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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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Family Meal

Spicy Sword with Garlic Lime Butter

By on July 31, 2011

When I was little, once in a while dad would splurge on the swordfish.  Out on the back patio.  Grilled up over charcoal with a slice of lemon.   Whenever I get sword now, it still feels like a special occasion.   One of my favorites is Cajun style…


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Family Meal

Sizzlin’ Summer Steak Salad

By on July 24, 2011

Sizzlin’ Summer Steak Salad!  Hmm.  Too much with the alliteration?  In any event, off we go.
The Prep:
The salad:

Wash/dry arugula.
Whack up all sorts of veg.  

The dressing:

Most to least:  Olive oil, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, dijon, honey, pepper, salt.  Emulsify.  Taste.  Adjust.

The steak:

Thick prime strips.  Or maybe…


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Family Meal

Workin’ the Weeknight Dinner – Broiled Old Bay Salmon

By on July 15, 2011

No post last week, people.  I was with my best man (btw- another jarhead) at Cathedral Ledge dealing with unfinished business – a climb called “Recompense” that we backed off of some 8 years ago.  Notwithstanding the disturbing belay stance atop the 3rd pitch – blood-soaked from a climber…


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Cocktails

Arrrg. The Salty Dog.

By on July 1, 2011

Summertime cocktails.  Something light, a little sharp.  Cut right through that NYC humidity.   Maybe a Greyhound.  Hmm. Maybe some citrus salt on the rim.  Now that’s a Salty Dog.  Arrrg.
The Prep:
Do-aheads

Simple syrup.  Equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves.  Cool and funnel into a squeeze…


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Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger: Chef Pauley Boy’s Meatloaf Muffins

By on June 24, 2011

GHT: Every so often here at GHT we are going to hand over the spatula to like-minded friends.  I’m pleased to introduce Chef Pauley Boy (of Chow Haul fame).  CPB is a dad who cooks, and like GHT was one of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children in a past life….


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Appies

Smoke? Fire? Deviled Eggs.

By on June 18, 2011

It’s getting summertime.   Let’s head out on the patio.  Watch the city roll by with a nice chilly cocktail, maybe a Greyhound.  And a little something something to nosh on.  Like a plate of well-seasoned creamy deviled eggs.  Hey now.  Spicy.  Smokey.  That’s what I’m talking about.
Those in…


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Family Meal

One more 80’s food post? Cue the Man Quiche.

By on June 10, 2011

Did you think I might have one more 80’s food post?  Well, can I totally kill Home Sweet Home at the 2:00 a.m. after-party karaoke?   That’s what I thought.   So pop the Mötley Crüe cassette tape into the yellow plastic Walkman and head bang your way into the…


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Salad Course

Caesar Salad – still rockin’ the 80’s here at GHT

By on June 4, 2011

The 80’s Steaks Diane post was so much fun that I felt compelled to once again crank up the Whitesnake, pull on the parachute pants and pop-lock/robot my way into the kitchen to trot out another 80’s favorite — the Caesar salad.  Alright alright.
The Prep:
Ok let’s start with the…

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