Puff Pastry Wrapped Smoked Smithfield Pork Sirloin Rosemary & Olive Oil

April 27, 2015

Smoking a pork sirloin has been on my bucket list for a long time and thanks to my great friends at Smithfield I finally got cross this off my bucket list while also trying their Rosemary & Olive Oil pre… Read More...

Coconut and Fish Soup: Hudutu, a Garifuna Dish

April 27, 2015

Listen to Teofila describe the making of the coconut-milk soup with fish and plantains, a dish from the Garifunas community in Honduras. Find the written recipe here. The post Coconut and Fish Soup: Hudutu, a Garifuna Dish appeared first on… Read More...

De Thai Cuisine

April 27, 2015

Chicken cashew$16.00 Stirred fried chicken with roasted chili paste, celery, carrots and onion. This item can be prepared Gluten-free. Read More Chicken Satay$12.00 Skewered chicken topped with peanut sauce.  This menu item can be made Gluten-free. Read More Choo Chee Salmon$21.00 Pan fried… Read More...

Balsamic Glazed Smoked Potatoes and Carrots

April 27, 2015

Smoking vegetables on the grill is a great way to bring out their natural sweetness while infusing  them with a seductive smoky flavor. Any vegetables work well, but be sure to combine vegetables with similar textures for even cooking. Root… Read More...

Starting a birthday BBQ bash at la Barbecue (Austin, TX)

April 27, 2015

A while back, we took one of our incredibly loyal Texas Q Tours customers on a private tour (with a bunch of his wife/friends) for his birthday. First stop: la Barbecue.… Read More...

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Huntington Edition: Summit Beer Station

April 27, 2015

Summit Beer Station is a small bar serving up craft beer, with many local options as well as hard-to-find ones. When we walked in, the first thing I noticed was the digital screen showing all the beers they had on… Read More...

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Austin Food + Wine Festival 2015: The Grand Finale

April 27, 2015

My second day (Sunday) at the 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival was another glorious one! The festival had officially been going for three days, meaning that Sunday was the grand finale day. Of course, I did everything in my… Read More...

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Austin Food & Wine Festival 2015: The Grand Finale

April 27, 2015

My second day (Sunday) at the 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival was another glorious one! The festival had officially been going for three days, meaning that Sunday was the grand finale day. Of course, I did everything in my… Read More...

How to Make to Homemade Puff Pastry

April 27, 2015

Many mouth-watering bakery treats rely on puff pastry, but have you ever thought to recreate the flaky goodness for yourself? With a little help and practice, anyone can master delicate, flaky pastry. By McKenzie Van Meter This article has been… Read More...

Concord Grape Fruit Jellies

April 27, 2015

Gummies made simply with three ingredients- fruit juice, gelatin, and honey, easily satisfy a sweet tooth. Try them with your favorite juice flavor. By Christina Main I received Danielle Walker’s Against all Grain cookbook for Christmas from Bill and WAS… Read More...

Tofu Satay and Peanut Sauce

April 27, 2015

Remake delicious curry marinated skewers with tofu and a silky peanut sauce. A great vegetarian dish as we head into barbecue season. By Pallavi Gupta In my chicken eating days, satay used to be something that I really enjoyed eating.… Read More...

Strawberry Glazed Basil Chicken

April 27, 2015

Turn a simple chicken breast into a gratifying meal with a jar of strawberry jam. Serve with a salad for a dinner you can make any night of the week By Dianna Muscari I admit that sometimes I get carried… Read More...

Huanying Breakfast Dumplings by Chef Paulussen of Hilton SFO Union Square

April 27, 2015

Chef Greg Paulussen shares his plump, ethereal Chinese dumplings recipe that are served as a part of Huanying service, or “welcome” in Mandarin, to make guests feel at ease while abroad. By Michelle M. Winner Chef Greg Paulusen is friendly guy… Read More...

Cheesy Burger Buns, No Kneading Required

April 27, 2015

The dough for these soft buns are beaten in a mixing bowl for just two minutes. This grilling season make your own burger buns with a touch of cheese that can hold your favorite patty and all of its toppings.… Read More...

Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes

April 27, 2015

It’s time for a little Mexican celebration! Cinco de Mayo is coming up on May 5th, and I have pulled together my favorite Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes for you to celebrate with including Main Dishes, Snacks, Sides, Cocktails, Kid… Read More...

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Spring Wreaths: Spring Inspiration

April 27, 2015

It’s officially Spring, at least that’s what the calendar is telling us, the weather outside…not so much. But that’s okay, we are ready to start decorating! Here are some of my favorite Spring Wreaths that are sure to brighten your home!… Read More...

