Author Archives: Jason

Red Robin – Papillion

This is a first for me on this site so far… a bad review. Not just a normal bad review, but a really horrible one.

This one actually has me preparing to go back there and speak to their management and could perhaps involve law enforcement. We’ll just say I won’t be back. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ghost Cookies

Last weekend I was going through all the things I had leftover from the Farmer’s Market and I found a Ghost Chile (Naga Jolokia) pepper in my fridge.

At the same time I had been craving some sort of cookie and thought I’d give a pumpkin cookie a try. C’mon in and let me know what you think!! Continue reading

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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. A little research and it turns out this may be the next great burger shop. Read along as I take my first look! Continue reading

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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, no matter how long it takes! Continue reading

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Pumpkin & Roasted Pepper Dip

This week I went to my first ever Slow Foods gathering and left as part of the new governing board. Holy cow, right? I ddn’t see that coming!

I’d really like to say that it is due to my skills, but I think most of it had to do with this dish that I brought to the potluck dinner. Continue reading

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Easy Spiced Apple and Pear Cake

Mmmm… apples! Those red beauties are my downfall during the autumn months. Unfortunately I ended up with a ton leftover… what’s a guy to do?

Luckily rescue came in the form of a cake recipe by Gayle of Kosher Camembert. Step inside for a very easy cake recipe that is very tasty! Yum!! Continue reading

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Fruit Roll-Ups: Simply Fruit

Fruit Roll-Ups aren’t usually considered health food. I mean, they are pretty much the anti-health food, aren’t they? Unfortunately kids love them.

Good news, parents! General Mills has created a new form of Fruit Roll-Up… one that amazingly actually contains fruit! Shocking stuff, friends!! Continue reading

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Puff that Parm!

For anyone questioning what good Twitter is, I think I have an answer. Without it I wouldn’t have stumbled upon this awesome way to play with Parmesan cheese.

If you buy fresh Parm (and who doesn’t), then instead of throwing away the ends check out this post and see what you can do with ’em! Continue reading

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Show time is slow time

This weekend I had to work a trade show for my company. A hair trade show. Yes, really. This has had a lot of unfortunate side effects, sadly.

Among other things, I wasn’t able to plan my shopping or really cook at all this week, so I’m sorry for the minor delay in delicious looking things! Continue reading

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SweeTango – Honeycrisp’s nightmare

Ah, Fall… apple season. The Honeycrisp is as good as an apple can get, isn’t it? It’s sweet, crunchy, juicy, crisp… everything you want in an apple.

That is, until now. Behold… the SweeTango apple! Step inside and see me check out the newest, and perhaps tastiest, apple to come to market. Continue reading

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RIP: Camera Lens

Well, I finally somehow broke my camera lens. Don’t know how it happened, but I first noticed it while Jess and I were out taking some photos in the woods and it wouldn’t focus.

Looks like one of the pieces of the lens shutter was stuck open, causing many issues. Now I need a new one… any suggestions? Continue reading

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Absinthe Verte – St. George Spirits

Absinthe. That word inspires visions of tortured artists, green fairies and many other things. No other liquor has captured the imagination of more people around the world. I decided that I would bite the bullet and give absinthe a try and see if it is as wonderful as the supporters say or as scary as the detractors claim. Continue reading

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Around the Web 2

As most of you have probably done yourselves, I’ve happened to stumble on some good food-related articles/sites in the past few days and thought I’d share!

Today we have some food safety tips, news on obesity, news on food labeling and a couple of stories about things you didn’t think were food. Continue reading

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Joe Fizz – Carbonated Coffee?

What is this? Coffee-flavored soda? No… it is actually coffee soda! Perhaps now I can start drinking soda with breakfast and it suddenly won’t be weird.

I found this stuff lurking in my supermarket and just had to give it a try. Honestly, I’m mixed on it… it isn’t bad, just different. Step inside to read the rest! Continue reading

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