Fall is in the air and so is the smell of baked goods, homemade soups, hearty chili’s, savory Crock-Pot dishes, casseroles and everything and anything that pumpkin can find its way into.
It’s the perfect time of year for foods that warm and comfort us. Best way to describe it : FOOD FOR THE SOUL
I’ll be sharing some of my favorite fall foods including some other awesome Autumn recipes from other bloggers who have shared their Fall favorites.
That being said I had recently been craving some Pumpkin Zucchini Bread so I decided to make a loaf. I got the Pumpkin and zucchini last weekend when I went to the Pumpkin Patch which is also a farm. They had lots of fresh goodies for a little of nothing. I love getting produce for a bargain. The remaining ingredients needed, I already had and didn’t have to purchase.
……………..as if you were not horrified enough … pour out a likkle cherry wine for Ab and Glenn…oh how we weep … what does this do to the team… Will Rick ever regain his g status … How will Maggie move forward……. OH THE HORROR AND THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN …… sigh .. anyhoo .. LEGO never dissapoints let’s relive this Negan and Lucille dance… ….. HERE …. and then let’s ROLL UP .and get ready for tonights bullshit ….. . you know this stuff gets uglier every week…. tis the damn season …. CHEERS…
wow… i need all of these … I NEED TO RE-ENACT every kill… remember the brutal disposal of NICK .. hahaha ( aah memories ) ….. to be a kid again ….
yes… indulge yourself THIS HALLOWEEN.. ALL BLACK EVERYTHING … INCLUDING .. WINGS …. are you into.. if so… here ya go …
Hot sauce? Check. Bloody Mary mix? Check. The creepiest, most vile-looking chicken wings you’ve ever seen? You better believe it. If there’s ever a time to eat something that looks like it flew straight out of hell, it’s Halloween. Of course, this recipe from Smoky Ribs BBQ also packs enough flavor to be a part of your grill game year-round.
24 ounces Louisiana hot sauce
1 tablespoon black food dye
18-24 fresh whole chicken wings
1½ cups Bloody Mary mix
Splash hot sauce, to taste
3-4 splashes Worcestershire sauce
½ lime, juiced
Red food dye
Fresh-cracked black pepper, to taste
Combine 24 ounces of hot sauce with 1 tablespoon of black food dye, and mix well.
Place the chicken wings into a 1-gallon Ziploc bag and cover them with black hot sauce. Seal, and toss the chicken in the marinade until thoroughly covered. Place the bag in the refrigerator and flip it every 30 minutes for 3 hours.
While the chicken is marinating, pour the Bloody Mary mix into a pot. Bring it to a simmer, and then add several dashes of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of red food dye. Bring the mixture to a simmer again, and add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch slurry to thicken.
Remove the wings from the Ziploc bag. Place them in a shallow dish to catch the drippings, and inject the Bloody Mary mixture into the drumettes and the flats of each wing. Once all wings are fully injected, place them on a grill or smoker over indirect heat. Season with celery salt and pepper, and cook until they reach an internal temperature of 170°F.
Remove the wings from the grill. Garnish with fresh parsley, and serve with celery sticks and the dressing of your choice. (Note: Because of the vibrancy of the Bloody Mary injection, the wings will look and appear raw even when fully cooked, which is why it’s important to check them with an internal thermometer before taking them off the grill.)
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nowFirst ..Normon Connors‘ presented the OG version with Michael Henderson on vocals.. ( He also WROTE and co produced the jam ) from his 1976 release of the same name ” You are My Starship” .. here he is pictured on the cover with John Wayne’s boat .. lol
ayeee Mr. Henderson HAHAHAHA … SLINGSHOT INDEED
then ya boy Rick came through and put his spin on it … you can find it on the Bustin Out : The Best of Rick James 27 song deep compilation from 94. I know he recorded this in the early 80’s though . Now you didn’t know bout that there did ya ??? Enjoy , reflect and BLOW ONE …
sidenote: you see this pic here.. well I will have to tell ya about Rob Zombie’s recanting of his crack smoking experience with Ozzy and RICK .. WHAAAAAAAAAATTTT! it’s HILARIOUS .. wow.. perhaps next post…until then though thanks for joining us for yet another edition of Sound Bites…
Pumpkin Pie Waffles.. have em for breakfast or a late night MUNCHIE TREAT lol.
