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Cocktails, Mixology, Whiskey

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Now I’m not trying to confuse the world or freak everyone out but I’m posting another Manhattan cocktail recipe. I guess you know I’m obsessed when I cover one drink three times. Not to be confused with the perfect Manhattan, which uses both sweet and dry vermouth. The classic Manhattan cocktail […]

Entrées, Recipes

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Out of all the ‘parms,’ eggplant parmesan is probably my least favorite (woah, wait a minute…). Veal would have to be number one and chicken is a very close second. Now don’t get me wrong—I’m not saying I don’t like eggplant…eggplant parmesan is delicious despite its fierce competition. Constantly being overshadowed by […]

Cocktails, Gin, Mixology

French 75 Recipe

The French 75 is a classic cocktail that consists of gin, champagne, simple syrup, and lemon juice. The cocktail dates back to 1915 when it earned it’s name for packing a punch like a 75mm artillery gun from World War I. If that’s not the most badass reputation then I don’t know what is. I use […]

Appetizers, Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Rangoons Recipe

BUFFALO CHICKEN. Need I say more? I think I’ve successfully subjected my entire family to buffalo chicken rangoons at this point. I have forced buffalo chicken upon everyone whether they like it or not. Family gatherings, Super Bowls, and vacations. The good news is everyone has liked it – even […]

Recipes, Sides

Bacon Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Let’s be real, vegetables don’t always have to be the worst thing on your plate. If you or someone you love suffers from an irrational fear of vegetables, then there may be help. Do you often ask yourself, “what is this green stuff?” or “why are these on my plate?” I’ll admit I […]

Entrées, Recipes

Steelhead Trout Piccata Recipe

I first fell in love with piccata at my parents’ favorite restaurant, a little Italian place called Dinero’s. They used to go there on many Friday nights when they were dating and took me and my four sisters there on special occasions. When I was old enough to order from […]

Cocktails, Mixology, Whiskey

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

The old fashioned cocktail reminds me of a slightly sweeter twist on the Manhattan. Probably the two manliest staples of all time on par with splitting wood or axe throwing (which I’ve done both). The Old Fashioned is probably my second favorite whiskey cocktail and number two go-to drink. The old fashioned is […]

Swagger Tips

How to Make Better Pizza at Home

We’ve all been there, your homemade pizza is plain, boring or just missing something. Have I painted your culinary nightmare yet? If so then you’re in the right place. A few years ago I was in your shoes. I rarely made homemade pizza because it was nothing special. I could take […]