I hope everybody, whether you be a dad, uncle, or even the father/owner of a little furbaby, had a fantastic Father’s Day. Did you do the typical dad-tivity and grill? We did. Mike rarely, cough cough never, cooks. If you are an avid reader of the blog you know he is not so savvy in the kitchen. So, when he says that he wants this summer to be the summer of steaks and become a grill master, I say go for it! [Read more…]
Ah, summer! Can you feel it? It is close. Pretty soon schools will be out of session and the creepy bells of the ice cream truck will echo along the streets of the neighborhood. Yeah, I said creepy. There is something eerie and haunting about that chimey song.
Growing up, we lived on a dead end street. There were two other houses with kids roughly me and my brothers’ age on the block. We didn’t get a lot of action from the neighborhood ice cream trucks. Womp, womp. Fear not though, our house was never lacking of Flintstone Push-Pops or Fudgesicles. [Read more…]
Something I learned from my years of vegetarianism, aside from the fact that I love a good beefy burger, was that good bread can make or break a sandwich. When all your toppings consist of vegetables, you really need that good bread with a crunchy crisp crust and soft fluffy interior to pull the whole thing together.
There is nothing worse than compiling or ordering all your favorite fillings inside a sandwich and then the bread falls apart. What?!?! Ugh, might as well have ordered a salad. [Read more…]
I remember planning dinner parties and brunches in my twenties. It all centered around booze and fancy apps. I would look in this book I have called The Wine Bible and try and pair wines with tapas. For a small group of 10 friends I debearded and cooked mussels, roasted potatoes, made garlic bread, and created a whole meat and cheese platter. That was for just one dinner. Why did I go through all that? Plus ol’ party planner McGee didn’t count on the fact that everybody would only get 1-2 mussels. Dummy. [Read more…]
Here we are, day three of brunch week. Is it just me or is this week dragging? Well, at least we can all plan our Mother’s Day brunches while gawking at good recipes from all these brunching bloggers. PS You won’t believe how many times I forget the l in blogger. Thank God for spell check.
Ham. Let’s talk about it. When I was younger, in my mind, the best holiday meat was always the turkey. Now, as I get older, I realize that turkey gets really dry and, no offense to all the turkey lovers, it can be kind of lacking in the flavor dept. I totally feel this way about chicken breast sometimes too. I know how to dress up a fowl, but still nothing beats a good ol’ juicy ham. [Read more…]