Kitchen Queers Blog


This BLOG is the companion to the KQ web site. http://www.kitchenqueers.com
Here you'll find behind the scenes details about our recipes, cocktails, other ideas in development and more.
Thank you for joining us in our San Francisco kitchen, bar and dining room.

Monday, February 18, 2019

NEW VIDEO: Butterscotch Vodkatini


Above: The Butterscotch Vodkatini cocktail.

NEW VIDEO: Butterscotch Vodkatini

Check out the newest KQ video where host Mitch Hightower demonstrates his mix for the fabulous Butterscotch Vodkatini.

Watch here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7HIE3HTW4k

Below: graphic for KQ Season 5, Episode 4. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

ON THE SET: Taste Testing the Butterscotch Vodkatini Cocktail

Above: KQ partner Chef Philip is ready to taste the cocktail.

ON THE SET: Taste Testing the Butterscotch Vodkatini Cocktail

The KQ Butterscotch Vodkatini cocktail is a sweet mix of vodka, butterscotch liqueur and light crème de cacao. This butterscotch and chocolate flavor profile provides an almost caramel like cocktail experience. Look for this drink to be demonstrated in an upcoming KQ video!

Below: The KQ Butterscotch Vodkatini.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

NEW VIDEO: Sweetheart Cocktail


Above: KQ graphic for Season 5, Episode 3, Number 89.

NEW VIDEO: Sweetheart Cocktail

In the newest #KitchenQueers video, KQ host Mitch Hightower shares his mix for the Sweetheart Cocktail. This festive bright red adult beverage features coconut rum, triple sec, light rum, sloe gin and grenadine. The unique combination of flavors creates a very tasty flavor profile, perfect for sharing with your sweetheart! KQ partner Chef Philip serves as the guest taste tester for KQ Season 5, Episode 3, Number 89. (S5E3N89-HD).

Watch here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IddCuRWZkFs


Above: The KQ Sweetheart Cocktail served Martini style as well as "on the rocks".

Saturday, February 9, 2019

RECIPE EXPERIMENTS: Bean and Vegetable Soup

Above: The soup starts to simmer on the stove.

RECIPE EXPERIMENTS: Bean and Vegetable Soup

KQ host Mitch Hightower loves to make soups and he's been working on perfecting this recipe for a while.  Mitch reports, "It's almost there".

Check out all of the KQ videos on our YouTube® channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers

Thursday, February 7, 2019

ON THE SET: Taping the Sweetheart Cocktail Video

Above: Mitch behind the bar.

ON THE SET: Taping the Sweetheart Cocktail Video

The KQ crew was back on set taping the Sweetheart Cocktail video just in time for Valentine's Day next week!

Check out the KQ YouTube® channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

RECIPE EXPERIMENTS: Sweetheart Cocktail


Above: The Sweetheart Cocktail.

RECIPE EXPERIMENTS: Sweetheart Cocktail

KQ host Mitch Hightower has developed this new cocktail recipe just in time for Valentine's Day. The intensely red martini-style drink features coconut rum, triple sec, light rum, sloe gin and grenadine. This sumptuous combination of flavors is quite tasty. See this mix demonstrated in an upcoming video on the KQ YouTube® channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers

Monday, January 28, 2019

RECIPE EXPERIMENT: Gluten Free, Low Carb Bacon Cheese Mini Muffins


Above: Bacon Cheese Mini Muffins.

RECIPE EXPERIMENT: Gluten Free, Low Carb Bacon Cheese Mini Muffins

If the idea of "gluten free" and/or "low carb" pastry makes you think of hockey pucks, this recipe just might be for you.  Made with a variation of popular and easy-to-make "Fat Head Dough", KQ host Mitch Hightower loaded up these mini muffins with bacon and cheese.  Mitch and partner Philip highly recommend these muffins and they'll be demonstrating how they do it in an upcoming Kitchen Queers video.

Watch the KQ YouTube® here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NEW VIDEO: Three Bean Bourbon Chili


About: Graphic for KQ Season 5, Episode 2.

NEW VIDEO: Three Bean Bourbon Chili

The newest KQ video has host Mitch Hightower demonstrating his recipe for a hearty and very flavorful chili.  Featuring several spices, four colors of bell peppers, three beans, two meats and one top shelf bourbon, this recipe doesn't take all day to make!

See how we do it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewy9wLptscc


Below: The KQ Three Bean Bourbon Chili topped with a trio of accoutrements including, grated cheese, fresh white onions and pickled red onions. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

NEW VIDEO: Easy Pickled Red Onions

Above: The KQ Easy Pickled Red Onions are ready to enjoy.

NEW VIDEO: Easy Pickled Red Onions

The first episode in Kitchen Queers Season 5 is now available to view on the KQ YouTube® channel.

