Food & Bev

Potato Nirvana

Today I’m going to do something just for you. I’m going to do something that’s going to improve the quality of your life immediately. If you live in Pennsylvania, get in your car, drive down to your local supermarket and buy yourself a “Weekender” bag of Middleswarth Bar-B-Q potato chips. Do not be swayed by …

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What?!, originally uploaded by ranzino. Easter [ee | ster ] – noun Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox. To the day, the date candy companies have collectively calculated to be the precise moment of the final portioning out of the last …

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M and an additional M

M and an additional M, originally uploaded by ranzino. Remember when getting a green M&M meant something special? No… wait… me neither.


Brussel Sprouts, originally uploaded by ranzino. You either love ’em, or hate ’em. I love ’em. If you throw in some bacon, caramelized onions and garlic I love ’em even more. Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Silly Rabbit

Silly Rabbit, originally uploaded by ranzino. Trix are for kids. And 33-year-olds. But definitely not rabbits, that just makes no sense at all.

Candy Corn

Candy Corn, originally uploaded by ranzino. With Halloween coming up next month, you may soon be venturing out to your local mega-duper-costco-plex to buy a skiff or two of trick-or-treat giveaways. In our increasingly health conscious and pc environment, I thought I would take a minute to remind you that Halloween is supposed to be …

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Sizzling Fajitas

Sizzling Fajitas, originally uploaded by ranzino. Everyone has family jokes. Outside of the insular realm of your closest relatives these laughers, at best, make no sense at all, and at worst, are assuredly pretty lame. One of our family staples for dinner time is the venerable tex-mex standby, fajitas. This occasion gives me the opportunity …

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Half Sausage

Half Sausage, originally uploaded by ranzino. After six years of being subjugated to the “greek-style” pizza they seem to serve exclusively in pizzerias in Connecticut, I finally escaped to “Brooklyn-style” (Also known as the good lord’s true and only way) haven Pennsylvania.  Weeks later, thinking I had left those gastronomic abominations behind me, I go …

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They’re Both Purple, Okay

Here’s a handy tip for you health nuts out there making your own salads for lunch: When shopping for groceries, take special precautions as to not mistake a small head of purple cabbage for radicchio. The resulting green and mauve concoction may be pleasing to the eye and deliver a healthy blow to your colon, …

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