Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad

There is nothing fancy about this recipe, and it is in no way difficult. The original version, well second draft, of this recipe can be found on the side of the Jell-o Pistachio Pudding box. My version has a bit more of the good stuff, marshmallows and Cool Whip, and uses pistachios instead of pecans…. 

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Cranberry and Ricotta Napoleon

Cranberry and Ricotta Napoleons

I miss being a kid. When I was a kid, the holidays meant running around like a banshee with my cousins, eating olives and pickles from my Grandmother’s adorable segmented dishes and sporting matching candy cane pajamas with my sister. It was magical. No worries, no pressure. Extravagant meals seemed to materialize out of thin… 

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Funded!

Kickstarting Our Food Truck, Part 3: We Did It

There’s a huge difference between the version of me that exists right now, and the one that existed a little over thirty days ago. That’s because thanks to you, the ‘Wich, Please sandwich truck is 117% funded, raising $29,457 in about a month. It’s a mandate. You want this truck to come to Rockland, Maine…. 

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Chorizo Mac & Cheese Baked in a Pumpkin

Chorizo Sage Mac and Cheese Baked in a Pumpkin

The turducken is a modern abomination. Food should not be sewn inside other food like an edible chimera. It is, in fact, a form of engastration, which is a recipe method in which one animal is stuffed inside the gastric passage of another. Stuff your turkey all day long in its natural cavity, the way God intended. Stuff… 

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Venison Jerky

How to Make Venison Jerky

For the next few days, my house will be in preparation mode. Preparation for Josh’s annual hunting trip. We’ll be ripping open boxes in the basement, cursing ourselves for packing away all the wool socks during our glee as the first blade of brown grass peeked through the snow in May. Why don’t we label… 

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How to Make Spiedies

How to Make Spiedies

I told Malcolm that I once went to a spiedie festival and was therefore the resident expert to write a little intro to this recipe. But now as I sit here typing, reclined on my bed, I cannot recall a single detail of such an event, which leads me to believe I was lying. Spiedies… 

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The Terror of Being Half-Funded

Kickstarting Our Food Truck, Part 2: The Terror of Being Half-Funded

It’s been an incredible first 15 or so days, roughly the first half of our Kickstarter campaign to execute a mid-career hail mary and launch ‘Wich, Please, a mobile concession trailer in Rockland, Maine. In the first two weeks, we’ve raised almost $14,000, from almost 200 different people from all across the country and from… 

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Rosemary Pork and Shallot Apple Puffs

Rosemary Pork and Shallot Apple Puffs

I remember sitting on the floor of her bathroom, watching my mother unpack the pink compacts of Mary Kay cosmetics. I loved the way she wet the brush and applied a smoky blue shadow to her eyelids. She had a midnight hued dress, calf length with shoulder pads, cinched at the waist with a wide black belt and sensible… 

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How to Can Homemade Applesauce

How to Make and Can Homemade Applesauce

I have been canning for about six years now. Jellies, jams, tomatoes, applesauce, beets. Each time I pull out the water bath canner or pressure cooker, I am still in awe of the fact that preserving my own food is an option. We didn’t preserve food in my house growing up. We never had a… 

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