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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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10 Things You Should Teach Your Son

10 Things You Should Teach Your Son

You all probably know this by now that I have 4 sons. Yep, no daughters….until now (more on this in another post)!  That means that we all still laugh when someone farts, make noises, forget basic things, struggle with our manners, and frankly do dumb […]

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How to Start a Fire in the Rain | The Art of Manliness

How to Start a Fire in the Rain | The Art of Manliness

Knowing how to start a fire is one thing; knowing how to do it in the rain is another. It’s an important skill for both for campers, and avid hikers for emergency situations, Source: How to Start a Fire in the Rain | The Art […]

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How to Find an Honest and Reliable Mechanic | The Art of Manliness

How to Find an Honest and Reliable Mechanic | The Art of Manliness

Morgan Motors in Issaquah has been awesome to us! You’re cruising down the highway listening to the latest AoM podcast when your car’s “check engine” light blinks on. When you take your vehicle into an automotive shop, the mechanic tells you that the problem is […]

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Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

In the spirit of imitation being the greatest form of flattery, I too am going to post a Christmas Gift Guide for this year. You may notice a theme as all of the ingredients are connected to eating or drinking in some way (weird, right?) […]

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Blog Review

Blog Review

Look, I know I have neglected writing. Why? I really don’t know. 2015 was one of the biggest years of my life. I had an “awakening,” a trip to Switzerland/France, oldest son had major surgery, got married (!), had four new peoople move in, oldest […]

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