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Posted on September 18, 2014

Today is National Cheeseburger Day. But before we get too far into that, a quick anecdote from my childhood: The year was 2000, it was Mother’s Day, and I was a punk kid. And as a punk kid, I fussed and whined when my mom asked me to do the dishes after lunch. Your instincts are probably telling you I was some spoiled, undisciplined brat growing up, but that’s simply not true—I just really hated doing the dishes.

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Treasure Hunting: Aluminum Burger Cover

Posted on September 18, 2014
Burger Cover

My dad always told me that I shouldn't hide my gifts; that I should take them out in the world so they could fully gestate for all to see. The only time this tried and true advice doesn't apply is when cooking a cheeseburger. If your gift lies in searing ground-up patties, then covering it up isn't just acceptable - it's encouraged.

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5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Autumn Stew

Posted on September 17, 2014
Autumn Stew

Autumn is my favorite time of year for several reasons. First off, I was born in October so I naturally gravitate toward the fall season. Then there’s pumpkin everything, hot toddies, warm blankets, snuggles with my fiancé and my cats, and stew. Lots and lots of warm, filling autumn stew. Read on for more awesomeness about stew...

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52 Ingredients: Pepperoni

Posted on September 16, 2014
Pepperoni on a Pizza

When I was a kid, my favorite snack in the world was pepperoni. There was a deli I used to go that would slice a whole stick for me to take home, and they did that for me all the way up to the time I moved to Colorado. Believe it or not, my childhood metabolism allowed me to eat a whole stick of pepperoni without getting fat. Nowadays, not so much. Learn more about pepperoni and why it's awesome...

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6 Festive Fall Drinks for the Whole Family

Posted on September 15, 2014
A Fall Drink and Spices

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes, changing leaves, yoga pants, and one of the two proper seasons for Ugg boots (*ahem* I’m looking at you, Southern California). Autumn brings with it a sense of warmth on the inside as it starts to cool down outside, and that’s thanks hot cocoa, spiced cider, and all the whiskey your hot toddy can handle. Read on for fall drink ideas for the whole family...

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