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Perfect Spaghetti and Meatballs: A (Pseudo) Italian Classic?

spaghetti and meatballs

Think of Italian food as date food? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Ah yes, spaghetti and meatballs, that steaming hot Italian classic, featuring mountains of perfectly cooked spaghetti, generously splashed with creamy, rich, fruity and spicy tomato sauce, topped with countless giant spicy meatballs then covered in a generous snowfall of the best […]

Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe: Why Settle for Store-bought?

home-made chicken stock

Part 2 of 2 in a series: If you read my previous post on chicken noodle soup, you may know that I had planned to post the below homemade chicken stock recipe article last week. Unfortunately, I spent last week keeled over with a fierce cold. So rather than an elaborate post describing the joys of […]

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup: A Simple Cure for the Common Cold

Chicken noodle soup

Part 1 of 2 in a series: I had originally planned to do an elaborate post on home-made chicken stock in this very spot. And then disaster struck in the shape of a crippling cold. As a result, I decided to do a quick post explaining how to use the end result of said post, […]

Slow Food: Beer-braised Pork Cheeks – (Almost) Nose to Tail Eating

beer-braised pork cheeks

I visited my dad not too long ago. It was the beginning of November and fall was starting to take it’s grip on the country. For the dynamic father and son duo, this meant the revival of a proud family tradition: slow food! When the days grow shorter, darker and colder, we’ll sometimes take the time […]

Simple Pleasures: Ron Zacapa Ice Cream

Ron Zacapa ice cream

Well, it’s another first on the blog! Today, we’re gonna turn things upside down by taking something reasonably complicated and making it dead simple. Today, I’m going to propose that given the right mindset and procedure, something as lush and seemingly complicated as ice cream can be made in as little as 3o minutes using very few […]