Drink Recipes: The Post Dinner Cocktail

Post Dinner Cocktail


1 part Rothman & Winter Liqueur Orchard Apricot
1 part Senior & Co. Blue Curacao
3 drops of fresh lemon juice


Add 2 Ice Cubes
Strain and Serve[/recipes-directions]

Top 7 Game Ideas For Your Next BBQ

This is something that we all enjoy, we love to get together with friends and families to partake in the celebration of cooking food over fire. Everybody brings their favorite side dishes and drinks. Kids are running around getting their hands into everything.

Besides sitting around and getting ketchup and BBQ sauce on our favorite T-shirts we also partake in the outdoor activities. No, there won’t be any lawn darts in this list, but these classic games will always be a favorite for your next cookout. Please check out the headers for the featured t-shirt and click the links for products that you can get for your next gathering.

#7: Dominoes

Dominoes have been around for a long time, this tile game can be traced back to 1120 CE in China according to pagat.com. The article also states that when introduced into Europe they gave it the name of “Domino” which is a Latin derivative of “dominus” (i.e. Master of the House).

This will always be a great game to have at any gathering.

#6: Spades (Card Game)

Now just having a deck could lead to any card game like Gin-Rummy, Go-fish, War, and many others. Spades have been an all time favorite of mine, the strategy, counting, and watching your opponents moves makes this game much more entertaining.

According to Wikipedia, spades birth place was Cincinnati, Ohio and gained it is popularity during the second world war. Soldiers would be playing this card game during that time, after the war and with the GI Bill the game became a favorite in universities among students who were looking for a fast-paced card game.

#5: Badminton

Always a fan favorite in American cookout games. What we see as a backyard game while making hot dogs and burgers is in fact an Olympic game since 1992 and World Games event in 1981.

The history of this game comes from British India when it was called “battledore and shuttlecock”. This racquet based game has seen it fair share of travels in Europe and finally landing in Asia where the game has been it most popular.

#4: Volleyball

Who can’t resist getting out and playing a round of this high-flying, trash-talking game filled with moments of spikes and setups. I still remember the time when I was tall enough to spike the ball and my uncle Mike taking one to the face from my misdirected shot.

This game was an alternative to basketball. Volleyball was called “Mintonette” and created in 1895 (4 years after basketball) in Springfield, Massachusetts. Basketball was considered to aggressive due to contact between players, it was well liked by the younger crowd but not so much the older business men. Thus why volleyball was created, you have the intense workout like basketball just not the contact with players.

We can all say that this has been a wonderful back yard game at any cookout.

#3: Football

Ah yes, the mighty pigskin. AKA: the pineapple, moleskin, peanut, and many other names that define this staple of Americana in all our backyard and cookout events.

This game could be played as tackle, touch, or flag. even just throwing the football around has been a great past time by itself.

This sport has its roots traced back to mid-19th century when it was develop from the sport of rugby. The professional games started as early as 1892 with match of Allegheny Athletic Association against Pittsburgh Athletic Club.

Well all know someone at the cook out is going to wind up throwing the ball and it hits the potato salad.

#2: Frisbee

How could I not mention this great game in a BBQ/cookout blog. The inventor owned a pie company. You can see how this guy’s imagination worked.

In 1957, the toy company Wham-O created the first plastic Frisbee. The rest is history. This circular flying disc has been filling our time with memories of watching the older kids doing different tricks and throws, or playing a football like game called “Ultimate Frisbee” for many years.

#1: Horseshoes

This derivative of the 1st century Roman game of Quoits has been the iconic backyard game for everyone. I still remember getting a ringer and being so excited. I also remember almost hitting someone with the heavy steel horseshoe too…sorry uncle Mike…again.

This game is so well liked here in America that chances are you will find a horseshoe pit in parks across the land. Most BBQ establishments might have some kind of version of the game.

For me, I think that this game has been the one that people tend to have the most fun doing. Watching families create tournaments and creating a sense of cohesion. Cheering each other on while we wait for when the cook says “TIME TO EAT!!”.

