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BBQ Sweet Potato Chips, “Grippo” Style

BBQ Sweet Potato Chips, “Grippo” Style

Meet the new love of my life. (Sorry Mike). For those of you like, “errrrr Grippawhatta?” Let me fill you in. Grippo’s seasoning is a sweet, salty, spicy bbq mix best known for it’s use on Grippo chips, simply called by local Cincinnatians, “Grippos.” Grippos are […]

Spicy Ginger Shiitake Soup

Spicy Ginger Shiitake Soup

I cannot believe I have gone this long without a single mention of the best condiment of all time. Sriracha, aka rooster sauce. You know of my love for mayo, but my relationship with Sriracha is so much deeper. If you combine the two and spread […]

An early Christmas gift: The Perfect Party Appetizer

An early Christmas gift: The Perfect Party Appetizer

Anybody out there looking for delicious party recipes? Hmmmmm? I’ve got you covered. Consider this part II of my series on the awesomeness that is frozen puff pastry. If you’ve ever had a jalapeño popper, this is kind of like that… except a whole lot easier.

Chicken Coconut Curry: Part II

Chicken Coconut Curry: Part II

With Indian dishes (in my opinion) the more spices, the merrier. This recipe is not just curry powder, coconut milk, the end. You gotta work for it kids! But it is so, so worth it. Think of it as an excuse to expand your spice collection.

Traditional Indian Coconut Rice with Chicken Curry: Part I

Traditional Indian Coconut Rice with Chicken Curry: Part I

As I was thinking about what to make for dinner this week (and what to drink with it), I realized I needed some inspiration. I pulled out my recipe binder and started flipping through. Hidden far in the back was a hand written recipe for […]