Deviled Mushrooms on Toast

Deviled Mushrooms on Toast

This is the kind of food I wish I had learned to make, when I was a young bachelor. My cooking endeavors as a single man living in a city I couldn’t afford were driven mostly by cost, and a dish’s ability to be served again and again, all week long. Mostly, I seemed to… 

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KFC Nashville Hot Chicken

A Few Thoughts Regarding KFC’s “Nashville Hot Chicken”

As longtime readers know, I’m a big-time advocate for Nashville-style “Hot Chicken.” It strikes most of my food-related pleasure receptors: It’s hyper-regional, largely unknown (until recently) outside of its narrow geographic origins, which means eating it evokes very specific memories of a time and place in your life. Its preparation is also unique, in that… 

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Classics: Chicken Noodle Casserole

Listen. I get it. I hear what you’re saying out there. About how this recipe is made mostly of canned condensed soup. About how all of the ingredients are mass-produced, pre-processed chemical marvels of modern science. About how the chicken is BOILED, for crying out loud. People are, quite simply, Not Cooking This Way Anymore,… 

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Every year without fail, our lives look entirely different than they did the year before. At this time 12 months ago I was flying across the country with a wild-haired, newly-minted 3-year-old who was mostly amenable though always hungry and unpredictable. If a stranger complimented her curls she was liable to shout “No!”, or worse, “Dutch!” and… 

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Lunchables Walking Taco

America! Presents: Lunchables UPLOADED Beef Walking Taco

I want to begin this, the next chapter in my ongoing exploration of questionable lunchtime choices, with an admission: I am no stranger to the dark, forbidden pleasures of an Oscar Meyer Lunchable. Launched by Oscar Meyer in 1988, these perfectly-portioned, sectioned plastic trays filled with round, machine-sliced lunchmeat, a brick of square sliced cheese that… 

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Aug-26

The Promise of A Second Chance (A New Fox Show)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about regrets. About how useless they are. About how, unless you stop those kinds of thoughts and act, nothing ever changes. Why do humans struggle so much with doing the right thing? Is it because we are aimless souls living in a fallen world? Is it because our complicated society demands too… 

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cochinita

OP-ED: The History and Context of Wich, Please’s Second Most Difficult to Pronounce Sandwich

I could make an argument for every single sandwich on the Wich, Please menu. And maybe I will. But today I’m here to talk to you about the Torta de Cochinita. Do not fear its pronunciation. Co-chin-eeta. it’s pretty phonetic, actually. This is nothing more than a sandwich made of pork, slowly roasted in achiote,… 

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Foodsaver

Food Saver: Think Outside The Bag

Since receiving my FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System a few weeks ago I’ve gone on a bit of a vacuum sealing spree. As it turns out, you can extend the life of your groceries and therefore stretch a tight budget by keeping food fresh up to 5x longer. I’ve been keeping vegetable ends and peels in my FoodSaver®… 

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These girls.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Each year, we set aside a little time apart from cooking, eating, and mixing cocktails in order to give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. Here they are, in no particular order: Malcolm: Madagascar Vanilla Almond Kind bars. McDonald’s cheeseburgers. Breakfast with just the girls on Tuesday mornings. Bull Moose Records. All… 

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