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Burger Month Part 1 – The Stacking Effect

Burger Month Part 1 – The Stacking Effect

Let’s face it, burgers bring people together. From backyard barbecues to drive-ins. Big cities to small rural towns. Burger joints and eating a great hamburger have been at the center of communities and families for dozens of years. Your dad and grandfather’s memories of a […]

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Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

I admit that I am apparently late to the party on this one. First, we really don’t eat out very much. It is expensive for us (5 kids plus two parents who ALL love eat) and we find it hard to find something worth the […]

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Books I have Read More than Once – AOM Inspiration

Books I have Read More than Once – AOM Inspiration

AOM recently had a post that really caught my attention, like a lot of their’s do. This particular one was a list of books the founder, Brett, read more than once all the way through. Some for inspiration, some for additional clarification, and some he […]

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Sweet Corn Muffins

Sweet Corn Muffins

I am pretty sure I have always loved cornbread. I know it can be tricky. We have all had super dry, crumbly, and ones that tasted stale. There are burnt bottoms, flavorless and even ones that seem to explode in your hands as you grab […]

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Firehouse Meatloaf

Firehouse Meatloaf

The story goes like this. I have a black moleskine book that I have been compiling recipes in since about 2005. The kids have asked for it when I die and I am not sure what to do with that prospect. It has all kinds […]

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Game Day Chicken Wings – 4 Ways

Game Day Chicken Wings – 4 Ways

I have probably been making semi decent wings for almost 20 years so I figure since I have made them enough, I can probably write about them. Maybe I passed some sort of test? I don’t really know. I do know though that there are […]

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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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