Treat your tastebuds with Firepit Fig S’mores!
Who doesn’t love fall and hanging out in the backyard around a fire pit? A fire pit is anything from a simple campfire such as a portable cast iron or copper fire pit to an elaborate permanent brick or stone barbecue pit. With a few accessories and some creativity, you can have quite a set-up without spending a lot of money and the kids and friends will love it!
I love anything pumpkin, and I get soooo excited every year when it is everywhere, in every form, for me to indulge in. Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin latte, pumpkin spice cookies and my favorite-pumpkin bread. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a sweet tooth, as you can tell by my midsection, and adding pumpkin to anything sweet is heaven to me. With that being said, I wanted to try some savory pumpkin options this fall to mix it up a bit and experiment with some of our Gourmet Convenience products.
The fall is such a beautiful time of year in our country… the morning weather begins to get colder as you wait at the bus stops, apple cider everything begins to appear at the grocery store, and beer, football and of course brats become a weekly event. What would we do without bratwurst? The first documented evidence of bratwurst was 1313 in Germany. With the kickoff of Oktoberfest in Germany this week it’s important to celebrate and recognize the impact of German food within our country. Oktoberfest celebrations are held in many American cities across the US and across the world.
Treat your tastebuds with Bourbon and Brown Sugar Marinated Steak with a Blue Cheese Smear!
I have had many friends tell me what a great experience the “Bourbon Trail” in Kentucky is and also how much fun the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is to attend that is happening this week. But, for some reason I cannot seem to wrap my head around the whole bourbon phenomenon. I have also noticed that within the gourmet food industry there is a significant increase of recipes and food items that contain bourbon: bourbon pecan pie, bourbon chicken, bourbon balls and my favorite, bourbon glazed bacon. So I figured it was time for me to educate myself on Bourbon 101, so I reached out to David J. Montgomery (aka Professor Cocktail), a writer and critic specializing in books, publishing, spirits, and cocktails, to help educate me on bourbon.