Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks

Rubbed with finely ground coffee and a bit of cocoa powder, these
Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious!

Rubbed with finely ground coffee and a bit of cocoa powder, these Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious!Due cappuccini, per favore!  A couple of years ago, my wife and I spent almost 2 weeks wandering across Italy for our honeymoon.  It was one of the most amazing trips ever.  I’m a Roman history buff, so I jump at any opportunity to stand amongst the ruins and remnants of ancient Rome.  My wife’s family is from Italy, and while they’ve lost touch with their Italian relatives over the generations, it was still a cool experience for her to visit Italy.  And then there was the food.  Oh, I could (and have) spend entire posts talking about the food alone!  But today is the cappuccino.Continue Reading »

Wild Mushroom Bean and Barley Soup

This Wild Mushroom Bean and Barley Soup features several types of ‘shrooms and the magical orca bean!  It’s perfect for chilly Autumn days!

This Wild Mushroom Bean and Barley Soup features several types of 'shrooms and the magical orca bean!  It's perfect for chilly Fall and Winter days!I’ve always wanted to see a whale.  Not like the kind that you might see in a Disney movie.  A real whale.  I find it fascinating that one of the largest mammals in the world feeds on one of the smallest.  And get ready for this…whales eat up to 5,000 pounds of plankton and other small fish a day.  5,000 pounds!  So when I found out that you can go whale watching off the coast of Massachusetts, I was all in.Continue Reading »

Pretzel Crust Pizza

Is it a pretzel or a pizza?  It’s both!  This Pretzel Crust Pizza is the
perfect weekend meal for watching the big game!

Is it a pretzel or a pizza?  It's both!  This Pretzel Crust Pizza is the perfect weekend meal for watching the big game!A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I were having some friends over to watch football, and I decided to whip up a quick batch of these Classic Soft Pretzels.  We may not be at the game, but we like to pretend that we are with tasty soft pretzels!  As I was rolling out the dough, I got an idea.  An awful idea!  A wonderful, awful idea!  Wait…that was the Grinch.  But I still had a wonderful idea.  What if I took that same pretzel dough, but turned it into a pizza instead?Continue Reading »

BBQ Split Chicken Breasts

These BBQ Split Chicken Breasts are marinated overnight and then brushed with a barbecue basting sauce while on the grill.  They are tender, juicy and full of summer flavor!

These BBQ Split Chicken Breasts are marinated overnight and then brushed with a barbecue basting sauce for ultimate levels of summer flavor!Where has this summer gone?  I feel like I spent hours staring at the snow last winter and wishing that Old Man Winter would head back to his home.  Then summer finally arrived, and now it’s already mid-September.  I’m just a little bit surprised at how fast these past months have flown by!  Am I the only one?Continue Reading »