Shake the Kahlua, vodka and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into ice-filled mason jar, add ice cream, and top with root beer.
Pretzel Bite Bar
Once you've got the pretzels made the sky's the limit on the sauces your guests can use to customize their pretzels: Regular Mustard...or for the more daring: Stone Ground Mustard Mustard, Hot Mustard, Honey Mustard, Melted Cheese, Mexi-Cheese, CinnaBunz Dip...get creative!
For the pretzels:
1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp kosher salt
2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda
2 tbsp butter, melted
Pretzel or Kosher salt
To make the pretzels: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the water, sugar, yeast, and salt on low speed for 10 seconds. Switch to the dough hook and add the flour and butter. Mix on low speed until well combined. Change to medium speed and knead until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the bowl and transfer it to a well-oiled bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set it in a warm place for approximately 50 to 55 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Bring the 10 cups of water and the baking soda to a rolling boil in an wide 8-quart saucepan or roasting pan.
In the meantime, turn the dough out onto a slightly oiled work surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll out each piece of dough into a 24-inch rope. Slice each rope into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Place a lightly damp towel over the pretzel pieces to prevent them from drying out while you roll and cut the other pieces.
Using a slotted spoon lower a handful of the pretzel pieces into the boiling water and boil them for 30 seconds, flipping them around in the water with the spoon a couple of times. Remove the pretzel pieces from the water using the spoon, drain as best you can, and place them on the baking sheets. Brush the top of each pretzel with the melted butter and sprinkle with the pretzel/Kosher salt. Bake until dark golden brown in color, approximately 10 - 12 minutes. Brush with remaining melted butter before serving. Serve warm.
To make the cheese sauce: In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 30 seconds, whisking constantly.
Slowly whisk in the milk until no lumps of flour remain. Stirring constantly, bring the milk to a simmer over medium-low heat until it thickens, about 3-5 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and stir in the shredded cheese until all of the cheese has melted. Add a pinch of salt, if needed. Serve warm. Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave on medium power at 30 second intervals.
For the cheese sauce:
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
8 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (not package pre-shredded cheese - shred your own)
For CinnaBunz Sauce:
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
Beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
Franks Red Hot Cheesy Buffalo Wing Dip
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK'S® REDHOT® Buffalo Wings Sauce
1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing
2 cups shredded cooked chicken.
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or your favorite shredded cheese
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
COMBINE all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish.
BAKE 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Serve with Tostito Dippers.
Makes 4 cups
EZ Peezy Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork & Slaw Sliders
2 1/2 cups pork sirloin roast or boneless pork shoulder
1/2 cup water
3 tables spoons cider vinegar
2 table Worsershire
1 teaspoon cumin or chili powder
3 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
10 kaiser rolls
Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Season meat with salt and pepper. In a small bowl stir together the water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and cumin. Pour over meat in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
Remove meat from cooker; discard cooking liquid. Use two forks to pull meat apart into coarse shreds, discarding fat; return meat to slow cooker. Stir in 2 cups of Homemade BBQ Sauce or purchased barbecue sauce. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting; cover and cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until heated through. Serve meat mixture in rolls. Pass remaining Homemade BBQ Sauce or purchased barbecue sauce.
3 tablespoons Pickapeppa sauce or Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
In a medium saucepan combine ketchup, onion, brown sugar, vinegar, Pickapeppa sauce, garlic, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use the sauce immediately or cool slightly and transfer to a storage container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days. Makes 3-1/2 cups.
Red & White Cabbage Slaw for garnish.
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Game Day Just Desserts!
What You Need
1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
4 pkg. (4 oz. each) white or semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
16 pretzel twists, each broken into 3 pieces
Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls to resemble helmets. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate. Insert pretzel piece into each for the face mask. Place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Decorate helmets using decorating icing with your favorite player's number and small round candies. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
Favorite Football Team
Use food coloring to tint melted white chocolate to match the color of your favorite football team.
Makes: 48 servings
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Pick out the biggest, freshest must succulant strawberries your local grocery store has to offer. Grab a couple containers of choclate and a container of white melting choclate from your grocers baking section. Grab a box of tiny plastic ziplock snack bags.
