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Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken

Pulled Chicken

So, it was the 4th of July and we were having our first guest over since we all went into lockdown. So, it was a perfect opportunity to try out my second recipe in the Instapot. I had some great chicken breasts ready to be pressure cooked. First I learned that the order you put

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InstaPot Chili

Instapot Saute

Here we go! My first official use of the InstaPot. I decided to make one of my favorite things, so I would still eat if anything went disastrously wrong. Ingredients: 1 Pound of Ground Beef1 Can Diced Tomatoes1 Small Can Tomato Paste1 Can of Black Beans2 Cans Pinto Beans1/2 White Onion1 1/2 cups mixed peppers1/2

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La Gritona Reposado Review

La Gritona Bottle

Once alcohol sales moved into grocery stores in Washington, it really did impact the diversity of spirits you could buy across different state run stores. So, when we happened to be out and come across on original Liquor Store still doing business, I had to go inside. The selection wasn’t that big of a departure

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Grand Orendain Reposado Tequila Review

Gran Orendain Reposado

This tequila is another discovery that came from attending the tequila festival in Seattle. I had actually seen the less expensive variety at a local liquor store, but not until about a year or so ago did I start to see the Gran Orendain pop up at my Total Wine. The thing I like most

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Passion Tea Margarita Recipe

Passion Tea Margarita

One of my favorite Starbuck’s drink is a Passion Tea Lemonade. So I was impressed when a friend of mine turned the idea into a Margarita. Since you may be stuck inside due to the Corona Virus, you might just be able to knock this out if you have some Passion Tea in the pantry.

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National Margarita Day 2020

Grandeza

Last year we were closing on our house when National Margarita Day landed on a Friday. We were too busy to do anything big, but made sure we at least toasted to our new house with two homemade margaritas before the evening was over. With National Margarita Day falling on a Saturday night, I was

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Roca Patron Reposado Review

Roca Patron Reposado

Patron was one of the first brands that expanded the perception of tequila in America. Though one time considered the go-to top shelf tequila, recent competition has leveled the playing field. However, Patron had decided to raise the bar again with one of its news varieties of tequila. Roca Patron has been out for several

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Puff Pastry Breakfast Calzone

Puff Pastry Breakfast Calzone

As I resolve to write more in 2020, I thought I would end the year with one last blog post. After making a puff pastry stuffed with brie for Christmas, I had another sheet of the dough left over. So, if you are looking for an idea for New Years Eve Brunch then this might

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Dulce Vita Flavored Tequila Review

Dulce Vida Pineapple Tequila

I have always been a fan of sweet things, especially anything pineapple. So, I have become a fan of the pineapple jalapeno margarita. After passing by this bottle at the store several times, I finally broke down and made the purchase. The first thing I would say is that this flavored tequila is not overly