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Tomato Bruschetta

 

Perfect for an appetizer, a light lunch, or just a snack, this bruschetta is ready in minutes.   The bread can be toasted or broiled in the oven, but I prefer the char you get with a grill pan.  I used this cast iron one from Staub.   This would also be great with crumbled feta or goat cheese.  Hope you enjoy!

Tomato Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 slices French bread
  • Small handful of basil, torn into small pieces
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Method

  1. Combine the halved tomatoes and torn basil in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.  Season to taste with salt and pepper
  2. Toast the bread on hot dry grill pan for about 30 seconds per side or until charred with grill marks.  While still hot, rub one side of the bread with a garlic clove.
  3. Serve tomato mixture on top of bread

 

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Buffalo Wings

Skip the takeout and make these amazing restaurant style wings at home! Might as well make some fries while you’re at it.

Buffalo Wings 

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs wings
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot
  • Canola oil, for frying

Method

  1. Heat oil to 375°F in a large pot or deep fryer
  2. Add salt, pepper, and cayenne to the flour and lightly coat the wings
  3. Fry the wings in batches for 10-12 minutes until cooked through
  4. While the wings are frying, make the sauce by melting the butter and adding the hot sauce
  5. In a large bowl, toss the wings with the sauce to coat

 

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Lemon-Thyme Gin Fizz

Fresh thyme elevates this classic drink to the next level. The thyme and lemon go so well with the gin from Heritage Distilling.  It’s so fresh and aromatic. I always like to make a little bit of extra simple syrup, it will keep in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.  Hope you enjoy!

Lemon-Thyme Gin Fizz

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz thyme simple syrup*
  • club soda

Method

  1. combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. strain into glass over ice filling it 3/4 of the way and top with club soda
  3. garnish with a twist of lemon and sprig of thyme

*to make thyme simple syrup, combine 1/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water and several sprigs of thyme in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.  Allow to cool and then strain before use.