Monthly Archives: December 2010

Roasted Asparagus

This is a quick and simple recipe I came up with that is fancy enough to go with anything. I prefer younger (smaller) asparagus stalks but it will work with any size. Roasted Asparagus ½ lb fresh asparagus 1 tbsp … Continue reading

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The Feast of Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve came early to my house this year. Due to my wife’s and my work schedules we were unable to celebrate Christmas Eve on the proper date. Aside from Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve is probably the most important meal I … Continue reading

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In-N-Out

Normally, I’m the first person to pass on stopping for fast food. I know a lot of people like it. After all fast food is full of fat and a single bite can have a complete day’s worth of calories. … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary

In the senior year of college my roommates and I threw some fairly wild parties. Parties that didn’t end till the next day at the earliest. I discovered that my body required certain food stuffs and vitamins to keep going … Continue reading

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Stuffin Muffin

One of the key players in any holiday feast at my home is stuffing. In the past few years many people have given up cooking it in the bird because a bunch of scaredy cats have claimed some sort of … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

I saw a commercial the other day with a can of cranberry sauce as the main character. The mold of the can was perfect and the final parting shot was of a smooth uniform slice being carved off the gelatinous … Continue reading

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Mac-N-Cheese

So it is finally getting colder (50 degrees) here in the south and that means more soups and comfort food can go back on the menu. Nothing says comfort to me more than macaroni and cheese, aside from a jumpsuit … Continue reading

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6th Ever Nog-Off

Last week the Historic Arkansas Museum held it’s 6th Ever Nog-Off competition. There were seven entries and the event was open to the public to help judge a winner. Since I am a huge fan of eggnog, it was my … Continue reading

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Healthy Mashed Potatoes?

Most people associate the winter months with comfort foods. Large roasts, creamy soups, casseroles, meatballs and, of course, mashed potatoes immediately come to my mind. Unfortunately most of these foods are full of extra fat and calories. Maybe this is … Continue reading

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Minestrone with Fava Beans

There is something about a big steaming bowl of soup that just satisfies the soul. As a starter, before a feast, or a whole meal mopped up with crusts of bread, soup is primal. One of my favorite soups to … Continue reading

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