Include Everclear in Your Holiday Cocktail Recipes

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Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur brings together the sweet taste of pomegranate and tea with Everclear ensuring holiday cheer is never in short supply. Combine with simple syrup and water, and within two hours it’ll be ready to bottle and enjoy with Holiday Road Punch or gifted in a mason jar with festive ribbons and labels.

POMEGRANATE GREEN TEA LIQUEUR

Ingredients:

  • 8 Pomegranate green tea bags
  • 6 oz. Everclear®
  • 7 oz. Filtered water
  • 13 oz. White simple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Combine tea bags, Everclear® and water in a sealable container.
  2. Steep 2 hours.
  3. Remove tea bags and add simple syrup. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Bottle and enjoy.
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HOLIDAY ROAD PUNCH

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except champagne in a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Mix and chill in refrigerator 8 hours or more (overnight works best).
  3. Just before serving, add chilled champagne and stir carefully.
  4. Add ice, along with 10 lime wheels.
  5. Serve in punch glasses, ice optional.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel (also optional).
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Captain Morgan Introduces LocoNut

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Stemming from the launch of Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, the rum company is shaking up the shots category again this spring with Captain Morgan LocoNut – an explosively delicious coconut shot.

Captain Morgan LocoNut is a summer-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum and spices with seasonal flavors – including real coconut liqueur. Though it’s best enjoyed as a chilled shot, LocoNut can also be served in a number of delicious drink recipes (see below).

Packaged in a round shaped bottle identical to its predecessor, LocoNut boasts the appearance of a coconut that gives off the sweet aroma of coconut when you scratch the bottle. LocoNut (40 proof, 20% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $14.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

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LocoNut & Chill

1.5 oz Captain Morgan LocoNut

Pour 1.5 oz of LocoNut into a shaker with ice. Strain into a shot glass

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Captain & Loco

2 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut
0.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

Pour 2oz. LocoNut and 0.5 oz. Original Spiced Rum into a shaker. Strain over ice.

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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe

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Recently I got a Bella Air Fryer and just made the best coconut shrimp in it. It was so simple too !!!

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Season shrimp with salt & pepper, then dredge in flour. Next dip in beaten egg and then a mixture of about 1/2 panko & 1/2 coconut. Finally cook at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

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For the orange dipping sauce I used:

1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
4 drops tobacco or sriracha

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Nasoya Chipotle Tofu Wrap Recipe + Free Product Coupon Giveaway

Nasoya Chipotle Tofu Wrap

Nasoya recently launched brand new Chipotle TofuBaked, which is a versatile ingredient for a number of delicious dishes that helps keep calories low and protein high.  I was challenged to come up with a recipe and I think I came up with a good one.  I absolutely LOVED the combination of flavors.  And the best part is that the tofu is already baked so you can just warm it up or eat it cold.

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Ingredients:

  • Nasoya Chipotle TofuBaked
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Romaine
  • Cilantro Avocado Dressing

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Along with the Chipotle TofuBaked, Nasoya also offers Sesame Ginger TofuBaked and Teriyaki TofuBaked which I have tried in the past and loved as well. I honestly didn’t think I would be into Tofu but this stuff is just so good !!!

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Now onto the giveaway…

One reader is going to win (5) Nasoya free product coupons.

To enter, leave a comment stating which flavor of Nasoya tofu you think you would like.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 2/10 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Game Day Food and Cocktail Recipes

Looking for some great recipes for game day?  Here are some amazing recipes featuring Captain Morgan’s, Crown Royal, Bulleit Rye and George Dickel Rye.

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The Golden Gate

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 oz. Bulleit Rye
  • 0.5 oz. blackberry syrup
  • 2 dashes bitters

Add ingredients to an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir and serve.

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Keep Pounding Punch:

Recipe Serves 25 – created by Kevin Deidrich

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml. Bottle of George Dickel Rye
  • 10 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 5 oz. Ginger Syrup
  • 15 oz. Sparkling Water
  • 7 tbsp. Simple Syrup
  • Muddled Raspberries
  • Muddled Mint leaves

Mix ingredients in punch bowl, add muddled fruits, chill and serve with ice.

 Dab on 'Em Wings

Dab On ‘Em Wings

Ingredients:

  • .3 cup Crown Royal Canadian Whisky®
  • .3 cup Honey
  • .25 cup Soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Thai chili sauce
  • 1 packet (0.75-ounce) stir-fry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 4 pounds chicken wing drumettes
  • 3 scallions (green onions), finely chopped (optional)
  • .25 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine whisky, honey, soy sauce, chili sauce, stir-fry seasoning, and garlic. Add drumettes, tossing to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Set up grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking. Let drumettes stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Place on hot, oiled grill. Cook for 12 to 18 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken to a platter. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and peanuts (optional).

Orange Crush Punch

Orange Crush Punch:

* Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz. CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
  • 9 oz. Orange juice
  • 6 oz. Cranberry juice
  • 3 oz. Ruby red grapefruit juice

Combine all ingredients including Captain Morgan Coconut Rum in a pitcher and stir.

 Bucking Bacon Bites

BUCKING BBQ BITES

*recipe created by George Johnson from The Comfort of Cooking

Chicken Recipe:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 oz. (half pound) bacon, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 cup Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce (recipe below)
  • Toothpicks

Instructions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Wrap each chicken piece with a small strip of bacon. Secure with a toothpick and place on the baking sheet. Brush with BBQ sauce. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven, brush bites with more BBQ sauce, and return to oven. Bake for 15 more minutes. Serve warm.

Sauce Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chile sauce
  • 1/2 cup Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, or until thickened as desired. Stir occasionally. Use immediately as you wish, or store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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Super Bowl Party Recipes Using Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce

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Whether you’re a football fan or not, there’s no question that Super Bowl parties are as much about the food as they are about the game.

Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q has recipes for simple, delicious game-day dishes that are sure to please the whole gang AND can be made quickly and easily in the kitchen. It also doesn’t hurt that authentic Stubb’s sauces, spice rubs and marinades are all-natural and certified gluten-free, with no high fructose corn syrup (the #1 ingredient in many leading sauce brands.)

Here are some great tasting recipes you may want to try for your next party…. Sweet & Spicy Crock Pot Ribs, BBQ Mini Sausages, Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sliders, and Slow Cooker Beef Dip Hoagies.  Plus you can find more recipes at Stubbsbbq.com that will make the home team cheer.

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Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Ribs

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 lbs baby back ribs
  • 1 large yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 cup Stubb’s Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Stubb’s Pork Spice Rub (optional but recommended)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • special equipment: 5 qt. Slow Cooker

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Using a sharp knife, slice rack of ribs in half so you have two small racks. Generously sprinkle and rub the Stubb’s Pork Rub all over ribs. If you don’t use the dry rub (which I recommend because it’s delicious!), rub your ribs down with a tsp of salt and pepper.
  2. Place both racks at the bottom of your Crock Pot.
  3. Place diced onions on top of ribs in the pot, followed by minced garlic. Finally, pour barbecue sauce over everything.
  4. Place lid on Crock Pot and turn heat to low. Cook for 7 hours—meat should be definitely falling off the bone at this point!

NOTE: serves 3, but recipe can be doubled easily

This recipe was developed for Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run.  For more recipes by Jenna, please visit her website at: www.eatliverun.com.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut up (3-4 lbs.)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 bottle Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Lay half of the onion slices in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with ½ cup of brown sugar, then top with chicken pieces. Cover with remaining onion slices then pour the Bar-B-Q sauce over the top. Finish with remaining ½ cup brown sugar. Cook on high for 5 hours.
  2. When done pull the meat off the bone and shred. Serve with additional Bar-B-Q sauce (regular or slider buns optional).

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Christmas Reindeer Chow Recipe

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Here is a fun twist on the puppy chow recipe I posted previously on my site.  Add some holiday M&Ms and call it Reindeer Chow :)  This is a great snack for after school or to put out during holiday parties.

Christmas Reindeer Chow Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • ‎9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • Holiday M&Ms
Instructions
  1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated.
  4. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
  5. Add in M&Ms.
  6. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

 

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Tasty Recipes That are Simple to Make and Kids Will Love

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With Back to School upon us, I wanted to share simple, healthy recipes that take 40 min. or less to prepare and will get kids eating right. All of these recipes are either made with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® or Country Crock® – buttery spreads that are made with real, simple ingredients including delicious oils, purified water and a pinch of salt.

Breakfast of champions – these wholesome meals will get the kids’ school day started off on the right foot:

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  • Apple Cinnamon Quinoa ParfaitsA recipe from Joy Bauer – a mother of three –  you can’t go wrong with this parfait that has apples, non-fat yogurt and quinoa – to give your kids the boost they need to ace that test!
    Total prep/cook time: 15 minutes
  • Mini Spring Veggie and Avocado Frittatas – Yet another recipe from Joy Bauer – that packs a flavorful punch – these frittatas that come in small, bite-sized pieces – are perfect for pint-sized eaters.
    Total prep/cook time: 30 minutes

With these tasty morsels, you can give your child the energy they need to give it their all at soccer practice with these perfect afterschool snacks:

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  • Snackin’ Mini Pizza Bites – A childhood favorite transformed into bite-sized sandwiches – delizioso!
    Total prep/cook time: 21 minutes
  • Easy Honey Mustard Potato Packets– Honey mustard makes everything a little bit better – and your little ones will love these potatoes that pack a punch of flavor.
    Total prep/cook time: 40 minutes
  • Unfried Zucchini Fries – Your kids’ eyes will light up when they hear you’re treating them to fries for their snack – little do they know they’ll be munching on a more nutritious alternative.
    Total prep/cook time: 30 minutes

Feed the family in just minutes with these easy – but nutritious – weeknight dinners:

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  • Easy Chicken Skillet One Dish Dinner Easy is an understatement – but this hearty dish, while simple, tastes so gourmet no one will know it took you less than an hour to throw together.
    Total prep/cook time: 35 minutes
  • Fettuccine with Fall Veggies in a Tomato Cream Sauce And one more from Joy Bauer – this pasta is so delicious your kids won’t even realize all the veggies that have snuck onto their plate.
    Total prep/cook time: 35 minutes
  • Buttery “Spaghetti”A healthier version of your favorite pasta dish – get the nutrients that come with squash – but with that spaghetti taste you know and love.
    Total prep/cook time: 35 minutes
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Meals Made Easy with JENNIE-O Lean Italian Ground Turkey & Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey

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With school starting up soon and me starting work at the hospital the same day, I am looking for dinner ideas that are quick and easy. Thankfully Jennie-O carries products that will allow me to make meals that taste good and won’t take up a lot of my time. Their Lean Italian Ground Turkey and their Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey both helps you save on prep time and contains 70% less fat than regular ground beef.

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Back to school doesn’t have to mean back-to-boring. This flavor-packed Spaghetti and Meatball recipe is weeknight-ready and features JENNIE-O® Italian Ground Turkey.

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Also, here are a couple great recipes for those busy nights when you have little to no time. Both the Mango Turkey Taco Salad and Quick Turkey Taco Salad are ready in under 30 minutes.

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Football season is about to begin and this recipe is sure to be a hit. Ready in just 15 minutes thanks to JENNIE-O® Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey, this Turkey & Salsa Dip can be made during halftime.

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