By: Erika Rodriguez
Summer is here and Chef Duran has some entertaining tips just in time for 4th of July!
Summer is officially here and nothing says backyard BBQ like this Tex Mex Dog. First I start with a premium all beef frank from Nathan’s. For over 100 years they have perfected that iconic flavor and now you can get them in your local grocery store. I’ve paired it with these new Heat & Serve Toppers adding the chili and cheese flavors. Then top some sliced jalapenos for a bit of heat. Visit NathansFamous.com to learn more. Make sure to follow Nathan's on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
And I cooked it on Vision Grill’s Large Kamado. It makes your patio the focal point of your backyard and its small footprint, convenience, and its long life, make it the best grill for all of your needs. What I really love about this grill is the Quickchange Gas Insert. Enjoy the ease of gas grilling Monday through Friday, like hamburgers and hot dogs, then enjoy the low-and-slow charcoal cooking of ribs or pork shoulders on the weekends. This is easy grilling, easy smoking, season your meat, set your temp, come back for great food. Make sure you follow Vision Grills on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
Tired of the regular burgers? I created this Teriyaki Turkey Burger with Grilled Onions and Pineapples as a cure to sandwich rut. The combination of grilled pineapple and onions really bring a new level of flavor to the turkey ... and so does the bun! I used Cobblestone Bread. Their restaurant style sesame buns let you bring a gourmet experience home because great sandwiches start with great bread. They also have Kaiser and Toasted Onions varieties! Click here to learn more! As always, follow Cobblestone Bread Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube!
One of my favorite summer drinks is ice tea. Now you can get creative brewing your own with the Capresso Iced Tea Maker. This machine lets you custom brew iced tea into this beautiful sturdy glass pitcher. Simply add fresh fruit like blackberries or peaches or even herbs to the pitcher before brewing. Then you can personalize your brew strength from mild to strong with Capresso’s flavor enhancer. It works with loose tea or tea bags and has a removable water tank for easy filling. Follow Capresso on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
After you are done cooking, it’s time to take a break and go out for dessert. Cinnabon has a new line-up of five decadent blended beverages called Chillattas. They have created flavors like Signature Cinnamon Roll, Strawberries & Cream, OREO Cookies & Cream, Double Chocolate Mocha, made with Girardelli Chocolate, and the seasonal favorite Peaches & Cream. These new Chillattas are creamier and more indulgent than ever; each one features a fun and unique garnish and provides a sweet escape when you need take a moment just to “chill” and enjoy. You know you want to follow Cinnabon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!