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Thai Peanut Bowls

Thai Peanut Bowls

We have been doing a lot of bowls lately. Seems to always work and we have been able to accomplish three things: 1) make a lot of people happy 2) pretend we are eating ethnically and 3) dumping crap out of our fridge so nothing […]

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Vesper Martini

Vesper Martini

I may have mentioned my friend Iron Phil to you before. He is a legit coffee roaster, raconteur, renaissance man, and all around good guy. He knows good whiskey, wine and cigars. Not to mention his knack for cooking traditional French dishes and obscure Italian […]

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A Brief History of Brandy and Cognac

A Brief History of Brandy and Cognac

Book Club usually means we feature a specific spirit and maybe a cocktail or two so that guys can try something new (possibly) and hopefully push themselves a bit past their boozy comfort zone. I know that most guys build their home bar around things […]

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Holiday Eggnog

Holiday Eggnog

As a kid we always looked forward to when mom would bring home some eggnog from our local grocery store, which happened to be the Safeway on Market just south of Wellesley in the Hillyard neighborhood of North Spokane. A lot of memories at that […]

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Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa and a few Memories

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa and a few Memories

As a kid, hot chocolate was a big part of our lives, at least that is how I remember it. Sounds dramatic but I have distinct memories, of my childhood, where specific hot chocolate was an integral part. When I went up to the mountains […]

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Reflections on the Apple Cup

Reflections on the Apple Cup

It’s that time of year. Most of the leaves have fallen. Air is chilly. Frost on the ground. Not quite cold enough to break out all winter coats, but definitely, need to wear something when you get up and go to work, or better yet, […]

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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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