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Roasted Poblano Mac and Cheese

Forget boring mac and cheese!
Make dinner exciting with this Roasted Poblano Mac and Cheese!

Forget boring mac and cheese! Make dinner exciting with this Roasted Poblano Mac and Cheese!One of the coolest things about living in upstate New York is the awesome summer weather.  Of course, I say that as it is currently quite chilly outside, and a warm summer day feels like a world away.  Once the weather starts turning warm-ish, we wander out of the house (sans winter coats, I might add) and start soaking in the rays.  As soon as spring begins to think about arriving, we always end up heading up to Saratoga Springs to wander the streets.  If you’ve never visited Saratoga Springs, then put it on your to-visit list!  It’s a quaint town with tons of charm, good shops, tasty restaurants and of course the racetrack.Continue Reading »

Bacon Cheddar Popovers

Filled with extra-sharp cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon, these Bacon Cheddar Popovers are perfect for a hearty weekend brunch!

Filled with extra-sharp cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon, these Bacon Cheddar Popovers are perfect for a hearty weekend brunch!I’ve mentioned here before that my wife and I try to hit the gym 3-4 mornings a week.  Her company has a gym on site, so we drive down and get a workout in before heading off to our respective jobs.  (Of course, Snowmageddon 2015 has interrupted our workout plans more than once lately.  We tried heading out before the snow plow came through one morning…we made it about 1/4 mile before coming back home.)  Continue Reading »

Smoked Chili con Queso

Imagine a creamy, cheesy queso dip…and then add in a smoky grilled flavor!
This Smoked Chili con Queso is the perfect appetizer to enjoy during the big game!

Imagine a creamy, cheesy queso dip...and then add in a smoky grilled flavor!  This Smoked Chili con Queso is the perfect appetizer to enjoy during the big game!Well kiss my grits!  As I’ve mentioned many times before, I was born in the South.  I grew up all over the Carolinas, Texas, Louisiana and Georgia.  Although I now live in the frozen tundra upstate New York, my Southern roots run deep.  I’ve been known to pull out some crazy Southern sayings now and then…especially when watching college football!  But one Southern saying I’ve never quite figured out is “kiss my grits.”  Truthfully, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say “kiss my grits” in the South.  In fact, when I hear that saying, I think of these Jalapeno Cheddar Grits, and I don’t want to kiss them.  I want to put my face in them.Continue Reading »

Beer Cheese Dip

This Beer Cheese Dip features several favorite snack-time ingredients: bacon, cheese, beer…and more cheese!

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I love a good beer.  Over the past several years, my wife and I have made it a habit of visiting craft breweries and brewpubs wherever we go.  Did you know that Vermont is home to 35+ breweries?  I didn’t until recently.  (I’ve only made it to 10 of them so far.)  Continue Reading »