A Day as a Schlep at Virgil’s Cafe

February 11, 2011

I have won a fair number of nice things on Twitter. Tickets to one of the Cirque shows in town, a UC basketball game, and Skyline Crosstown Shootout paraphernalia. And of course I am always hoping to win one of Scott Bourne’s killer camera give-a-ways (even it it is never Sony Gear). However, the best […]

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Queso Producto con Tomate y Chiles Verdes

February 6, 2011

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and that means snacks and dips. I already shared a simple Hummus recipe, today I share an even simpler dip. I used to just call it Rotel, because it was Rotel and Velveeta. I loved the combination, and first encountered it over 25 years ago (ouch… I am old). It was a stand by. […]

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February 3, 2011

We are coming up on Super Bowl Sunday, which means snack time. I have two snacking ideas that are essentially diametrically opposed to each other. I am going to start with the healthier of the two. I do like to occasionally eat something relatively healthy, and Hummus is one of my go-to good snacks. For me, Hummus is essentially a […]

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Eggs-Zavier Week: The Celebration Sandwich

January 7, 2011

Well, things ended well last night. Yancy… wow, but really I think Holloway should have received the MVP, the Bearcats could not have secured a 20-point victory without his “effort”. So we celebrate the Crosstown Shootout victory with my new addiction, the bacon and egg breakfast sandwich. If you recall, I have ready praised Red […]

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Eggs-Zavier Week: 3-Way Omelette

January 6, 2011

Today is Crosstown Shootout day, and we reach the penultimate post of Eggs-Zavier week. Skyline has sponsored the Crosstown Shootout for a long time, so to honor this, we are going to combine the 3-way with the omelette to create the delicious 3-way omelette.

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Eggs-Zavier Week: Omelette

January 5, 2011

So now we move on to the Omelette. This can have a fussy vibe, but the similarities to scrambled eggs are significant. No surprise, my epiphany regarding omelettes came courtesy of Alton Brown yet again. This time it was in Season 7, Episode 3 in the episode The Egg Files VI.

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Eggs-Zavier Week: Scrambled Eggs

January 4, 2011

Eggs are an incredibly versatile food. They work well in many applications. They can even take on many forms when they are the main event. These includes: Scrambled Fried Poached Soft-Boiled Hard-Boiled Omelette In this list, one application stands out as boring. The scrambled egg. It has all the sex-appeal of a mid-major basketbal team […]

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Eggs-Zavier Week

January 3, 2011

This is Crosstown Shootout week in Cincinnati. The Crosstown Shootout is the annual game between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. They are not really crosstown, approximately 3 miles separates the two campuses, but it is a long-standing rivalry. As a UC grad (BA Econ, MBA) I have watched many a crosstown shootout. So, why would I name […]

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Holiday Treats: Buckeyes

December 22, 2010

I think the first buckeye I ever had was 30 years ago. We got the recipe from a neighbor and it has morphed a little over the years. Now, while a real buckeye is poisonous, these buckeyes are a peanut butter core wrapped in chocolate. The core is pretty simple. Butter, Peanut Butter, and a LOT […]

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Holiday Treats: Snowballs

December 20, 2010

The Holidays, to me, means excuses for making some of my favorite things. First on this list are Snowballs. I have heard these called all kinds of thing. I sometimes just call them Pecan Balls, but have also heard Russian Tea Cakes and Mexican Wedding Cookies. Growing up, these were Aunt Helen’s specialty. I remember […]

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