2 Tbsp. melted butter, plus extra for griddle
1/2 Cup pumpkin puree
1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1 Tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or combine ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove to make your own)
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 Tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 Tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat waffle iron. If you want to keep your waffles warm until serving time, preheat your oven to 150 F. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan or bowl in the microwave and set aside.
2. In a bowl combine the pumpkin puree with the sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix well.
3. Beat in the egg. Add the milk, yogurt and vanilla and stir with a spatula to combine. It is OK if the mixture is lumpy.
4. Combine the flour with the baking powder and baking soda. I do this right in the measuring cup and give it a little stir. Then add the dry ingredients into the liquid and stir until combined. Fold in the melted butter.
5. I do recommend lightly greasing the plates of your waffle iron with some melted butter. I have never before done this with any other waffle recipe, but these ones are really sticky! Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to spoon the batter onto your iron, and spread them with a spatula a bit to even them out. They are usually done when the iron stops steaming.
Optional Toppings: Whipped cream, toasted nuts, toasted pecans, pure maple syrup and cinnamon. Also goes lovely with a cup of Chai tea too.
repost from from 5 YEARS AGO ..WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU … !!!!!
If you are into yummy desserts, like us here at Bamboobanga420, you must understand that this jawn will completely BODY your party.. just add this, THE PERFECT DJ.. and Voila’..
The cake itself is an illustrious MARBLE.. FEAT both VANILLA AND CHOCOLATE… Nutella buttercream and ganache spiders complete this ghoulish delight..
If you need to know what GANACHE is it’s okay.. we have other recipes coming up for the NOVICE CHEF.. so just look at the pretty pictures lol..
Now..this here is not for the NEW COOK.. your skills must be ready lol.. You should be a lowkey Patti Labelle or Duff Goldman on the 1’s and 2’s .. .Complete Recipe after the Jump!!! Continue reading →
THESE STILL ARE AWESOME!!!!!! MAKE THEM TODAY !!!!!
Here are some wonderful Munchies for the Holidaze!!!
Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over medium-low heat or in the microwave for about 1 minute. Just make sure to stir it often to keep the chocolate from burning. For the best results, chill ghosts until you’re ready to serve them.
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks, melted
3 dozen pieces dried fruit (such as banana chips, prunes, apricots or pineapple slices)
2 tablespoons dried blueberries or currants
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
Line two large sheet trays with parchment paper. Transfer chocolate to a small, deep bowl.
Working with one piece of fruit at a time, dip one end into the chocolate, leaving only the last quarter inch or so exposed; shake off excess chocolate and transfer dipped fruit to prepared sheet tray. Drizzle a bit of extra chocolate around the bottom left and right sides to form the shape of a ghost, then use the blueberries, currants or sunflower seeds to make eyes. Repeat process with remaining fruit and chocolate then chill until completely set, about 1 hour.
REPOST FROM HALLOWEEN 2011 .. THESE WERE JUST TOO GOOD TO NOT REPOST FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN FUN …. thank us later !!!
The Corpse Reviver Shot… OOOOHHHHH !!!
How about a creepy cocktail to serve the adults at your Wicked/Haunted Halloween Party, the “Corpse Reviver Shot” kills it every time! The Corpse Reviver family of cocktails were quite popular around the turn of the century, the 20th century that is– as a “hair of the dog” reviver, to pick you up and refresh you after a heavy night out. Times have certainly changed and now Corpse Revivers are back and waking up the dead. LOL.
As part of an old family of cocktails “The Reviver” began to die out after prohibition when complex “up” drinks went out of fashion, and now the category is all but dead. I actually stumbled across three different drink recipes for the Corpse Reviver Shot 1 & 2. Pick Your Poison and ENJOY!
Corpse Reviver Shot 1
1 ounce Brandy
1 ounce Orange Liqueur
1 ounce Lemon Juice
1 dash Grenadine
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass or shaker. Shake with ice, strain, and load plastic, food-grade syringes. To serve, keep syringes on ice. Scale as needed to serve 1 or 100.
Of course if you are more afraid of syringes than Dr. Conrad Murray .. try this simple option:
Another recipe for Corpse Reviver #1 sans syringe and over ice.
