Wednesday, April 27, 2011

World's Best English Muffin

According to Chef Michael Chiarello, the world's best English Muffin lives at The Model Bakery in St. Helena, California. The Featured Food Network treasure is light, fluffy, and as tasty as it gets. Toast it in the oven with some butter and jam or turn it into a breakfast sandwich to go. Either way it's delish.

Priced at $2 each, these The Model Bakery English Muffins are available at the market or online. Standard shipping charges apply.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great TV Moment

Hank Scorpio: When you go home tonight, there's going to be another story on your house!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Um..... Yum!

These divine over-medium egg chorizo breakfast tacos live at C Casa in the Oxbow Public Market, Napa. Made with only fresh, seasonal ingredients, this cute Taqueria is determined to serve up delectable dishes daily. Free range poultry, sustainable fish, grass-fed beef, and local produce combine into a super power that delivers on the promise to be, "delicious, nutritious, and addictive". If only these secret spots were closer to home!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sustainable Fashion

Los Angeles based designer Tina Tangalakis ventured to Ghana with a mission to volunteer at an orphanage. During her visit, she bonded with local seamstress Beatrice Agabe and the concept of Della was born.

Della purses are handmade by economically vulnerable women in Hohoe, Ghana. Each sale has a positive effect on the community by providing jobs and education. Click here to read some of the stories.

The Della shop includes vibrantly colored fabric clutches, hobos, and accessories. Each bag is 100% vegan and 100% spectacular!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Opening Day 2011

If the weather was perfect, it wouldn't be opening day.

A little rain didn't stop the crew for setting up shop in the wee hours of the morning. Equipped with tents, grills, and a full service bar, this tailgate party is better each year. The image above boasts a solid display of kegs that will be tapped throughout the day. As always, we cheer for the boys in Blue and Orange and hope that Tigers can pull off a victory. The Motor City is ready for a winning record!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fun Music Cover

If this video doesn't get you smiling by the end of it - I don't know what will! So Fun!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Jack's Birthday Cake

This Jack Daniels Billboard on 8 Mile caught my eye over the weekend.

"We like the No.7 Seed"

Cleaver reference to the NCAA tournament. Great Branding. There was something witty written about drinking responsibly but I can't remember the exact words.

I searched the Jack Daniels website for current advertising and I found a section dedicated to cooking with Jack. Amazing. I'm definitely whipping up this cake in April! My soul may be from Detroit but my appetite craves some good southern cooking.

Jack's Birthday Cake

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
½ cup Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Whiskey
1 cup chopped pecans
1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Hot Buttered Whiskey Glaze (recipe follows)

Heat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in the brown sugar, eggs, flour mixture, and Jack Daniel's®, stirring well after each addition. Pour batter into the greased pan. Sprinkle evenly with pecans and chocolate chips. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center of the cake is firm and edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool on a wire rack and drizzle with glaze. Makes 16 servings.

Note: Cake may be baked in a greased 10-inch tube pan. Increase the baking time to 1 hour. Cool in the pan 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Drizzle with the glaze.