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Spicy Turkey Panini

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Recently I found this website called 300sandwiches.com about a girl who has bet with her boyfriend that once she makes him 300 sandwiches he will ask her to marry him. I love sandwiches and love the idea behind 300sandwiches.com . . . me and eddie could have had a similar bet but it probably would have been pizzas instead of sandwiches lol

Anyways I totally read the whole blog in like 2 days (she on sandwich 199 right now) - while this recipe didn't come from her website it got me in the mood to make eddie a sandwhich for lunch.

Spicy Turkey Panini
Ingredients:
Ciabatta Bread
Spicy Sandwich Spread
Pepper Jack Cheese
Deli sliced Turkey

Directions:
1) Slice bread into a large sandwich sized piece then slice down the middle
2) Spread the spicy sandwich spread on both sides of the bread
3) Add Cheese and Meat
4) Cook in a Panini Maker or in a fry in a pan untill bread is brown and crispy and cheese is melted

NOTE:
When making any kind of grilled sandwich or panini I also start out on a lo…

Spicy Sausage Pasta

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I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe yet.

Pasta sausage pasta is one of those dishes that I made for Eddie back in his apartment in San Francisco and have been making him ever since. It definitely isn't the healthiest dish out there but OMG is soooooo good.

Spicy Sausage Pasta
Ingredients:
1 Package of Pasta
1 pound of ground sausage
Italian seasoning
Cayenne Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
1 jar of Alfredo Sauce

Directions:
1) Cook Sausage adding Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes to spice it up
2) Cook Pasta according to package directions
3) Drain Pasta
4) Add sausage and sauce to pasta
5) Mix and Serve with extra red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese

NOTE:
-You can seriously use any kind of pasta with this dish. Our favorites are using cheese tortellini or raviolis but whatever is in the cabinet with work. I haven't tried it with spaghetti yet but i am sure you could use that too.

Drink of the Month (Nov 2013)

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Sex on the Beach is one of my favorite bar drinks but it gets a little embarrassing ordering them sometimes. While the original drink has a bunch of different ingredients (most that you wouldn't normally have at home) I have simplified a ghetto version of the drink with the same flavors in just 3 common ingredients!!!

Sex on the Beach - Simplified Version
Ingredients:
Vodka
Orange Juice
Cranberry

Directions:
1) Add vodka and orange juice to your glass leaving room at the top
2) Add a splash of cranberry juice

Spicy Beer Jerky

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Since I have perfected the Beer Jerky Recipe Eddie can not get enough!!!
We have tried it with different kinds of meat and added a little extra kick and either way we serve it it gets devoured before I can make more.
Last few batches I have made a little spicy by adding in red pepper flakes and we have found that by using thinner meat the more spicy the jerky is.
If you haven't tried our beer jerky yet and you have a dehydrator you need to now and just for reference here is the recipe with the added kick (just remove the red pepper flakes for a more mild spice)
Spicy Beer Jerky 
Ingredients
1-2 pounds stir fry meat
1 tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 beer

Directions
1) Place all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag and marinate over night
2) Place in Dehydrator and cook for 3-6 hours at 170 degrees

Wine Cork Bulletin

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I've seen a ton of Wine Cork projects on the internet but never really found any that I was like "OMG I have to make this!!!" until I found this on pinterest from http://4.bp.blogspot.com but of course only a pic no instructions. . .

What you need:
-3 foot long 1in think board
-Wine Corks
-Hot glue and hot glue gun
-Something to use as a hanger (wire, ribbon, sting, etc)

I started my search at Home Depot thinking that a wooden ruler would be the best thing to glue the corks onto but apparently wooden rulers aren't sold anymore and they are now all metal and that wasn't going to work

Wandering around the store with Eddie I did however find something the same shape and size and a ruler (basically a wooden dowel but flat) in the random wood department near fence supplies and woot woot was 55 cents!!!

Took that home plugs in my hot glue gun and grabbed my corks and got to work gluing them to the board


Everything was going good until I was getting to the top and realiz…

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

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A little late on the pumpkin seeds post but better late than never - - However I could eat these any time of the year and even been thinking of looking for some pumpkins just so I can make more!!!

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Ingredients:
Fresh Pumpkin Seeds
Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
Cayanne Pepper
Garlic Powder

Directions:
1) PreHeat oven to 400 degrees
2) After removing the Pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin rinse them off inside a pasta strainer
3) Place Pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet then over with olive oil, salt, and pepper
4) Bake for about 20 minutes stirring every 5
5) Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and garlic powder then broil until brown and crispy

Double Stuffed Pizza

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I don't know how me and eddie come up with some of the things that we do but last night when making pizza eddie suggested we stuffed everything rather than just stuffing the crust. If you've ever had my stuffed crust pizza or really stuffed crust pizza you know that the crust is the best part and we wanted to get that flavor throughout the whole pizza so hence the double stuffed pizza came about.

Eddie's Double Stuffed Pizza

Ingredients
-Pizza Dough with an added tsp of garlic powder
-Mozzarella Cheese
-String Cheese
-Pizza Sauce
-Pizza Toppings

Directions:
1) PreHeat oven to 400 degress
2) Save about 1/4 of the pizza for the "stuffed" portion
3) Roll out remaining dough a little bit bigger than your pizza pan and place on pizza pan
4) Spread olive oil on the crust then top with a thin layer of mozzarella cheese
5) Roll out the saved dough and place on top of cheese
6) Place string cheese around the border and fold over remaining dough so everything fits on the pi…