Tailgating with Dr Pepper Mole Sauce

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With school in season now, our family is getting prepared adding a few fresh tailgating ideas to our usual menu. We love Dr Pepper® so much we have decided to make a special sauce with it today – a showstopper for any tailgating party! Hope you enjoy this Dr Pepper Mole Sauce recipe that I have created today – such a simple sauce, so versatile, and can work with so many different recipe ideas!

Tailgating with Dr Pepper Mole Sauce

I wanted to create a recipe today based on what I happen to have in my fridge, and experiment a little bit with some new and also familiar ingredients.

I have had mole in some of the best restaurants before but I couldn’t eat very much because it was just too hot for me. However, I have heard so much about it that I just wanted to try making it myself, adjusting it to my taste, and utilizing some of the shortcuts that I have developed in my cooking. I also wanted to take advantage of all of the amazing fall produce that we have now in season here.

I chose to make this Dr Pepper Mole Sauce recipe because Dr Pepper we love Dr Pepper, and, as a bonus, the college football cans were recently on sale at our Albertsons store. There is also a special promotion going on for tailgating parties and the football season.

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Tailgating with Dr Pepper Mole Sauce

I wanted to make this Dr Pepper Mole Sauce because I think it is actually perfect for parties – it can be served warm or even room temperature over any favorite protein, either with rice, or on a tortilla, with salad, beans, or any type of side that you may have – it is so versatile. This is the first time I made this Dr Pepper Mole Sauce, and I had my reservations. I was planning to just make it for my husband, as he is usually the one who orders mole, and I just wanted to try a bit of it. I ended up eating 3 plates full of food covered in this mole sauce it was so good!

Tailgating with Dr Pepper Mole Sauce

Starting today this new recipe, I have created, is going to be my favorite American classic. It combines so many of my favorite ingredients – chocolate, tomatoes, and Dr Pepper, of course.

Tailgating with Dr Pepper Mole Sauce

Tailgaiting Dr Pepper Mole Sauce
We modified the traditional mole recipe to use Dr Pepper for a new flavor variation
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 assorted fresh hot peppers
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 tomatillos
  • 2 teaspoons of duck fat
  • ½ onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 TBSP chopped peanuts
  • 3 TBSP of raisins
  • 1 TBSP cumin seeds
  • ½ TBSP dried thyme
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • a pinch of whole cloves and allspice
  • 2 ounces of chocolate
  • 1 can of Dr Pepper
  • salt to taste
  1. Sweat hot peppers in oil for a few minutes until they are cooked.
  2. Heat up chicken broth and blend together with peppers.
  3. Toast tortillas and blend in with the chicken broth mix.
  4. Cut tomatoes and tomatillos in half, and cook on a skillet for a few minutes until they are softened. Add to the blender mixture, and blend it well.
  5. Toast spices, raisins, peanuts and onions in lard. Remove large chunks of spices that are removable, and blend the onions with the rest of the blended sauce mixture.
  6. Add Dr. Pepper, melted chocolate and salt.
  7. Serve mole sauce over your protein or rice dish. Enjoy!

Have you ever made mole sauce before? What do you usually serve it with? What other recipes have you cooked with Dr Pepper?

Try this sauce, and you will be pleasantly surprised that despite many different steps, this sauce is extremely simple to make, and oh-so delicious! Enjoy!


Get Your Mornings on to a Great Start with Loaded Potato Bowls

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Any busy day in our household starts with a busy morning. Children and grown-ups are running around the house packing for their day, and looking for a great way to get a quick and hearty bite that will keep them going until the mid-day.

I am so happy to have found Jimmy Dean® Loaded Potato Bowls in the frozen food section this week at Shaws during our shopping trip! I know these will be family favorites for this year! We love the Loaded Baked Potato flavors, making this an incredible bowl of food!

Jimmy Dean bowl, loaded potato bowls

I am glad that today I can actually share a great coupon to all of my readers to also enjoy these bowls –

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I picked up my bowls at Shaws, and so can you, don’t forget to grab this discount here.

Jimmy Dean bowl, loaded potato bowls

I love how these bowls contain a good amount of protein (21-23 grams), and it goes well with our dieting needs.

The flavors are to die for – all premium ingredients like seasoned red potatoes, specialty sauces, and other great unique ingredients found in different delicious bowls depending on the flavor.

