Pittsburgh – A culinary destination

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I frequently drive from the East Coast to the Midwest to see family.  Normally I drive non-stop for 16 hours to get to my destination.  However, this time around Dana thought we should stop halfway and rest.  I was not too happy, but then I used it as a means to get a Primanti Brother’s … Read morePittsburgh – A culinary destination

Food and Wine Festival at the National Harbor 2010

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Food and Wine Festival at National Harbor. It was a lot of fun. There was wine tasting, beer tasting, liquor tasting and food. Lots and lots of food.

Food and Wine Festival

Dana and I attended the festival on Saturday. With your entrance fee, you get a souvenir wine glass for sampling and a glass of Stella Artois, Leffe or Hoegaarden.

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What to do this Weekend in DC

Cherry Blossoms All Weekend The Cherry Blossoms are starting to bloom in DC.  Head down to the National Mall and then head toward the Tidal Basin.  The Jefferson Memorial is the best place to get a nice picture of the whole basin.  If you are not interested in seeing the whole National Mall and want … Read moreWhat to do this Weekend in DC

Pasty – Back to the UP

I went to college in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for three years.  It was a grand ole time. One of the regional cuisine favorites was the pasty pronounced (Past – EEEE).  What is the pasty, well it is a meat pie filled with vegetables.  Pretty tasty.  My friend worked at a bar called the Cozy Corner and on Sundays they had Pasty Day.  Pasties take a while to bake so they only served them once a week.  They always had the best one around so I asked the owners wife what the secret was to her pasties.  I wasn’t expecting a response, but she told me it was rutabagas.  That was it, the secret was to include rutabagas into the meat pie.  With the secret knowledge that isn’t so secret anymore since I just put in on the internet, oops.  Well anyway, here is my take on this classic meat pie.

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Pasty

I used a standard pie crust recipe for my pasty and it was perfect.

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Food and Wine Festival At National Harbor

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Food and Wine Festival at National Harbor. It was a lot of fun. There was wine tasting, beer tasting, liquor tasting and food. Lots and lots of food.  Plus, I got to hang out with Carla and Ariane from Top Chef Season 5.

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The National Harbor was the perfect back drop for this event.  It also didn’t hurt that the event was located on the pier.  The location was awesome. 

 

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Cheesy Poofs – Cheap Eats

Yesterday I reviewed “I’m just here for MORE FOOD” and there was a recipe for Cheesy Poofs. Yes, those cheesy staples of Eric Cartman from South Park.  So I had to try them.  They are amazing.  Not quite the cheddar ones that have the cheetah on them, but they are tasty none the less.  This is the ultimate cheap eats.  Making snacks at home can save you a ton of money.  Plus, you know what goes into each snack, so they are good for the kids.

Below I have included Eric’s ode to Cheesy Poofs.

I love cheesy poofs almost as much as Cartman, although I have never written a song about them.

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