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Liege Waffles

Have you ever tried a Liege Waffle?  This classic Belgian street food features chunks of pearl sugar baked inside of a yeasted dough…and it’s delicious!


Have you ever tried a Liege Waffle?  This classic Belgian street food features chunks of pearl sugar baked inside of a yeasted dough...and it's delicious!Each year, my wife and I try to take a fun vacation.  It might be something big like an international trip, but it just as easily could be something small like a roadtrip through Vermont.  I swear half the fun of these trips is the planning.  We grab travel books from the library, pull up several websites and just read away.  Last Spring, we took a trip to Belgium and the Netherlands.  We didn’t really know what to expect from either country, and I must admit that we were pleasantly surprised.  I’m fairly certain that we lived entirely on a diet of Belgian chocolate and Gouda cheese.  Oh, and Liege waffles…how could I forget the Liege waffles??Continue Reading »

Classic French Napoleons

These Classic French Napoleons feature layers of flaky dough filled with silky vanilla pastry cream.  It’s a stunning (and surprisingly easy) dessert!

These Classic French Napoleons feature layers of flaky dough filled with silky vanilla pastry cream.  It's a stunning (and surprisingly easy) dessert!By now, I think you guys know that I love sports.  I’m not some crazy guy that watches sports like 18 hours a day, but I do enjoy catching a good football or basketball game on the weekends.  However, come summer, the sports lineup just isn’t very entertaining (I’m not a huge baseball fan).  Every few years, we get lucky enough to have the Olympics or the World Cup…but in general, summer is definitely the low point in the sports year.  That is, until the Tour de France.  Continue Reading »

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Looking for an amazing weekend breakfast without having to wake up early?
Then whip up a batch of these Overnight Cinnamon Rolls!

Looking for an amazing weekend breakfast without having to wake up early?   Then whip up a batch of these Overnight Cinnamon Rolls!Did you know that cinnamon is really just tree bark?  Yup, the bark is stripped off of young branches and then laid in the sun to dry.  That’s how it turns into the cinnamon stick that we all know and love.  I only learned this fun fact a couple of years ago when a friend went on vacation to the Caribbean and got to see cinnamon being made (err, dried).  How cool is that? Continue Reading »

Loaded Tots with Coca-Cola Glazed Bacon

I’ve partnered with Coca-Cola and Collective Bias to create these Loaded Tots with Coca-Cola Glazed Bacon.  These loaded tots are the perfect snack for your college basketball parties! Coca-Cola is a corporate champion of the NCAA.
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These Loaded Tots are topped with a tasty queso cheese sauce and Coca-Cola glazed bacon bits!  They're the perfect snack for watching sports!In the words of the great William Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances…”  Although I suspect that ole Bill was not a huge college basketball fan (the game wasn’t even invented until about 200 years later), his words ring particularly true at this time of the year.  Think about it.  The college bball tourney is kinda like a stage.  It starts as a stage with 68 players.  All of the big teams are there, but so are the champions from the mid-major conferences.  Over the course of 3-weeks, they battle it out and, one by one, teams make their exits.  Who knew that William Shakespeare had so much in common with college basketball?Continue Reading »