Last year I tried online grocery shopping for the first time. It was in the early days of the pandemic and like a lot of people I was trying to avoid leaving the house as much as possible. I have a very specific process for grocery shopping so I was a little wary. After a…

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Ladies and gentleman, I have a problem.  I’ve probably eaten over 1000 spicy chicken wings in my lifetime. I just can’t help myself. If there is a party and wings are present, I’m diving in.  I don’t think I can topple El Wingador in a wing eating contest but I’m giving him a run for…

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I just learned researching this piece that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the United States is like celebrating the Battle of Gettysburg. It really doesn’t make a lot of sense. So, why do we celebrate? I have a theory. I think it’s an excuse to pull in…

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We’ve all heard the phrase “everything’s better with bacon” well, in our house of six, it really should be “everything’s better with more bacon!” Sunday breakfast we’re pretty much cooking an entire pound of bacon. Cooking a few strips at a time on my cast iron skillet just isn’t how I want to spend my…

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Last Christmas my wife learned of my secret love of ham. If there is a ham on a counter it’s a good bet I’m slicing off a piece every time I walk past it. We’re now planning our Easter brunch and I’m pushing hard for more ham. While I am quite satisfied with a ham-forward…

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How many times have you been in this situation. You realize you need to make something for dinner, have nothing in the house and decide to make a quick trip to the grocery store. An hour and $179 later, you’re scratching your head trying to figure out where the money went. We’ve all been there…

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I’ve been cooking for about 30 years. I’m pretty comfortable with cooking any “American” dish and my family heritage means it’s essential for me to know how to make great Italian comfort foods. I decided over the last year to branch out a little and try my hand at other styles of cooking. So, with…

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Back in the mid-90s, I was a young software engineer. To close out the year, we’d have an in-office Old Fezziwig-style holiday party, replete with great food and drink. One of the engineers, Mike DeDominic, would whip up a couple of gallons of a homemade boozy eggnog that we’d enjoy while working through the day.…

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For as long as I can remember Google has released a “Year in Search” that breaks down the zeitgeist of the public. This list includes recipes and it’s no surprise, with the pandemic raging throughout the country, people are cooking more and searching for comfort foods. I’ve rounded up those top recipes which you can…

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