Final Thoughts

What ever game you choose to bring to your next cookout should always bring that sense of nostalgia when you were a kid. Smelling the lighter fluid and charcoal, the salty taste of potato chips, the ice cold orange soda that left a orange colored mustache on your upper lip.

I still remember the cheers and congratulations for playing well, winning my first family horseshoe tournament (I practiced a lot). Nowadays I enjoy watching the kids play the games while I man the grill and food display. I am proud to feed my family and others and I am honored to be the one that yells out “TIME TO EAT!!”

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Top 7 Picks For Kids To Cook

Hello folks, your favorite t-shirt and kitchen geek is bringing you another top 7 list.

This going to be filled to the top with ideas that you can cook with your kids at home during these tough times. We all know that being stuck at home can lead to being bored, so I found some ways to pass the time while also help teach your children how to create beautiful meals for the family.

I won’t be going into recipes so much as I will be suggesting certain things to cook. This isn’t going to be baking cookies but you can create some of your favorite meals with my picks.

#7: Dough

Yes, making dough.

Now this is a real fun project to do with the kids. If they love pizza, burgers, pasta, breads, even cookies you must know how to make dough. Not only will they get a great workout but they might wind up making their favorite dinner. Check out some of the items below to help get your kids into making dough.

#6: Batters

Pancakes, waffles, crepes Oh My!

Making pancakes is the most iconic staple to batter recipes, but you can use it for so much more. You can use it to batter fish, pork, chicken, even veggies. Your children will love cooking up some of their favorite snacks and meals from practicing with making different batters. Check out the list of items below to help with showing how to make some delicious batter-based meals.

#5: Eggs

Eggs can be consumed in so many ways, they can be boiled, fried, scrambled, etc.

Poached eggs are amazing in my opinion, it give you a sense of accomplishment when you have a perfectly cooked poached eggs. Plus, there are so many hacks on cooking an egg. Check out the links below to help you and your kids with cooking eggs.

#4: Soups

This isn’t a can soup article, I am talking about making a hearty soup that will warm you up and make you smile.

Making soups can take a few minutes to hours, but all the time you spend on making making this bowl full of joy is definitely worth it. My son loves to make chili, it is something that I love doing with him. Take a look at the links below to get started making soups with your kids.

#3: Ground Beef/Chicken/Pork

I know that kids love their cheese-burgers, but have they ever wanted to make their own meatballs for subs with marina. Maybe make the meat for their favorite taco inspired dish. They can create meatloaves, Swedish meatballs, and sliders.

Ground meats are so versatile when it come to meals, there plenty of recipes to find that will keep kids engaged with cooking. Take a look at the links below.

#2: Pastas And Rice

So many kids love pasta and rice dishes, from mac and cheese to fried rice. The sky is the limit to these carbs.

You can cook them in different liquids and achieve such delicious meals, but this is why I save the best for last. So check out the links below to get your kids some inspiration to cooking with pasta and rice.

#1: Sauces

Here is why I say this is the number one pick.

Sauces ties everything together, you will always need to make a sauce for any dinner. Spaghetti, pizza, Alfredo, and sauces for hamburgers. Teaching your children how to make sauces will keep them coming back to create more dishes.

I would recommend getting them started on making the 5 mother sauces. From there they will be able to expand to making their dishes. Look at the links below for more ideas.

Final Thoughts

It doesn’t matter what you want to teach them with food, even if you never tried the recipe yourself it is always fun to learn together. So have fun creating together, you will always have that lovely memory of cooking.

My Visit To Liv-A-Latte

Santa Fe Burrito With A Cup Of Heaven

I was on a trip to go do my favorite hobby…grocery shopping and I realized that didn’t eat anything. Yes, I know, a foodie that didn’t eat something before grocery shopping. Going out hungry to buy food is something that I don’t recommend, you will wind up buying things that you don’t want to get.

I have been following some of the local business here in Kitsap county on Instagram and decided to try out Liv-A-Latte. This little well know woman owned and operated business has been striving to build and create a positive influence in our community one cup at a time. The atmosphere when you pull up is an adventure for the eyes.

My First Impression

When you pull up to this tiny purple house of coffee on the Southwest corner of Silverdale Way and NW Bucklin Hill Rd you are greeted with Pacific Northwest creativity.

