This is the Midwest and we like baked potatoes and we aren't ashamed to say so. Loaded baked potatoes, twice baked potatoes, simple baked potatoes, in my part of the country it is un-American not to like them. For that matter, how good is a baked potato on those nights when they are what you … Continue reading RECIPE CARD: Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup
I am new to slow cookers. I bought mine with the intention of immersing myself into the world of the crock pot. My reasons are simple I need to create a few bigger blocks of time each week to immerse myself into other projects. It feels like the right thing to do. But I have … Continue reading Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (For the Slow Cooker)
I can't tell you how many times I made crab cakes while working at different restaurants. I am pretty sure even I don't want to know. What I do know is many times they had lots of flavors sans one, crab and I often thought the cakes were more bread crumb than crab. So here … Continue reading RECIPE CARD: All-American Crab Cakes
My wife Amy and I had the pleasure of eating a multi-course vegetarian meal a few years back. The dinner came with many drink options, wine, cocktails, and homemade sodas/mocktails. For no reason other then curiosity, we chose to drink the mocktails and we were glade we did. It was an amazing dinner all the … Continue reading RECIPE CARD: Celery and Lemon Tom Collins (mocktail or cocktail)
I like the unexpected. Especially when it is something new to me, or it tastes and sounds exotic but in reality it has a longstanding history—a marriage of flavors that is natural. Flavors tried and tested over time, in this case, in towns all across Portugal. Octopus is a food that falls into a category … Continue reading Octopus and Potato Salad with a Tomato Vinaigrette
There has never been a more one-of-a-kind pizza like the bar pizza. For the most part they are never good, many times they are awful, but that has never stopped anybody from ordering one. Patrons order them because they are drinking. Combine it with hunger and it makes these pizzas far better then they would … Continue reading Bar Pizza—It’s What You Crave
On the go or even post work out this is a simple nutritious salad that puts you in the drivers seat.
I went to my regular restaurant, the one I favor over all others. I ordered my favorite dish only to be disappointed. It lead me to wonder why it wasn't as good as usual. In my head I worried the quality of the restaurant was slipping, are they ordering a lower quality product that isn't … Continue reading Peanut Butter, Butter, and Lingonberry Jam Sandwiches