Food Truck Kitchen Problems: How To Avoid Them

April 27, 2015

When you work a demanding job that puts people in close proximity together the way the food truck industry does, you’re bound to have problems. From unhappy customers to disgruntled employees to inefficiencies that slow down service and staff, food… Read More...

Minnesota Mayor Vetos Food Truck Authorization Rules

April 27, 2015

BRAINERD, MN – For the second time since being elected as Brainerd mayor in 1998, James Wallin has chosen to use his power of veto. On Thursday, Wallin returned the two ordinances approved by Brainerd City Council Monday night governing… Read More...

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Brisket 101 – a video for beginners

April 26, 2015

Well hey! Some of y’all know I’m a proud co-founder of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance (ABA), who act both as a sanctioning body for competition barbecue in Australia, and as a general resource for all things low’n’slow. It was only a… Read More...

Taking It To The Streets: Pisang Goreng ‘Asli’ Banyumas (The Foodie Magazine, Feb 2015)

April 26, 2015

Teatime for Indonesians doesn’t require fancy scones and jams. We only need our gorengan. For that, we take a look at a fritter hawker in East Jakarta.… Read More...

Garam Masala Yogurt Cake

April 26, 2015

I appreciate everyone who has been reaching out to me since my recent post about a prolonged bought with fatigue. I’ve been grateful for all of the thoughts, suggestions and words of encouragement. After a visit with the doctor, it looks like… Read More...

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Bärlauch-Knospen einlegen aka Bärlauchkapern

April 26, 2015

Tweet Die Zeit für die Knospen vom Bärlauch ist kurz: Bei mir ist der Bärlauch spät dran, vor nicht ganz zwei Wochen sah ich erste Knospen. Zum Einlegen der “Bärlauchkapern” zu wenig … Zum Rezept » Copyright by Claudia Schmidt,… Read More...

Trade Up To Help Expectant Mothers in Uganda

April 26, 2015

Trade Up To Help Expectant Mothers in Uganda Have you ever heard the story about the guy from Canada, Kyle MacDonald, who traded a red paper clip for a house?  His story is actually a little more… [[ This is… Read More...

Radical Short Ribs Video

April 26, 2015

Radical Short Ribs We found some beef short ribs on sale and that was all we needed to make our mouth water. Patti picked up 3 pounds of them and the rest is delicious history. Thinking we would do a… Read More...

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Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, Brandon, FL

April 26, 2015

I don’t always cook, but when I do, I trash the kitchen like a drunken rock star. “Which is why I generally prefer to leave food preparation to the professionals. Still, it’s nice to have a few culinary tricks up… Read More...

How to Grow Pineapples

April 26, 2015

I have so many pineapples in pots on my back porch that I finally decided to plant them all in an organic raised bed. I started with 20 plants, and 7 of the plants have baby pineapples. Pineapples are naturally sweet and… Read More...

Jealous Sweets – a review and giveaway

April 26, 2015

I must admit that I’ve been waiting for a review request from Jealous Sweets for quite a while. Not only is one of their founders a local lad, and went to the same school as my children, but their entire range… Read More...

Homemade Croquettes

April 26, 2015

Ham leftovers meet Spanish flair with these cheesy fried bites complete with a simple dipping sauce. By Keith Jackie These ham and cheese croquettes were born when Keith and I were sitting at the table looking at all the leftover… Read More...

Basic Little Potato & Five Onion Soup (with 4 Variations)

April 26, 2015

I have tested and retested this soup many times over the years, adjusting the key elements to create a soup with good body and memorable flavor. The onion element, for instance, began as a mere hint of flavor and then… Read More...

La Madeleine Flavors of Provence

April 26, 2015

Thank you to La Madeleine for the complimentary meal. All opinions expressed here are my own experiences. My daughter and I visit the Flower Mound location of La Madeleine often. Here favorite on the menu is the Chicken Salade Croissant. I swear by… Read More...

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 135

April 26, 2015

135. Bronco Belle Texas BBQ (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) Updated list:  1. Texas Smokehouse (Decatur, AL)2. Hill Country Barbecue (Manhattan)3. Dallas BBQ (Manhattan)4. Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (Beijing)5. Capital Q (Washington, DC) – RIP6. Little Texas (Iasi, Romania)7. Back Forty Texas BBQ… Read More...

5 Donut Recipes from Around the World

April 26, 2015

Who doesn’t love a good donut once in a while? Sitting on a terrace or a porch (if I had one) on a warm Spring day with a cup of coffee, a delicious sweet treat and a good book is… Read More...

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Austin Food & Wine Festival 2015: Rock Your Taco & More

April 26, 2015

The Austin Food & Wine Festival is a food and beverage lover’s paradise. Samples of each abound. As in, on my first day there, I had had two wine samples, pie, brisket, tartlets and a vodka tonic by 11:10 a.m.… Read More...