Jimmy Dean bowl, loaded potato bowls

Now I know I will be looking forward to our morning routine – it will be really simple for everyone. These bowls are just so affordable and can even be enjoyed beyond breakfast – I know I will be snacking on them throughout the day! We love breakfast for dinner too, and these bowls can be just a meal on their own, nothing needs to be added!

Looking for some quick ideas for your breakfast routine? Give Jimmy Dean bowls a try, what a delicious breakfast idea this is!





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Boston’s has New Ribs to Try – What a Treat!

drink from Boston's

Today is Saturday, and we have lots of plans for the day! Every Saturday we have morning activities we go to, and then we often go out for lunch, and run errands sometimes. Last week was such a treat because we went out to one of the best restaurants we have in our area – to Boston’s!

We have been to Boston’s for the first time back in Canada – it is called Boston’s pizza there, and we had quite a lot of lunches on the road from Boston’s Pizza before. Their pizzas and salads are such a great lunch – always the freshest produce used, and the pizza has a lot of character, and great flavors!

I loved back in Canada watching Jim Treliving on TV in Canadian Dragon’s Den (version of Shark Tank) show – you can learn so much about a business watching the pride the executives of the business take in their commercial enterprise – it was amazing to see how scrupulous Jim was in many shows looking for only the best products to invest in that he could actually use in his restaurants, or businesses – it is not that often that we get to know how businesses are run behind the closed doors, and this particular business is an amazing company.

Now we have Boston’s right in our own neighborhood – almost a walking distance away, but we don’t go there as much as we would have liked. Most of the time we cook a lot at home, or end up eating out when we are tired and running errands somewhere, just going to the closest eatery. That makes those special days when we do eat out at places of our choice that much more special. I was so happy to eat at Boston’s last week, I want to share everything we ate!

We went out with our whole family. Our baby had a kids’ pizza. Our middle daughter had mac and cheese (her favorite, that’s pretty much all she ever orders and eats). Daddy got wings, and those wings were amazing! So many of them in the plate, I was happy that’s all he got! We often order appetizers when we go out, but I was glad we didn’t order any this time, as it was most certainly plenty of food to eat – and lick the fingers!

Boston's wings

My oldest daughter and I ordered their new item on the menu – their ribs! Those ribs were to die for, I have to say! They carry three types of sauces that go with these ribs, and at first we were not sure what sauces to order. Our server was excellent, and explained exactly what each sauce is like – we both ordered the same sauce – very rich and flavorful – to come with our ribs, and it was such a treat!

Boston's ribs

Boston's ribs

The ribs were juicy, and so delicious! We like to eat ribs at home, and often make them ourselves – these ones were much better than many that we have ever made. There were so many ribs served for us, we couldn’t finish them – I had half of mine, and so did my daughter – and we continued eating the ribs at home the next day – they were still so delicious!

The sauce that we have both tried was Boston’s Octoberfest sauce with subtle, smoky mustard flavor. I would love to go back to Boston’s in the near future, and thy the other two varieties of the sauces – Boston Lager sauce, and Fiery Apple sauce. What a great selection of these new and perfect for fall flavors!

Boston's ribs

I am so impressed with the restaurant, and their great new menu – it has so many options for any diet, and desire! The new ribs are especially great to see on the menu – their are beautifully cooked, and the sauce is super flavorful! Wonderful idea to add these choices to the menu – makes for an easy choice now when deciding on a restaurant to go out – I am always up for a plateful of ribs!

daughter wearing Boston's bib

I love how the ribs are served, the company knows when you are eating those ribs, you are going to get your hands sticky, and supplied special cute bibs so you don’t get your clothing all messy – such a cute gesture!

Our kids also shared a dessert for dinner – a cookie with ice-cream. The cookie is made on site as we learned, and is probably one of the most delicious cookies, if not the most delicious I have ever had! I have tried a small bite from their plate, I could not resist!

cookie with ice-cream from Boston's

I have to also mention the service – it was so laid-back and efficient. I haven’t seen such service in restaurants of this type – it is a family style restaurant, you don’t expect to have perfect service. I am so used to seeing the staff overworked, and running around, whereas here the server was very attentive, and relaxed, which adds to the overall relaxing experience of eating out.

This particular restaurant often participates in a lot of locally run charitable functions – they donate a percentage of the total check amount to the school our kids go to – I have to applaud them for that, very few businesses in the area do that.

The meal was provided compliments of Boston’s.