Category Archive for "The Mixed Bag"

Dale Talde’s Piece of American Mango Pie

Most people will remember Chef Dale Talde from the Bravo TV hit show Top Chef: Chicago (2008) and Top Chef: All Stars (2010-11). Top Chef: Chicago also introduced its audience to other now well known chefs, but Dale Talde’s unique…

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Wheelers Restaurant & Taproom  … The Small Town Eatery With a Big Town Feel

UPDATE: Wheeler’s is officially closed. After repeated requests for a restaurant logo over the course of several months, a logo was never received. I recently had the opportunity to dine at Wheelers Restaurant & Taproom, located in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Wheelers…

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Muffin Base Recipe

Print Muffin Base Recipe Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 Standard Muffins Ingredients Here’s a great muffin base recipe that I use in my own kitchen! If you are looking for a whole…

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Severe Storm Preparations Part II

If you missed Part I in the series, you can see it here. Many of you may be thinking “Ok, so I need things that can store easily and don’t necessarily need refrigeration. Where do I begin?!” You can start…

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Should I Buy This?! A Review Of SPAGnVOLA Chocolates

A bit ago I received a request to review the chocolate selections from SPAGnVOLA Chocolates. Did someone just offer me chocolate?! Boxes and boxes of chocolate?! Why, yes. Yes, they did. Well, of course I said yes! A few days later I…

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The Green and Global Kitchen Ultimate Pantry!

The Ultimate Pantry

Like many Foodies out there, cooking and baking is an essential part of the day. And if you don’t have the ingredients necessary, it can be a challenge to find a substitute. So, here’s my list of The Ultimately Stocked…

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Severe Storm Preparations Part I

So, how do you prepare for being without power for an extended period of time and still provide healthy and delicious meals? Read on … Essentials to always have on hand: Sandwich maker (other than a panini maker) Waffle iron…

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Behind The Reveal : An Inside Look At Restaurant : Impossible

It was a warm day in August 2013, and there I was at the Windsor 75 Diner and Restaurant in Windsor, CT filming an episode of one of my favorite shows on the Food Network, Restaurant : Impossible. While I…

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Wingin’ It For A Good Cause

This past Wednesday I attended Wing Fest 2013, an event that benefited a local chapter of the Humane Society. Anyone that knows me can tell you two things I’m very passionate about are the welfare of animals and food.  Three local…

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