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Blackberry & Elderflower Pimms x18

I had fully prepared myself to explain to the officer why I had 18 bottles of booze in my back seat.  Luckily, I wasn’t pulled over on the way home. Why would I have 18 bottles of Pimms in my car?  First, you need to understand my Mom, sister, and I are a bit obsessed with Pimms.  If you’ve been to England, you know that Pimms is EVERYWHERE.  It’s the classic British drink that is served in every pub, restaurant, sporting event, royal baby watch party, etc.  Their slogan is “It’s Pimms O’Clock!” which is perfect because it’s always time for a Pimms.  It’s typical to order a “jug” of Pimms while out at the pub and my Mom and I became pros at polishing that off! My Mom became addicted and so did my sister and I.  While traditional Pimms No. 1 is our usual standby, they recently came out with a new Blackberry & Elderflower flavor.  Boy, that one is just as yummy.  Made with vodka and a French liqueur with blackberries and elderflowers, …

That One Time We Snuck Onto Millionaires Row & I Won a Trifecta Bet

Continuing on with our southern road trips adventures… If you’re new here you should know my family and I have a slight obsession with the Kentucky Derby as evidenced here. If you’re not new, you know this well. While on our trip, Churchill Downs held a Downs After Dark event that we couldn’t miss.  Let’s be honest, we’d be stopping at Churchill Downs no matter what but enjoying thoroughbred racing after sunset was something we couldn’t pass up. Night racing only occurs a few times a year and we happened to be in town for one of those dates.  Coincidence?  I think not! For dinner we indulged on brisket mac n’ cheese paninis and Churchill Downs traditional burgoo.  The panini was crazy-good!  Toasty bread with creamy mac n’ cheese and saucy, smoky brisket was a decadent dinner which I gladly split with my sister. The burgoo was good…but if I’m being honest I prefer our yearly batch.  The recipe at the Downs was quite thick and reminded me of a more classic beef vegetable soup.  …

Mexican Steak Tacos with Lime Crema & Queso Fresco

Mexican Skirt Steak Tacos with Lime Crema & Queso Fresco

In the wintertime, nothing beats a thick steak with a bourbon sauce and a big baked potato. In the summertime, I want my steak sliced, rolled up in a charred tortilla, with fresh lime squeezed all over it. Right now I want more summer in my life. I couldn’t resist throwing these tacos together on our first true night of summer. Now, since that day it’s been either raining or in the 50’s.  I hope when you make these tacos, they don’t have that sort of effect on your weather for the next two weeks. But if they do, I can guarantee they were well worth it! PrintMexican Skirt Steak Tacos with Lime Crema & Queso Fresco Serves 4 (2 tacos each) IngredientsSpice Rub: 2 tsp. chili powder 2 tsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 1/4 tsp. cayenne 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder Tacos: 1.5 lbs skirt steak 2 c. bell pepper strips, about 2 large or 8 baby peppers 1 …