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Good Morning – Eggs, Bacon and Grits Pie

What to do with leftover grits? Pour them into a pie tin and set in the fridge overnight or until cool. Cut a slice and heat in skillet in butter, lard, olive oil bacon grease or your favorite oil. Learn more about the health benefits of grits here  

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Fried Green Mater BLT

Where Male Nesting Behavior Meets Green Tomato BLTs

Over two years ago, as my wife’s belly began to grow and the death threats she hurled at the doctor and myself increased in intensity, I embarked on a campaign known in the animal kingdom as nesting. Sure most people associate nesting with a pregnant female’s natural instinct to start preparing for the new arrival, […]

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Empire State South – Modern Approach / Southern Cuisine

On a lay-over and missed flight earlier this month I finally had a chance to see a little more of Atlanta than its massive airport that I transit through every 28 days. I have always been impressed with the food at Hartsfield-Jackson International and so I was excited about the opportunity to take the MARTA train downtown to see […]

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Zinburger Ringer

ZinBurger – Is the Ringer a Top Burger In Durham?

8030 Renaissance Parkway Suite 905 / Durham, NC Service: Our server Sheila, was friendly and attentive. When asked what her favorite burger on the menu was, she without skipping a beat called out The Ringer. I always appreciate when the server knows the menu and is confident about what is good. The Fries($5.00): Thin hand […]

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Creme Brûlée

Bacon on Donuts and Chicken Fried Steak on a Biscuit means Good Morning – Rise

For  four weeks the power of Facebook marketing showed its strength. With a simple click of a “Like” button, everyday I received two new pictures in my news feed from Rise – Biscuit and Donuts. One picture I received was their daily biscuit menu and the other, their fresh made donut menu. Every morning for […]

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Backyard Brazilian Churrasco

“Churrasco is a Portuguese and Spanish term referring to beef or grilled meat more generally, differing across Latin America and Europe, but a prominent feature in the cuisines of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and other Latin American countries.”     I travel to Brazil every month and in addition to learning a few good cuss words in […]

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The Anatomy of a Sunday

Sunday, a day named after the sun and in many religions, the day set aside for worshiping “god”. I like to take the day to appreciate the rays of the sun and only a few things are needed to make up the “Anatomy of a Sunday”: – Ice cold mugs from the freezer – Cold beer to go in above mug – […]

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Summer Squash and Corn Chowder – Cooking Light

(as adapted from Cooking Light October) 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon 3/4 cup sliced green onions, divided 1/4 cup chopped celery  1 pound yellow summer squash, chopped  zuccihni  1 pound frozen white and yellow baby corn kernels, thawed and divided 2 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided $  1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt […]

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Pampa Market and Grill – Houston, Texas

Some of the best, most authentic places are hidden in plain sight of America’s strip malls. And tonight I definitely found one of them in the Spring Branch section of Houston. WHAT I ATE: Empanada de Pollo (Chicken Empanada) $2.50 Empanada de Jamon y Queso (Ham and Cheese Empanadas) $2.50 – The empanadas were baked and had a nice golden outside. […]

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Veggie Plater Dilemma

It happens every time, your having a party and instead of offering an all out meat feast you want to give your guest an option for some vegetables. In comes the obligatory vegetable platter. Well now the party is over and guess who is still hanging around? Yes the faithful vegetable platter and its sidekick, […]

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