From the colors and unique stylized fonts on the signs to the many story-like objects decorating the outside of this establishment. You will see an abundance of flowers and painted rocks. Its like a little scavenger-hunt while you wait to receive your caffeinated (or decaf) beverage. They have a second location in Bremerton on 303 at the Chevron gas station and is decorated just the same.

The Santa Fe Burrito

This panini grilled burrito was definitely a great to-go meal for anybody who is needing a delicious treat while traveling. I shared half of it with my son. This was filled with sauteed green peppers and onions with their house seasoning, chopped bacon, scrambled eggs, and shredded cheese. I got mine with their jalapeño-cream cheese.

It came with salsa which had a mild spicy taste to it. I will be recommending this to my friends and I can’t wait to try the other styles of burrito.

A Drink Called “Heaven”

This was a very tasty beverage, I’m not much for sweetened drinks but I will say the chocolate flavors made me think twice on that position. With a mixture of white and dark chocolate syrups with their signature roasted coffee this drink alone is worth the time to get on a warm spring day.

There you have it folks, my trip to Liv-A-Latte. I really enjoyed this local business and was inspired the next day to make my own breakfast burrito. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram, another location is in the works for this entrepreneur.

My Top 7 Reasons Why Ryan Reynolds Is A Horrible Actor (Roast)

Here is my Top 7 movie and t.v. picks why Ryan Reynolds is a horrible actor. Now I want to be clear that this is a friendly roast of our Canadian stepchild. That we wind up giving all our attention to because he always reminds us that we will never be his father.

Yes I do like the Deadpool movies and his wonderful feud with Hugh Jackman. I haven’t tried his Aviation Gin but I do enjoy the commercials. But sticking to the theme of this post, this is going to be a roast with recipes and t-shirts. I think you will like this one.

As always click the link in the header above each picture for the t-shirt and enjoy the commentary.

#7: Green Lantern

Let us start it off right with a movie that had more CGI than Avatar. Nothing stopped this sour apple sweet tart of a movie from the horrible acting and comic book story line killer Ryan Reynolds. In a skin tight onesie dipped in the juice of a light stick he discovered how to really put a bad taste in our metaphorical mouths for an iconic comic book character. Luckily our good friends at Dinner then Dessert has provided a delicious slow cooker recipe to help us cleanse our palette of this nightmare of a movie.

#6: Fifteen

Oh Canada… don’t do teenage drama. Please leave that to us, you get a free pass with “You Can’t Do That On Television” which starred a young Alanis Morissette (she let Reynolds hold her hand in public). This copycat of Saved By The Bell called for anybody who had blonde hair and pretend to be American. Enter the Reynolds. If you want to enjoy this TV show I suggest a sandwich made from the roast beef recipe created by Amazing Ribs. The horseradish sauce is the best so far. I will say you will need to eat at least 4 of these in slider style sandwiches.

#5: Ted

I love how Seth McFarland doesn’t give Reynolds any lines in his movies. In one movie he just stands there and gets shot. This isn’t a Ryan movie, he was just a small appearance as a better actor’s boyfriend. Which reminds me I need to do a list for that guy. Umami gives us a delightful smoker recipe full of flavor and mouth watering enjoyment, this should make everything better.

#4: Amityville Horror

What is with remaking this movie? This was not scary nor was it entertaining. I wish he had made a movie about how to take a horror film classic from a true story and turn it into a bugle boy jeans commercial. Yes I know they don’t make them anymore, but here we are remaking this movie so why not remake those too. Since we are looking into the depths of hell we might as well have a good rotisserie beef roast from Dad Cooks Dinner. This roast is one the best I have ever tried. You absolutely have to get the rotisserie attachment for your grill.

#3: Van Wilder Party Liaison

Now I do admit I like watching this one, but this is filled to the rim of the sippy cup called the acting prowess of Ryan Reynolds. This is what happens when you mix your ADHD medication with your caffine pills you got from Jessie Spano and diet pills from Kelly Taylor and wash it down with a Four Loko. Just look at Tara Reed, she can only get Sharknado movies. She is safe now. With the wonder of the Instapot meal maker you can give your college son or daughter something to make meals with, have them try this recipe from The Recipe Rebel so they will eat good for the next 4 years or more.

