Appetizers are always a hit at Big Game Parties. However, sometimes you want to serve some substantial food. I have a nice selection of Entrees that can be eaten with your hands in front of the TV. Everything from ribs to bacon chicken kabobs.
I would like to take time to thank all of the Mother’s out there. Especially my Mother Pat, My Wife Dana and my Mother-in-law Jane. All fabulous ladies and all great cooks. So in honor of them, I am going to showcase my favorite recipes from them. Mom’s Enchiladas Growing up this was one of … Read moreHappy Mother’s Day!
I survived my first Hurricane and Earthquake in the same week. Things are looking up. I just got power back on. Irene caused a lot of damage here in Richmond. Although we were spared any physical damage, I did lose all of my food. The power was out for 50 hours and I was … Read moreIrene Can’t Keep Me Down
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
So I have been inactive for over a week and I am truly sorry. I had my tonsils out last Monday and have been unable to do anything but take pain medicine since. However, today I just advanced past slushies and milk shakes to mashed potatoes. Do you guys have any suggestions to help out … Read moreOut Sick
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.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!
In honor of Cinco de Mayo I decided to do a little list of my favorite south of the border recipes. Since this is Cocktail Wednesday the first has to be a refreshing beverage. Nothing starts off a good Cinco de Mayo like a Margarita!!
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
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.
I used a standard pie crust recipe for my pasty and it was perfect.
Happy Halloween! My plans for my big Halloween post went up in smoke after the swine flu incident. I was planning on some pretty cool recipes for this last week, but never got around to them. Same with the post for today. But, luckily while I was sick, I was able to surf the web … Read moreHappy Halloween
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.
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.
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.