Today is bittersweet for me. As this posts, the Red River Rivalry is currently unfolding it all its glory. I am undoubtedly screaming at the tv and all the dogs are conflicted between attempting to beg and/or steal the game snacks or hiding. If you are not familiar with college football, the Red River Rivalry is the … Continue reading Jonas.
I would like to say that I read the article in The Atlantic with horror and disbelief (click the link for the full article). However, the current administration continues to raise the bar on “can you believe this shit?” so often that honestly nothing surprises me any more. To serve in the military carries with … Continue reading Losers and Suckers.
Pearl beer always reminds me of my Granny. It was her drink of choice. Well, Pearl Light. Since tomorrow is her birthday—and if she were still with us, she’d be 100!—I thought I would share some news about her favorite beer. Unless you’re a Texan, you probably have never even heard of Pearl or Pearl … Continue reading Pearl Beer.
I love cookbooks. I never go into a bookstore without visiting the cooking section—and usually have to talk myself out of buying one or two or ten. As such, over the years I have collected quite a few. Thirty-three to be exact. And by 33, I mean that’s the bare-minimum-absolutely-must-have number. The problem is that—in … Continue reading 33 Cookbooks
Happy National Rum Day! I think one of the best parts about rum is that either you’re enjoying it while someplace tropical or, when you can’t be some place tropical, one sip will transport you there. Rum has a very dark and stormy past—and I’m not just talking about the drink! It is believed to … Continue reading Yo Ho Ho Ho…
When one thinks of Italian food, several staples come to mind: spaghetti, lasagne, fettuccine alfredo, and, of course, tiramisu and espresso. This is a tale about all of these except spaghetti and lasagne. In the lead up to our Italy trip, my boss’s father, Philip, casually mentioned that we had to go to Alfredo alla … Continue reading Originally Alfredo
I’ve spent the week waffling about what topic I should write about, but nothing has really been jumping out at me. In a last ditch effort (my favorite kind!) to get something posted this week, I realized it might be fun to share a few things about me. This is undoubtedly due in large part … Continue reading 50(ish) Questions.
DON’T WORRY…this is not another food post, I promise. What?!? We’re in the middle of a pandemic and nothing makes you realize how mundane and cyclical your diet is like staying at home and self-isolating for four months. This then leads to the realization that you need to spice up things with more bacon and … Continue reading Never Bow To Customs Agents
BLTs are proof that bacon makes everything better because let me tell you I am not overly fond of lettuce and I hate tomatoes on my sandwiches. They make it all soggy, but that is a rant for another day. However, add BACON and suddenly, I can tolerate both. Mainly, because I know what kind … Continue reading Bacon Makes Everything Better