'Entertaining / Parties'
***This post has been sponsored by Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey; a sample was received in consideration for Tuesday’s review as well as today’s recipe share. Other than that, no further compensation has been received and the opinions expressed below are entirely that of the author. No further affiliation with Kilbeggan Distillery is being claimed. And now with that out of the …[more...]
I do apologize for missing last week’s AlcoHOLidays installment. It was a combination of an expected sponsored post falling through and me falling ill Thursday afternoon. It was, however, Cinco de Mayo last Sunday and I trust I’ve “trained” you well enough to know margaritas were in order, yes? Good!
This weekend, however, we are celebrating dear old (or not …[more...]
Recipe – Tequila Shrimp – Thanks to The Gourmet Bachelor
for sharing this recipe with Circle of Food
If you try this recipe at home, be careful igniting the tequila.
1 lb large shrimp, peeled
2 T Old Bay seasoning
1 t cayenne
1 t cumin
2 T olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 c red, …
Start with fresh washed asparagus. I prefer the bigger stalks vs. the smaller stalks due to shrinkage. For …[more...]
The “shadowy” origins of many Christian holidays are major bones of contention among the devout and while I’m used to the usual arguments surfacing around Christmas I admit I’m a bit surprised at the furor rampant (at least among my Facebook friends) over Easter‘s influences.
Nutshell: the bunny, chicks, and eggs that don’t really seem like obvious symbols of …[more...]
Ah, yes, Valentine’s Day…
Thought by many to be a wonderful day of expressing our love for others in various public and private ways. Thought by others to be a trumped-up excuse by the candy and card manufacturers to bilk out a little more money between the Christmas holidays and Easter. I’ll never forget the time my economics professor …[more...]
Everyone knows they are going on a diet or will make noise about going on a diet come January 2. Before you do, considering going out with a big chocolate bang — a Mexican chocolate pudding cake for your New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day bash.
This unusual and deeply chocolate-y cake makes its own topping, …[more...]
December 20 – National Sangria Day
I like a good sangria. In the summer I prefer white sangria because it’s lighter but the rest of the time, a good red sangria will do.
Originating in Spain, the word sangria is the Spanish word for bleeding. The drink gets its name from the red color of the wine used in a …[more...]