#2: The Proposal

Welcome to having Betty White and Sandra Bullock in a movie and screwing it up with the fart that is Ryan Reynolds acting. It was so bad that they had to put Bullock naked in there. Can’t save the movie? Well lets just throw in The Golden Girl with some cultural appropriation for good measure. Since we are here we might as well enjoy the smells of this dutch-oven recipe Sunday Supper Movement.

#1: Syzygy

Yes folks this is the title of the X-files episode that starred our kooky Canadian bowl of poutine. The character’s name was “Jay De Boom”, he was a high school jock, and he died. The writers couldn’t do much for Reynolds, his audition must have been so bad that his character was still a virgin when he died. Then they came up with a crazy title and they hired two girls from Hot Topic to kill him. I think Tyler Labine (a much better Canadian) did better than Ryan, he lived for 3 episodes. So let us drown ourselves in a deep fried prime rib roast from Kent Rollins. This is the best, do not change anything on this recipe.

That’s all folks! I have given you 7 picks for why Ryan Reynolds is a bad actor in this friendly roast. He has a very impressive resume of movies and television parts. Salute to you good sir, as always please follow, share, check out the t shirts, comment, and enjoy the recipes that go with the picks. #tshirtchef77 Your Kitchen and T-shirt Geek.

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My Top 7 Dragon Ball Recipe Picks

I am not going to hide how much I like Dragon Ball. I can watch all the bootlegged videos for hours. Just wish I could eat like the Sayians. There is something very primal with how the cartoon works. I mean they turn into giant apes that talk and know martial arts. If you do attempt to eat like these powerhouses I suggest you have a good workout routine.

Remember that the link for the t-shirt is in the header over each picture and each picture is the link to checkout the cooks, foodies, and chefs that created these delicious meals and concoctions to inspire us to cook more often.

#7: Fruit of the Tree of Might (Demon Realm)

The Demon Realm has amplified its effects. Whoever eats of the fruit of the Tree of Might will gain incredible power beyond compare.
— Towa’s description of the Fruit in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Who doesn’t want to eat that? With devil fruit made into a sticky rice lunch or dinner I would say this is one dish that will possess you too. Here is my search for this wonderful meal

#6: Peaches of Immortality (Ensenji)

The Ensenji is based upon the Peaches of Immortality in the Chinese epic Journey to the West. In the Chinese epic, the Handsome Monkey King, Sun Wukong (who the character Goku is loosely based upon), is appointed guardian of the Heavenly Peach Guardian and steals several of the Peaches of Immortality belonging to Xi Wangmu (a Chinese Goddess, the Queen Mother of the West). A single peach grants the Handsome Monkey King over a thousand years of life and great power. The Ensenji, which was heavily influenced by the Peaches of Immortality, have very similar effects – Quote from here: Ensenji

Peaches, immortality, and fighting. I can see why The Presidents of the United States wanted so many peaches.

#5 Tamago

In Dragon Ball and all its weird multiverses eggs have their own function. You could eat them but it might turn our to be an evil fighting Namekian that is ready to beat up some little kids. Don’t worry the little kid wins.

#4: Sacred Water

The Sacred Water (超聖水 Chōseisui, lit. “Super Holy Water”) also called Holy Water or Divine Water, is a mystical water that is stored in The Lookout, where it is used as a cure from brainwashing and more importantly, being a mind slave.

I always imagined Kami as guy that would be making this all day while looking over Earth, just sitting there drinking this tea… trying to remember his name.

#3: Fruit of the Tree of Might

Fruit from the Tree of Might… That’s quite a souvenir he brought! Only divine beings like us are supposed to be allowed to eat that holy fruit. It grants whoever eats it incredible power, but it costs an entire planet to produce.
Old Kai describing the Fruit in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Guess what?! There is a DBZ salsa made! KA-MEH-HA-MEH-HA!!! chips. I bet the fighters would have a lot less fights if they ate more of this.

