Thai Coconut Curry Corn Soup

Thai Coconut Curry Corn Soup

I could go on about the perfection of fall for another forty years, and probably I will. Fall makes you feel. Eliot is of course right about spring, specifically April, mixing memory with desire. September, conversely, combines longing with nostalgia. It’s the same sort of sensations only deeply different. All things seem possible, hopeful in the autumn…. 

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12 Meat-Lovin’ Recipes to Celebrate Labor Day

To me, nothing helps celebrate the end of a long, hot Summer like the application of copious amounts of meat to fire. The smell of burning charcoal is just so synonymous with summertime, and I like the idea of having one final outdoor blaze of glory, before the hammer of winter falls. Here are 12… 

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Portland Food Truck Report: Love Cupcakes

Portland Food Truck Report: Love Cupcakes

I take cupcakes very seriously. To me, the most important part is the frosting. I think that most people can pull off a decent cake, but very few people can produce a swoon-worthy frosting. The crew at Love Cupcakes has nailed it. The frosting is decadent, but not sickly-sweet, and they don’t skimp on it…. 

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Chili's At Home

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

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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