No need for those Tom Cruise drink-o-batics ala "Cocktail" (though that would be pretty sweet), or a degree in mixology. You can stir up some fancy cocktails at home in less than five minutes with the help of PepeCello and Doc Pepe's Lab-- our new drink(ing) buddies.
Two Italians walk into a bar... not really. But two Pepes (father and son) from Jersey with an Italian heritage are making our lives easier, classier, and tastier. No more hunting for all the right ingredients and spending a fortune when we can grab a bottle of this, and a garnish of that!
Doc Pepe's Lab Old Fashioned
2.5 oz of Doc Pepe's lab Old Fashioned
1 orange (twist the peel and garnish)
4 ice cubes (freeze edible flowers or orange bits if feeling extra)
Pour in glass of choice and enjoy!
PepeCello-- A Limoncello Spritz
1 oz. PepeCello
4 oz Prosecco
3 Mint & Basil leaves (gently muddle and garnish)
Combine the first two ingredients; garnish if you want; then drink up!
Costco loves to bring us the big eats. If you love tiramisu (you know, that Italian cake that tastes of coffee and chocolate), then get your jiggly buns over to your nearest location and snag their giant cake.
It’s 38 ounces of tastebud porn for $15.99. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, or when your mother nags you for the five-millioneth time about your plans to pop-out some offspring…
For those that like their beer, sweeter, so to speak- Yuengling has teamed-up with Hershey’s for its Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. The beverage clocks in at 4.7-percent ABV and will only be available on tap at bars and restaurants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, D.C., Delaware, Indiana, and Kentucky while supplies last.
Don’t know you if you can bring a slice of that Costco tiramisu cake into a bar to try it with the Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter... maybe sneak a slice into your pocket…
Yes, you may be wondering what in the af we’re talking about. We’re talking about some new snacking options (as if we don’t have a gajillion already.)
Pringles has partnered exclusively with 7-Eleven to offer hungry patrons a Fried Onion Ring flavor.
The onion thang ain't new to Pringles. They released a Crispy Onion Ring flavor in Canada. Guess they knew we fat-ass Americans have no problem with the word “fried” in the title of any food.
Then, you can knock that onion breath right out of your mouth with Sweet Cinnamon Mini Kit Kats.
Cinnamon is supposedly the “flavor trend” of Christmas 2019. Cool, we suppose.
Anything’s better than pumpkin spice. Yes, we said it. And we’re proud of it.
Standard cream cheese has a challenger—goat cream cheese.
Belle Chevre says theirs is “the better cream cheese” with 2.5 times more protein and less fat than regular cream cheese. And, it’s just as creamy, tasty and spreadable.
While, that's all well and good-- we're not eating cream cheese for it's health benefits...
Plus, isn’t goat cheese, in general, a stronger cheese? Perhaps we need to conduct a taste test…
We’ve always been confused by Oktoberfest. Not at what occurs during such a celebration, but that something called “Oktober” happens in September.
Needless to say, the food and libations are fabulous. So is the lederhosen.
Oktoberfest Beer Shooters
Store-Bought Lemon Gelatin
Pilsner Beer (or any flavor beer of your choice!)
Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
Mini beer mugs
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 gelatin pack. Stir until dissolved. Add 2 cups of cold water. Stir again. Pour gelatin into steins. Freeze for 1-2 hours. In a separate bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla extract and beer foam. Mix until whipped. Top gelatin with whipped cream and serve!
*recipe courtesy of evite
There’s no pumpkin hate here. But we don’t appreciate pumpkin being thrown in our faces before Labor Day. Now that the “unofficial end of summer” has happened, commence pumpkin everything.
Krispy Kreme has done it right and refrained from incurring our wrath by unveiling the return of its Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnut on September 2nd. But they’ve got another pumpkin surprise under that doughy sleeve:
The Pumpkin Spice Original Filled Doughnut.
Filled with cream cheese. We’re pretty certain if you were to cut us open, we’d bleed cream cheese…
But you can only snag these seasonal treats through September 8th.
Guess we’ll be wearing sweatpants and stuffing our faces with as much as we can get...
Oh, KFC. What are you doing to us?
The Colonel has been known for his mashups in the past, and now he’s bringin’ this:
The Mac & Cheese Bowl.
Imagine a base of mac and cheese, topped with popcorn chicken, and then more cheese. Get one in original or spicy (coated in Nashville hot sauce).
Run to KFC now.
P.S. Hopefully, no runs will happen later…
In our opinion, maple should be the “flavor of fall”. Not this driven-into-the-ground pumpkin spice.
Burger King must feel the same way. The King just debuted three new maple waffle sandwiches to its menu.
Egg, cheese and meat (ham, bacon, or sausage) are nestled between a maple waffle bun. Oooh, mixing things up. A bun is better than a flappy pancake acting as a bun!
Each sammie is $3.49 and only available at breakfast time.
Oh, they’re only here for a limited time.
We love Fall. The pleasant daytime temperatures; the cooler nighttime temperatures. The changing leaves. Maple. Lightweight sweaters to cover our never-ready-for-summer bodies.
We accept that our society is in hurry-up mode—for example, who’s gonna be the first to put their pumpkin spice product out. But this. THIS we will not ever accept.
Yeah. Not a joke. Pumpkin. Spice. Spam.
Spam ain’t the best food choice, and reminds us of our penny-pinching upbringing. A rectangular, gelatinous, sodium-overloaded “meat” product cannot be hip-ified with the pumpkin spice movement!
According to Hormel: "True to the brand's roots, SPAM® Pumpkin Spice combines deliciousness with creativity, allowing the latest variety to be incorporated into a number of dishes, from on-trend brunch recipes to an easy, pick me-up snack."
We’re only picking this up to use as a weapon. Or doorstop. Or gag gift.
Don’t. Just. Don’t.
Since our last post was about breakfast, and we love breakfast—why not continue that sweet roll with—a cheese Danish recipe. See what we did there?
We say have a big ol’ slice of this, then go back to sleep.
Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish Recipe with Crescent Rolls
2 cans ready to use refrigerated crescent rolls
2 packages 8-ounce packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
1/2 cup powdered sugar (for glaze)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (for glaze)
2 tbsp milk (for glaze)
Preheat oven to 350* degrees. Grease a 13X9-inch baking pan. Lay a pack of crescent rolls in the pan and pinch the openings together. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg together until smooth. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls evenly and then lay the second pack of crescent rolls on top of the cheese mixture and brush with egg white. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Top with glaze after cooling for about 20 minutes.
*Recipe courtesy of Recipes And Me
Crack Wise Wonders: love the recipe, but can the title be any wordier?
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