Jalapeño Nacho Cheese Sauce Dip

Jalapeno Nacho Cheese Sauce

Here’s my quick and easy Nacho Cheese Sauce dip recipe.  It’s made with simple ingredients that you probably already have at home… butter, flour, milk, and cheese… spiced up with a  jalapeño pepper.  (If you prefer less spicy, you can omit the jalapeño or substitute the  jalapeño with 2 T. diced mild green chiles or your favorite salsa.) [...]

Kalimotxo (Spanish red wine and coke cocktail) a.k.a. “Calimocho”

Kalimotxo (aka "Calimocho")

I don’t often drink regular Coke (Diet Coke is my soda of choice)… but when we do end up with a leftover bottle of regular Coca Cola in the refrigerator… KALIMOTXO time!!!!  What is Kalimotxo (sometimes spelled “Calimocho”)???? Well, it’s a very simple Spanish cocktail made with half Coke and half cheap red wine, served [...]

Taiwanese Watermelon Toast (Asian Watermelon Inspired Bread)

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Earlier this week, I read some articles on the “Watermelon Toast” craze that has hit Taiwan.  Lee Wen-fa (a head baker at Jimmy’s Bakery in Yilan County, Taiwan) created a fantastic watermelon shaped and colored loaf of fluffy Asian style milk bread (shokupan) in order to “encourage young children to eat more during the hot summer [...]

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Happy 4th of July!  Now that it’s summer and HOT… I’ve been making a lot of iced coffee.  My favorite way to make iced coffee is using a cold brew method – it’s a bit slower – but flavor-wise, the resulting coffee is rich and sweet.  Part of the reason for the enhanced flavor using [...]