101 Recipes for Good Boys

The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

I wanted to reload this HH as it has been almost 3 years since I last talked about it and let’s just say a few of these beverages have been consumed since then.  I have read several books during this same stretch on the history […]

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Friday Happy Hour at Home – The Metropolitan

Friday Happy Hour at Home – The Metropolitan

I think one of the great gifts to receive unexpectedly is booze. Someone brings over a bottle of wine, a case of beer, or when cleaning out their home, unused liquor!   Recently some friends of ours were doing just that and dropped off two bottles of […]

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Insalate Napoli – Inspired by Tutta Bella

Insalate Napoli – Inspired by Tutta Bella

  I was dusting off the internet and found this one tucked into a draft folder that I guess I never got around to finishing. We LOVE THIS SALAD.  Take note of the dressing “trick.” My sister has referred me to many great restaurants around […]

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Erryday Caesar Dressing

Erryday Caesar Dressing

There just isn’t a lot to say about this one. We love Caesar Salad at our home. Simple, salty, tangy, citrusy, eggy, cheesy, peppery, etc. The kids would eat it every night. The only thing we do different from a tradish Caesar Salad is that […]

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Lemon-Sour Cherry Coffee Cake

Lemon-Sour Cherry Coffee Cake

I must write. I am somewhere between feeling buzzed, happy, fulfilled, and pissed. Bloody Mary and homemade sausage breakfast sandwich for breakfast and nursing a Moscow Mule as I prepare my Easter ham and more. I am just so irritated. Do you ever go into cooking […]

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Roasted (whole) Cauliflower

Roasted (whole) Cauliflower

Not gonna lie, never really been a huge fan of cauliflower. My mom made us eat it as kids, usually as part of a “medley” with carrots and other veg. I suppose I didn’t mind it if it was served raw accompanied with ranch either. […]

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The Waffle Iron

The Waffle Iron

I thought I would repost this one because I am still so in love with my waffle iron. Thank you mom. These waffles and this iron makes all of us very happy on Saturday or Sunday morning! Its funny, whenever I think of food, a […]

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Cast Iron Skillet Dinner – Chicken, Sausage, and Veg

Cast Iron Skillet Dinner – Chicken, Sausage, and Veg

When you are feeding a crew that ranges from 2-12 depending on a typical weeknight, the idea of a one pot dinner (or skillet, or crock, or dutch oven) has become a part of the weekly dinner line-up.  I suppose not everything tastes good together […]

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Linguine Carbonara – Updated

Linguine Carbonara – Updated

I originally posted this back in 2012 but thought I would re-post since it is still so delicious. Plus, this time I used my home-cured pancetta and ditched the sausage meatballs. I also used spaghetti instead of linguine, which is probably a touch more authentic. […]

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Friday Happy Hour – Negroni, from Italy with Love

Friday Happy Hour – Negroni, from Italy with Love

I originally posted this just over two years ago and felt it was worthy of a repost. For gin drinkers that happen to be Italian, or want to be Italian, or know an Italian, or can spell Italian, or have heard of an Italian, or […]

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