The HT.com & YAC Recipe Contest cooking up some mighty fine competition
From great-grandmother’s secrets to a Pulitzer Prize nominee’s entry, the HottyToddy.com & Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Recipe Contest is kicking off this football season with a tip from momma.
For weeks, Chef Michelle Rounsaville, owner of My Michelle’s catering, has been testing HT.com and YAC Recipe Contest entries for game-day winning dishes to be featured on HottyToddy.com, and in a published tailgating cookbook.
“Contestants may submit multiple entries. Of course taste and flavor are important, but I would also like to see those recipes that tell a story or symbolize tradition,” Rounsaville said.
In light of the college semester starting and the first Ole Miss home football game finally reach, Rounsaville has chosen this week’s featured contest recipe ‘Mother’s Cure’ submitted by Timeka Davis.
“It is a great recipe and has an adorable story behind it,” Rounsaville explained. “Also, it is called the Mother’s Cure, which I thought was a double whammy with school being back in session.”
Ole Miss Alum, Timeka Davis of Tupelo, Miss., says she and her friends have been enjoying the cocktail’s refreshing and relieving affects for several football seasons now.
“This cocktail has been at our tent during football season for a couple of years now. It is not unusual for friends and strangers to just stop by to get “cured” especially the mommies,” Davis smiled. “A friend of mine’s mother after having just one cup of Mother’s Cure said, ‘I don’t know what’s in Mother’s Cure, but I been cured.’”
Now thanks to Davis, the Mother’s Cure mix of citrusy sugar, bubbles, booze and a dash of pink is certainly going help brighten the mood of anyone in the Grove this season.
On behalf of the staff from HottyToddy.com, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and My Michelle’s, congratulations and thank you to Timeka Davis!
Mother’s Cure submitted by Timkata Davis:
12oz frozen pinklemonade concentrate
1 lemonade container full of vodka (preferably Tito’s)
3 12oz beers
2 12oz sprites Stir together and serve over ice.
This works well for margaritas also. Just use limeade and tequila instead of lemonade and vodka. Please notice there’s not much nonalcoholic liquid in this. Fill the blender with ice and serve frozen or on the rocks!
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Proceeds from the sale of the HottyToddy.com & Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Recipe Contest tailgating cookbook will benefit the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, The Powerhouse Community Arts Center and HottyToddy.com’s favorite philanthropy –– the Meek School of Journalism and New Media Scholarship Fund.