Category Archives: dinner

A Very Fritz Pastry Q&A

I met up with Elaine Heaney, Nathaniel Meads and Jared Nance, the partners behind Fritz Pastry, a couple weeks before their grand opening to talk about a variety of topics, including why they decided now was the time to open … Continue reading

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Oven-Fried “Chicken” w/ Cornbread

Yes, we still exist.  No, we haven’t forsaken you internet world!  Between being hit by a stomach flu that knocked both Katie and me on our collective asses for over a week, and just trying to work as little overtime … Continue reading

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Recipe – Vegetarian “Beef” Stew

It’s currently the perfect storm of dismay that leads to so much comfort food being made in our home.  Whether it’s watching the world’s economy crumble, or whether it’s battling the below-freezing temperatures, there’s never been a greater yearning for … Continue reading

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Tom Colicchio Wants Your Money

Look, I like Top Chef.  It’s one of the only reality shows I actually watch and enjoy.  The other?  Wipeout.  Who doesn’t love seeing people try jumping over ridiculously large balls?  But that’s not the point of this post.  The … Continue reading

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Recipe – Quick ‘n’ Easy Soy-Rizo Paella

I never heard of Donna Hay Magazine until this very weekend.  And the quick perusal of it at the local Border’s is probably the closest I’ll come to seeing it again.  As interesting as Donna Hay was, at 90 dollars … Continue reading

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Recipe – Meaty Mushroom Stroganoff

Ooooh, Mike’s actually posting a recipe.  I know, wonder of wonders.  I could give you a list of excuses, but really, there’s no point.  The only reason I haven’t been baking is because it was TOO DAMN HOT OUT to … Continue reading

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Eat It! Celebrating Eating Challenges – Day 3

Day Three’s eating challenge was brought up in conversation last week when I was first discussing the idea of this eating competition hullabaloo.  My good friend Chris was telling us a tale of years gone by where he attended a … Continue reading

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