Burger Buns

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Some of the best recipes come from crinkled pages stained with ware and yellowed with age. This is one of them. Handsome’s mother gave me an older copy of Fleischmann’s Yeast book when she and I were talking about must try yeast recipes. We talked about how dough has a feel and you can figure out when things are going to go well or bad from the very beginning. I admit to needing to practice my dough making skills. A lot. To see that juicy burger up close on these fresh buns, check out the recipe over at GirlCarnivore. Rawr […]

Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream – a super series summer finale

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My first official race season is over. It all started last July with the novice race at Fair Hill. I was only able to participate in 4 mountain bike races this season due to my injury while running back in June. Overall, I would have loved to have mountain biked more, ran more, and been able to tell you I was some sort of sport ninja that rocked the house. Truth is, this season ended with far more bruising and a step back on that groin injury as my final race this season had three major falls, chain came off […]

Painkiller Cocktail

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The other day my boyfriend came back from a quick errand all pleased with himself. I was brushing my teeth and he starts hollering to come out and see what he got me. I rolled my eyes and went about brushing my teeth. We’ve been together while, I know his quick trip to the market and liquor store in no way resulted in a present for me. Yet he continues to call for my attention from the hallway. And you know that exact moment when you start to get excited. Like, maybe Handsome really did find something that was perfect for […]

Grilled Corn Chowder

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I had a rant about #sharkweek, a rant about the weather, and a rant about the bookshelf I purchased and finally assembled that I think just doesn’t fit in… I am not sure I can return it. Oh noes. But then I finished a great novel last night, The Alloy of Law, and am spiraling down a deep dark nerdy path this morning looking up new books by favorite authors and watching fan made trailers. Which I didn’t know existed until twenty five minutes ago. Some were ok (and kind of have me craving a not craptastic Zac Snyder stylized […]

Watermelon Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

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I feel like I haven’t been cooking as much this summer, when I think the truth is, I just have gotten way to used to cooking as much as I do and it doesn’t feel like as much. The other day I knocked out three different cupcakes and icing and realized it didn’t take all day and wasn’t that big a deal. I remember when piping icing used to be huge ordeal. I need a new hobby. Speaking of hobbies, I really want washi tape. Not sure why. But it seems all cute and crafty. Which I am neither. Here’s […]

Farmer’s Market Sweet Corn Ice Cream

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Back in my days of hocking jewelry to the highest bidder, there was a small Mexican ice cream shop down the street that would often draw my attention. They were always open, always had people in, and always had a variety of flavors that sounded amazing. Sadly, I never did stop in to that small ice cream shop… But lucky me, I found a recipe for one of their famous flavors, Sweet Corn Ice Cream. We have had a great selection of corn coming in this season from our local farmer’s market and I knew with my weekly goal being […]

Easy Gazpacho & Goat Cheese Croutons for Pass the Cook Book Club

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It’s that time again! Time to dust off those cookbooks, crack em open, and put on our aprons. Who am I kidding – there was no apron ;D Heck, I barely got it together in time for this months round of the Pass the Cook Book Club, which is why Juanita’s Cucina  picked the recipes for this round from Ina’s cookbook Foolproof. I own a rediculous collection of cookbooks, and although I find Ina’s cooking style appealing, I do not own any of her books. I have always wanted to try her recipes though, so when I saw that Jen […]

Melon Granita

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This last week was amazing. Fast. A blur. But amazing. A huge thank you to all the bakers, bloggers, and bidders who helped us raise $2812 in the Muffins for Muffin Bake Sale for Response-A-Bull Rescue!! Every item we had up for auction went, bids started coming in before the auction even went live and continued to fill my inbox all day long. My wonderful clients and friends at Captain Blue Hen picked out cupcakes and muffins and donated as well – and showed a ton of patience as I managed the bake sale while trying to ring them up. There […]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Nothing screams summertime like an ice cream sandwich. And I have been quite shamefully indulging in my fair share of ice cream sandwiches this summer. From chipwiches to these red velvet ice cream melts, I’ve had more ice cream in the past 4 weeks than I have had in the past 4 years. But I bike now… so I’ve earned it… or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. So, after a long day of web work, slinging comics, and riding, these creamy, sinful ice cream sandwiches are perfect. And melty. But perfect. The ice cream isn’t really an ice […]

