Entertaining

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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The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier

The challenge is actually pretty simple. I DEFINITELY prefer whiskey to all other spirits but there is something about the Negroni that I love. Perhaps its the bitterness. Perhaps its the intensity. Perhaps its simply the gin. Whatever the reason, I forgot that I had […]

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Cigars – an Interview with Philip Meech

Cigars – an Interview with Philip Meech

I owe quite a bit to my good pal, Philip Meech. He has introduced me to some of the finer things in life, things that I only wondered about from afar, or didn’t have the budget to play around with and experiment. Fine wine, various […]

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Chicken Tetrazini

Chicken Tetrazini

I have made this dish too many times I figure it is OK to call it my own. This is the go to dish when we need to feed a crowd, especially when kids are involved, yet when you are committed to stay classy. Need […]

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Davenport Hotel Coffee Cake

Davenport Hotel Coffee Cake

Word through the family is that my great grandparents, Lee Chandler and Anne Bridget Kelly met at the Davenport in Spokane while both employees of the famed hotel. Lee was a maître d’ while Anne, we think, was a waitress. I have been doing a […]

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Gin – A Brief History and the 5 Gin Drinks You Should Know

Gin – A Brief History and the 5 Gin Drinks You Should Know

Little nips of whisky, little drops of gin, Make a lady wonder where on earth she’s bin – Anonymous Gin – Iconic Beverage Outside of whiskey, Gin may be enjoying the greatest renaissance in recent memory. Dozens of boutique distillers are popping up everywhere here […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

St. Patrick’s day in America is special. It’s is the only day where everyone claims the same heritage, unequivocally consumes more alcohol than even New Year’s, and people are willing to eat corned beef and cabbage. Rich, poor, red, yellow, black and white, we are […]

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Brief History of the Black and Tan

Brief History of the Black and Tan

One of the iconic beverages for those that either are, or wish they were of Irish descent, the Black and Tan, represents all that is right with beer and wrong with British rule. The History – In Brief When the Irish were trying to desperately […]

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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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