Month: December 2014

Breakfast Tacos

Scrambled eggs or sunny side up are always a great choice for breakfast, but it is nice to spice it up sometimes and try something new. In my fridge I had some uncooked sausage that was not used from a barbecue this weekend. So with some tomatoes, onions and cheese, why not create a breakfast taco. Here is a great egg recipe that can be created with whatever you have in your kitchen! If you don’t have tomatoes use red or green peppers. Also you could add cilantro or black beans. This recipe is great for kids because they can build their own tacos. Ingredients: 6 eggs 3 tablespoons milk 2 tomatoes 1/2 sweet onion 1 sausage, removed from casing 1/3 cup cheese cubes (your choice) 9 corn tortillas Olive oil, for cooking Salt and pepper Optional toppings: Guacamole (recipe coming soon) Sour cream Salsa Hot sauce Instructions: Begin heating the oil in a pan on medium heat. Finely chop the onion and add to the pan. Let the onion cook down for about 7 …

Cheers to New Years Resolutions and Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor: Dania, FL

The first stop once arriving in Florida and the last stop on the way to the airport is always Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant. The line to dine in can be fairly long, however there is plenty of entertainment while waiting. The infamous man with the monkey will allow for photos and performs tricks, after his hat has been filled, of course. Watching the children riding the mini carousel and testing out the hurricane simulator also helps to pass the time. There are giant cutouts of ice cream sundaes and Jaxson’s famous kitchen sink to take pictures in (someone can even be the face of the cherry on top). Once the wait is over, you are escorted to your table by the waiters and waitresses, who are all dressed in red and white pin stripes. Every inch of the walls are covered with old license plates, from Florida to Ohio to Texas to California, and everything in between. No matter where you sit, there is always an interesting article or photo on the wall …

Sunday Funday at Boston’s on the Beach: Delray Beach, FL

It is 78 degrees, blue skies and there is a light breeze on the patio of Boston’s on the Beach at Delray Beach. Whether you are ready to watch the game or enjoy the weather and the view, this is the place for some good food and laid back atmosphere. If you like Bloody Mary’s, The Wicked Mary was made for you! The Wicked starts with San marzano tomatoes, celery juice, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and fresh horse radish. Although it is usually served with vodka, I substituted for tequila. The rim is covered in Celtic sea salt and old bay, which integrates well with the drink as well as the fixings on top. Garnished with a colossal shrimp, pepper jack cheese, salami, piri-piri pepper stuffed olives and celery, this cocktail dominates. For appetizers, we ordered the peel and eat shrimp and the NFL wings special. There were about 20+ shrimp served on ice with cocktail sauce. They were tasty and on the smaller side, but a great appetizer portion for at least four people to share. …

Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue: Richmond, VA

Six hours down and thirteen to go! At this point during our drive from New York to Florida, it was time to make a stop for dinner. After referencing one of my facorite apps, Food Network on the Road, the decision was to try Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue in Richmond, VA. Since they won their throw-down with Bobby Flay, we knew that we couldn’t go wrong. When we walked in, the rich scent of hickory overcame us. The joint had high top tables, some outdoor seating and booths, each with their own roll of paper towels. We ordered at the counter: full rack of baby back ribs, baked beans, fried okra, and sweet tea. We waited for our name to be called over the speaker at one of the high tops. The walls were covered with awards, photos and articles about Buz and Ned’s. By the front door they sell bottles of their home made BBQ sauce and chicken sauce. When the food was ready, they called our name and we picked it up …

Apple Cider Doughnuts

How do you celebrate chanukah without doughnuts? You don’t!!  For the third night, I surprised my sister with her favorite kind, apple cider doughnuts.  Usually, every season we go apple picking and pick up apple cider doughnuts at the orchard.  This year, we did not make it, but I decided to still make them from scratch.  Doughnuts are one of the more intimidating endeavors in the kitchen, but this recipe is very simple.  (and yes they taste as good as they look) This recipe makes about 8 large doughnuts and 8 doughnut holes. Prep time is approximately 1 hour and cook time is about 20 minutes.  The dough has to sit for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator before you can fry the doughnuts, or you can leave it overnight. Ingredients:  2 red apples 2 1/2 cups apple cider 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon iodized salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening 1 large egg, 1 large …