Sipping on… Seagram’s Escapes

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It has been a long hard week. One of those crazy work from early til late, get home and more work is still waiting to be done. Wash, rinse, repeat.   You know those days. And as much as I would love to think that this avid food blogger can whip up a meal and a cocktail every single night–even on those busy ones–it just doesn’t happen. Seagram’s Escapes came to the rescue a few nights this week. With fun refreshing drinks, it was a great option to have in the fridge without having to mix something up myself. I […]

Warm Summer Potato Herb Salad

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Why hello Summer. You blasted in with out warning. It’s cool, I wasn’t ready for you yet. Hadn’t swept the back deck or gotten out the lawn chairs. The plants went from frost warning to brown stumps of dried out hat. But it’s ok. Come on down, we’ll make room at the table for you. Ignore my passive aggressive attitude towards Mrs. Nature again. It’s been like 9 billion degrees all week and I just wasn’t ready for that. I love the summer, and everything that comes along with it. But we were getting a great dose of spring in […]

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Syrup

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Whoever hit the fast forward button can stop now.  Seriously, I would like about 5 minutes to myself without anyone, including my over pushy personal bubble lacking cat who insists on opening the bathroom door and barging in invading my bubble. (Not happening) Last week was a whirlwind of running (another great 5k – now time to upgrade), team meetings, website designs, an attempt to adopt a pup who is in need of some extra snuggles, dinner with friends, barbecues, chickens on BMX bikes, a remodel at my shop, and family. I am not sure that I blinked, but damned if the week isn’t […]

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine from PasstheSushi

Any more a day can’t go by without one social media network changing things for the better. Every time I think I have one figured out, poof. Facebook makes it harder to see ‘pages’ feeds, google wen’t all time line on me, pinterest changed something (though, I can’t remember what, so it really must not have been that important) and twitter gave us three more characters. Well, #%!… I’m pretty sure our phones can flirt with people on Christian Farmer Mingle without us knowing it and my personal photos can be viewed by all on Picasa. If you are still […]

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

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Last year while on a group ride that was a little too slow for even me, a rider looked over and told me some day I would have to get a ‘real bike’ if I wanted to be taken seriously. Wow… really? First, I think anything you have to pedal yourself is a real bike. I mean, lets be real, the bike will never make the ride – it will always come down to how well the rider can handle the bike. And on that note, I am still a novice. But, I finally got a ‘real bike’. Actually, I […]

Tuna Pasta Salad

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Part of me wishes every weekend could be as action packed as this last one, and part of my knows I will never survive. The computer was shut down from Thursday afternoon on as the day ended up becoming a much needed day spent tending to the yard and garden with some unexpected free time… oh and Handsome scored himself another bike. His second this week! (though the second was a loan, I’m still seeing green with some serious bike envy). But its all good, my new Specialized is on the way. I’ll stop with the bike talk now… So Thursday looked […]

Bahama Mama… I think

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When it comes to tossing back drinks, I’m never one to get sloppy drunk (except for that once, but the Storm Troopers made me do it) but sipping an occasional cocktail and letting my hair down. Yeah, I am all about that. Especially if be occasional, we mean on a daily basis and if by hair down we mean giggling like a school girl then yes. Exactly. While hanging out at The Guesthouse at Lost River, I figured I’d try something new. Asking the young bartender what he was good at making, he started whipping up what he called a Bahama Mama. I hate a […]

