Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Recipes, restaurant reviews, oms, and noms.

Eats for Game Day (or Commercial Watching… Your Choice)

Today is the big game and, unlike basically all of my fellow Americans, I am admittedly not a huge American football fan. I'll watch it if it is on the TV and I am out at a bar or if someone else wants to watch it, but I don't have a favorite team and I don't get mad about who wins or loses. As a marketer and foodie, though, I am sure you could have guessed that I love the eating, partying, and commerical-watching aspects of game day. In the kitchen is where one might find me on any Superbowl ... Continue Reading

Pantry Raid: Mushroom Barley Soup

I am kicking off my list of 2015 foodie resolutions right with one of the pantry raid recipes that I promised. This one comes from last week, after we realized that the #snowmageddon was not going to be all it was cracked up to be but nonetheless could use something warm to eat, since it was still very cold outside. This recipe is healthy and doesn't require a lot of ingredients, making it a perfect recipe for using up pantry and fridge staples. Cooking guidelines are approximate, since I found ... Continue Reading

Foodie Resolutions for 2015

I came across an article on MSN Food & Drink that outlines new things that foodies should try to do in the new year. There are a whopping 51 things listed and, as it turns out, I have already accomplished a lot of them! Go me! There is always room to do better, though, so here is what jumped out at me. The first thing on the list, clean-out and reorganize the fridge, seems like simple food safety and common sense to me. Nobody wants old food sitting around for eons, stinking up everything else. ... Continue Reading

Pantry Raid: Tex-Mex Casserole

It was a snowy weekend here in the Northeast. Sounds of plows and shovels could be heard all night and afternoon on Saturday as the snow fell and our development crew worked to clear it out so we could all get out of our homes and on the roads today to go about the day. We are getting another snowfall now, and even more is on the way for later in the week. Me, I am not a cold weather-loving person. Looking at the snowfall is all well and good, but I prefer to stay inside and do that, if at all ... Continue Reading

Meal Delivery Services for the Home Cook: Plated and Blue Apron

Disclaimer: although it may sound like it, this is not a sponsored post, just a review of the services based on my experiences using them. Last year, I posted a review of the very first Plated box that I signed up to receive. Plated is a meal delivery service that allows you to order meals by the "plate" (2 plates = 2 servings), and the ingredients and recipes to make those meals are sent for you to cook at home. My first two meals were swiss chard rolls stuffed with quinoa, goat cheese, and butternut ... Continue Reading