Watch here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SStKTeFppbM


Below: Graphic for KQ Season 5, Episode 1. 


Above: The KQ Easy Pickled Red Onions garnish a black bean burger.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

ON THE SET: Taping the "Easy Pickled Red Onions" Episode


Above: KQ host Mitch Hightower.

ON THE SET: Taping the "Easy Pickled Red Onions" Episode

The Kitchen Queers video series has been renewed for Season 5, and the crew is already hard at work filming new episodes!

Subscribe to the KQ YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019


Above: A KQ Limoncello Vodkatini.

Happy New Year 2019

We hope your new year is off to a great and tasty start!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS with a Cinnamon Apple Galette


Above: The galette after baking.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS with a Cinnamon Apple Galette

KQ partner Chef Philip used a round piece of prepared pie crust dough filled with thinly sliced apple that were doused with cinnamon sugar to create this Cinnamon Apple Galette. Once the galette was assembled, Chef Philip gave the dough a generous egg wash and sprinkled the dough with turbinado sugar.

Above: Ready to bake.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

RECIPE EXPERIMENT: Gluten Free, Low Carb, Bacon Cheese Rolls Made With Fat Head Dough

Above; The Bacon Cheese Rolls are ready to eat!

RECIPE EXPERIMENT: Gluten Free, Low Carb, Bacon Cheese Rolls

You may expect anything gluten free to taste like a hockey puck.  The good news is, using a recipe for "Fat Head Dough" will prevent that from happening.

KQ host Mitch Hightower and partner chef Philip Buchan have been experimenting with Fat Head Dough.  They have discovered that this gluten free, low carbohydrate dough can be used in a variety of different sweet and savory baking recipes.  And no wheat flour is required!

More ideas for baking with this dough will be available in new KQ Season 5 episodes coming in 2019!

Watch and subscribe to the KQ YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers


Monday, December 17, 2018

NEW VIDEO: 7 Red & Green Holiday Cocktails

Above: Graphic for KQ Season 4, Episode 26.

NEW VIDEO: 7 Red & Green Holiday Cocktails

KQ host Mitch Hightower shares seven of his favorite red and green cocktails suitable for any holiday event, party or soiree. Included are cocktails from all four seasons of KQ. 1. Almond Peppermintini, Season 4, Episode 24; 2. Holiday Ecstasy Cocktail, Season 1, Episode 10; 3. Chocolate Raspberry Vodkatini, Season 4, Episode 16; 4. Holiday Chocolate Stinger, Season 2, Episode 21; 5. Hot Lips Cocktail, Season 3, Episode 6; 6.Retro Grasshopper Cocktail, Season 4, Episode 20; 7. Red Velvetini, Season 2, Episode 1. KQ partner Chef Philip serves as the guest taste tester for KQ Season 4, Episode 26, Number 86, (S4E26N86-HD).

Watch here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM21a-2hd04


Below: All seven of the featured adult beverages.

Monday, December 10, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Red Hot Cinnamon Liqueur

Above: The KQ Red Hot Cinnamon Liqueur bottled in a triangular decanter and adorned with a bow for gift giving.

NEW VIDEO: Red Hot Cinnamon Liqueur

Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower shows you how to make a very flavorful cinnamon liqueur that's ready to drink in as little as two hours. Created using cinnamon candy and vodka, this bold red liqueur is easy to prepare and would make a lovely gift. KQ partner chef Philip Buchan serves as the guest taste tester for KQ Season 4, Episode 25, Number 85, (S4E25N85-HD).

Watch here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFxKNtFlf5Y


Below: Graphic for KQ Season 4, Episode 25.


Above: Cinnamon candies are used to flavor the vodka which creates the liqueur.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Kitchen Queers Wins YT Gain Train Sunday Showdown

Screen cap from the YT Gain Train Twitter® account.

Kitchen Queers Wins YT "Gain Train" Sunday Showdown

The popular @YTGainTrain Twitter® account asked YouTubers to post a link to their YouTube® channel and indicated the channel to garner the most likes and retweets would be the #SundayShowdown winner.

The prize is being featured as the pinned tweet on the YT Gain Train Twitter® page for twenty four hours, which can help increase visibility and subscribers.

Many thanks to everyone who took time to vote for Kitchen Queers!

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https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers


Friday, December 7, 2018

ON THE SET: Red Hot Cinnamon Liqueur

Above: Philip and Mitch on the KQ kitchen set.

ON THE SET: Red Hot Cinnamon Liqueur

Coming up in the next KQ Season 4 episode, host Mitch Hightower shows how to make a very tasty liqueur using vodka and cinnamon candies.  This bold flavored liqueur is sure to please anyone who loves old-fashioned red hot candies!

Look for this new episode next week on the KQ YouTube® channel.

Watch here:
https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers


Below: The cinnamon candies used to make the Red Hot Cinnamon Liqueur.