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Rumchata Cinnamon Toast Crunch Boozy Holiday Treats

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Rumchata Cinnamon Toast Crunch Boozy Holiday Treats

The holiday season is here! Rejoice and be glad! Tis' the season to remember others and spread joy. But how do we cope with all this socializing and the new added stress of a holiday favorite songs like "baby it's cold outside" being in jeopardy of extinction in a "snowflake" filled winter!  How better than with a nice sugary, boozy holiday treat! Hellooooo RUM-CHA-TA!  What is Rumchata?  It’s a white bottle with a gold cap and its filled with nectar from the gods! or... if you want to really know what's in the bottle; a vanilla, cinnamon rum based cream. Also known as “Horchata”. Be careful...

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Cinco De Mayo Gauco De Patro - Boozy Guacamole

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Cinco De Mayo Gauco De Patro - Boozy Guacamole

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! What better way to celebrate Mexican independence day than to wash it down with a few Tecates or Margaritas! But, you know what else is always is present today...Tortillas. What better than to serve them with some Guacamole and keep the festivities going. Here is what you need: 2 Ripe Avocados  1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt. 1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice. 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup of minced red onion. 1-2 chiles, ( be sure that the stems and seeds are removed). 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped.  A dash of black pepper.  (3oz) of Patron...

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Bacon Wrapped Meatballs, Super Bowl Delight!

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Bacon Wrapped Meatballs, Super Bowl Delight!

Maybe it was the bourbon talking at this weekends Mohegan Sun Bourbon Festival that had me hooked, but I discovered the joys of bacon wrapped meatballs and now the obsession comes the week before trying to decide what to make for Super Bowl! If you have access to a smoker I would suggest following the recipe below but instead of baking these in the oven try placing them in your smoker for an even tastier treat as the bacon and beef absorb that smoke flavor.   Should you make these treat over the weekend please share with us on social...

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Rachel Ray Roasted Jalapeno Poppers

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Rachel Ray Roasted Jalapeno Poppers

Roasted Jalapeno Poppers : A three-cheese blend of smoked pepper cheese, feta and cream cheese fill Rachael Ray's poppers. The smoky cheese and the roasted jalapenos make for a delicious and easy-to-eat appetizer. Click here to see the recipe.

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How To Brew Your Own Pilsner

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How To Brew Your Own Pilsner

What place does craft beer have in beer pong? Well if you love beer, why wouldn't you love to make your own to play with?  From years of traveling the beer festival circuit one thing we learned was there is a beer out there for everyone! From Green Tea Ales to Hoppy McHopper IPA's all the way to Pumpkin Banana Bread Porter someone had an idea and a taste in mind for something. And guess what? They are all pretty tasty and worth at least a try. Support your local brewer!! However - maybe you are just a "bud light" or...

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