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Appies Cravings

Curried Pumpkin Apple Soup with Maple Cream. Hey now…

By on November 19, 2011

Let’s kiss Fall right on the lips.  We still got game.  And who could possibly resist a hot, spiced pumpkin soup with smooth sweet maple cream.  I mean come on now, really.  Hello Fall.  Hey there, you’re lookin’ good.  How you doin’….
The Prep:

The Soup

Halve a white onion, chop….


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Appies Cocktails Cravings

Spicy Smokey Marcona Bar Nuts

By on October 29, 2011

What’s better than Marcona almonds.  They come salted and lightly fried in sunflower oil.  Now I should just leave that alone.  Well, maybe we’ll trick out half of them…
The Prep:

Marcona almonds – I get these from Whole Foods.  Fresh Direct doesn’t carry them yet.
Oven to 425º
Set aside half the…


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Brunch Cravings

Brunch-Tastic Boozy Lemon Berry Jars

By on October 22, 2011

Last week S and I escaped to L.A. for an anniversary/birthday weekend with P&R.  Good times, but I wouldn’t want to live there.  The driving, the parking, the valets, the no-walking thing.  Enough with the cars already.  So now we are back in the New York groove and ready…


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Cravings Side dish

I Love Me Some Brussels Sprouts

By on September 24, 2011

What an unfair rap these get.  Most experiences with Brussels sprouts involve a long old-school boil, ensuring a gross mushy texture and pungent sulphur taste.  So I get the apprehension.  But there’s another way, people – fast roasting. And that makes all the diff.  Nutty, crispy, umami.  It’s a…


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Cravings Side dish

Duck. Fat. Potatoes.

By on September 10, 2011

I love you.  Mid year bonus.  You look great.  On the house.  Let’s add another three-word combo that brings a smile: Duck fat potatoes.  Or rather “Pommes de Terre Sarladaise”, if you must get all French on us.  Crispy, salty potato.  Only crave-tastically better.  Let’s get in there:
The Prep:
Par…


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Cocktails Cravings Family Meal

Greek-Style Lamb Sliders. Opa! (can i say that?)

By on August 19, 2011

There’s not much wrong with these sliders.  I mean really.   Toasted brioche roll, oregano-seasoned lamb, black olive tapenade, feta cheese, tzatziki, tomato slice, pickled red onions and mint leaves.  All in a 4-bite package.  We did these on a Saturday night up on the roof deck with some…


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Appies Cravings

Bacon-Wrapped Roasted Medjool Dates. With song pairing.

By on August 13, 2011

Good reaction to last week’s post, bacon fat moves the collective soul.  So let’s reprise.  How about an appie this time …   But something on the DL, a little odd, a tad askew.  Is it an appie?  Or a dessert?  Sweet?  Savory?  Let’s mix it up.   Let’s…


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Cravings

Whiskey Caramel Bacon Candy. Yes, that’s right.

By on August 7, 2011

Seriously??  Whiskey Caramel Bacon Candy.  I mean really, come on now. Let’s say it again all together: Whiskey Caramel Bacon Candy.  Yes.  Can a Jarhead get an Ooh-Rah please.

The ladies are down in Myrtle beach this week.  So we are trotting out some Man Food to accompany the bad…

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