Garlic Butter Soft Pretzel Bites

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I declare soft pretzels in their many forms to be my all-time favorite snack food with ZERO exceptions. Sure, there are many other delicious things with which to satisfy a snack attack, but there is nothing to compare to the pure satisfaction of biting into a chewy, salty, warm, soft pretzel. With mustard. Lots of…

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Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

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It’s time for the wearin o’ the spuds. ‘Tis the season to bust out your best potato recipes and act like you have deep Irish tuber roots for a week or two. Step away from the green food coloring. Do something really Irish and turn out a hearty, lovely, soul-soothing meal. Read a little poetry*….

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Country Ham Stuffed Dates

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Have you ever had a real country ham?  A proper country ham?  As in salt-cured, hard-wood smoked, aged ham from south of the Mason-Dixon?  If you haven’t, you really need to try one as soon as ever you can lay your hands on one. Country Ham is a food experience unlike many in the United…

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Roesti (Swiss Crispy Potato Pancake)

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This post is, in part, a reprint of my column that ran in the Record-Eagle on Thursday. What is it about sledding hills that brings out the Evel Knievel in children? My boys -who have a rather nicely developed sense of self-preservation- become more than just a little reckless when you stand them at the…

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Superbowl Party Food Part III | The Snacks

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This post is Part III, The Snacks | The Halftime Show, of my three part Superbowl Party Food roundup. Be sure to check out Part I, The Savoury Team, For great hearty party food options and Part I, The Sweet Team for desserts that range from simple to show-stopping. You have the meal planned, you…

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Superbowl Party Food Part II | The Sweet Team

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This post is Part II of my three part Superbowl Party Food roundup. Be sure to check out Part I, The Savoury Team, for great hearty party food options. Ah, dessert. The sweets. The good stuff.  The reason to run on a treadmill. Or not.  And by ‘or not’ I mean run on the treadmill,…

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Superbowl Party Food | The Savoury Team

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You know what’s coming Sunday.  I know what’s coming Sunday.  I’m just going to pretend that it’s National Finger Food Day because I’m not a big fan of the you-know-what-bowl.  Dip bowl?  Yes!  Soup bowl? Undoubtedly.  Chip bowl?  And how! Superbowl?  Meh. The Evil Genius and the Minions, however, adore all of the aforementioned bowls…

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Bacon Jam (a.k.a. Oooh-Mommy! Jam)

Bacon Jam. Seriously intense and habit forming from foodiewithfamily.com

You know food is going to make you happy when it smiles at you.  (Probably could’ve made a buck selling a smiling egg yolk on eBay, but honey?  There was no way I was walking away from this breakfast.  And even if I did, there were twelve people waiting to take over the job for…

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15 Ways to Eat Your Popcorn

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This is a reprint of my column that ran in yesterday’s issue of the Record-Eagle. “I don’t understand all these things people are doing to popcorn.  Why bother?  Popcorn is perfect with just a little salt on it.”  Thus said my father while we chatted on the phone a couple weeks ago.  At the time…

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