Corpse Reviver (No. 1)
2 shots Cognac
1 shot apple brandy or Calvados
1 shot sweet vermouth
Stir well with ice and strain in to a cocktail glass.
for more on this DEADLY DRINK and yet another OPTION.. Be Brave and take it HERE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Continue reading →
This is bittersweet.. I have been waiting for this but I AM ALSO STILL HEARTBROKEN.. oh Amy, why just.(sigh) ……….. 😦
Soul bearing chanteuse , Amy Winehouse transitioned from this life in 2011; her demons finally got the best of her after a both public and private battle with life, shit, dope and more shit. We loved her for her scars as well as her gifts. Amy left us with gems beyond measure, she released an immense catalog of work in her mere 27 years. Winehouse left a legacy and made a lane of her own, she created her own IMPRINT; her work will soar with the legends after we are long gone. This Asif Kapadia directed, Cannes approved, documentary “Amy” is a compilation of over 100 interviews. The cohesive story is crafted by piles of video footage, home movie clips and anecdotes and testimonials from some of Amy’s collaborators, Yasiin Bey, Mark Ronson, Pete Doherty , friends and family members This project was initially started as a conceptual marriage between Krishwerkz Entertainment, the label (UNIVERSAL U.K.) and the Winehouse family but where Mitch (Amy’s dad) wanted to keep it cleaned up and genteel, Kaskadia and Co. wanted to add the edgier nuances. Mitch Winehouse has since announced that his family has nothing to do with the film anymore ” It is both misleading and filled with basic untruths”. Joe Cascarelli of the NY Times offers an in depth expose of the film here …
It is unclear to me if they want to present the “ugly” to put the butts in the seats or are they trying to connect the audience authentically with her actual struggle . It will be scary to meet the demon that actually WON Amy’s fight but like every horror film we just HAVE TO SEE IT.. Amy never did conquer that unholy war she was so entrenched in. The battles to be free, relationship woes, the clichéd “drug and alcohol” battle , the public scrutiny and the struggle to keep it original in an industry full of factory cut outs. The culmination resulted in , well.. THE END RESULT . Amy may be a cautionary tale of the wicked recording industry and it’s EXPECTED pits and foes but I believe or at least want to believe that it will also showcase and highlight Amy’s true production , writing and creating skills. Amy had an awesome sense of humor and a wicked modska/ rude girl/ vintage R&B/ jazz/ torch type steez. We want to see her in all her Fred Perry glory. We want to see her lamenting over Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn. I want to see her joking with Mos Defand Nas. I want to see what was beneath the beehive (literally and figuratively) , according to Kasadia this is the directive . He wants to break down the bullshit and the caricature and let you into the raw and actual .. Amy hits theaters nationally July 3, this Friday .
In other Amy news .. It is reported that the potential demo renderings for her much anticipated unfinished third LP were destroyed. . Intentionally .. check out that story after the beat
It’s summertime , and clearly it’s too damn hot to be toiling over the stove or oven all day.. The perfect remedy for the girl on the go , or the homemaker who also happens to hold down a full time job.. coupled with a hungry family ; A CROCK POT.. ( hears angels sing) …. The Crock Pot has been the key for me , my mama , her mama , yo mama etc, they have all utilized this amazing piece of culinary PLUG IN wizardry for beans and greens while they sleep in. It makes Oxtails and Beef rib tips just slide off the bone. Nothing can compare to the free feeling of simply tossing some seasonings, veggies, and meat of choice .. ( or not) into that big ole pot , simmer it on low and carry on with the day ( or take your ass to sleep) . It works for Sunday dinners and those quick weekday dinners after work , when you are too tired to look at a pot and too HUNGRY to stand for 30 minutes cooking ANYTHING.. Cook while you work or twerk .. but just let it sim simmahh by itself for a few hours.. During the summer we will be hooking you guys up with all kinds of Crock Pot ideas. We cater to the comfortable stoner here . we need breaks and we also like food HA!! The wonderful people over at The CrockPot Gourmet have prepared a delicious Coconut Lime Crock Pot Chicken that is truly divine.. just pair it up with a quick salad and there you have it .. Dinner is served !!!
Come on Kendrick.. and right on the heels of his brilliant BET Awards performance of this joint “Alright” .. … he comes with an awesome Colin Tilley directed visual for one of everybody’s favorites from Kendrick’s sophomore album , ” To Kill a Butterfly”…. Notice that West Coast backdrop .. WES ..WESSS. YA’LL… Bompton Stand Up !!!!!!….
