Pimento Cheese Please!

Pimento Cheese Please!

I love pimento cheese.  When I was in Charleston this summer they eat pimento cheese on everything!  Filet with pimento cheese, pimento cheese fritters, pimento cheese biscuits, you name it.  You can buy pimento cheese at the grocery, but you know it’s not very good.  And you know it’s not good for you just by looking at the color!

Pimento cheese dip would be a great addition to your Super Bowl menu.  Serve it with some carrots and celery and that way you can trick everybody into thinking it’s healthy.  xoxo


 

Ingredients
Sixty Second Pimento Cheese:
2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimentos (drained)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
Kosher salt to taste
To Serve:
assorted crackers
radishes (halved)
celery (cut into 3-inch pieces)
cucumbers (sliced)

Directions
In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, add the cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese, pimentos, cayenne and pulse to combine. Season with salt and pepper and remove to a decorative bowl.
Serve the pimento cheese alongside assorted crackers, radishes, celery, and cucumbers.
Tip: Spread this pimento cheese between 2 slices of bread and grill for a zesty grilled cheese sandwich!

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Spas are Us!

Spas are Us!

Travel, travel, travel is what I just love to do, read about and discuss.   Recently T + L wrote an article that ranked the best spas in the country.  You should definitely read the article.  These are actual ranks from visitors.

I’m very excited, the top spa is only 5 hours from Lexington!  Let’s get ready to kick back, relax and have a glass of wine.  Namaste xoxo

http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/spa-getaways-in-us?xid=NL_TLDaily012418&utm_medium=email&utm_source=travelandleisure.com&utm_campaign=daily-transporter&utm_content=2018012422PM#westglow-resort-spa

Simple Yummy Spaghetti

Simple Yummy Spaghetti

Nothing is better than a lovely plate of yummy pasta on a super cold day.  This is such a simple, elegant recipe to wow everybody you know.  Even though Mario Batali isn’t on The Chew anymore, his recipe lives on. Grab your red hot chili flakes and let’s get cooking! xoxox

| Servings: 6 | easy | 1 to 30 min

Mario Batali’s Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Salt and Pepper
1 1/2 pounds Spaghetti
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Garlic cloves (sliced thinly)
1 tablespoon Red Chili Flakes
3/4 cup Pickled Cherry Peppers
1/2 cup Flat-Leaf Parsley
Bread Crumbs

Directions
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and season generously with salt. Cook the pasta for one minute less than the package instructions.

Meanwhile, in a large saute pan over medium-low heat, add about 1/3 cup of olive oil. Add the garlic, chili flakes and pickled peppers. Add a tablespoon of pasta water to ensure the garlic doesn’t brown. Cook gently until the garlic softens, about 8 minutes.
Remove the pasta from the water and transfer to the pan. Toss to coat and add a ladle full of reserved pasta water.

Drizzle with a healthy amount of olive oil and toss in the chopped parsley. Toss to coat and emulsify the sauce. Serve in bowls and top with bread crumbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bucket List Trips

Bucket List Trips

Let me just say that many of these places are on my bucket list.  Travel and Leisure recently posted an article that you definitely want to put on your list of things to do.  Get packing! xoxo

http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/trips-of-a-lifetime?xid=NL_Ten123017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=travelandleisure.com&utm_campaign=ten&utm_content=2017123012PM#25

Dream Job with Royals

Dream Job with Royals

Can you imagine a career that you get to escort the young royals at their events?  Glamourous and fun events following around the most exciting couples on the planet? Can you write press releases and formulate media events? Do you have social media expertise?

The Royal Family recently posted a job on Linked In with the title of Communications Officer that does just that.  Get your resume out and go for it! xoxox

 

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/532673770/

Eggsactly!

Eggsactly!

These are the cutest little things to keep in your fridge.  Clinton Kelly made these the other day on The Chew. Make a batch on Sunday and then keep them in the fridge for breakfast on the go, lunch or even a snack.  Add spinach and make them a little healthier. xoxo

 

Ingredients
Egg Muffins
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
6 Eggs
4 Scallions (chopped)
1 Red Bell Pepper (diced)
1/4 cup Ham (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients and stir until well combined. Pour into a lightly oiled muffin tin, and bake for 10-12 minutes, until “muffins” have cooked and set. Pop out and serve, or refrigerate and reheat to serve.

Burger Nation

Burger Nation

I love a good burger, who doesn’t!  Food and Wine lists the best burgers in the US.  Even though you may not be able to visit many of these restaurants listed, you can still use the ideas for your own burgers.  Most of the burgers have different types of meat, besides hamburger.  Talk to your grocery store and see if you can try something new in your mix.  Use a different bun and you go from yum to super yum! xoxo

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/best-burgers-in-the-us?xid=NL_DISH111217&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-dish&utm_content=2017111220PM#15

 

 

Couture Liquor

Couture Liquor

I’m sure that you’ve seen and probably tasted all the flavored liquors that are on the market.  Cinnamon, honey and vanilla are just some of the flavors you can find.  UncommonGoods is a great catalog that I received.  You may remember the Himalyian salt tequila glasses that I posted several weeks ago.  Very unique items and this is no exception!

Check out this kit to make your own flavored liquor.  Forget about home brew beer, this is much better! xoxo

https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/at-home-liquor-infusion-kit

 

Baby Feet

Baby Feet

Winter time brings all sorts of skin issues.  Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!  However, sometimes your feet get all crackly and rough and it’s really hard to get rid of, not to mention it looks awful.  I’ve been using this foot peel for several years and it’s really good! You can find Baby Feet at many spas and medical spas as well as online at places like Amazon.  Looks like Overstock. com is having a sale!  Here’s to smooth sailing for you xoxo.

https://babyfoot.com/