Monthly Archives: August 2012

Buffalo-Style Chicken Chili Dip. Hot New Music from The Wolfnotes.

Smoked Paprika. Smokers. And you know what? That’s it. I was going to do some Buffalo related video, but the search revealed buffaloes mating and dumping. The latter’s caption was “Funny Shit Happens.” No. Not going to do that to … Continue reading

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Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies. New Sonny And The Sunsets.

I suppose this is one way of getting that coveted six pack. This is even better. Eating a whole mess of these soft, chewy cookies loaded with chocolate chunks definitely won’t make that Ab 6 pack easier to obtain, but … Continue reading

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School’s Back In Session. I’ll Drink To That. Cocktail Time.

Today was the first day of school for my four kids. Normally, I’d be dancing around the house, blasting music and yet reveling in the kind of silence that only being home alone can provide. Nope, not today. Instead of … Continue reading

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Grilled Veg And Goat Cheese Couscous With Lemon-Butter Chicken. Fun Fitz And The Tantrums.

I wanted to find the scene from the movie ‘Julie & Julia’ where Meryl Streep bites into her sole and rapturously utters “Butter”. Couldn’t. But this clip, from the same scene, is so great. If you haven’t watched ‘Julie & … Continue reading

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Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato, Basil And Bread Soup). Some Robin Adams.

People are so crazy. I’m mostly not crazy, but I sometimes feel crazy. Like right about now when there is SO MUCH STUFF coming out of the vegetable garden. I’ve already canned about 10 pounds of green beans. There is … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Salted Chocolate Mini Tarts.

This made me smile. Once again back to the sea salt and chocolate thing. These mini tarts are super easy to make with purchased pie crusts. Bake and fill with rich, creamy chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt. Salted … Continue reading

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Pork Stir-fry With Five-Spice And Cashews. Perfect With Some Trogons.

This little piggy went to the market…. That is one weird photo. I don’t know whether to ‘EW!’ or ‘AW!’. This here dinner is not weird. Just really good. I’m on the fence about Chinese five-spice powder. Sometimes the taste … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Arugula And Shaved Parmesan Salad. Hey Ugly Club…See What You Started? :)

So, yesterday I am faffing around the internet (what else is new?) and I came across this Sleeveface from one of my fave bands, The Ugly Club. You might remember I wrote about them in this post. Sleevefaces! I forgot … Continue reading

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Cookies And Cream Cupcakes

This is almost as good as the cupcakes. It has been an age since I made cupcakes. What was I thinking? One bite of these Cookies And Cream Cupcakes reminded me how good a cupcake can be. Especially when the … Continue reading

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Jersey Royal And Fontina Frittata. Riding A Cool Song From Body Wash.

Q: “How come movie stars are so cool?” A: “Because they have so many fans.” :) That bit of comedy courtesy of my son. This dinner is pretty cool, as hot dishes go. Recently, I had this container of goodies … Continue reading

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