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3 Steak Tips

For a long time, steak intimidated me, but I feel like I’ve spent enough time doing the whole steak thing that I’m qualified to offer a few tips to people who might feel a bit overwhelmed. Continue reading

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9 Eastern Mediterranean Essentials

It seems that when Americans get out of the country at all, we tend to gravitate towards a few more comfortable destinations: London, Paris, Western Europe, maybe Australia. So when we decided to take a vacation with some friends, we … Continue reading

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6 Lessons We Learned In Napa

We learned about more than just wine on our recent trip to the Napa and Sonoma winemaking regions in California. Here are 6 things that stuck with us, even after the headache went away: 1. Hiring a Professional Can Be … Continue reading

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6 Acceptable Wedding Cocktails

I’ve never been a real wine snob, past the insistence that you serve wine in an actual wine glass (plastic cups don’t count, Dad). But like wine, alcoholic beverages of all kinds have recommended pairing guidelines. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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5 Inevitable Home Improvement Hiccups

I spent the weekend doing a quick and dirty bathroom renovation: new caulk around the tub, new vanity, cleaned-up grout, and a little fresh paint. I’m not a pro, but I know my way around a Home Depot, and I’ve … Continue reading

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7 Words That Deserve a Comeback

The English language continuously evolves. Sadly, this means that worthy words from times of yore frequently make way for things like “LOL” and “blogosphere.” Here are 7 mostly retired words I’d like to see back in the ring: starch – … Continue reading

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5 Desert Island Beers

The “desert island scenario” suggests that you’d only have a limited selection of something with which to live out the rest of your (tanned, wave-cooled, coconut-scented) life. Obviously, on a real desert island, you’d have keen survival issues (isn’t rum … Continue reading

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The Fry-archy: 7 Fabulous French Fry Formats

If there’s an American staple side dish, it’s the good ol’ pomme frite. But all fries are not created equal. I’ve developed an elaborate hierarchy of preferred fry format: the fry-archy, if you will. First, a definition: by “french fry” … Continue reading

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