With Game of Thrones set to resume its Sunday evening time slot on July 16, 2017, so will our weekly Game of Thrones viewing parties. However, this year we will be prepared with recipes inspired by Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook. From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stew we will certainly eat well and most probably, way too much. Continue Reading →
Move Over Cupcakes >> Donut Stands are Here!
We admit it, we are officially obsessed with these donut stands. Finally a way to push cupcakes off the party and wedding circuits and replace them with with something truly yummy. Yes, we love donuts. It might be the hours sitting in the hospital cafeteria on Saturday mornings eating donuts while we waited for our dad to finish his rounds or it might be that although elusive, nothing beats a great donut. Continue Reading →
Classic Mint Julep Recipe to Serve at Your Kentucky Derby Party
A few years back we turned on the Today Show to see the smiling face of Al Roker standing at Churchill Downs learning how to make a classic mint julep from Fred Noe, a seventh-generation distiller for Jim Beam. We think this might still be the best Mint Julep Recipe out there and we must admit, since then, we have spent many, many hours testing lots of other recipes. 🙂
.Here is the Mint Julep Recipe as seen on the Today Show:
- 1 part simple syrup
- 2 parts Bourbon
- Add crushed ice
- The most important part is the mint – first spank the mint and then add it to the mint julep cups
- Top your mint julep off with more crushed ice
- Hint (not on the video): An extra-nice touch is to trim straws so they just slightly stick out of the cup. Hence, when guests sip from the short straws, their noses will be close to the refreshing mint garnish.
Pi Day is March 14, 2017
During the holidays we were obsessed with the whole idea of pairing wine with holiday cookies so it should not surprise you that we now love The California Wine Club's idea of paring pie & wines. And what could be better than celebrating Pi Day with a slice (or two) of your favorite pies paired with the perfect wines! Continue Reading →