Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Happy Hour: Sun Down Barmate, Encore!

Welcome to Labor Day weekend! Alas, we have to bid an official goodbye to summer (although we'll have several more weeks of good weather). Here's our farewell kiss from Southern Comfort . . .

The end of the day, the end of a season -- the sweetest part!

And, we have a new fall season to look forward to -- along with all of our favorite drinks!

And the togetherness won't be ending -- simply some new opportunities for activities!

Let's do it again next summer!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday's Food Section: Paradise Meringues

How about a trip to paradise? Well, we're on our way! Thanks, Quaker Oats!

Bon appetit!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Happy Hour: Sun Down Barmate

In these dog days of summer, this looks like a great way to cool down (or heat things up!). Let's see what our friends at Southern Comfort have for us:

What goes better with smiles than Southern Comfort?

Well, it looks like they've got the science behind them on this! And, if that doesn't convince you, how about this proof:

Okay, we're convinced, Southern Comfort is the drink for us!


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday's Food Section: Icy Salmon Mold

The experts at Bordo have come up with an ideal dish to serve at your next luncheon! Not only is the presentation perfect, but this is a dish you'd pick even in a blind taste test!

Bon appetit!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Happy Hour: Ronrico Rum

Could we talk you into sharing some more rum drinks with us? We thought so! And, we have some easy recipes to make refreshing cocktails from fresh ingredients:

Don't forget to notice the inset with the measurements, which come in handy when making these classic rum concoctions (and some that are perhaps improved with rum):

And, for a big finish, one word: Coconga!


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday's Food Section: Apple Cheese Dumplings

This dessert will steal the show when you serve it at your next dinner party! It might take some practice (see the black and white photos, above), but the finished product (in living color, above) will produce gasps! Here's how to do it:

Bon appetit!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Happy Hour: Rum Carioca

Summer is the ideal time for tropical, refreshing rum drinks! And, as promised, your drinks will sing! Here are recipes for something tropical and a twist on a classic:

And, here are two classics, but with rum:

And, if you'd like more choices, take your pick:



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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday's Food Section: meatloaf and peaches!

Here's how to satisfy your family for dinner! The folks at Quaker Oats have all the good ideas. Here's how:

Bon appetit!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Happy Hour: Beachcombers Barguide, encore!

We're returning to the best of 1971 with Southern Comfort and their fashions and cocktails for the beach and on the water! We don't need to tell you that the drinks aren't the only thing mixing! As we see here, you can wear your favorite spirit brand as a toga:

Who's smooth in that picture, the drink or him?

Running in the surf! Dancing in the sand!

As they say, relax ....

Talk about enjoying your summer!


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday's Food Section: Crescent Cheeseburgers

Well, this certainly proves the truth in the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. What words would you choose? We'd start with "yum!" Sure, this isn't what you'd serve to the Queen of England if she happened to come by for dinner, but, let's be honest, don't they look good for a nosh with some TV with the family? Admit it! Here's how to make this magic happen:

Thanks, Mrs. Edwin Swisshelm! Bon appetit!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Happy Hour: Beachcombers Barguide

It's been the rainiest July in history here in Rogers Park, and we're ready for some fun in the sun for a change!

It's a good thing that our friends from Southern Comfort have such great ideas and suggestions!

Look how they're mixing!

Some tall, cool ones there! Cheers!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday's Food Section: some summer fun from Bordo

Our good friends at Bordo have given us a not-to-be-missed taste treat of shish kebabs and apple pie! American, yet foreign! Familiar, yet exotic! Here's the formula:

Bon appetit!