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Classic Chili Cheese Dogs

Featuring a splash of bourbon (yes, bourbon!), these Chili Cheese Dogs are
a classic comfort food…perfect for snacking on during sporting events!

Featuring a splash of bourbon (yes, bourbon!), these Chili Cheese Dogs are a classic comfort food...perfect for snacking on during sporting events!  I love the winter!  I’m not so much referring to the snow and ice outside here.  (I’m choosing to pretend that all of that white stuff on the ground isn’t really there…)  Nope, I’m referring to all of the awesome sports on tv during the winter.  The Super Bowl is right around the corner.  After that, there’s plenty of college basketball to keep me going through February.  And March?  C’mon…March Madness is one of my favorite times of the sport year!  Even if you’re not the biggest sports fan, you have to at least appreciate all of the delicious food that shows up around sporting events.  (I’m looking at you, Mr. Soft Pretzel.  And you, too, Homemade Cracker Jack.)  But today’s post is about another classic stadium food…the Chili Cheese Dog!Continue Reading »

Chicken Parm Meatball Subs

These Chicken Parm Meatball Subs are perfect for gameday!

These Chicken Parm Meatball Subs are perfect for gameday!Have you ever noticed how different areas of the U.S. have their own food specialties?  I’ve had the good fortune of living up and down the east coast, and every region has it’s own foodie culture.  Charleston, SC was low country shrimp and clam boils.  (And Jalapeno Cheddar Grits, of course!)  Southern Louisiana knows its food.  Cajun food is one of my favorites…particularly these Creole Red Beans & Rice and this Cinnamon King Cake.  And then there’s upstate New York.  Continue Reading »

Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping?  Try some spuds!
This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night!

Looking for a delicious and unique pizza topping?  Try some spuds!   This Roasted Potato, Bacon and Onion Pizza is the perfect comfort food on a cold night! Every time we go visit my wife’s family in central Pennsylvania for the holidays, we end up coming back with leftovers.  Now I’m not complaining one bit about this, but we’re not talking normal leftovers here.  Last year, we came back with 16-ounce stick of pepperoni (which soon turned into a delicious Pepperoni Bread).  This year, it was a whole frozen turkey and a bag of potatoes.  I love potatoes, and I’ve definitely eaten my fair share of mashed potatoes over the past 2 months…but I’m a little mashed potato’d out.  Continue Reading »

Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew

This Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew is a comfort food classic…
warm up with a bowl tonight!

This Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew is a comfort food classic...warm up with a bowl tonight!So a brewery opened up recently right around the corner from us.  Well, to be fair, Shmaltz Brewing opened their tasting room about a year ago, but we didn’t make it in to visit until the end of the summer.  But now that we’ve discovered it, we’ve become regulars…not unlike Norm and Carla in Cheers.  (If you ever come across Shmaltz in your area, they have one heck of a tasty IPA!)  What’s not to love about a craft brewery less than 2 miles from your house?  Add in the comfy leather couches, and you can see why we’re hooked.Continue Reading »