Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 4 Easy no-Bake Treats!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor too your life.

4 Easy no-Bake Treats!


Sofrito Lovers,

Tasty's cooking tutorials are ALWAYS amazing! When I saw the video posted below for 4 Easy no-bake recipes, I fell deeper in love with this incredible channel!

How can you go wrong with 4 recipes for modified Rice Crispy treats (minus the Rice Crispies) with all types of delicious ingredients?  You can't, that's how!  Check out the video posted below and start preparing these incredible treats!  You'll love them as much as I did!

Go taste for yourself!




Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: The 38 Essential New York Restaurants Summer 2017!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

The 38 Essential New York Restaurants Summer 2017!


Sofrito Lovers,

If you're looking to fill your hot summer nights with some delicious fare or if you're wondering where you can enjoy an amazing weekend brunch/lunch, then let me suggest checking out Eater.com's amazing list, "38 Essential NY Restaurants Summer 2017!"

This list, produced by various Eater.com authors, is a pretty kick ass compilation of restaurants, cafes, and eateries throughout NYC.  It has become my summer "must try" list.  I'm planning on visiting some of these spots before I go on my vacation to California.

I'm most excited to try out Spicy Village, Patsy's Pizzeria, and Los Tacos No. 1!  I'll let you know what I think!

Check out the list below and then go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!


The 38 Essential New York Restaurants, Summer 2017

Your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?"
by Eater Staff Jul 11, 2017, 2:26pm EDT 
 
 
It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every quarter, we add pertinent restaurants that were omitted, are newly eligible, or have stepped up their game. Restaurants must be open at least six months to be included.

Rather than having a stage-four meltdown over the exclusion of your favorite restaurant from this list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion? Or just go ahead and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
 
 
 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Burger King's New Lucky Charms Milkshake!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Burger King's New Lucky Charms Milkshake!


Sofrito Lovers,

As you all know I hate most things fast food, but when I found out that Burger King (of crap) had launched a Lucky Charms milkshake, I was totally in!

Growing up, I was never allowed to eat any cereal other than Conflei (Spanglish for Cornflakes)!  I longed for the Captain Crunch, Trix, and my all time favorite Lucky Charms!  My Mami wouldn't flinch; she never allowed those cereals at homeShe used to say that they were, "pura azucar" (pure sugar)!

As an adult, I'm not a cereal person at all, but when I heard about the Lucky Charms milkshake it brought back all my childhood yearnings.  I'm getting one this weekend!  I have to partake of this massive sugar bomb-Diabetes be damned!  I'll let you know what I think of it!

Watch the BuzzFeedVideo review below and hear what some YouTubers thought of it!  I'm so excited!  Finally!  Lucky Charms!





Monday, July 3, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 3 Summer Sangria Recipes!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

3 Summer Sangria Recipes!


Sofrito Lovers,

It's summer time and for me that means it's Sangria Time!  Nothing beats the heat and gets the party turnt up, then a nice cold delicious glass of fruity Sangria. 

As you might have noticed, I've become a huge fan of The Domestic Geek channel on YouTube! Sarah Lynne's recipe tutorials are short, simple, and delicious!  She's starting to be come one of my "go-to" YouTubers!When I saw her video on summer time Sangrias my jaw hot the floor; these recipes all sound amazing!  

Check out her video below and break out the wine and fruits!  It's about to get amazing! Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!
 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Perú Fusion/Food & Pisco Festival 2017!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Perú Fusion/Food & Pisco 
Festival 2017!


Sofrito Lovers,

Next weekend is the Peru Fusion/Food & Pisco Festival in New Jersey!  This INCREDIBLE Peruvian feast is a two day extravaganza full of amazing sites, sounds, and flavors.  

If you've never had Peruvian cuisine before or are just curious to see what these food festivals are like, then click the EventBrite below and start the adventure!  YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

I can't wait to have a delicious Pisco Sour (A Peruvian national drink), a big heaping plate of Lomo salteado (A grilled seasoned beef dish), and some Papas ala Huancaína (potatoes served in a heavenly spicy sauce)!

Check out the description below and click the link to the EventBrite!  Peruvian food is an amazing gift to the culinary world!  Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


Perú Fusion | Food & Pisco Festival 2017
 

Join us again on July 8–9, 2017 for the 3rd annual Peru Fusion | Food & Pisco Festival to take place at the Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey. The food festival will offer a unique opportunity to experience the diversity of Peru’s gastronomy, where we’ll once again bring together the world’s best cuisine to seduce your palate and entertain you in high style. 
 

Friday, June 30, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 5 Slushie Cocktails Perfect for the 4th of July!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

5 Slushie Cocktails Perfect for the 4th of July! 


Sofrito Lovers,

Sarah Lynne, the host of The Domestic Geek, has done it again!  If you're planning a 4th of July barbecue, Anti-July 4th get together, or first weekend of summer party, then these delicious adult beverage slushie drinks will help you loosen up and beat the heat!

The recipes for these slushie liquor drinks sound amazing!  Sign me up for a Strawberry Roseay slushie or the Spiked Mocha Frap right now!

Check out the video below and then fish out the blender!  I bet your party/celebration/get together will be the talk of all your friends!  Go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!


 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: The Burger Lab's Top 10 Tips for Making Better Burgers!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

The Burger Lab's Top 10 Tips for Making Better Burgers!


Sofrito Lovers,

July 4th isn't just Independence Day it's a high holy Barbecue holiday!  If you're planning to grill some burgers or hot dogs, then I suggest you check out the post below.

SeriousEats always publishes amazing articles on cooking, grilling, and baking! Their Burger Lab is amazing and cranks out wonderful content! So if you want your burgers to be outstanding, then check out the  article below and upgrade your grilling skills this July 4th! 

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!
 

The Burger Lab's Top 10 Tips for Making Better Burgers The Burger Lab

Burger recipes and cooking tips from J. Kenji López-Alt. J. Kenji López-Alt
 

Editor's Note: Since this article was originally published, the photographs have been changed, the text has been lightly edited for clarity, and the tip order has been updated, but the content is the same. 
 
We're taking a break from hardcore testing at the Burger Lab and Food Lab for the next two weeks,* but I thought I'd use the time to write something that a lot of folks have been asking me for: a basic handbook for taking your burgers to the next level.