Tequila is a staple Mexican spirit that always manages to get everyone ready to party. Whether you'd like to get a little festive at your next happy hour or you're hosting a big Cinco de Mayo extravaganza, it wouldn't be the same without some tequila on the table. Unless you've got a crew that prefers to rip some shooters, I've got you covered with tons of tequila-filled cocktails, some classic and others with an updated twist. Time to do the iconic Pee-wee dance, and click through to get pumped.
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I'm a big believer in the power of a plate of perfectly scrambled eggs. The methodical process of re-creating your go-to scramble moves can be both soothing and delicious, but if you want to spice things up this Spring, the kitchen can be a great place to start. If your scramble is feeling a little (or very) tired, here are seven fresh and simple ideas to help wake your eggs up.
- Make a sandwich. An easy and delicious way to switch up your standard scrambled egg routine is to construct a perfect sandwich. We're partial to our version of the hangover remedy: the Stanwich from the folks behind Blue Ribbon restaurants.
- Stuff a pepper. I love this idea for bringing extra color to your plate! After putting together your favorite scramble, tuck it into one half of a sliced pepper, top with your favorite cheese, and bake it all together. If you're just too hungry, leave out the baking step and enjoy an extra crunch of a fresh, crisp pepper.
- Wrap it up. You may think that breakfast burritos and wraps are only for restaurant dining, but they're easy to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Fold up some tasty scrambled eggs into a beautiful tortilla wrap, and you'll be prepared for true breakfast bliss. This breakfast burrito recipe is a great place to start, but feel free to experiment and toss in whatever you're working with in your fridge.
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This was my lunch. I ate it all.
Avery Island is a gorgeous place; it's surrounded by a long lace of bayous, has plenty of wildlife roaming around freely (deer, bears, raccoons, alligators), and houses the beautiful Jungle Gardens and Bird Sanctuary. You can spend a full day there soaking up the splendor, especially if you pack in a trip to the Tabasco factory.
We had a lovely, long ride down the bayou to the McIlhenny family's trapper's camp, just so we could get in some air boat rides (FUN!) and a little of this:
My favorite lunch in the world! These fellas were HUGE.
I'm only partly responsible for this amount of crawfish carnage. Let's just say that my tablemate, Cecil, is one fast picker.
Earlier that day, we had a tasting of all seven flavors of Tabasco sauce, led by CEO and Chairman of the Board Paul McIlhenny. His chief flavor developer, Charlie Chang, who has worked for the McIlhennys for over 30 years, was also present at the tasting. It was fascinating listening to the two describe how certain flavors were inspired, or how they were refined to become what they are today. I have to say, my new favorite hot sauce is Tabasco Habanero. It's Jamaican inspired and has a lot of fruit flavor to it, plus it packs a slow, intense heat that hits you at the end. For the tasting, we had saltine crackers and softened butter to help us tolerate the high amounts of heat in some of the sauces. I discovered that a saltine cracker spread with butter and topped with a little Habanero sauce is extremely delicious--like eating a wicked little butter cookie. I'm in love.
For more on this tasty adventure, plus a Tabasco-inspired mixology lesson, keep reading!
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The result was light and satisfying, with a great combination of sweet and salty flavors. The crunchy texture of the walnuts complemented the wilted greens really well, which served as a great reminder to use this nutritious nut more often.
The recipe includes a simple dough that requires about one hour of rising time, but feel free to use your favorite store-bought pizza dough to make life easier on yourself. Another option is to make the dough ahead of time, freeze it, then take it out to thaw the morning that you plan to make your coca.
Find this simple and straightforward recipe when you keep reading.
We can't believe it either, but Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! Planning to celebrate with friends? Besides all the tequila goodness, some delicious homemade dips can take an ordinary get-together to the next level. Instead of grabbing prepackaged salsas at the store, the easy extra effort it takes to make fresh dip will make a world of difference to your taste buds. Whether you want a classic choice or you'd like to take a twist on tradition, click through these 15 recipes for inspiration!
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Instead of purchasing a jar of salsa at the grocery store, pick up the ingredients and make your own tomato salsa at home. With the help of a food processor, delicious homemade salsa comes together in a matter of minutes. Want to learn how it's done? Check out the video now! Then, after you've watched it, print out the recipe.