Slow Cooker Loaded Hash Browns

Some people just can’t hold their liqueur. It’s a skill I think everyone should find some time to develop. See, being able to sip a drink and hold a conversation is a wonderful thing that often leads to evenings of laughter and entertainment. However, some people just drink to get drunk and end up spending most of the night in the bathroom. This happened the other night as we were dining with strangers and enjoying bourbon samples at the Mid-Atlantic Food and Wine Festival. The Bacon and Bourbon dinner was held at the beautiful Columbus Inn in Wilmington DE with […]

Breakfast Burgers & Bloody Marys

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Men, I have a question for you. What did women do that every time you try to compliment a member of the other sex, you have to follow it up with a long explanation or apology? Now, I’m not talking those sleazy low brow attempts that I get while trying to check out at the market. I’m talking about genuine compliments. Today, a male client of mine asked if I lost weight then immediately started to explain that I hadn’t needed to lose weight and wasn’t fat before. This explanation turned into a 5 minute apology, all before I had […]

Prime Rib Omelet

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Hearty Breakfasts and blogging awards! I received The Versatile Blogger award from Mi Vida en un Dulce  and Sweet and Salty, who both always have delicious treats and beautiful desserts featured on their blog.  I have been following Mi Vida en un Dulce for a while but Sweet and Salty are relatively new to me. They are both worth exploring and getting to know. I look forward to upcoming posts from them and more like these panko coconut shrimp…mmm or these Mai Tai cupcakes. Oh yeah. The award also states that I need share 7 things about myself…. No pressure. Dark chocolate always makes […]

Skillet Beef Stroganoff

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  Change is in the air. Spring is right around the corner and with the forecast showing my days in the 60s – in February – Mother Nature and I may be in serious need of a heart to heart. I am all about warm weather. I love gardening, mountain biking, and a great breeze through the house. But this season she has taken things too far. I bough those clunky boots everyone wears. Not Uggs, but cheap look alikes. I swore I never would, but damnit they are comfy as sin and you know what? I have had less than 5 occasions […]

Carbonara with Saffron & Giveaway

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By the time you are reading this, I will be on my way to Dallas to hobnob with other comic retailers, distributors, vendors, and the guys who make the capes fly. To say traveling for work is fun would be a tab bit of a lie. Sure, I have a blast while I’m there, I get to meet great people and rock the comic business, but leaving my two cats, the dog and free snuggles behind really pulls at my heart strings. I know its only a short time, which is nothing compared to people who travel a lot for […]

Cheesy Potato Frittata a Secret Recipe

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Look around this blog. You notice anything? Keep looking… That’s right. No basic egg dishes. Ever. The egg, one of the most versatile, simply and healthy things one could ever cook and you won’t see me use them (unless we’re baking something – then it doesn’t count). Want a dirty little secret? I hate eggs. Ever since one of my mom’s boyfriends told me that that little white thing you get in some eggs was a baby chicken I’d just murdered, I’ve never been able to eat them. These protein packed pillars of the gastronomical universe should make my meatatarian self salivate […]

Our Easter Finale, Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

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I’ve had so much fun this week with these Easter/Spring themed goodies. On a personal level, I crave more savory treats then the sweet ones but I love the responses and comments I get from my random posts (like yesterday’s about Peeps) probably more then when I make an amazing dish because it is so unexpected. I do posts like those because they make me giggle, but it really makes me feel good when I get the impression that it may have made you giggle a little too. Next week we go on a diet (no, not really – but […]

Deviled Eggs and the Great Mayo Vs. Miracle Whip Debate

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My families is one of those families that is divided over one of those things that rips a whole in the solid foundation of generations of blood and love. My father is one of those miracle whip people. He believes in is better on sandwiches and in things like tuna salad. His wife is a mayo user. She believes mayo is better then the whip and uses it in her chicken salad and on her sandwiches. Now when it comes to deviled eggs, dad thinks miracle whip makes for a creamer filling, His wife likes a mayo egg. I tend […]