#2: Ultra Divine Water

The Ultra Divine Water[3] ((超神水 Chōshinsui, lit. “Super God/Divine Water”) is a magic water that will draw out all of the drinker’s potential if they can survive its poisonous and painful effects.

We all know how much more fun it is to drink flavored water, but when an 800 year old cat that is a martial arts master is in your way from this tasty beverage it becomes less fun. Korin is a jerk… I hope he didn’t hear me.

#1: Senzu Bean

Senzu Beans (仙豆 Senzu, lit. “Hermit Bean”) are mystical beans with immense rejuvenation properties in the Dragon Ball franchise.

Seriously, I didn’t know how to go about finding something for senzu beans. But Google is an amazing search engine filled with recipes for the most obscure queries. I am not going to pick a particular recipe but I am going to recommend this video of a true fan of DBZ and fitness.

There you have it folks, my top 7 Dragon Ball recipe picks. This is always fun when I can get into making these to show the comparison of food to pop culture. Be sure to click the header over each picture and enjoy these recipes and don’t forget to follow, like, comment, share, and click. Tell them that tshirtchef77 sent you. #tshirtchef77

My Top 7 Sushi Roll Picks

Who remembers the first time they tried a slice of raw tuna with a small oblong shape of sticky rice? Do you still remember eating the whole dab of wasabi because you thought it was something sweet (I did)? I still remember being with my girlfriend going to a little teriyaki shop in East Bremerton and sharing a California roll. We both mixed the serving of wasabi and soy sauce into that infamous slurry of spicy saltiness to dip our pieces into. The taste was so natural and satisfying. From the crunch of the cucumber to the creamy avocado wrapped in seaweed and rice created a magical moment for this foodie.

I make my own nowadays and will share with you my favorite recipes for sushi rolls that I know you’ll love too. I won’t be sharing raw fish recipes for safety reasons. These recipes will be easy to follow and I will provide you with links to tools you will need to put these tasty meals together. Again, DO NOT HANDLE RAW FISH UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!

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#7: Shrimp Tempura Roll

Dinner at the Zoo

Dinner at the Zoo provided us with a wonderful and easy to follow recipe for a tempura shrimp roll. My son is a huge fan of tempura shrimp and California rolls, we like making sushi rolls together and this is one to share with your kids. It helps to have a sushi making kit.

#6: Philadelphia Roll

Savor the Best is coming in with this gorgeous roll of smoked salmon cuisine. You know you have stood at the Hors d’oeuvres platter and tried your hardest to finish off the smoked salmon that your boss caught and cured himself in remote Alaska. So lets just wrap it up in some seaweed, cream cheese, sticky rice and chill. I like the lightly smoked salmon in this because it is like working with raw fish and safe to eat. If you have kids that would like to get into eating sushi this is a great starter.

#5: Heaven Roll

Secrets of Sushi

Secrets of Sushi is a blogger that I like to follow on YouTube for his recipes, tutorials, and styles. He brings his unique take on making sustainable choices in our food to his blog that makes readers come back for more. This young chef is going to make a great impact in the culinary world one sushi roll at a time. This is a more complex recipe but so worth it. Follow closely the simple instruction ahead of time before you start your setup. I assure you that if you have a date night at your house and they don’t have any seafood allergies, you won’t need a fortune cookie to tell you how lucky you’re going to get!

#4: Caterpillar Roll

Secrets of Sushi

Secrets of Sushi creates another culinary treat for us. The sliced avocado on this fun looking sushi roll with eel sauce drizzled over it is a delicious treat for those days you want to sit around and play centipede. It was a challenge to slice the avocado like he did in the picture, but it does take practice. If you like to make food in your home like I do then take your time.

#3: California Roll


Tasty brings us into the top 3 of the list. Tasty has an app that will bring to your mobile devices satisfying recipes. I have used their videos and app to feed my friends and family with wonderful meals. The California roll is an iconic roll that nobody ever gets tired of. I know I am not the only one that has ordered 2 of these for themselves. I will tell you kids love making these sushi rolls.

#2: Dragon Roll

Just One Cookbook

Just One Cookbook makes a great recipe for a sushi roll and the dragon is one of my top favorites. I made this for myself and binged watched samurai movies. I highly recommended The Samurai Trilogy and make two of these.

