Friday, August 29, 2014

Aloha Friday


Aloha from the beaches of Hawaii!  We are getting geared up for the University of Washington football game tomorrow afternoon on the island and have been unbelievably spoiled by beautiful weather, days on the beach, and Hawaiian cocktails.

Join us for a cocktail - here are my favorite Hawaiian cocktails from the collection.




If you want to see more of our Hawaiian excursion, follow me on Instagram!  See you there!




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Charm Hour :: Michelada


Hey, have you had a Michelada?  How do you make yours?  I've heard everything from Clamato to plain tomato juice to spicy beer.  I like mine with lime juice, hot sauce and an amazingly spicy rim.  I also like it over ice, but that's totally optional.







Monday, August 25, 2014

Faking a Fabulous Steak Taco


Steak tacos are one of my favorite ways to serve a crowd!  Especially at a tailgate or a backyard barbecue.  Using a cut like a Certified Angus Flat Iron, Tri Tip Roast, or Flank Steak means you can serve a crowd fairly inexpensively.  

Also, I am currently obsessed with Certified Angus Beef.  It's shocking how much better it is than 'standard' beef.  The meat is tender, juicy, and reliable - even on cuts {like a tri tip roast} that I would usually say are stringy and weird.  And they aren't paying me to say that.  I'm just obsessed.  

A really simple marinade works perfectly for a tailgate too.  I throw everything into a ziploc bag with the meat - slosh it around in the marinade - then take it to the tailgate in the cooler.  Cooking the meat in the parking lot and slicing it to serve at the tailgate makes these tacos the absolute best.  That, and a good beer.



And don't forget






Friday, August 22, 2014

As Seen on TV :: A Weeknight Tailgate

Tune into Q13 FOX News this morning at 8:20 am and catch Kaci and I getting ready to tailgate with the Seahawks!