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Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker
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Gambas Al Ajillo | Classic Spanish Garlic Shrimp Tapas. This buttery, garlicky rendition of the Spanish tapas favorite is super fast and easy.
Classic Steak Au Poivre | Cracked Pepper Crusted Steak with Cognac Sauce is a French classic. Elegant and delicious perfect for any occasion
Honey Bourbon BBQ Burgers combine the best flavors of summer. Sweet and smoky honey BBQ sauce, a grilled burger topped with blue cheese.
Try a Root Beer Bourbon Ice Cream Floats, the flavors of this childhood favorite gets an adult makeover for this frosty, creamy grownup cocktail.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding is the perfect bread pudding pairing of sweet luscious chocolate, cherries, and a tiny bit of heat.
Try a Mexican twist on the brunch fav Bloody Mary with this Bloody Maria Sangrita Recipe. Tequila with spicy tomato and citrus juices. Yum.
Strawberry Bread with pumpkin seeds is the perfect balance of sweet and savory and is delicious. Serve with honey butter. Strawberry bread also makes awesome french toast, just sprinkle with powdered sugar.
These Pecan Banana Buttermilk Waffles are the perfectly crispy and fluffy waffle. The secret is the buttermilk. The bananas cook and carmelize and make these waffles extra special and perfect for any breakfast or brunch. Easy enough for everyday but elegant enough for any special occasion.
Tequila Mockingbird – Spicy Tequila Cocktail. Muddled watermelon and fresh jalapeno with tequila is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.
Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita. This spicy tequila cocktail mixed with a traditional Jalisco Sangrita. Sangrita’s are my new cocktail obsession. Sangrita or “little blood” has traditionally been served as a chaser for excellent quality tequila. It would have been a mixture of fruit juices and finely ground chili pepper. Many sangrita recipes call for tomato juice, but that would not have been part of the traditional recipe, the original recipe would have been made from leftover juice from fresh fruit salads and changed based on the fruits used.
Today’s cocktail culture is creating very intriguing sangritas as an ingredient in some pretty amazing tequila cocktails. This recipe calls for a combination of grapefruit, orange, and lime with a touch of spicy jalapeno pepper.
Celebrate mom with one of these amazing and super easy Mother’s Day Menus. Everything from a simple and elegant Mother’s Day brunch to an extravagant dinner feast and a backyard barbeque or a happy-go-lucky Mother’s Day picnic. There is definitely a menu plan for your lifestyle – all super easy and totally stress-free.
Spicy Blackberry Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers is an easy appetizer or main dish for your next backyard barbecue. The tartness of blackberries combined with the smoky bourbon and a touch of honey makes these chicken skewers irresistible.
Celebrate Mom with a fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch. This menu is the perfect way to enjoy a day with your mom. Happy Mother’s Day
Sheet Pan-Roasted Root Vegetables pair perfectly with grilled or slow-cooked meats, BBQ chicken, and roast pork.
Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets are by far my favorite beignet in the New Orleans area. Served with café au lait beignets are quintessential New Orleans breakfast or late night treat, and makes an awesome brunch dessert.
Cajun Slow Cooked Brisket is super flavorful and tender and the perfect dish to serve for a brunch or backyard barbecue.
Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread is perfect to serve alongside chili or voodoo shrimp and is great to serve for brunch.
Easy Dutch Oven Cornbread | Camping Recipe. Cornbread is one of my favorite camping foods. It is easy to make in a Dutch oven and pairs well with other camping favs like chili, BBQ, and grilled meats.
Easy Mexican Chocolate Kentucky Bourbon Fondue is such a fun dessert and this is heavenly with spicy chocolate paired with smokey Bourbon.
Strawberry Rosemary Frosé is the perfect adult slushy for summer. Frozen rose wine with strawberry and a rosemary simple syrup. Yum.
Who doesn’t love a good party? We love to entertain. Any excuse to get the gang together is a great reason for a party. We do lots of easy poolside BBQs + lunches, snack, and cocktails on the boat. I spent years throwing parties that we great for guests but I never left the kitchen. Now I’ve learned to make entertaining spree-free and fun for me and my guests. I’ll share what I’ve learned and hope it will make it easier for you to throw awesome parties – that get you out of the kitchen and into the party.
Let’s get this party started!
Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker