If Candied Bacon Weren’t Decadent Enough – We Added Beer

Do you ever notice when you go to a party there’s one appetizer that seems to disappear faster than any other?   At the parties I frequent,  it’s candied bacon. Does anyone not like candied bacon? What’s not to love? First, it’s bacon and everyone short of the vegan community (and I think even some…
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Valentine’s Peek-a-Boo Cake

For the first time since about 2004,  (around the same time Mark Zuckerberg was introducing a little thing called The Facebook and our favorite Friends were going off the air) I will not be my kids’ Valentine’s Day helper. They’re both in middle school now so that means no passing out Valentines to everyone in…
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Denver Bronco/Carolina Panther Football Jersey Treats (and Throw In A Chocolate Covered Football While You’re At It)

  What’s more All-American than the Super Bowl? Not much, except maybe Rice Krispie treats. Certainly, they’ve been around longer. While the big game celebrates the big 5-0 this year, Rice Krispie Treats are at least 77 years old. They were invented by two Kellogg’s home economists, . Mildred Day and Malitta Jensen, who were…
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12 Midwestern Food Firsts (and A Couple Of The Region’s Best Recipes)

The other day I was cleaning out my cookbook cabinet trying to make room for a fun, fabulous, and very thick new cookbook that I got for Christmas. So it was time for “out with the old and in with the new” which, as a part-time hoarder, makes my heart race. I hate letting go…
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National Pie Day: A Northerner Tries The Southern Pie That Is Flying Off Store Shelves

National Pie Day is on the way – a day to reflect on the year in pie. Without a doubt, the hottest pie story of the year involved the popularity of Patti Labelle Sweet Potato Pies. Prior to a couple of months ago, most of us probably didn’t even know the R&B great had her…
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