Touchdown Thursdays: Muffaletta

Muffaletta

I don’t believe in sandwiches without mayo, seems unfair to the bread. Unless of course said mayo is replaced by the ridiculous olive spread on this here muffaletta.

Four big games this weekend calls for a serious sandwich, and this is it.  The only word that came to mind when building, and then eating this monster… Obscene!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Spicy Sweet Potato Chips & Cilantro Dip

Sweet Potato Chips & Dip

It happened you guys.  Call it a gust of wind in my sails.  A wind beneath my wings.  A fire under my butt.  The dawning of a new day.

Maybe it’s the killer Redskins game I went to on Monday.  The hustle, bustle, and merriment of the holiday season.  Or just more sleep.  Whatever it is, like my boy Constanza says, “I’m back, baby!

I’m super-mega pumped to bring you some great holiday ideas and recipes in the coming month, so let’s get started!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Beer Brats with Sweet Sauerkraut

Do you ever feel alive? Like truly alive?  I’m not talking about jumping out of a plane, or your wedding day, or watching the World Series from the dugout… I’m talking about those little moments.

For me it’s hiking with the boy and his dog, hearing a melody that gives me shivers, giving someone a hug and meaning it, seeing a sunrise like it’s for the first time, drinking a beer that makes my taste buds dance, smiling at someone that you can tell needed it.  I bring this up, because in making this dish, I was standing over a pan of peppers and onions, and another with beer and brats, and taking in the smells, I thought, “Man, this is living.”  I love those little moments, the ones that they don’t make cards about, that can’t be truly captured, those tiny, fleeting, beautiful moments.  That’s why I love cooking.  And that’s why I do this blog.

Sorry for waxing poetic… it’s just one of those days 🙂

Now give me the meat and beer!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Greek Dip

We did it.  We survived the first week of the 2012 football season.  RG3 made a lot of people in my parts remember why they ever signed on for Skins fandom.  Peyton made me remember why I love him so, even in that terrible orange jersey.

And stomachs all across this great land cried out for Tums, and a week of rest.

With that thought in mind… on to the dip!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Hot Corn Dip

Depending on your team of choice, each year holds something different for you.  For us sad Browns fans, all most years we chalk up to “rebuilding.”  For other teams, that Lombardi Trophy is so close, yet so far away.  Others plain suck, but look forward to that nice draft pick.  Others feel like sting of riding that middle .500.  And others, believe it or not, just win!

This year, and this team of Touchdown Thursdays, we’re going all the way.  No mediocrity.  No buffalo chicken dip.  No football decorated cupcakes.  This is “put on your big girl panties, and DIG. IN. food.”

Enough with the pep talk, on to the hot deliciousness.

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