Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream « Baking with Basil December 16, 2011 by Brooke Are you chocolate and minted out yet?!?! I hope not because this one is a doozy as well. Jello shots without the trash Ingredients: Strawberries (the biggest ones you can find) Strawberry jelly powder Creme de cacao Vodka Chocolate chips (optional) Wash the strawberries and pick out the nicest ones. You will need about 3 boxes worth of strawberries for 2 cups of jello. Cut off the bottoms so the strawberries can stand up but be careful to not make holes for the jello to leak out. Cut off the tops and hollow out the insides.
Epic Crispy Quinoa Burgers Topped with Sweet Potato Fries, Beer Caramelized Onions + Gruyere Where do I even begin? These burgers have so much going on. Hence the longest name I have ever posted and will hopefully ever post….hopefully! Every Man Should Know: The Wonderful World of Whiskey Mark Twain once said, “too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” It’s been brought to my attention that a lot of guys out there aren’t aware of what whiskey (or as I like to call it, “writer’s blood”) actually is. This entry will serve to educate those men out there who, for some reason, just can’t put down that warm can of Coors Light. It’s time to man up and class up.
The Anatomy of Sangria Holy moly it’s hot outside! What better way to quench your adult thirst than with a delicious Sangria? Sangria is loved by almost everyone who tries it and is a personal favorite of my dad. It’s cheap to make, and it tastes delicious! Be careful though, it can catch up to you if you’re not too careful. There are many interpretations of Sangria, however, it generally consists of wine, chopped fruit, some sort of sweetener, and a small amount of brandy.
Cinnamon Apple Pecan Crumb Bars Mmm... gooey apple cinnamon deliciousness! We’re eating cinnamon apple pecan crumb bars made with local fuji apples and drizzled with cream cheese cinnamon icing. Every year apple season (aka fall) brings with it a wave of nostalgia, and I can’t help but reminisce about the autumns of my youth. Growing up in Virginia fall meant the leaves turned from green to lovely shades of vibrant orange, red, yellow and deep purple. 30 Drinks Every Bartender Should Know So I have a new hire who is about to bartend her first bartending shift and I was about to e-mail her 30 drinks every bartender should know and looking for a list (so I wouldn’t have to make it) and almost every list I found was absolutely ridiculous. For example, one site listed the Bocci Ball (don’t know what it is, probably never will as in 12 years no one has ever ONCE asked me for one). Or the Freddy Fudpacker (aka The Cactus Banger) – once again NEVER HEARD anyone order either of these ever ONCE. I’m not naming any drinks on this list where the ingredients are the name i.e. vodka tonic, amaretto sour, or gin and juice. 1.
What Does A Porn Star Reading A Book While Using A Vibrator Look Like? Clayton Cubitt is a very smart man. The professional photographer wanted to launch a new web series, "Hysterical Literature," but BOOO BOOKS. People on the Internet hate books.
Limoncello Recipe Limoncello While searching for a good recipe for Limoncello, I found a lot of conflicting information. Some recipes use vodka, others use grain alcohol (without specifying the potency, which varies) and others even used rum! The alcohol-to-water-to-sugar ratios also varied widely, and it made me wonder if people had typos in the recipes, or were just posting a recipe they had never even tasted! So I started with the premise that grain alcohol will extract the most lemon oil and flavor from lemon zest. Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake December 13th, 2009 by katie We couldn’t decide between cheesecake or pumpkin pie and while I would generally just make both, Pumpkin Cheesecake just seemed like the perfect solution! This cross between a creamy, fluffy cheesecake and a spicy pumpkin pie goes great over a pecan crust topped with caramel sauce and candied pecans. Pumpkin Cheesecake
Watermelons: Nature's Keg Still pumping your watermelons full of rum? What is this, summer camp? It’s time to grow up and start converting your watermelons into kegs. The instructions for the Watermelon Keg come from none other than the National Watermelon Promotion Board—which surprisingly is an actual thing. Essentially you slice off a thin layer from the bottom end, slice open the top, scoop out the meat (or liquefy with booze), and jam a spigot in the front. Presto!
Pink Panty Droppers Recipe at Epicurious This makes a great fizzy pink lemonade. It's definitely one of my must have summer staples. If it's hot, you're low on cash, and want to have a lot of fun, this is the answer! It makes just shy of 5 gallons, so it can serve a TON of people. Each drink packs a heavy whallop to your head, so you really don't need much per person.