Holy Guacamole is a perfect addition to any Mexican meal. Put it in your burrito, on top of your enchiladas, or just directly inject it into your veins. All are perfectly acceptable.
Why does Guacamole turn brown?
It starts with a little chemical called polyphenol oxidase which is present in Avocados. When that chemical is exposed to oxygen, it oxidizes and causes a reaction that develops a pigment, turning the avocado brown.
How you combat that, is to keep the Guacamole in an airtight container and introduce some type of acidity such as lime or lemon juice.
Holy Guacamole is the perfect addition to any Mexican food dish and it is super simple to make. Why pay the extra $1 when you can make so much more from scratch.
Peed and mash the avocados into a paste. Add all other ingredients into a bowl and viola! Perfect Guacamole!
Today we are going to be taking a look at a KILLER Spicy Marinara Sauce. Nothing says Italian Cuisine more than a classic tomato marinara sauce. Nowadays we are saving time by opening those bottled or canned marinara sauces at the cost of flavor. Who makes the best spicy marinara sauce? I have to say that the best marinara sauce is the one you slow cook at home!
Most American’s have no idea what true, homemade marinara sauce tastes like. So let me be your genuine Italian Guido and fix that. NEVER EVER buy canned marinara sauce again. It’s expensive, you lose flavor and nutrients, and this one tastes much much better.
Sure it will add some time to your day, but YOLO right? Why waste your life with crappy marinara sauce?
Now this recipe is going to take some time, so buckle up partner, I never said it would be easy, I just said that it would be worth it.
Check out our Rattlesnake Bites Copycat Recipe to pair with this marinara.
Killer Marinara Sauce
A classic tomato sauce with a spicy kick that is not overpowering. This will be an instant classic in your home and can be made in large batches and saved for later.
Take your tomatoes and steam them for 10-15 minutes. This is to release the skin from the tomatoes. Peel the tomatoes and set aside.
Heat up the oil and saute the onion for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat. Add the Basil, Garlic, and Spices and add the tomatoes one by one smashing them with a potato masher or your hands, whichever you prefer.
Let the pot simmer for as long as you can let it simmer. Normally, this is about an hour so that all the flavors can marry.
There is a new dessert player in Davis County and man is it a good one. DoughCo has opened its third location at Station Park in Farmington and man did we love it!
Making cookies with Grandma has always been met with claims that you’ll get sick if you eat that raw cookie dough. I never believed her. Maybe it is an old wives tale? Well, fret no more, because you can now get your cookie dough fix at DoughCo without the stern lecture.
Found on the west side of Station Park, right next to Blaze Pizza, this small shop offers the best desserts in Davis County. You think im kidding? Check this out.
In addition to having a whole slew of cookie dough flavors, they have a million ways to serve it, they even have ice cream and for those little fur babies, a cup of their cookie dough made especially for dogs. How awesome!
What kind of Dough do they have at DoughCo?
Served a bunch of different ways and with a BUNCH of cool flavors. Here are some of the flavors they keep on tap:
Oreo Thin Mint *My personal favorite!
Cookies n’ Cream (Vegan)
Lemon Crunch (Vegan)
Gluten Free Options
They even have monthly flavors, for example, Mint Chocolate Chip for the month of March and Red Velvet for February.
Now you can get these awesome flavors a variety of different ways including my personal favorite, the Half-Baked. They throw the dough in the oven for a few minutes to get nice and warm and top it with your pick of ice cream and whipped cream. It comes in two sizes, both of which I can polish off by myself.
They also have shakes, and cups for the more classic cookie dough lovers.
Being that this is currently a Utah only company you may be asking…”WHAT DO I DO WHEN I MOVE OUT OF STATE??”
Well you are in luck…DoughCo ships their dough nationwide! Not all flavors are available, so make sure you check before placing that order.
So if you are in the mood for a delicious new and hip joint to crash on Friday nights or want to take the family for a classic treat, make sure to check out DoughCo.
Check out their website for more:
2121 S. McClelland St #105 Salt Lake City, UT 84106 – 385-258-3111
11429 S. District Dr #300, South Jordan, UT 84095 – 801-748-9850
256 N University Dr., Farmington, UT 84025 – 385-988-3007
One of the staples to any BBQ is the Coleslaw. If you want to take that to the next level, come check out this recipe for a Kickin’ Jalapeño Coleslaw that is sure to please. This recipe has all the bases covered: Sweet, Spicy, Tangy, and Freaking Delicious.
Recommended on the following Dishes:
You can even add this to your tacos and use the Lime Cilantro Jalapeño Aioli for a real party in your mouth with everyone invited.
Kickin' Jalapeño Coleslaw
An awesome side for your Tacos, Burgers, Hot Dogs, or even on its own. It definately has a kick it and will be a sure crowdpleaser.
Open your Coleslaw Mix and place in a large mixing bowl. Dice the Jalapenños and Cilantro and add to the veggies. Mix well.
Add the Mayonaise, Jalapeño Juice, Lime Juice, White Sugar and Salt and pepper to another mixing bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add Dressing to the Coleslaw and Mix until all incorporated evenly.
Place in Refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours so the flavors can build.
Lime Cilantro and Jalapeños. How can that be bad at all! This stuff is pure gold. It is a spicy and fresh sauce to put on any sandwich, salad, eggroll, jalapeño poppers, tacos, burritos, rice, beans, ice cream, brownies, or whatever your heart desires. (Don’t really put it on your ice cream or brownie, that’s weird. I know some of you will.)
It is super simple to make and can store in the refrigerator for several months.
This would go perfectly with the Rattlesnake Bites we made earlier.
Lime Cilantro and Jalapeño Aioli
A spicy and tangy sauce that compliments any Tex-Mex meal.
Combine it all in your blender and puree until it runs smooth.
Make sure to stick it in the Fridge for at least 3 hours for the ingredients to marry.