I remember a couple of years back sis and I went to Rock the Bells and the one and only man Yasiin Bey came out on some real grown man shit … swaying to some Tyrone Davis.. sheeeitttt i held my drank up high as hell at that point.. Ya’ll got to be grown to fool with Mr. Davis .
Here is” one of” the many beat journeys of Tyrone’s classic “In The Mood
the second part of the journey on the flip .. MC Eiht with Compton’s Most Wanted “All for the Money” …. Continue reading →
Nothing better in the summertime than cool drinks with fruit.. This is a SIMPLE yet perfect combination for the hot and sweaty days in the backyard or out on the patio. Today the girls over at Delish.com offered up some sunny day inspiration with these little natural shot glasses.. .. Fill these cute little scooped out fruit bits with your favorite Vodka or Tequila and Enjoy ..Hey it’s the healthy way to get drunk.. HAHAHH.. Make these for BBQ’s, Poolside functions ,Baby Showers or just old-fashioned kick backs and Turn Ups… Grab ya fruit , Grab ya bottle and LET’S GO. YUMMMMMM…
Slice off the very tip of the strawberry (be careful not to do too much), then slice off the tops and hollow out the center. Fill with shot.
Halve cantaloupe and scoop out seeds and stringy flesh, then cut into 1″ pieces. Use a melon baller to scoop out a hole big enough for a shot. Fill with shot.
Halve watermelon, then cut thick blocks off the rind. Slice into 2″ pieces and use a melon baller to scoop out a hole big enough for a shot. Fill with shot
It’s hot.. summer is upon us.. and there is nothing better than getting turned up ..while turning your OWN TEMPERATURE.. WAAAYYY DOWN.. We present to you VODKA FRUIT POPSICLES.. yummers… This comes from the awesome people over at Tipsy Bartender ….. you should follow their blog.. they have all kinds of spirits over there to keep you ON for the summer LOL….
INSTAGRAM PHOTO CREDIT: @pookie_90sbaby
vodka, grapefruit, basil variation
DAIQUIRI PARADISE POPS
1 cup Frozen Raspberries
1/2 cup Guava Rum
1/4 cup Simple Syrup
1 Sliced Mango
1/2 cup Passion Fruit Rum
1/4 cup Passion Fruit Mix
1 cup Frozen Pineapples
1 1/2 cup Pineapple Rum
1/4 Simple Syrup
Tipsy Bartender is also on Instagram, where they hold a monthly contest! Post your original recipe and photo on Instagram using #TipsyBartender and they will repost the best ones. Each month, the pics with most likes wins $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place: $100.
Okay guys , it’s almost time.. let us a form a prayer circle around Jon Snow.. AND TURN UP .. HAHAHAHA….. Come back to us later for our recap with The Negus …after the finale…
This two drinks are very simple and you still have time to rush out for the ingredients… See ya in Westeros…
-100 ml tonic
-30 ml gin
– 1 table spoon lemon juice
For Decoration :
Take sugar in a shallow dish smear edge of the glass with a little lemon juice. Turn the glass into the dish till the sugar sticks to edges. Leave to dry.
Meanwhile take tonic pour into a plastic container & put in the freezer. When the tonic is completely frozen crush it with a spoon and put it in a chilled martini glass – add lemon juice and gin.
HOUSE OF TARGARYEN FIRE AND BLOOD
– Drop of Grenadine
-50 ml of clear strong rum
– A bit of spirit
Pour into a glass alcohol and swirl it carefully so that the alcohol covers the walls, pour away remaining alcohol. At bottom of glass pour a drop of Grenadine, complement Rum. Kindle the glass for effects, blow and drink.
THERE ARE A MYRIAD OF SPIRITS for the Old Gods and The New… .. over here …. OMG.. now go drink like Tyrion ….
While Winter has finally come in Westeros, Summer is only days away HERE in our part of world… . When invoking the name of the four seasons; Summer is probably the most beloved and celebrated.. Yes, It’s a time for Sunshine, BBQ’s , bikinis, board shorts and swimming Pools!!
No worries about Whitewalkers right now while the sun is” beatin down on my basebal hat”, my concern is staying chill because it will get hot as 3 dragons breathing fire in some places. You can always cool down in the pool or FIND SOME FUCKING SHADE. Ha! Then again if you can get to the pool, beach or a body of water to your liking then may I suggest the newest CRAVE of a WAVE……FOOD FLOATIES!!!!!
