Football Weekend Chili Cheese Dip

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I don't know how football season goes in your house, but in ours it is a conglomeration of Saturday college games, Sunday pro games, and a whole lot of nibbling in front of both.  And in the midst of all of this, we spend one gloriously noisy weekend every football season down in Clemson, South Carolina with the Southern daughter, eating, cheering on the Tigers, eating, tailgating with family and friends, eating, perhaps indulging in an adult beverage or two...and eating.  So if you are as enamored of football cuisine as we are, here's a guaranteed easy favorite...Chili Cheese Dip! Read More & Get the Recipe

Taco Pie!

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It's just about Cinco de Mayo, the one day of the year that we are required to eat delicious Mexican food!  Or something that at least approximates Mexican food, which if I am going to be totally honest is the case with this taco pie.  I'm not sure how authentic it is...probably 0%, if I had to put a number on it.  But it's delicious and spicy and involves taco sauce and tortilla chips and so I'm going with it.  That's what you get when an Irish girl does Mexican food.  But let me repeat: delicious! Read More & Get the Recipe

Lasagna Soup!

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Here's the thing about lasagna and cooking when there are only two people living in your house.  You can't do it.  Well, you CAN do it, if you are up for eating lasagna for a solid week straight, but there's no reasonable way (that I have yet discovered) to cook lasagna for two the traditional way.  So until my Southern daughter and all her hordes of friends come back from college for the summer, I'm just going to have to be untraditional.  As in, I'm turning that lasagna into a hearty, warm and wonderful soup. Read More & Get the Recipe

Barbecue Biscuits with Soft Fried Egg

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I have said time and time again that the Southern husband has influenced me in so many ways, culinarily-speaking, pointing me in directions I never thought my tastebuds would go.  Fried green tomatoes.  Okra.  Grits on grits on grits.  And towards the wonderful, the happiness, the reckless abandon of eating barbecue for breakfast.  Tender, spicy, spooned over a warm biscuit and with a soft fried egg dripping down the side barbecue for breakfast.  You're nodding, right?  Me too. Read More & Get the Recipe

BBQ Sandwiches!

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Lots of you have asked me what was on the menu at my house for the Super Bowl, and I know it is already practically baseball season now, but better late than never.... Like the Saints, I ended up being a big winner on Super Bowl Sunday because my awesome group of family and friends came with just about everything anyone could possibly want in terms of delicious food that could be eaten while shouting at the television screen. Here's what we had: BBQ Sandwiches, as seen above. Both the shredded beef brisket bbq and the fantastic sauce was made by my dad, who is a long-time, unswervingly loyal Redskins fan, and my hero. Recipe below -- thanks, Daddy! Coleslaw, made by yours truly. We like the vinegar-based kind as opposed to the really creamy kind. It's awesome with the BBQ sandwiches. You can even put a spoonful of it ON your bbq sandwich, if you are really wild and crazy. Monster Cookies, made by my friend L. There almost aren't words to describe the wonder of these. People who Read More & Get the Recipe