Archives in Category: Dining/Food

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Best Ever

Earl is fascinated with recipes, especially ones that use words like “Best Ever,” “Hubby’s  Favorite,” or “Quick and Easy.” The one he handed me the other day was titled “One of the Best Crock Pot Meals I’ve Tried.”  I don’t

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At Last

Our new grill has finally been christened, and I am pleased with the results.  The food was tasty and the actual cooking process went off without a major hitch.  For good measure, Earl dragged the hose to where I’d set

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Confession

In December, 2005, I blogged a goodbye letter to Starbucks. It was my first coffee love, but things had cooled. (Read it here:  http://annebrandt.com/10min/tenminute/goodbye-starbucks/)

However, if the truth were told I returned to the Starbucks habit and have continued

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Grillin’

Last week Earl and I bought a new Weber grill to satisfy my current interest in grilling.  We got the charcoal and the lighter fluid at the same time, thinking we had all the essentials.

Two nights ago we were

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Mixed Message

I bought Cooking Light in the airport yesterday to while away the layover between planes.  Then, waiting for my lunch to arrive, I began flipping through it and became confused. True, there were wonderful photos of the summer recipes this

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Vodka

As I aged – as in, my late forties – I decided vodka, especially Absolut, was my drink of choice.  Today it’s pretty much my only libation unless I’m at someone else’s home and wine or beer is served.  Then

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Sauce vs. Paste

When I was first married I asked my Italian mother-in-law for her marinara sauce recipe. I’d had it on more than one occasion and found it quite tasty; needless to say, my new husband thought it was delicious. So why

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Authentic

It was Earl’s turn to choose a restaurant last night.  (Since we’re both only children, we tend to keep score on this sort of thing.)  He chose El Sol Azteca, a small Mexican restaurant tucked in a non-descript strip mall.

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Dessert Debacle

It was to be a reward for mall walking when we would have preferred napping or reading yesterday afternoon. But C and I did almost three miles at the Orchards Mall and promised ourselves ice cream for our efforts. We

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Keurig

Last August I gave Earl a Keurig for his birthday, knowing his love of gadgets.  At that time the Keurig seemed to be the coffee gadget par excellence, at least for simple folk.  (This excludes three hundred dollar cappuccino makers

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