Category: recipes

bacon-wrapped meatloaf

bacon-wrapped meatloaf

I got into a cooking mood on Sunday, and this is what I did. Before: After: That’s a meat loaf, made of 50% chuck, 25% pork and 25% veal, mixed with yogurt, egg, saltines and spices and baked with a bacon lattice.  Glazed twice with […]

Luck of the Irish
Recipe: Pad Thai

Recipe: Pad Thai

I can become very focused when it comes to perfecting a recipe. The Better Half will attest that it’s often that I’ll make the same thing several times in one week to get it just right. And yes, dear reader, I do cook– and I […]

Friday Five: Five Favorites for Super Bowl Sunday

Friday Five: Five Favorites for Super Bowl Sunday

I’ll be  honest. I’m into Superbowl parties for two things: the food and the ads. That said, I always bring something fabulous to super bowl parties, and really look forward to making the dish all year. This year, I think I’m going to do (among […]

Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

This is not a maraschino cherry. Sorry, folks.  That’s, like, a zombie masquerading as a cherry.  How are they made? They’re brined in sodium metabisulfate, calcium chloride, and citric acid; soaked in corn syrup and fructose solution; then artificially flavored and colored. Ew. Those abominations came […]

Recipe: Bacony, Multiple-cheesy, Truffle-oily Grits

Recipe: Bacony, Multiple-cheesy, Truffle-oily Grits

(Guest post by The Fiance…formerly known as “The Boyfriend”) Remember Bob Ross?  The late, afro-ed, I-can-create-a-masterpiece-painting-in-only-thirty-minutes guy who was a midday-Saturday fixture on PBS for so many years?  (Actually, you can still find his show on a lot of PBS affiliates, if you’re looking for […]

Cocktail Hour: The Mai Tai

Cocktail Hour: The Mai Tai

Cross posted at Cincinnati Cocktails. Hi, my name is Craig Hochscheid, I run the Cincinnati Cocktails website and I’m guest posting for Julie today. I’m crazy about Tiki cocktails, those exotic libations brimming with rum, fruit juices and spices that instantly transport the drinker to […]

Recipe: Red Onion Pickles

Recipe: Red Onion Pickles

I don’t often post recipes– not that I don’t cook, but I don’t really like doing process photos and staging my food. However, I can’t possibly go another day without sharing this super-simple recipe for something so delicious. Pickled red onions are tres fashionable these […]

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

According to The Boyfriend, I was a deprived child. I never ate Spaghetti-Os, Chef Boyardee, boxed macaroni and cheese or Manwich.  I didn’t do chicken pot pie, Aunt Jemima pancakes or peanut butter and jelly swirled together in a jar.  I definitely didn’t eat sugary […]

Cocktail Hour: The Aviation

Cocktail Hour: The Aviation

Does it feel like Friday to you? I’ve been looking forward to Friday– and Friday night– all week. And Friday nights, for me, mean cocktail time! Not to tread on Wine Girl’s domain, but she’s pretty busy with the Wine Festival this weekend, so I […]

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