The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Powdered sugar, 2 oz. Bourbon whiskey, 2 teaspoons Water, 4 Mint leaves
Preparation: In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice
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Long ago, underground caves created the ideal environment for aging cheese. … Cave and cellar-aged cheeses ripen in environments naturally more humid and develop rinds on their own, resulting in a dry, moldy crust, and flavorful interiors.
Different Types of Cave-Aged Cheese
- Cheddar. Cheese maturing in the caves at Cheddar Gorge.
- Gruyere. A maturation of Gruyère cheese, Gruyères, Switzerland.
- Manchego. Manchego cheese.
- Grana Padano. A storehouse of Italian cheese Grana Padano.
I’ve never liked potato salad mainly because I am not a big fan of mayo. However, one day while at the deli counter of the supermarket, Vons in California I was offered a sample. I initially refused with my canned response but a persuasive deli counter worker convinced me there was something different to this potato salad. Once, I tried it best I could tell there was no mayo. Blue Cheese starred as a main attraction among savory red potatoes complimented with bacon. Now depending on the recipe the sour cream or a white sauce is used. I use sour cream. Click for step by step instruction on how to make this scene stealing side dish.
Photo by Crystal Johnson
If you’ve ever walked through the streets of Los Angeles late at night, you may have been lucky enough to happen upon a street vendor selling bacon-wrapped hot dogs piled high with caramelized onions, sautéed peppers, pico de gallo, avocado, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. This version of Mexican hot dogs, also known as street dogs or Los Angeles hot dogs, is believed to be a riff on a similar recipe that originated in Sonora, Mexico. READ MORE.
FOR THE HOT DOGS:
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 bacon strips
- 4 jalapeños, stemmed, halved lengthwise and seeds removed (optional)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for drizzling (if needed)
- 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
- ½ small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- ½ small green bell pepper, thinly sliced
- Kosher salt
- 8 hot dog buns
- Ketchup, yellow mustard and mayonnaise, for serving
If the picture, helped you say, “You had me at hello,” then check out this recipe from the bhall757 channel on Youtube.
image from Felicia Robinson
The S’more recipe is a classic campfire experience bringing joy to kids all over America but some of the kids have grown to adults and still want in on the fun. How about pairing strawberries and Prosecco to offer a more adult spin to the classic. Prosecco pairs well with juicer fruits. Felicia Robinson came up with this ultimate pairing of comfort food during the 2020 Pandemic. Click to see Hershey’s original recipe for the snack.