tasty tasty rum drink

It is uncharacteristically hot outside across most of the US at the moment, which means that it’s time for a tasty, tasty rum drink. Ingredients 1/2 oz Applejack 1/2 oz apricot brandy 1 oz light (silver) rum Directions Combine all ingredients and shake with plenty of ice. Serve over ice. Relax. Repeat.

bbq sauce

A friend of mine asked me to share my recipe for BBQ sauce, so I thought I’d share it here as well. The ingredients for the base sauce are delicious on their own, but the addition of the ingredients for the hot or sweet options really make it shine. If you try it, I’d love to hear your feedback. Ingredients 2 cups ketchup  2 cups tomato sauce  1 1/4 cups brown sugar  1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar  1/2 cup unsulfured molasses  2 tablespoons butter  4 teaspoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke  1 teaspoon paprika  1 teaspoon salt  1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder  1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder  1/2 teaspoon celery seed  1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon cumin Hot

three bean chicken chili

Last week, I won a trophy for the spiciest chili for the third time in four years. It’s not a bad track record, and each year I feel as though my chili gets better. For those chili fans out there, I’ve decided to share a recipe that is similar to my competition chili. This is my personal favorite - a three bean chicken chili. If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear your feedback.