Monthly Archives: December 2010

Hobo Eggs

My favorite breakfast is called hobo eggs. I have also heard it called an egg in a basket and a trucker egg. What I like the most about it is that it combines fried eggs and toast into one simple … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake Martini

A close friend of mine came up with this delicious martini. I really like the fact that it uses coconut rum because, unless my sister in law is in town, I have absolutely no use for the stuff otherwise. I … Continue reading

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Homemade Broth

I have found that adding broth instead of water to almost everything improves the flavor and complexity of a dish. I have also found that unless you spend a good amount of money on it, store brand broths are too … Continue reading

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Vanilla Vodka

I normally hate commercially flavored vodkas. They are almost always too sweet and the flavor overpowers the senses. Unfortunately, I like the idea of vanilla vodka for many drinks. The solution was to make an infusion myself. It is surprising just … Continue reading

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Penne with Sausage, Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts

This is a quick meal my wife came up with that is also fairly healthy. Serve with a mixed salad and pinot noir. Penne baked with Sausage, Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts 1 box mini penne 2 sausage links cut into … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday

Some of the items on the menu at Bang in Dublin. Worth a stop if you happen to be in the area.

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Homemade Sausage

About three years ago I got tired of paying more than $4 a pound for fresh sausage. Since commercial brands can double as salt licks, I needed an alternative. So I began making it myself. Although the actual process is … Continue reading

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This salsa is about medium heat for my taste. Of course everyone has their own spice tolerance. Some folks may consider it too hot and some will drink it down and say V8 has more kick. Reduce the jalapeño to … Continue reading

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Marinara Sauce

The first thing I ever cooked completely by myself was marinara sauce. It was for the final project in 7th grade home economics. I had watched my mother prepare sauce hundreds of times. So I asked for the recipe. My … Continue reading

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Orange Marmalade

On a recent trip to Great Britain I learned to appreciate a hearty breakfast. This was due to the fact that most British cuisine never exceeds bar food and after a week there is only so much fried fish and … Continue reading

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