Degustabox – September 2016

Another month, and another box of goodies from our friends at Degustabox – plus a discount to get your own!september-degustabox-1-2

It really is fun to shuffle to the front door after a long day at work and find a box of food waiting for you.  What’s inside this time?  Will it be salty or sweet?  Actually, based on our experience so far, there will be enough variety that you’ll get both.  Now, on to the highlights!

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Apple Cider Sangria with Cinnamon Bourbon

Apple Cider Sangria with Cinnamon Bourbon is the ultimate fall cocktail – easy to make and easy to sip during your favorite fall activities!Apple Cider Sangria with Cinnamon Bourbon is the ultimate fall cocktail – easy to make and easy to sip during your favorite fall activities!

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Ahhhh, football season!  You have returned once more to fill my Sundays with endless entertainment, my phone with fantasy updates, and my belly with delicious snacks and beverages.  And what better beverage to enjoy on a sunny weekend afternoon than Apple Cider Sangria?

Sure, beer has its place. But football and September and the scent of fresh apples just go together whoah.  Add a splash of cinnamon bourbon, a few herbs and spices, and you’ll hardly care if your team scores or not.  (Or at least the Apple Cider Sangria will take the sting out of losing.)Apple Cider Sangria with Cinnamon Bourbon is the ultimate fall cocktail – easy to make and easy to sip during your favorite fall activities!

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Cold Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Cold Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce is fresh and tasty for late summer and early fall…cool enough to beat the heat, with a zesty kick to get your blood moving!Cold Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce is fresh and tasty for late summer and early fall...cool enough to beat the heat, with a zesty kick to get your blood moving!

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You know those summer days that start blurring into fall? Still warm, but with a hint of crispness?

Well, here in Houston, we don’t have those, BUT somewhere else in the country you do! And this cold noodle salad with spicy peanut sauce is perfect for those days.

The cold noodles are refreshing while sitting in the warm sunlight. And then when you get just a touch of cool breeze, the zesty sauce will get your blood flowing. Not to mention, this is a quick and easy meal for school nights and weekends packed with activities.  Savory and fresh, it’s delicious eaten immediately and just as good as leftovers.

Cold Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce is fresh and tasty for late summer and early fall...cool enough to beat the heat, with a zesty kick to get your blood moving!

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18 Summer Recipes To Help You Make the Most of the Season

Labor Day is almost here, but we don’t want to let go of those summer recipes yet!  We help you decide what to eat for mains, sides, snacks, and dessert…oh and what to drink with those meals as well…so you can make the most of the last long weekend of summer!

Sticky Spicy Ribs are packed with flavor and fall-off-the-bone tender. Put down your shame and pick up your wet naps - this is gonna get delicious.

Everyone knows that Labor Day weekend is the beginning of the end of summer.  Even if it’s not officially fall, the days are creeping that direction.  Days are getting a little cooler (unless you’re in Houston), a little shorter, and a little more packed with ordinary work or school activities.  Don’t get me wrong, I love fall, but I think summer deserves a good send-off.  We had a good run!

And to help you celebrate, we put together some summer recipes to help you achieve those last-minute summer food goals.  Barbecue, frosty cocktails, and a s’mores-inspired dessert are just the start of your menu!

Here are 18 summer recipes we’re thinking about enjoying this weekend…

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Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream

Don’t wait for a birthday to try this Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream!  It’s creamy, rich, and packed with Birthday Cake Oreos plus a whole lotta sprinkles. Don't wait for a birthday to try this Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream! It's creamy, rich, and packed with Birthday Cake Oreos plus a whole lotta sprinkles.

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This past week was Ross’s birthday, in which he gracefully entered his thirties (plural) and made it look good. (Feel free to embarrass him in the comments if you so choose.)  So of course, us being us, it was a weekend of good eats.  We met up with friends for a beer and our favorite burger at a local restaurant, and for his cake, I created an epic tower of chocolate and peanut butter that we will definitely share with you in the coming weeks.

Notice I did NOT say I made this Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream for his birthday.  But here’s the thing: I made it for no occasion at all, except that it sounded delicious.  And we happened to have some leftovers in the freezer over his birthday weekend, which we somehow managed to eat, you know, when we weren’t eating cake or burger.  (I SWEAR we’re not 500 pounds.)  And in spite of the fact that Ross is not usually a big cake-batter-ice-cream-person, he pretty much inhaled this version.  So I’m going to go ahead and say this was kinda-sorta-birthday-ice-cream.  But more importantly, it’s also un-birthday ice cream!  So take your pick and enjoy whatever day you want.

Don't wait for a birthday to try this Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream! It's creamy, rich, and packed with Birthday Cake Oreos plus a whole lotta sprinkles.

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