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!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Happy Hour: Daiquiri

Hot summer days = cool refreshing rum, lime, and sugar. Enough said! Cheers!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday's Food Section: spoon bread, muffins, and doughnuts

Just in time for the state fair, how about whipping up some baked goods to enter for a blue ribbon prize?

There's a trio of winners! Here's the spoon bread recipe:

Savory and delicious -- and it will feed a family! Here's the muffin recipe:
Hmm .... different from what you were probably expecting! In a good way! Try these doughnuts, too:

That's going to take home the top prize, for sure! Bon appetit!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday's Food Section: Pineapple Chiffon Pie

"Another piece?"

"Oh, I couldn't .... well, if you insist!"

With this retro recipe from our friends at Quaker Oats, expect to have clean plates! Here's how:

Perfect for your summer family reunions or just a casual evening with friends! Bon appetit!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Flags of America: Happy Independence Day!

4th of July picnic!

Ready for a 4th of July cook out and some fireworks tonight?

It's our country's 235th birthday! What better way to celebrate than with a get together and some good food.

"Sassy"? Sounds about right!

Obviously, something for all tastes! Happy 4th!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Happy Hour: Margarita

Happy 4th of July weekend -- Margaritas for everyone! The Margarita is a versatile drink that can be made a lot of ways, but here's a straight-forward recipe to start with:

Here's a little history and commentary on this popular drink:

Of course, a Margarita evokes feelings of the west and south of the border:

We've heard that tequila is unique among spirits in that it's actually an "upper" whereas all other spirits are "downers." Make of that what you will. But, don't people drinking Margaritas usually seem pretty happy?

Looks good! Happy Independence Day and cheers!

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Flags of America: on the Moon