Springtime Salads – Peas and Peanuts

The now-defunct Embers Restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Michigan served a salad that I have never forgotten. Sweet and creamy, their Peas and Peanuts was made with Miracle Whip and Spanish peanuts. Taking advantage of fresh spring peas makes this salad worth revisiting with roasted, unsalted peanuts and a lighter vinaigrette. (Although it is still pretty great with a mayonnaise base as well!)

BBQ Rating Guide

Do you love great BBQ?  Ever wondered how to qualify your favorite shack vs. a big chain?  Here is a handy guide to use the next time you are out hunting up the perfect pulled pork or rib tips (go for the “burnt ends”!) BBQ Review Field Report SUBJECT: ADDRESS: PHONE: DAY/DATE: TIME: WEATHER:                               TEMP: …

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How TechMunch Taught Me To Go Beyond Meat

On Friday I attended TechMunch, a conference hosted by the Atlanta Food Blogger’s Society, bringing in BakeSpace founder Babbette Papaj and a wonderful program aimed at Food Bloggers.  It was held in the event space at Monday Night Brewing, one the west side not far from the Water Works. I have to admit to a …

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San Francisco and the IACP

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to San Francisco where I attended the Culinary Expo portion of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Annual Conference.  Many thanks to Jeff Albucher for his help and encouragement to me to get there.   I managed to run into several Atlanta friends while there, Author …

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