Melt dark chocolate melting chocolate in your microwave per manufacturers instructions.
Dip strawberries to their stems on place on a large serving tray to cool
When you've completed dipping your strawberries place the tray in your refrigerator to cool.
ONce they have cooled remove them and melt the White Chocolate melting chocolate in your microwaver per the manufacturers instructions.
Pour melted white chocolate into a small ziplock snack bag. Take scissors and cut a tiny hole in the bottom corner of the bag.
Decorate your strawberries like small footballs. When you are done, return the tray to the refrigerator until party time.
2/1-14/14 Chinese New Year - Year Of The Horse. One of the ways the horse serves human beings is to give people a ride to their destination. Therefore, the horse is not only a symbol of travel, but also a sign of speedy success.
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Coming down from all the excitement of the holidays can be a lot for some to take, but Portland event planners have assembled events we feel certain will change the tide of the January Blues. Here's a list of our picks.
Tickets go on sale September 1st for all four Weekend Experiences, the à la carte Truffle Dog Training Seminar or Truffle Growers’ Forum, the Friday only truffle dog training audit, the Sunday afternoon cooking class, and the Grand Truffle Dinner.
This year's Ninth annual Oregon Truffle Festival has a range of elegant and unique à la Carte and Weekend experiences to offer you as we bridge the Old and New Worlds of all things truffle. We’ve added new events and new venues, and are excited about Oregon craft beer and spirits joining the beverage mix this year.
In its sixth year, OTF’s Truffle Dog Training Seminar has become a unique opportunity to both observe the handling and training of skilled truffle dogs, and to teach your own dog to detect the scent of truffles.
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A cropped puffer with a distinctive combo of diamond and channel quilting is detailed with a logo sleeve patch atop a dual zip/snap-flap pocket. The lightweight down style can be packed away into an attached drawstring bag.
Front zip closure.
On-seam front pockets.
Lined, with down fill.
Machine wash cold.
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Valentino "Ascot" Boot
Details & Care
Luscious leather ribbons lace the back of a smooth, knee-high boot.
For women only, in pale pink with a golden lid. Well-coiffed uptown style - discreet but not overly sweet - is the message of the fresh bouquet of paper whites, iris, rose and chamomile. The flavor of Manhattan's grandest boulevard, where the traffic thins out north of 57th Street and fortress-like apartment buildings, guarded by liveried doormen, line the street.
Create refreshing frozen treats at home anytime with a charming retro-vibe snow-cone machine that shaves ice cubes from your own freezer into fluffy snow. Scoop the snow into one of the included cone cups, drizzle your favorite flavored syrup on top, and relish the frosty, delicious taste of summer. For an extra twist, use the machine to make fruity slush drinks, yogurt snow or smoothies—cold, sweet fun for the whole family.
10 1/2"W x 12 1/2"L x 15 1/2"H.
Includes 2 plastic serving cones.
BPA-free plastic with stainless steel blades; hand wash.
With an ultra-light construction that weighs less than half a pound, this 800-fill down-insulated jacket provides incredible warmth while maintaining a sleek fit. Flexible side panels ensure maximum comfort and ease of movement, whether you're hiking a snow-covered trail or hitting the slopes.
The Art of Shaving - "The Four Elements of the Perfect Shave"
The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave® guarantees optimal shaving results while relieving and preventing ingrown hairs, razor burn, tough beards and sensitive skin. Each set contains a pre-shave oil (2 oz.), shaving cream (5.3 oz.), pure badger shaving brush and after-shave balm (4 oz.) with a sandalwood scent.
Phil Villerreal gives you 100 tips for saving money by bending the rules, exploiting the fine print and mooching off everyone. If you're willing to shell out a couple bucks for the paperback, you'll learn how to get free meals at restaurants, game car dealerships, cut down on hospital and energy bills, and so much more.
Old Town Florist carries an incredible selection of locally grown seasonal stems. Choose from a selection of design styles; Asian inspired "Ikebana" type of arrangements, with strong lines and bold exotic flowers. English garden style bouquets, a more romantic feel in clear glass or a handsome basket. Equadorian roses of many colors are always available, designed in clear glass in a simple and elegant manor.
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