Cooking

Eating Potting Benches

May 8, 2014

When I was 12 years old I had a career path scoped out. I grew up playing sports and going to sporting events, mostly baseball games. My family traveled the country following a particular college baseball team. We also went to many professional baseball games. Aside from the game, I seemed to always notice the […]

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Pumpkin Pie

November 29, 2013
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Thing 2, my beautiful 6 year old daughter, spent the past week talking about pumpkin pie. Not turkey, not dressing, not cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie was her sole focus. Oh, and whipped cream. Thanksgiving day arrived and the pumpkin pie talk went into overdrive. Our family gathered for lunch at a local event space large […]

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Confessions of an Addict

June 19, 2012
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I have a confession, I’m an addict. It started early on in life but I only recently began to understand the impact of my condition. I don’t remember the first time I “used” but I know by college I was a full-fledged junkie. You might wonder how I kept this from my parents. The truth […]

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Cornbread Dressing

November 20, 2011

Dressing? Stuffing? Around my house we call it dressing because it doesn’t get stuffed into anything. This recipe is my grandmother’s and is one of my all-time favorite foods from my youth. When I was growing up she would make this every Thanksgiving and sometimes for other gatherings as well. Before she passed away I […]

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The Food Network: Porn for Fat People

June 24, 2011

I follow Michael Pollan on Twitter (@michaelpollan) and after seeing a new tweet ended up exploring his website. I came across an article titled Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch in which he discusses the decline of home cooking and the popularity of food television programming. Pollan states that the average American spends only […]

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Three Cheese Manicotti

June 12, 2011

Do a quick search for manicotti on Google, go ahead, I will wait. Now, tell me (in the comments below) what is manicotti? I thought I knew the answer. You see boxes of manicotti pasta tubes on supermarket shelves and manicotti is listed on the menu at most Italian restaurants here in the United States. […]

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Jambalaya Pasta

January 3, 2011

This recipe gets its inspiration from Chuck Taggart’s recipe on The Gumbo Pages. I have referenced this site before as one of my go-to places for awesome recipes. The heavy cream is optional, and as such, did not make the picture of ingredients. If you want a healthier version, omit the cream. I make it […]

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