The Unorthodox Epicure — Eating chips and queso with C.B. Stubblefield (Recipe: Stubb’s Chili con Queso)

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Once in a blue moon, my out-of-the-box thinking turns into a reward. And the folks at Stubb’s® regularly lead me to that creative corner. Now, before you start thinking this is one of those sponsored posts, just stop. Not that I don’t accept sponsorships from purveyors of products that I actually love, but my relationship with Stubb’s® […]

Confession No. 139 — Some folks doth protest too much, methinks (Recipe: Apple Brie Crostini)

Apple Brie Crostini —

Unlike many friends and even more acquaintances, I watched the nationwide protests of this mid-January with nary an ounce of consternation. Before you go thinking that I’m indifferent or have internally marginalized those who choose to question authority, I implore you to get to know me. Truth is, I’ve openly challenged jurisdiction more times than […]

The RV Chronicles — The ‘Jimmy Rockford’ is no place for a Super Bowl party (Recipe: Muffuletta Bites)

Muffuletta Bites — A nosh-sized taste of a New Orleans classic. Great for parties.

A quick jaunt around the loop of my RV park reveals a few telling details to those who are paying attention. But the most glaring particular is the one lot that doesn’t have a satellite receiver dish occupying a swath’s worth of real estate. Mine. Come February 7, I envision many of my neighbors watching […]

The RV Chronicles — There’s some Seoul happening in the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ (Recipe: Crispy Korean-style Chicken Wings)

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Let’s face it. Despite that multiple flights  leave here weekly, the closest I’ll likely ever get to Seoul (as in South Korea) is by watching M*A*S*H.  But thanks to the information age, I can eat similarly to our 7,000 mile-away friends. Write this down: Gochujang.  Now, say it out loud three times:  guh – chew […]

The RV Chronicles — Tailgating at the Jimmy Rockford (Recipe: Brats in a Blanket w/ Caramelized Kraut)

Brats in a Blanket w/ Caramelized Kraut — Ultimate football food

This ain’t no stadium parking lot and the only games being watched are piped through tacky little parabolas mounted atop cinder blocks. But it’s a tailgating atmosphere any time the mosquitoes are buzzing. A stroll to the laundry room, pool or trash dumpster brings an audible cornucopia of soundtracks — everything from Kenny Chesney to […]

The Unorthodox Epicure — Pimento Cheese-stuffed Sugar Snap Peas

Pimento Cheese-stuffed Sugar Snaps — Tangy. Crunchy-Sweet. Addicting.

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not a fan of foofoo appetizers. Sure, I’ll nosh on them here and there, but I’m really just a guy who is looking forward to the main course. Until now. An appetizer is traditionally arranged to whet one’s appetite … get it ready for the meal to come. This […]