Peanut Butter Banana Pops

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Spring has sprung. The first touch of 80+ degree weather came and went and now it’s just a race to hot and humid summer days. I have scaled back some promotions on the site because I didn’t want to become ‘that blog’ (said with my blogger nose in the air as if I’m above free swag and not just too busy to write a proper review these days) but I wanted to share a few products that have quickly become staples in my pantry in the past few weeks.   Desert Pepper Salsa – HOLY WOW. That is all I […]

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs & Charred Corn Salad with Basil and Tomatoes

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How do you feel about tipping? What if it was suddenly forced on you? The two of us went to one of my favorite restaurants the other night, had a decent meal, average service, and enjoyed ourselves. When the bill was brought out, the numbers looked right and we were just about to throw the card into the folder when we noticed that the tip had already been included. An 18% tip. For two people. Now, normally, I am known to leave a killer tip if the service is good. Even if the food isn’t at it’s best, if I believe everyone […]

Smoked Brisket Burgers

Smoked Brisket Burgers

Things are starting to heat up around here, and as much as I would like to hold out until the first official day of summer, I think we will be kicking off my weekly grilling series a full month early. I never realized how solar powered I was until this year. It seems the moment the sunrise peeks across the sky and the birds start to sing, I can’t bring myself to sleep any longer. I am waking up earlier, working later, and have more energy then the cold dark winter months. Is it possibly to be dreading autumn already? […]

Grilled Swordfish Steaks for round two

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Ever wondered who should pay on the first date? With more and more people meeting in the internet, I read an interesting article on Chow the other day about first dates and the bill. Now, I’m funny about the tab. Actually, I pretty much have to really dislike you to not offer to help out with the bill on the first date. That being said, I think a gentleman should insist on paying on the first date, no matter what I offer, but allow lenience if their is a second. I’m weird about money and wont allow myself an extra drink or […]

Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles

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I’m sure I have burnt everyone out this summer on popsicles, but pity me for I am ice cram maker-less. (Not that I can really complain, because I don’t have a vast amount of space in the freezer for it anyway.) But the chimes have rung out in my mind and I am scurrying to get up all the summer fun posts I have been squirreling away before the leaves change. It was like a silent alarm went off in my head this weekend as I started contemplating holiday gifts. There’s no birthday, no real celebration after mid-September on until December in our family. Everyone […]

Smoked Brisket for my female grill masters

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I just watched a promo video for a local BBQ cook off and the one thing I noticed (other then the meat) is that the only people tending to the smokers and grills were big, sleeveless, baseball cap wearing men. Um… Did the ladies miss the memo on this one? I know I sure did. I didn’t even know there was a BBQ cook off going on until the day of, but I am not a competitive grill master. I do like to get my eat on though. But, I can’t be the only woman who is the master of […]

Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Alright, let’s not beat around the bush, it’s hot out. But you share a space on this wonderful planet with me and already know that. In case you had a moment to forget about it seems to be all the news cares to talk about at the moment and Facebook is filled with posts updating me on the status of Mother Nature. Guess what guys, she’s still PMSing so lets move on. Time to whip out the old slip and slide and embrace things. You can even be real classy and run down to the Walmarts pick yourself up a […]

Grilled Salmon and Bicycle Races

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I’m a slacker. Or at least that’s how I feel compared to my blogigaty friends who are running marathons and hiking across the Appalachians while juggling jobs and busy lives. It’s not that I don’t like a hike, a great game of wiffle ball or a big wheel race through the park, it’s just that everything else always seems to take priority. Handsome started the last two years saying he would run again, we would go to the gym and we we’re going to make efforts to be more healthy. But we’re those people that just take up space the […]

Kelapo Coconut Oil Giveaway and Tropical Kabobs

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I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but we’ve been stuck in a heat wave of the tropical sort for one too many days in a row. The weather finally broke and we are back in the comfortable range, but I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what the weather, someone is going to be complaining about it. Inspired by the heat (or maybe suffering from a minor unexpected heat stroke) and a bottle of coconut oil the kind people at Kelapo sent me, I set out to create an island inspired supper. Knowing nothing of the […]