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Red Robin – Papillion
Red Robin – Papillion

This is a first for me on this site… a bad review.  Not just a bad review, but a horrible one… one that has me preparing to go back there and speak to their management. We’ll start at the beginning.  Jess and I had been out all day shopping and were craving a burger.  We happened to be in the vicinity of Red Robin and thought we’d finally give it...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ghost Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ghost Cookies

Last weekend I was going through all the things I had leftover from the Farmer’s Market and decided to do my best to use ’em all up.  Among all the goodies I found a leftover Ghost Chile (Naga Jolokia) just sitting in my fridge, begging to be let loose on some poor sap’s tongue.  Unlike it’s poor brother, who was eaten by a co-worker after signing...

Smashburger – Omaha
Smashburger – Omaha

A little over a month ago, Jess and I were driving over to Jason’s Deli to grab a quick bite to eat and we noticed a new restaurant opening almost next door.  It was called “Smashburger” and I had never heard of it.  Doing a bit of research led me to find out that it is both a relatively new (first store opened in Denver back in June 2007) and fast expanding: The...

From Corn to Hominy
From Corn to Hominy

This past week I had an idea.  I ended up with a ton of Indian corn from the Farmer’s Market and I thought I’d make hominy out of it.  Nice, right?  Let’s just say I have a whole new respect for this stuff and will walk you through all of what it takes to make it. First up, you’re gonna need some corn.  Conveniently it comes on cobs, so you just...

Pumpkin & Roasted Pepper Dip
Pumpkin & Roasted Pepper Dip

This week I went to my first ever Slow Foods gathering and left as part of the new governing board.  I’d like to say that it is due to my skills and what was needed, but I think most of it had to do with what I brought to the potluck dinner that night.  Why do I say that?  Mainly because I brought this: Best last minute dip I've ever concocted. A quick bit of background. ...

Easy Spiced Apple and Pear Cake
Easy Spiced Apple and Pear Cake

Mmmm… apples!  Those red beauties are my downfall during the autumn months.  I unfortunately tend to overestimate the amount of apples I can eat and that is what happene this week.  I ended up with a ton leftover and will be tempted to get more at the farmer’s market tomorrow… what’s a guy to do? Luckily rescue came in the form of a cake recipe by...

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