There’s all sorts of snacks and treats you can float on. They didn’t have this stuff when I was a kid. So I’m totally fascinated by all of it. It’s all very cute. I’ve already imagined myself floating on a slice of pizza or perhaps a watermelon. I hope a pineapple food floatie is made omg, I’d be ecstatic as i LOOOVEEE PINEAPPLE lol but until then I’ll float on anyone of these. They have many varieties ranging from the inexpensive kiddie toy , to the more advanced , pricey adult pool accoutrement ,like the remote control drink and snack caddy, to an inflatable, floatable BEER PONG STATION along with floating bars and islands that are larger than living rooms, ALL, for your pool.. … . You can find most of these pool pieces at your local department or home specialty based store like , Wal-Greens, Wal-Mart, Target and/or Home Depot. You may also find a large range of inexpensive fun pool accessories at Rite Aid, Lowes or Bartell’s. If you are really a poolside G.. you can order yourself a pool Donut while posted up in YOUR POOL, floating on a slice of pizza, smoking a joint and drinking a Mimosa delivered via pool caddy .. HA!!! .. Check out Amazon or Ebay for some ONLINE good deals if you prefer to kick back and shop ..
More Pool Shenanigans and a little poolside inspiration…. after the break !!!!!! Continue reading →
Oh yes! Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson talks enough shit but thankfully he can back it up . He waged war against urban powerhouse “EMPIRE” and I will be damned if he didn’t set a new standard at his own network; letting the Empire team knows that Power would not be denied and is still a top contender as a television heavyweight ..The asshole that we hate to love is back along with the rest of the exceptional cast for Season 2 of the gritty street drama , “POWER”. The record-breaking debut has set a new viewership high bar , knocking original Starz series Spartacus :Vengeance (1.39 million) out of their dominant spot for an opening season premiere for the network .There has been an 32% increase in viewers since the Season 1 finale in August of 2014 . Power has also experienced a 209% viewership boost from last season’s initial episode and some are attributing this extra spike in Power fans to residual left over “Empire” interest. The success of the Fox Networks ghetto baby has sparked America’s interest in the urban experience, but that is just the word on the street or should I say the marketing round table. 50 is probably not going to agree with that little nugget , I am sure he will accredit the attention to the great writing, action and twisted story of loyalty , betrayal, sex, juggin’ murder and drama . I have no idea as i appreciate each show for its individual nuances, but I do know that Power is an exciting, raw show and we at Bamboobanga have been watching since the first season . We know the ladies are tuning in for those sexy love scenes with gorgeous brother Omari Hardwick, bring on more chop down scenes please and thank you ..!!!!! Listen the ladies agree , Ghost is the man with his cheatin ass …. HE LOOKS GOOD and those love scenes are extra spicy…. Curtis seems to be donning his hats as executive producer and cast member like a champ . He gets more screen time this season as “Kanan” ( Jackson) has been released from prison and is now plotting Ghost’s( Hardwick) expedient demise. He is trying to wipe our guy off the map with his shit eating grin LOL.. Tasha, Ghost’s main woman and wife ( Naturi Naughton) is still plotting and scheming to keep her man in these streets and Tommy (Joseph Sikora) is still representing as a street soldier demanding Ghost keep his focus on the dope game. Ghost is still fucking with ( figuratively and literally) the Feds. He can’t seem to shake Angela ( Lela Loren) who is his old love but also unbeknownst to her and HIM , trying to put her boo thang (Ghost) in prison for life. She works for the D.A. and his case is the one she is trying to crack in the realest of ways. HA! .. Of course there is more infidelity , jealousy , thirst, sex and confusion but that is all the stuff that ratings dreams are made of . The supporting cast rocks as well . The soundtrack deserves some serious recognition as Saturday’s debut ep offered joints by Drake, Pusha T, and Chase and Status. This thing is loaded with hood goodness but has the slickness of a well produced network drama. Congrats POWER team, it looks like the second season is starting off successfully …and .. the riveting series has just been renewed for A THIRD SEASON . So kudos again ..We look forward to the rest of the season .. . Check below for more of what’s to come in Season 2 of the Starz original POWER.