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El Presidente Cocktail No. 1

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Brandy asked me to make her a cocktail this evening, using whatever mixers we had on-hand. I found some pineapple juice and grenadine. We decided to make the El Presidente Cocktail No. 1. Ingredients: Juice of 1 lime 1 tsp Pineapple Juice 1 tsp Grenadine 1 1/2 oz Light Rum Shake with ice and strain […]

Archer Farms – Roast Beef on Asiago Tomato Focaccia

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I went to pick up a few sundry items from Target over lunch and remembered I didn’t bring my lunch to the office. I swung by the deli case and picked up one of their sandwiches. Turns out, this was a damn good decision. The sandwich is on an Asiago/Sundried Tomato Focaccia with the following […]


Monday, August 3rd, 2009

MLONF & Co. were at the house on Saturday evening and we had decided to try a new drink. I pulled out the recipe book and picked one at random. What was selected was the Brandy Cobbler. Ingredients: 2oz Club Soda 1 tsp fine sugar 2oz Brandy Crushed Ice Directions: 1) Add Club Soda and […]

FTH Passage has hit the press…

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Senate passes Free the Hops bill; higher-alcohol beer could be on the way – Breaking News from the Press-Register – MONTGOMERY — The state Senate today passed a bill allowing the sale of gourmet beers in Alabama. The legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Thomas Jackson, D-Thomasville, allows the sale of beer with an alcohol […]

The Hops Have Been Freed (ALMOST!)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Alabama beer lovers rejoice! The Gourmet Beer Bill has passed the Second House today! The hops are so close to being free! You must do your part and contact Governor Riley RIGHT NOW! Encourage him to sign HB373 into law. Call him, email him, hand deliver a letter… but contact him and do it now! […]

Margarita Cake

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Last week, some folks celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Friday… which would’ve been Ocho de Mayo, but I am not sure anyone was actually keeping track. There was a smorgasbord of food available for everyone and most was quite tasty. There was a peculiar gem on the dessert table though… the Margarita Cake. I have […]

Sweet Coconut Thai Chai

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I was wandering through Target during lunch yesterday, as it’s as good a place to escape the office as any other during lunch, and decided to peruse the teas. I like to enjoy a good cup of hot tea in the afternoons at work – as I have been trying to ween myself off the […]

Guinness Bread with Molasses

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

My friends and family know that I like to bake. I know, it’s a tad unusual, but I am good at it and generally end up with good, tasty results. I’m also known to like unusual combinations when it comes to food and drink. This was most recently put to the test when I created […]

Bacon for Dessert

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 has an article spelling out some interesting desserts featuring, the best of all food groups, Bacon! Recipes: Brioche Bread Pudding Simplified Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar Maple Syrup Pudding with Bacon Chocolate Créme with Caramelized Banana, Bacon, and Burnt Milk Ice Cream Chocolate bread pudding with bacon créme anglaise From the looks of it, most […]

Royal Milk Tea

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I had the pleasure of trying a new drink today. My co-worker, Greg, gave me a packet of Royal Milk Tea. He was raving about the stuff and wanted me to try it. Apparently, he had given it a try when he was in Okinawa and got hooked on it. So I gladly obliged and […]

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