Making a Negroni Cocktail with Stanley Tucci

From loading up the shaker with ice to pouring in the gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, The Devil Wears Prada star walked followers through the entire process. He even told his fans which glass and garnish they should use for the drink.

While Tucci made the concoction for his wife Felicity Blunt, he didn’t hand it over to her right away.

“You want it, Felicity?” he teased his spouse, who handled the camerawork for the cocktail class. “That will never happen.”

It wasn’t long before the video went viral.  READ MORE

Popeye’s Cajun Rice Copycat Style Recipe

If you’re reading this than you are or probably were a fan of the Popeye’s Cajun rice. The favorite side is disappearing from the menu. Never fear, there is a copy copy recipe. You’ll have make this you’re self from now on.

There are some restaurant dishes we fall so in love with that we can’t help but want to make them in our own kitchens so we can have them at a moment’s notice, any time we want. If you’ve had Popeye’s Cajun Rice, then you already know it’s one of those dishes. So well-spiced (but not spicy) and hearty enough to make a meal of, it’s humble comfort food that is easy to make and quite simply, just downright tasty. (And when you make it yourself, you get to control all the ingredients!)

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chicken gizzards, minced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt, to taste

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Simple Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipe: Nutella Mousse

Children want to celebrate their loved-ones by giving gifts on their level of ability, and what could be easier than a two-ingredient Nutella mousse? Let them show their Valentine’s Day love to mom, dad, auntie, uncle, grandma, or grandpa with an easy dessert.

There are a variety of ways to make Nutella mousse, but a two-ingredients recipe is a great starter, especially for children. Plus, they will have a ball picking out toppings for the mousse once completed. It’s fun on top of fun. READ MORE

How to Make a Reuben Sandwich

The Reuben sandwich is an American grilled sandwich composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread. It is associated with kosher-style delicatessens, but it is not kosher, because it combines meat and cheese. 

One origin story holds that Reuben Kulakofsky (his first name sometimes spelled Reubin; his last name sometimes shortened to Kay), a JewishLithuanian-born grocer residing in Omaha, Nebraska, asked for a sandwich made of corned beef and pastrami at his weekly poker game held in the Blackstone Hotel from around 1920 through 1935. The participants, who nicknamed themselves “the committee”, included the hotel’s owner, Charles Schimmel. Schimmel’s son, who worked in the kitchen, made the first Reuben for him, adding swiss cheese and thousand islands dressing to his order, putting the whole thing on rye bread.[ The sandwich first gained local fame when Schimmel put it on the Blackstone’s lunch menu, and its fame spread when a former employee of the hotel won the national sandwich idea contest with the recipe.