Slice of Heaven: Bok Choy, Fava Beans & Mushrooms

  Bok Choy, Fava Beans & Mushrooms Bok choy gratin with Gruyere & Parmesan, fresh fava beans, sauteed mixed mushrooms (shiitake, crimini & oyster) Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper ~1 cup mixed mushrooms (we used crimini, shiitake & oyster), sliced couple handfuls of fresh fava beans…

Slice of Heaven: Mashed Yellow Beets & Sweet Cherries

Mashed Yellow Beets & Sweet Cherries Mashed yellow beets (with sweet potatoes, apples & Greek yogurt), sweet cherries, feta cheese, walnuts Recipe Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted & halved 1 hunk feta, cut into small cubes (crumbled feta would work too)…

Making Meals Easy

In many ways, my family is the average American family. We’ve got a couple of kids, a dog, a house in the ‘burbs, two cars, and two incomes. You know the drill. My wife is a nurse and works from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. That means that she leaves the house around 6 a.m….

This Awesome Week June 15-21 2014

Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was. Instagram girl of the week This week’s girl is Angie Ang, a model and all around great person. Follow her on Instagram here. Sports roundup The Kings win game 5 in double OT to win the Stanley Cup and send New York home:[ESPN.com]…

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Sometimes you want to go… Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows your name. The sitcom Cheers wasn’t a long-running hit from 1982 to 1993 for no good reason. It was a…

Cigar 101 – Choosing a Cigar

At last we spoke, I’d posed an important question: “Which cigar do you pick from all of those beautiful boxes with the amazing-looking cigars of all shapes and sizes?”  Well, let’s talk about those shapes, sizes and different colors and flavors. Shapes and Sizes First, cigars basically come in two main shapes. (There are variations but…

Adapting to a Society of Legalized Marijuana

Each presidential election focuses on at least one key controversial issue. In recent years, candidates have been asked to defend their viewpoints on gay marriage, abortion, war and more. As the United States gears up for the 2016 presidential election, it is likely that a controversial topic that will be highly debated is the legalization of marijuana. Barack Obama, George…

Cigars 101 – How Do I Start?

On the surface, smoking premium cigars is like smoking regular or e-cigarettes or other things that aren’t exactly considered “PC” these days. However, those who take the plunge and take the time to learn discover that there’s a huge difference between buying a pack of smokes and enjoying a hand-rolled cigar made in the Southern…

1000 Years In The Making – The Mint Julep

One might say I’m late to the party when it comes to writing about the signature drink of the annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. However, that is far from the case. For a proper Mint Julep to be made at home by your average procrastinator, it’s going to take you close to a year…

Truckin' with Fryborg

It was nearly 14 years ago. Jonathan Gibbons was sitting in front of his classic Macintosh something or other. He was struggling to type out a term paper for his English class. It was the biggest obstacle standing between him and a bachelor’s degree. It was not that Gibbons was incapable of writing the paper. If anything, he…

Tortilla Chip Monster

As I sat down to watch another dreadful game of the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers playoff series, I decided to make some delicious nachos. Nachos do make everything better, it’s a scientific fact. I opened up a bag of Mission tortilla chips and poured some on to a plate. As I grabbed a…

The Social Life with Felicia D'Ambrosio

When people think of social media professionals, negative stereotypes come to mind but rarely do people realize that those who succeed in the field are typically hard-working, intelligent people with a strong and varied background. That is certainly the case with Felicia D’Ambrosio, partner at Federal Donuts and Director of Communications at Cook+Solo. Felicia’s internet…