Monday, June 22, 2015

Let's get soakin' wet!

It's pride in NYC!
We're flourishing with rainbow gummy bears.
Cocktails and candy!

"Yesterday's struggle is today's heritage."
Just be you!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Patriotic Pallets!

We love our pallet coasters we made a few years ago.
This year we gave them a makeover for the Fourth!

We knew we wanted a worn vintage look, so we sloppily painted our pallets red, white and blue.  
Then added small streaks of watered down black paint on each plank.

Once they were dry, we sanded our pallets until we got the rustic look we wanted!

Keep your eye on the grand old flag...pallets! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Old Bay for your Old Man!

Our nuts are always a huge hit! Hehe
Old Bay seasoning is a Maryland summer staple.

The seasoning is a mix of mustard, paprika, celery salt, bay leaf, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, mace, cloves, all spice, nutmeg, cardamom and ginger! Damn!

Let's coat our nuts, shall we?!

1 egg white
2 tbs water
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup of Old Bay seasoning
1 pound of raw cashews

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat egg white and water for a least 3 minutes, until foamy.

Slowly add all the sugar and 2 tbs of Old Bay Seasoning...if you add all the Old Bay the egg whites will deflate.
Slowly fold in cashews and mix until well coated.
The goal is to keep it foamy. Less mixing, the better.
Spread on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

The first time you stir, add the rest of the Old Bay seasoning...or more!
The more the merrier!

Nuts, nuts, nuts, nuts, nuts!

Happy Father's Day!