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Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 7

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Alright we’re well into my week-long gift guide countdown to Father’s Day and since tomorrow is the big day, I give you an option that is thoughtful, unique, and doesn’t even require overnight shipping!

If “stuff” isn’t all that important to your pops, give him an experience instead – namely, cook the big guy an awesome dinner to share good eats and conversation with your family and friends!

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Chili Recipe feat. Sapporo
Olive Oil (enough to coat the bottom of a large sauté pan)
1/4 cup of Minced Garlic
1 lb of ground turkey 85/15 (or other ground meat of your choosing. You can also combo other meats also like pulled chicken, ground beef, ground pork, etc.)
1/8 cup of granulated garlic
1/8 cup of granulated onion
1/8 cup of paprika
1/8 cup of ground cumin
A pinch of Italian seasoning
A pinch of ground coriander
A pinch of smoked sea salt
A pinch of ground pepper
2 16 oz cans of organic vegetarian chili (if you cannot find organic canned veggie chili, a nonorganic one is fine also.
Note: if you prefer and have time, you can use dried beans
1 16 oz can of cannellini beans (rinse and drain)
1/2 of a 28oz. can of crushed tomatoes
1 6oz can of tomato paste
1/2 cup of homemade or jarred tomato sauce of your choosing
1/4 cup of BBQ sauce (homemade or brand of your choosing)
1/4 cup of Heinz ketchup
1/2 of a 12 oz bottle/ or 1/2 of a 16 oz can of Sapporo Premium

1. Cover bottom of large sauté pan with olive oil and add minced garlic
2. Season ground meat with a pinches of granulated garlic, onion and chili powder and salt and pepper
3. Brown ground meat in large pan with heat turned up about half way so to not burn meat and spice mixture
4. Once meat is browned, transfer to slow cooker
5. Add canned chili or soaked beans, rest of all spices, sauces, pastes, beer and stir in crock pot to blend all ingredients together
6. Set cooker to low and timer to 8 hours. After 8 hours, cooker will switch to warm if you are not serving right away
7. Make sure to stir every hour or so, so chili doesn’t stick and tomato based products don’t burn
8. Feel free to top with chopped up cooked bacon, fried onions, shredded cheese, sour cream, scallions or anything you like
9. Serve with crackers and ice cold Sapporo!



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PS – Catch up on previous gift ideas!
Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 1
Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 2
Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 3
Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 4
Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 5
Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 6

Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 3

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Day 3 of my week-long countdown to dad and today I give you a gift that Don Draper would certainly approve.

If your dad is a classy dude who enjoys a fine cigar and a whiskey on the rocks, then go with these:

A silicon ice mold for perfectly spherical ice cubes
A classy set of tumblers
And of course some Teeling Whiskey, duh


PS – Catch up on previous gift ideas!
Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 1
Countdown to Father’s Day: Gift Guide pt. 2

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Wine That Travels

Nuvino wine that travels

Remember in school when you’d run out to lunchtime, pull out that Lunchables and reach for your trusty Capri Sun?

Ahhh the lunch of glory days gone by.

Well, there’s no reason your lunch today can’t be as exciting. With Nuvino you can enjoy a juice box of the adult variety. Throw a pack of these into your picnic basket and enjoy some great wine while you nosh.

I would recommend this for a weekend picnic lunch… I’m not sure pulling out a juice box of wine at work would be all that kosher.

And if you’re not going to finish it in one sitting, this type of packaging is actually awesome for wine – no air means it will last much longer!




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So you know how there’s basically some kind of holiday every day of the year? As in yesterday was National Pizza Party Day? And today is National Sea Monkey Day? By the way… those are both real things… Well today, May 16th, is National Mimosa Day! That’s one that I can get behind! No offense to all you sea monkeys out there…

Unfortunately for me, I am out of orange juice. Haha – so I’m going to match your mimosa and raise you one “Maui-jito” – I don’t play poker but did that work? Aw who cares. Let’s make a drink.

For this one you’ll need:
~ fresh mint
~ a lime
~ 1/2 tsp Maui Brand turbinado sugar (natural cane sugar grown in Hawaii, homies)
~ 2 oz. pineapple juice
~ 2 oz. coconut rum
~ ice

To begin, place a few mint sprigs in the bottom of your glass. Squeeze half a lime over the mint and add your secret ingredient – the Maui Brand cane sugar. Muddle these ingredients and then add the ice, pineapple juice, and rum. Stir and enjoy!

This may have nothing to do with National Mimosa Day, but it’s a random holiday anyway – and now you have a delicious drink to enjoy! So happy Maui-jito Day! Now it’s a thing!


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Mother’s Day Reminder

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This is your friendly reminder that Mother’s Day is coming up. This Sunday is your chance to remind your mama that you love her – so don’t forget!

In case you need some inspiration, I’m all about escapism. Who among us doesn’t love a good movie or novel for the sheer reason that you can get lost in a narrative far from your day to day.

Here’s a thought – why not give your mom a mental vacation with an Eat, Pray, Love-esque book and dinner. Pick up one like Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City by Elizabeth Minchilli and then whip up some yummy Italian food. Some tasty pasta and a culinary tour of Rome is an awesome way to escape for the night without the jet lag and credit card debt.

And don’t forget the flowers. Always bring flowers.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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