Archive for the ‘Party’ Category

Olé Sangria!

I’ve got a birthday party to go to next weekend and since the birthday party is the same week as Cinco de Mayo something Mexican/Spanish would be in order. While I’m not sure what I’m going to bring to eat, I know what I’m drinking – Sangria! Naturally I need to know how to actually make […]


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Poker Party Finger Food

The group of friends that my wife and I hang out with often get together to play some no-limit Texas Hold ’em. For me the game’s been interesting to learn but not something that’s grabbed hold of me over the long term. So over the years I’ve had less and less reason to actually go […]


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Easter Lamb Gyros

Each holiday has its own seasonal ingredients and with Easter it’s lamb. I first had lamb at The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, OH back when I was 14 or so. I don’t have lamb a lot primarily because nobody else in my family cares for it, but with an invitation to an Easter lunch and an […]


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Christmas Dinner

Our family has started a tradition of having roast beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner and this year was no exception. This year’s menu was: 3 lb beef tenderloin roast, rubbed with pepper, thyme and garlic cranberry-pear chutney sauce garlic mashed potatoes rosemary carrots fresh green bean casserole This is my 4th year making the roast in the […]


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Party Prep

Friday night and rather than hanging at my favorite watering hole, I’m at home cooking for the Yankee Swap party tomorrow night. I’m making spiced nuts and caramel corn as my swap gift. The nuts will go in a nice glass jar and the caramel corn in a festive tin. The spiced nuts go like […]


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Yankee Swap Party

It’s almost time for the annual Yankee Swap Party. Every year my friend Sue throws this increadable party the second Saturday in December. Everyone brings a $15 gift, a scratch ticket and something to eat. We all have a blast! There’s usually about 40+ people at the gathering. This year there’s a tropical party theme. […]


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