Author: IrishMike

Pancakes – Two Ways

Pancakes – Two Ways

I wrote about pancakes a few years ago and realize it probably came through as part nostalgia and part rant. You can certainly read it but for a super quick recap I discussed my mom’s pancakes – there was the nostalgia. I also talked about […]

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Bourbon – A Brief History and the 3 Classic Bourbon Drinks You should Know

Bourbon – A Brief History and the 3 Classic Bourbon Drinks You should Know

When I think of spirits, I definitely think of brown spirits and by brown spirits I mean whiskey and by whiskey, I mean bourbon. I love Irish whiskey and also enjoy Scotch and plan to write on that down the road but for today it […]

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Martha’s Mac and Cheese (with Beecher’s Flagship)

Martha’s Mac and Cheese (with Beecher’s Flagship)

One of the weird things from my childhood is that my mom never made homemade macaroni and cheese. She allowed us to eat Kraft “the cheesiest.” I used to pretend they each piece of macaroni was a log that needed to be neatly stacked just […]

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Everyday “Middle Eastern” Sour Cream Sumac Sauce

Everyday “Middle Eastern” Sour Cream Sumac Sauce

I think I have finally found a sauce that is ubiquitous enough to cover most any Middle Eastern dish. I am not trying to cover all ethnicity and cultures from that part of the world by any stretch as I am sure there is as […]

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Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

When we lived in Spokane, one of my favorite places to grab coffee and a pastry was Rocket Bakery. At the time they were the only place in Spokane that served Caffe Vita and they always had a killer array of excellent pastries. Pink cookies, […]

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A Quick Guide To Tea

A Quick Guide To Tea

Compared to coffee, good quality tea can be a lovely way to perk up and enjoy a flavorful hot beverage. Compared to its java counterpart, you see that even Black Tea has only half the caffeine content that black coffee does. Here is a quick […]

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Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

I hate to admit this but I actually like the Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Not everyone makes them well, but a lot of places do and it although I don’t “embrace all that is pumpkin” I have been known to make a pie, maybe some pumpkin […]

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Bean Dish

Bean Dish

My Gram (dad’s mom) had a famous “bean dish.” I honestly have no idea how she made it but the few times I had it, it was awesome. Don’t know why it was simply called “bean dish” either, but it stuck. Beans get a bad […]

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Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork

One of my absolute favorite food styles is BBQ. I love all sorts of BBQ, from brisket to beans. I love BBQ chicken, hot links, and of course pulled pork. When the wife and I got married we had some of our Poly friends prep […]

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“Mom’s” Mac-Attack Picnic Potato Salad

“Mom’s” Mac-Attack Picnic Potato Salad

If you were lucky like we were, growing up in a huge family with lots of aunts and uncles and cousins, you probably had your own version of our childhood. Large, noisy, sun-baked family get togethers. They say that when you remember your childhood, most […]

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