: rub the cut side of a lime on the glass rim and dip it into salt; and add a lime wedge to the rim of the glass as a garnish

White BBQ sauce

I was watching CBS Sunday Morning today and they were talking about different places that have the best BBQ places. They mentioned a place in North Alabama that had white BBQ sauce so I did a quick google search of how to make it I found a site that had a recipe for it.

Black pepper
lemon juice
white vinegar

Place the mayo and vinegar together in a bowl.
Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and sugar
Mix it well with a whisk, or put the ingredients into a large jar with a lid and give it a really good shaking.

And that is all that you have to do. Just make sure that you try it out before you give it to your friends and family.

(Recipe from

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Crispy Two-Potato Cake

Total Time: 30 minutes

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Makes 6 servings

Level: Easy


1pound russet potatoes (about 2 medium)

8 ounces sweet potatoes (about 1 small)

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly chopped thyme leaves plus whole leaves for garnish

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pinch chipotle chile powder

3 tablespoons canola oil


Peel the potatoes and grate on the large holes of a box grater. Transfer to a clean dish towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. place the squeezed potatoes in a medium bowl and mix in the chopped thyme, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and chipotle. Toss well to combine

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until the oil is very hot but not smoking. Add the potato mixture and press down firmly using a spatula. Cook until browned and crispy on the bottom, 8 to 9 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally so it does not stick. The cake should move around as one piece when the skillet is shaken. Slide the cake out of the skillet onto a plate and add the remaining oil to the skillet. Flip the cake onto a second plate and slide back into the skillet, crispy side up. Continue to cook until the bottom side of the cake is browned and crispy and the cake is cooked through, another 8 to 9 minutes, lowering the heat if the cake is browning too quickly.

Slide onto a wire rack and cool until still warm but not hot. Cut into 6 wedges, lightly season with salt and fresh thyme leaves and serve.

Serves: 6; Calories: 155; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams; Protein: 2 grams; Total carbohydrates: 21 grams; Sugar: 2 grams; Fiber: 2 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 346 milligrams

Cook's Note: To make ahead, prepare the cake and cut into wedges. Place the wedges on a baking sheet and reheat in a 400-degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until crispy and warm.

(recipe and photo from

Saturday, July 7, 2012

List of Baby Shower Food and Drink Ideas

1. Fresh fruit.
2. Vegetables.
3. Finger sandwiches
4. Chips and Dips
5. Cheese and Crackers
6. Chicken (teriyaki is good)
7. Baby Shrimp
8. Chicken Wings
9. Meat balls

1. Drinking from baby bottles
2. Strawberry Hibiscus Tea Lemonade (From Martha Stewart.)
3. Pink Grapefruit "Margaritas" (Martha Stewart)
4. Cucumber Limeade (Martha Stewart)
5. Raspberry-Lemonade Punch
6. Mulled White-Wine Sangria

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Patriotic Drink Recipe

With a steady hand and some colorful drinks, you can create a tasty, multilayered concoction. The secret is in selecting liquids with varying amounts of sugar, since those that contain more (such as soda) are denser than those with less (such as diet drinks). And that makes it possible to actually stack one on top of another (for a little while, anyway -- then they'll start to blend). Here's how to serve up a thirst quencher with two, three, or even more layers. Our recipe is for a red, white, and blue version for your Fourth of July celebrations. See how your favorite beverages literally stack up!

  • Ice cubes
  • Cranberry juice
  • Wild Berry flavor Gatorade Fierce
  • Diet 7-Up

  • Fill a clear glass with ice cubes. Pour the drink with the most sugar (check the nutrition label) into the glass. For our red, white, and blue recipe, start with the cranberry juice.
  • Very slowly add a beverage that contains less sugar -- in this case, Wild Berry flavor Gatorade Fierce. Be careful to pour it onto an ice cube -- not directly into the other drink -- to keep them from mixing.
  • Use the same technique to add a layer of Diet 7-Up.
(recipe and photo from

Crispy Cheese Stars

Turn tortillas into a stellar snack with this easy recipe. You'll need 2 star-shaped cookie cutters, one slightly smaller than the other (ours measured 4 and 2 1/4 inches between opposite points).

  • Flour tortillas
  • Sliced cheese (cheddar, provolone, or mozzarella)
  • Chili powder or paprika

  • Heat the oven to 350ยบ. Use the larger cookie cutter to cut out stars from flour tortillas (about 5 per 10-inch tortilla). It's easy for kids to do if you use a rolling pin to roll back and forth over the cutter. Bake the stars on a foil-covered cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
  • Use the smaller cookie cutter to cut out an equal number of cheese stars from the sliced cheese and place them atop the tortilla ones. Bake the stars for 2 more minutes or so until the cheese melts.
  • Sprinkle the stars with chili powder or paprika and let them cool before serving.

(Recipe and photo from