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Shrimp Sputnik

Holiday greetings, my friends! Do any of the following statements apply to you? I want to knock the socks off of all my friends and family at Christmas Dinner. My holiday spread is lacking a breathtaking focal point. I love … Continue reading

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BH&G Cooking for Two: Meatballs in Sauerbraten Sauce

More meatballs! So far I have shared with you two of the Meatballs-Four-Ways: Meatballs Stroganoff and the Meatballs in Barbecue Sauce. This time it’s the exotic-sounding “Deutsch” Dinner. I love that “Deutsch” is in quotations. It instills me with a great … Continue reading

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BH&G Cooking for Two: Oven Meatballs in Barbecue Sauce

MEATBALLS–TAKE TWO! This is the second meatball dinner from the “Meals to Double-Up and Divide” of Better Homes & Gardens Cooking for Two (1977). To refresh your memory, the deal is that I made 48 meatballs and froze them up … Continue reading

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BH&G Cooking for Two: Meatball Stroganoff

On Sunday morning I drove my buddy Mr. Buckeye* to the airport (lucky bitch flew to a Mexican resort for a week of sun, scuba, and margaritas while I’m here in Baltimore dealing with never ending body work on my … Continue reading

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Cherry Chocolate Pie

I haven’t posted about a dessert in a long time–so who is ready for something sweet? I made this dish to cap off the dinner that I will present in the upcoming Vincent Price Halloween Cookalong. You’re excited, right? Chocolate … Continue reading

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The Knoxapocalypse is Nigh! Olive Wreath Mold

So I did another gelatin challenge. Do you remember the first one? When I made the Swedish Jellied Veal?  Ah, good times! Well, me and some of my internet friends decided to test our mettle with another gelatin celebration. And … Continue reading

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Wiener Wednesday: Frank and Corn Crown

You may be saying to yourself, what? Huh? But I thought that Wiener Wednesdays were over! Well, you’re right. Wiener Wednesdays are over. But I realized that this week is the 1-year anniversary of Wiener Wednesdays, and since July is … Continue reading

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Wiener Wednesday: Best Hamdogs

I am officially nominating myself for the Jerry Seinfeld Awards in Dating Excellence,  (Man-hands Category). Why? Let me explain. I was introduced to a friend of a friend who met all of my (seemingly low, but surprisingly difficult) standards: Born … Continue reading

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BH&G Cooking With Cheese: Chili Cheese Log

So on Friday night I was invited to another cocktail party hosted by my friends Rick and Ronny of Retrofurn. I love their parties not just because of the company, the conversation, or their awesome dog Elvis, I also love their … Continue reading

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BH&G Fish and Seafood Cook Book: Crab-Deviled Eggs and Smoked Oyster Puffs

The ladies’ holiday cocktail party continues! I’ve already shared with you the wiener part of the evening and the sparkling punch, but here are the remaining delicious dishes, Crab-Deviled Eggs and Smoked Oyster Puffs. Both recipes come from the Better Homes and … Continue reading

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