Fun Food

100-Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

The pairings for dark chocolate are seemingly endless. It works wonders with strawberries. It tastes richer with coffee. And don’t get me started about chocolate and red wine. But my favorite way to enjoy chocolate is Parent Trap style—with a hearty dose of peanut butter to round out every bite. And while I don’t eat as many Oreos as I did […]

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Have a Soup-er Bowl Party!

The big game weekend is finally here! Millions of Americans will convene Sunday in living rooms, backyards *weather permitting* and public venues to watch the New England Patriots take on the defending champion Seattle Seahawks (6:30PM ET on NBC). This one has all the makings of an instant classic. Who will claim victory? How amazing will Katy Perry’s halftime performance be? Will […]

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Ducks and Buckeyes: The College Football Final

We’re back to talk college football after a holiday respite, dear readers! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and all the bowl game action. I did not, but when life gives you lemons, amiright?! It’s now time for the Big Kahuna, the crème de la crème. Tonight ‘Merica turns her collective eyes towards Jerry World (that’s AT&T Stadium for the layperson) to […]

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Championships and Chicken BLT Salad

We’re getting ever closer to the inaugural College Football Playoffs y’all, but first we’ve got to crown some conference champions. The culmination of a season’s worth of hard-fought inter-divisional play all comes down to this one weekend. The reigning college football champs aim to solidify their rightful spot in the playoff Final Four, Ohio State wants to sneak in the backdoor, and […]

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White Barbecue Sauce and White-hot Rivalry Week Action

It’s Rivalry Week here in Alabama, and for the Auburn faithful the taste of last year’s Iron Bowl victory still resonates as sweetly in their minds as it likely burns at the insides of Crimson Tide faithful. In case you missed it, it was quite the doozie. Believe it or not, people around here take this rivalry with a grain […]

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Escape from Los Angeles: The Kurt Russell-less Edition

I don’t want to go Overboard here, but I think we can all agree that Kurt Russell is a great American hero. He’s taught us many invaluable lessons over the years: that it’s probably a good idea to steer clear of mystical Chinese supervillians, that if you’re going to break out of prison after being framed it’s good to have Rambo with […]

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Burgers and Blues: The Struggles of a College Football Fan

Being a true college football fan is akin to riding a roller coaster. Some of us have the good fortune to enjoy top-tier coasters that are at the same time always thrilling and satisfying (the Alabamas, for example). Even when the ride ends, the adrenaline high and the sheer satisfaction and consistency with which dizzying heights are reached becomes the norm. […]

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World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party

Have you ever been to a cocktail party? According to America’s #1 source for credible information (Wikipedia, y’all), a cocktail party is “a party at which cocktails are served.” Well, duh. And for those of you not in the know, a Cocktail is that movie where Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue tugged at my heartstrings. Well there are cocktails and […]

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Revelry, Rivalry, and Ice Cream: College Football Week 9

Pop Quiz: How do you take something as entertaining as college football and kick it up a notch? You know, turn the intensity and drama up from 10 all the way to 11? No, the answer is not inviting Mike Gundy to your presser. You do it with a good old fashioned rivalry game, of course! Nothing gets the blood pumping like […]

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Halfway Home: College Football and Pacific Northwest Burgers

We’re at the 2014 season’s halfway point, folks, and what a journey it’s been. If you had told me back in July that by week 8 my home state would be perched atop the polls with a clear view of the college football playoffs on the horizon, I would’ve scheduled you an MRI (being the concerned friend I am). But […]

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