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Pretzel Jell-O

It looks like I inadvertently took a vacation from the blog this month, amiright? I’m sorry I haven’t posted all month–but I’ve been ultra-busy and I might (I might!) have an exciting announcement come September. But! Speaking of September, Labor Day … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Tuesday: Shirley Jones’ Mexicali Corn Casserole

For Memorial Day this year I went to not 1–but 2 Memorial Day barbecues. This is what I chose to make for the second party, to accompany hamburgers on the grill. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the 1984 … Continue reading

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Happy Mint Julep Day!

Logically, it seems as though Kentucky Derby Day should be Mint Julep Day. But I guess since the Derby is on a different day every year…? Anyway, according to our friends at Foodimentary, it’s Mint Julep Day! I think I’ve … Continue reading

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5. Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork

I recently fell off the face of social media because my brother got married on Saturday and I was back home in Pittsburgh for 5 days. I tend to fall off the grid when I go home. I was my bro … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns

What the hell is with those lyrics? How about: who cares of you have kids? Just buy yourself a bun? Well, at least that’s what I’d be thinking. And why do the girls get first dibs on the buns? Hm. Questions … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Brian’s been hitting the bottle (and the catnip) all day long. He’s a hot mess. Look at him, he can’t even stand up straight. So how has your St. Patrick’s Day been thus far? It’s snowy here. Again. At work … Continue reading

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Four Roses Eggnog & Weenie Wreath (2013 Version)

After two years of brewing up some Holiday Glogg for Christmas Eve, I decided to switch things up a bit and make eggnog from scratch. After looking through some of my cookbooks, I decided on this recipe, which was taped … Continue reading

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Liberace’s Sticky Buns

OH SWEET CHRIST ON A CRACKER; there are so many bad places I could go with the name of this dish. But I won’t. Because of the children. OK, who the hell am I kidding? There aren’t any children! But … Continue reading

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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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Happy Diwali!

If you are all “huh?” Just know that you’re in the middle of it. Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights—a 5-day Hindu party that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The holiday involves lots and lots of candles … Continue reading

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