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2013 in review


So Lindsey and I have been out of commission due to major life changes…moving, new jobs, graduating from grad school, etc. You name it, its kinda kept us from posting. We didn’t stop cooking though…or home-brewing beer…or curing bacon. We’ll be back soon and would like to hear from you. What things would you like to see us post about? In the meantime, I’ll leave this here…

Thanks for being loyal!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 720 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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In Texas, “Fried” is a legit food group


In Texas, we have the following food groups: barbeque, meat, beer, and fried. It’s what I love most about living here.

I mean seriously, who can resist eating something called El Bananarito?

a deep fried banana rolled in a flour tortilla, topped with whipped cream, powdered sugar, a dusting of cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla extract. Top it off with your choice of smooth, hot caramel or decadent chocolate syrup.

Not me, that’s for damn sure.

And even if we don’t really have seasons in Texas, at least we can have a Fried Autumn Pie:

puff pastry infused with a scrumptious combination of pumpkin, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and fall spices. Deep fried and rolled in ginger, cinnamon, and sugar.

Want to see the full list? Head over to Pegasus News.

I ate my way through the fair two years ago, and I’m about to do it again.

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Eat Like You’re Rich


I really, really like gourmet food. But my wallet, not so much. Lucky for me there’s a solution: KRLD Restaurant Week.

From the CBS/DFW website:

About KRLD Restaurant Week
Select from any of the over 125 Restaurants and enjoy a fabulous three-course dinner for just $35 per person. For each prix fixe dinner purchased, participating Restaurants will make a $7 donation to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth to benefit families in need. Over the years, KRLD’s Restaurant Week raised Millions for local charities. You can help by making your reservation and enjoying a delicious dinner out! Reservations Required. Ask your favorite participating Restaurants for KRLD Restaurant Week Reservations. *Limited seating. Beverages, tax, and gratuity not included.

Bonus: spend $25 or more at Central Market and get a coupon for a free fourth course! (And I sure do love Central Market.)

For more information, including the list of participating restaurants, visit the CBS/DFW website. You can also follow KRLD Restaurant Week on Twitter.

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Lindsey and JT’s Epic Road Trip Extravaganza Part 2: Not All Camp Stoves are Created Equal, Tasty Camp Breakfast is Tasty, & Wow! That’s a Lotaburger!


Night 1 (7/11/11)
Good news: I survived night one. Bad news: night one’s dinner consisted of grapes, peanut butter & jelly, gatorade, cupcakes, and half a beer.

Okay, so it doesn’t seem that bad. But when you consider why that was our dinner, it’s just plain sad. Upon removing the camp stove that Jesse loaned us from the back of the car, we were rather surprised to discover that the stove is fuel-powered and not propane powered. Too bad all we had was propane. After much frustration and fear of blowing everything up, JT figured out how to get it lit, but by then we were just annoyed and hungry. Cue the sandwiches. This would have been fine, save for the swarms of stupid moths that wouldn’t leave us the hell alone.

Seriously, of all the creepy crawly growly rattle-y potential pests awaiting us at our campsite, we were attacked by moths??? Once a moth landed on my cupcake, I’d had enough, and opened a beer. Which I didn’t finish, because there was lightning in the distance, and quite frankly, I was just tired. So it was off to bed, but not before many many prayers that we wouldn’t be attacked by bears or fire ants.

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Lindsey and JT’s Epic Road Trip Extravaganza Part 1: I Fought the Brisket and the Brisket Won


JT and I have embarked on our epic!road!and!outdoor!trip!, which means that we’re planning to eat all sorts of tasty foods. Which states are we driving through, you ask?

  • Texas
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona

And apparently the trip involves a rather intense outdoor component, too:

Did I mention that I’m ridiculously high maintenance? Sure hope JT knows what he’s gotten himself into…

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