Glazebrook House Hotel | A Perfectly Modern Country Hotel

April 26, 2015

If you were to write a wish list for the perfect, modern country house hotel, what might you include? For me I’d be looking for a beautiful rural setting with plenty of varied attractions in the vicinity, easy to get… Read More...

5 Steps to Get Him to Share the Grill

April 26, 2015

Let’s have a little heart to heart about some things. You know a girl on girl chat about how rough it can be to convince your guy to let go of his char-kissed dreams and let you “man” the mighty… Read More...

Easy and Spectacular Grilled Appetizer

April 26, 2015

Much credit goes out to my lovely wife for this creation.  To make a long story short, she was craving guacamole and she also wanted some bruschetta.  Hey, easy enough; let’s just stick the two together! Started out with the… Read More...

Brown Rice Risotto with Spring Vegetables

April 26, 2015

Made with nutty brown rice that require plenty of stirring, this aromatic dish is a great way to utilize seasonal produce. By Lauren Cosgrave A great stress reliever for me is making risotto. The continuous stirring allows my mind to… Read More...

Keep Pizza Awesome, Not Danica Patrick’s “Easy Meal” Style

April 26, 2015

This post brought to you by Aspen Dental. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mom Foodie at blommi.com. As any food lover knows, deliciousness is a perfect marriage of taste and texture. Let’s take a plate of… Read More...

Painted Twigs: Simple and Inexpensive Decorating Idea

April 26, 2015

Who would have ever thought that Painted Twigs would turn out to be a simple and inexpensive decorating idea? We have transformed twigs that we cut from the back yard into a cool decoration for the Front Porch.  Decorating your… Read More...

Simple Bunting and Flags: Spring Inspiration

April 26, 2015

Decorating your home doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. Adding this Simple Bunting to any room will give it a splash of color. Or use it for a party and make some matching flags for drinks… Read More...

Sunday Morning Comics April 26th, 2015

April 26, 2015

Sunday Morning Grilling Comics April 26th, 2015 “I plan on doing a lot of outdoor grilling, so I replaced the water with BBQ Sauce” Gotta love his grilling style! Every Sunday – the finest Grilling Comics from cartoonist Jerry King!… Read More...

Blueberry-Lemon Tea Cake

April 26, 2015

I’ll admit I haven’t been posting with any regularity at all lately. This is largely due to the fact that I’m trying to lose weight and get into better shape. So, while I’m sure you all appreciate an occasional healthy… Read More...

Pumpkin – Coconut Biscotti #SundaySupper

April 25, 2015

As someone who doesn’t particularly care for it, it’s rather ironic that I’ve become my family’s “queen of biscotti”. Logistically, biscotti are the best type of cookies to make if you’re planning on gifting or storing them – being deliberately… Read More...

Cheesy Loaded Garlic Knot Recipe

April 25, 2015

Here is a quick version of garlic knots loaded with cheese made with refrigerator dough. A great appetizer or snack these buttery little pull aparts are so addicting you will be asked to make these time and time again! This… Read More...

Foodie Quotes #31

April 25, 2015

“I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food” – Anonymous… Read More...

Banana Blueberry Multi-Grain Pancakes

April 25, 2015

Although I have jumped onto the sourdough train, not everyone has the patience for sourdough or always has the time. So here is another instant pancake recipe that is 100% whole grain and full of delicious spices. Filled with both… Read More...

BBQ Pork Burgers with Bacon and Cabot Smoky Bacon Cheddar

April 25, 2015

BBQ Pork Burgers with Bacon Just when you think pork can’t get any better, my friends over at Cabot Creamery sent me a cookbook with a BBQ Pork Burgers with Bacon hamburger recipe in it, the picture in the cookbook… Read More...

Weekend Healthy Recipes Roundup April 25th

April 25, 2015

Are you ready for another weekend post of healthy recipes? During the week I head over to Pinterest looking for recipes with a healthy spin. While one of my biggest pleasures is developing my own recipes, I find inspiration and delicious ideas from… Read More...

Fresh Primer: Strawberries

April 25, 2015

If you ask ten people at random to name their favorite berry, eight of them will say, “strawberries of course.” And who’s to argue? In the height of Northwest strawberry season, it’s hard to imagine anything tasting better than these… Read More...

Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Inaugural Class Inductees!

April 25, 2015

First year Hall of Fame inductees, clockwise from left to right: Edmund McIlhenny, John “CaJohn” Hard, Dave DeWitt, Dave Hirschkop, Chip Hearn Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Class of 2015! The fiery foods industry is rife with talented and influential… Read More...

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