Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Peachy Keen Cocktail Recipe

Peachy Keen Cocktail Recipe
Now that summer is officially here, we've been doing more entertaining outdoors. During the summertime, I like to whip up easy-to-prepare cocktails and mocktails to serve to my adult guests. One hit with all of my guests have been peach-flavored cocktails, so today...we're sharing this delicious recipe with all of you. It's courtesy of Prosecco.

Peachy Keen Cocktail Recipe

1 bottle prosecco, preferably Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
3 fresh peaches, pitted and halved
1/2 Ounce fresh ginger, chopped
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 Cups crushed ice

Place peaches, sugar, lime juice, ginger, and prosecco in blender. Blend at medium speed until smooth. Add ice to the blender and process. You'll want to serve these cocktails immediately.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Gifted Movie DVD - Starring Octavia Spencer

Gifted Movie DVD - Starring Octavia Spencer
Looking for a new movie to watch? If so, you may want to check out the new movie DVD release called GIFTED starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer. This looks like a great movie to see and perfect for my upcoming date-night with the hubby. Here's some information about the upcoming release!

GIFTED Arrives on Digital HD July 11th and Blu-rayTM & DVD July 25th, 2017, from the Director of (500) Days of Summer.

Movie Synopsis: Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man dedicated to raising his spirited young niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace), a child prodigy. But Frank and Mary’s happy life together is threatened when Mary’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of her overbearing grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) – who has other plans for the girl. You’ll love every moment of this “deeply satisfying” (Edward Douglas, Film Journal International) film, also starring Jenny Slate and OSCAR® Winner Octavia Spencer*.

*Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Meat Solutions: Buy Some Bison!

Loaded Grilled Hotdog
There are two problems that the majority of people have with cooking and serving beef. They are fat content and sourcing. Market beef tends to be fatty, which adds to the expense. It also tends to trigger less than positive reactions when it comes to how meat makes its way to market. A fantastically tasteful and healthful solution is bison meat.

Bison Aren't Only Found In Wildlife Preserves

Yes, that's right! The mysterious native North American bovine is becoming more and more popular in your favorite supermarket. Though the price per pound is a little higher than what most bargain shoppers are used to, the benefits of using this wonderful meat in recipes far outweighs budgetary concerns.

Any processed meat containing beef products that is sold in stores, likely has an array of byproducts added to make the product profitable for producers. These byproducts and additives include grains like corn and soy, waste meats, and copious amounts of fat. Typical beef burger is an 80/20 mixture of meat and fat. This means at least 20 percent of what you buy will eventually be cooked away.

Though some beef purchased in stores is classified as extra lean, the meat itself can have questionable origins. Market cattle are raised on GMO grains, are regularly exposed to chemicals, and come from unnamed international sources. This doesn't mean that all beef purchased in supermarkets is unhealthy. It just means that there are far better sources for red meat available.

The Bison Meat Difference

Bison meat is growing in popularity because it has wonderful food properties. The meat is extremely lean and flavorful, which means it doesn't need to be mixed with bovine fats to work well in recipes. Market bison are also raised on farms that promote natural life cycles through untainted feeds, grass feeding, low stress environments, and natural breeding procedures. For anyone worried about ethical considerations when it comes to their meat sources, bison farming techniques are some of the purest and most humane in the world.

Bison Meat Versatility

When it comes to cooking bison meat, there is little to adjust in recipes for weight and volume. Bison is regularly packaged without added fats, fillers, nitrites, and colors. It is a “get what you see” meat. Bison meat also shrinks very little during cooking, so it is preferred in dishes where presentation is important.

Bison is now being used to make seasonal favorites. As an example, bison hotdogs are taking the market by storm. Normally, beef hotdogs represent an exercise in eating something unhealthy because the dogs are full of fillers, fats, and meat from unidentified sources. Bison dogs are pure meat, do not change volumes when cooking, and have vetted origins like any other select cut. As a result, bison dogs are more appetizing, more appropriate as meal centerpieces, and truer to the original intent of a great hotdog. That intent is great meat in a convenient package.

Instead of serving guests low quality dogs this summer, try lighting their taste buds with an authentic red meat that is free of everything unwanted in a diet. Bison meat hotdogs are easy to prepare, have a vibrant taste, and are made with great care.