We Ate Every Flavor of the New Chili’s® At Home Frozen Meals

Chili's At Home

There’s nothing quite as “big and bold” as deciding to bring a new human being into the world. Of course, having a two year old means that mealtimes are often a less formal affair than they used to be, and by “less formal,” I mean that if there’s a table and utensils involved, and someone… 

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Shrimp Linguine with Lemon and Feta

Shrimp Linguine with Lemon and Feta

With a suddenly very busy two-and-a-half year old, and a suddenly never sleeping 12-day old in the house, we’re looking for ways to streamline the amount of time we are spending in the kitchen. Life with a newborn seems to make it entirely too easy to exist entirely on a diet of food you can… 

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'Wich, Please

‘Wich, Please: 30 Sandwiches to Help You Win Friends and Influence People

All of my true hardcore gangster players who are down with the sandwich struggle know that I’ve been in the game for a long time now. That’s why I’m super excited to announce the release of our new eCookbook, titled ‘Wich, Please: 30 Sandwiches to Help You Win Friends and Influence People. In it, you’ll find… 

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Blackberry Jam Filled Doughnut Bundt Cake

Blackberry Jam-Filled Doughnut Bundt Cake

“Did you ever suck the jelly out of a jelly doughnut and then fill it with chocolate swirl ice cream?” Fatso, written by Anne Bancroft Nobody told me there’d be doughnuts. In addition to clusterfucktastic traffic on sprawling freeway roads connecting neighborhoods, Mexican food in vast abundance that ranges from the gloppy-melty-guacamole to the authentic sublime in small… 

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Green Tomato and Peach Salsa

Green Tomato and Peach Salsa

My tomato plants hate me. For the second year in a row, I am fighting a losing battle against blight, a nasty disease that ravages tomato plants. It is damn near impossible to stop once it starts and it comes on quick. We have tried moving our tomato bed, some all-natural baking soda concoction and… 

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Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America

Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp Across America” Lands in Maine

The first college that I attended (there were a few to follow) was in Boston. All of the colleges that I applied to were in major cities, Pittsburgh, D.C. and Boston. Boston won, because that school accepted me. My 18 year old self had a burning need to escape Maine and head for the “big… 

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Sour Cream Enchiladas

Tomatillo Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

I’m told that other people in history have had up to and as many as two children. Yes, even all at the same time. I recognize that we’re not exactly breaking any new ground. And I knew, based on our experience with our first baby almost three years ago, that adding another newborn into the… 

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Blueberry Sour Cream Pie

17 Ways to Use Seasonal Maine Blueberries

Maine wild blueberries are tiny, usually smaller than peas. They are sweet, never tart, and have a gentle mellowness other berries lack. Driving through Maine at this time of year – high summer – you will find wild blueberries for sale outside everywhere. At roadside tables, farmstands, in neighbors’ front yards. You can also pick… 

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Tagliatelle with Smoked Ham and Peas

Tagliatelle with Smoked Ham and Peas

When your wife is approximately 70 weeks pregnant, with a new baby due absolutely any day, how do you possibly keep your wits about you enough to cook dinner? Or for that matter, to do much of anything? That first time around with a newborn, you don’t know what to expect. That’s by design; if… 

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