#1: Eel Roll

My Electric Bites

My Electric Bites has created this all time favorite sushi roll that is full of flavor. The eel roll is my absolute top pick when I go out for sushi. The salty and sweet flavors incorporated in the BBQ eel and sauce makes me dream of when Origami Sushi opens and I get 2 of these. I always enjoy eating this and drinking a Japanese beer like Sapporo, sometimes I like to dress up nice and pretend that I an exhausted CEO from Tokyo when I go in. I replaced the brown rice for white when I made it, but I bet it is just as amazing with it.

Well folks, there is my top 7 sushi roll picks. I hope you enjoy this list and will try these recipes, these bloggers, cooks, and chefs worked hard on creating these treats of epicurean delights. Give them a shout out and let them know tshirtchef77 sent you.

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My Top 7 Burgers In Movies Picks

There is always a movie that has hamburger in it. I think it would be fair to say that the burger is a character of its own and can bring in a ton of revenue. We all love a hamburger, from the juicy beef patty dripping with fat to the sweet crunch of pickle chips we all desire a burger of some sort. This is my top 7 list of recipes that fit some of the movies we know and love, there is a t-shirt that you can get for your next burger grilling day.

#7 That Hawaiian Burger Joint

If you like Quentin Tarantino movies you definitely remember the iconic scene from Pulp Fiction with Samuel L. Jackson talking about “Big Kahuna” and how tasty it was. Here is a Pineapple Pork Hamburger that you will find delicious and fits as something you could get at this wonderful fictional restaurant. Recipe from Budget Bytes.

#6 Wimpy

Popeye the movie starred the very talented Robin Williams and Shelly Duval, but for us foodies and burger lovers we only care about the lovable character “Wimpy”. From the live action movie to the cartoon Wimpy has always been the de facto standard of a burger aficionado. I always pegged him as a slider fan. Try this Loaded Juicy Lucy Sheet Pan Sliders recipe, the sauce alone is worth a mention by itself. Recipe from Host the Toast

#5 Good Burger’s Good Burger

I know some of you all remember the Good Burger TV show, then it became a movie. This burger recipe is a two part. Follow this recipe from The Wholesome Dish then go to Jalen’s Bakery for the iconic “Ed Sauce” to complete this beautiful sandwich. Be sure to get the t-shirt in the header.

#4 The Golden Calf

Kevin Smith is a genius with comedy in my opinion. When I watched Clerks 2 for the 100th time it reminded me of the friendship the two main characters had. I knew that this hamburger had to be huge and I present you my creation The Paddock. Put in all the spices for that full effect and try my Paddock Aoili with it too.

#3 H.K.G.T.W.C

I remember the first time I had a White Castle Slider, it was good. The onions cooked with the beef patty, the salty flavors and moist bun. It was just simplicity at its finest. I can totally understand why the adventure Harold and Kumar had getting to their destination was worth it. Enjoy this recipe from Yellow Bliss Road and grab a t-shirt in the header.

#2 Big Gulps, Huh?

Dumb and Dumber is still one of my favorite movies of all times. The scene with Harry and Lloyd eating the extremely hot peppers and them trying to cool their mouths with the condiment bottles will always be a timeless classic. This gorgeous spicy burger won’t melt your face off but is filled with wonderful flavors that will make you take your time and enjoy every bite. Recipe from Food and Wine

#1 The O.G.

Jughead from Archie Comics is the ultimate foodie of all time. He will devour a pyramid of burgers that are stacked 10-sandwichs tall as it is wide in one sitting. If anything I think he would give Goku a run for his money on an eating contest. This last burger isn’t the sandwich but just the patty by itself. I wondered what could be in the burgers (or water) in the town of Riverdale that would make those meat, pickles, and bread so addictive. I am going to say BBQ sauce, enjoy this recipe from Daily Dish Recipes and enjoy the Jughead t-shirt in the header.

I really enjoyed making this list for you and I hope you enjoy the t-shirts and recipes that were inspired by movies, I will be making more in the future and if you have any ideas please comment and follow me on Instagram.

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