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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Before I flipped the Rover, I actually did a bit of travel which had not made it to the blog. Today, we go to Iowa. My good buddy Greg called me one cold Missouri February day as I was busy studying for the Foreign Service Officer test, (i.e. playing Sudoku on my iPad mini…), and […]

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Parmesan Baked Oysters

Here is a blast from the past – Chef Grant on T.V. doing a recipe for Valentines Day.  Like I say on the About page, the camera added about 35 pounds and 10 inches of hair… However, this recipe is awesome.  It was inspired by a year of weekly travel to New Orleans where its […]

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EATS! Kansas City

One of the most common questions I receive about Kansas City is where I like to eat. Since I’m on my way back to Kansas City for the holidays, I thought I would take some time to share my favorite places. I love Kansas City and I love that we have some awesome chefs in […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Here is a perfect peanut Butter Cookie recipe to bake with you mom, which is what I did when we made these in Colorado. As you know from the Peanut Butter Brownie recipe, I do love some peanut butter in my desserts and feel like these cookies are best.  They were even […]

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EATS! China

The only travel tip I’m going to share about China is to Eat. Eat everything. Go in with an open mind and explore.  You will discover flavors familiar and new.  Textures and uses for so many ingredients is beyond impressive.  The diversity of food and choices across the nation leaves a palate more than satisfied with variety […]

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Sweet & Sour

No, this is not another post about travel in China and the good and bad – It’s a recipe from the road!! There was this little restaurant near my Inn in the Shuhe district of Lijang.  This is in Yunnan China and I traveled to this south west corner of the country to hike the Tiger Leaping […]

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Thanksgiving – Roasted Turkey & Pan Gravy

Yes, you can brine your turkey and shove a goose, a chicken and a quail in its ass before smoking it in the hole you dug in the backyard filled with hot rocks and banana leaves – all wrapped in bacon. (I’m just guessing from a professional point of view what the food network has […]

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Thanksgiving – Chocolate Pecan Pie

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert. Chocolate Pecan Pie Ingredients Crust – Buy One! 1/2 cup chocolate chips nuts – can spice nuts… 2 TB flour 4 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup syrup 1 tsp vanilla 4 tb butter – melted 2 TB Bourbon – optional – Directions Par bake crust about […]

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Land of the Flying Pig

If you were to pick up a stone on the side of the road in Bhutan and toss it randomly into the weeds which line the roads, you have about a 90% chance that your stone is going to land in a big bunch of Marijuana.  Seriously.  Its a weed and there is a ton […]

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Thanksgiving – Stuffing

Thought I would keep it simple today, since its Election Day in the States.   Giving Thanks

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