Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bota Box, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that keep this blog up and running!
One of my favorite things about the warmer months here in Louisville is hands down Waterfront Wednesday. For you non-Louisville folks, it’s a free monthly concert that a local radio station puts on from April until September. It’s an incredible time to come together with friends and the rest of the city and celebrate all the things that make Louisville what it is.
For me and my crew we usually meet up before heading down at our friend Mo’s place. She lives a few blocks from Waterfront Park and has a gorgeous outdoor space to boot. It’s the perfect spot to meet up and indulge in a few glasses of wine before we head out. Our latest obsessions? Bota Box.
With Bota Box‘s compact packaging they’re the perfect wine to help you enjoy a night in the great outdoors. Especially since there’s no glass bottle or corkscrew to fuss with. Which means they’re a fool-proof way to enjoy your favorite beverage without making a mess, no matter where the night takes you.
They are a budget-friendly wine option without forgoing wine quality. They sourced their wines from select vineyards and winemakers with decades of experience craft each one. And thanks to Bota Box‘s state of the art bag-in-box technology all their wines keep fresh for up to four weeks after opening. How? Because their design prevents exposure to wine’s enemy – air. Meaning that each glass is as fresh as the first.
Bota has earned over 30 Gold Medals in competitions since 2011, as well as 35 “Best Buy” ratings from Wine Enthusiast magazine. In other words, they are not like the boxed wines of yesteryear. Plus all their packaging is environmentally friendly. They are committed to lessen the environmental impact of wine production and transpiration through smart, alternative packaging.
Over the last couple of weeks my friends and I have tried a handful of Bota’s offerings, including Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and myself favorite, Cabernet Sauvignon. And trust me when I say, you can’t go wrong. So now it’s your turn to find Bota at your local retailer and try them out for yourself.
This post is sponsored by Frito-Lay, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Now that horce racing season is over, and life is returning to normal here in Louisville , we all have our eyes set on the next prize. We’ll be spending the warmer months outside as much as possible. For me that means plenty of time at Waterfront Park, trips to the lake, and grilling out with friends. This time of year is hands down my favorite. Gone are the days of staying inside (which I also adore) under a blanket. Now we don our short shorts, lather on the sunscreen, and enjoy the sun. After a long, and fairly cold, winter I seriously need some Vitamin D in my life.
It’s no secret that I’m the one that handles the majority of the cooking with my friend group, something I’m 100% fine with. Because I do show my love through food. But this time of year I enjoy spending as little time in the kitchen as possible, because who wants to be caught up in the kitchen while your friends are outside having fun? Not this guy!
Enter today’s Three Cheese Doritos Stuffed Sliders that are perfect for a day at the lake or any backyard BBQ. And trust me when I say that you’ll be the MVP of the party with these guys. Doritos are worked into the hamburger mix, and then the patties get stuffed with Sharp White Cheddar, Pepperjack, and Mild Cheddar, making them one of the best burgers I’ve ever whipped up.
Better yet there are only a handful of ingredients in the mix, and they can be prepared up to 4 days in advance! So even the most kitchen averse individuals (looking at you fellas!) can tackle these sliders with no problem. Watch the video below or by subscribing to my YouTube channel to see how to make them for yourself, and get more recipe inspiration from Frito-Lay’s Pinterest board!
HOW TO MAKE DORITOS THREE CHEESE STUFFED SLIDERS:
Doritos Three Cheesed Stuffed Sliders
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos
Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, thinly sliced
Pepperjack Cheese, thinly sliced
Mild Cheddar, thinly sliced
Season ground beef with salt and pepper, add crushed Doritos and eggs, mix
Form into patties, fill with sliced cheeses, top with second patty, and seal edges.
Grill 5-6 minutes per side, remove from grill, and allow to cool.
Top with desired condiments and enjoy!
Follow the guide at fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm255180.htm for safe handling of meat instructions.