Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Here’s another wow-oh-my-god-I-looove this recipe. I made it last Saturday afternoon. We noshed on it while watching Cliff Lee (Phillies pitcher) hit a home run. Yes, I said pitcher, and yes, he hit the ball, and yes, it was a freaking home run! What a moment! Despite myself, I’m becoming quite a baseball fan. Who …

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My favorite store-bought snack is Snyder’s Jalapeño Pretzel Pieces. They’re addictive, especially when you’re drinking beer. Imagine hand to bag to mouth over and over and you’ll get the picture. As much as I love my jalapeño pretzels, I rather snack on something a bit healthier and homemade. That’s why I’m over the top excited …

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Yes, yes, it’s the first week of the new year and you all have resolutions about eating healthier, exercising and being the perfect you. However, sometimes you need to treat yourself, and those around you, to a warm comforting bowl of fat. Don’t worry, it has vegetables in it too! Beer cheese soups have been …

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Tis the season for easy-to-make dishes for entertaining, or for hanging out and watching Christmas movies. It’s also the season for indulging in dishes that you normally wouldn’t — dishes made with either seasonal, expensive or high-fat high-calorie ingredients. I once made a huge Christmas Eve feast that started with Oysters Rockefeller and went on …

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A stuffed jalapeno recipe that makes me swoon — stuffed with Italian sausage, onion, red bell pepper, garlic and cheeses, you’ll want to make a dinner out of them. ~~~ My guy loves jalapenos, especially pickled jalapenos. He snacks on them right from the jar. No daytrip to the beach is complete without pickled jalapenos …

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