here’s my best hot toddy recipe from the home bartending workshops I teach at the millhouse mckinney. I always tell people to make hot toddies as my magic cure for all sorts of cold symptoms. purely wives tales of course, I’m not a doctor!
today, I attended the millhouse holiday luncheon (that was originally maybe going to be a happy hour I believe, plus I’m the home bartendress, so I’m allowed to walk in with a bottle of tequila at 11:50 am. Also, I just came off of a bachelorette weekend in Key West, so let me tell you, baby shots of watered down tequila is TAME, mmmmkay?) I almost didn’t come to this christmas luncheon just because my travel day back from Key West yesterday was long, but I’m so glad I did because we’re starting a writers’ group at the millhouse! And, I’m always happy to share my favorite way how to take a tequila shot. how to prep the tequila shots + chasers [ can be prepped in any order […]
The evolution of this recipe began when Reid cooked an entire meal for me for the very first time one ‘monthiversary’ (as we called them) senior year in high school. He made salad, steak, and this cheesy hashbrown casserole as the side. I loved it so much he made sure to include his mom’s recipe (below) for the dish in his binder of recipes he took to college, and then I proceeded to make it for quite possibly every single AZX (Texas A&M service organization) potluck event we had for four years. I began changing up the recipe most recently after I’d served it at a dinner with friends in California where one guest came up to Reid and I after the meal to let us know that she’s […]
These ground turkey lettuce wraps were one of the first recipes I considered having made up totally on my own. I was so excited, I put TWO exclamation points in the title of my iPhone note – “Made up my own lettuce wrap recipe!!” Inspired by PF Chang’s lettuce wraps. ground turkey lettuce wraps recipe ingredients 3 lbs ground turkey 1-3 sweet or yellow onions head of bok choy (or romaine lettuce) can of water chestnuts, drained EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) 3 cloves garlic 3 square inches fresh ginger, or 3 tbsp minced ginger from fridge tube 3 shoots of green onion or omit a few splashes of soy sauce sriracha mayo (or other sauce for topping) ritual Mince ~3 cloves garlic, ~3 square inches fresh ginger, and […]
A friend texted me today to ask for my “professional cocktail” expertise about easy cocktails to make at home (but also don’t taste bad for someone who doesn’t alcohol usually) and that was an exciting first, so I told her: I’ve so got you covered on the cocktails that are simple, less than 4 ingredients, and not hard to keep some limited supplies as staples to then be able to make numerous different cocktails from. here’s 8 ingredients to stock for easy cocktails to make at home: white rum, I like Don Q puerto rican vodka (I’m super not picky so we stock cheap but tito’s is always good) 100% agave tequila, I like legado reposado limes oranges ok lemons too soda water/club soda/topo chico/plain seltzer sweetener (make simple […]
A friend in California introduced me to the Nekter juice bar when I worked at Ozobot, whose office was a mere 3 minutes away from the closest Nekter location. I tried their Toxin Flush once and fell in love with how healthy I felt for drinking green juice, and especially for actually loving the flavor (particularly of the parsley and ginger)! However, ain’t nobody got bank for that $5 juice every day! (Or at least, I don’t.) That’s worse than a Starbucks habit I didn’t even have in the first place. So, I asked for a juicer the Christmas before we moved into the RV but then didn’t have space (or most of the time, electricity) for it in the RV. It’s been in the boxes we shipped via […]