Nuttin’ But a Tree Thang

One, two, three and to the four Add whatever nuts you want, mix it up galore!  Technically only three of the delights featured in this salty crunchy snack are nuts that come from trees. Nonetheless, I still feel comfortable in perpetuating the misnomer “mixed nuts” in reference to this snack entity as a whole. While…

I’m Down With RPP – Roasted Pepita Pesto

There is a store-bought Cajun snack-mix the bearded one and I like to purchase, usually to bring on road trips. Some of the crunchy components include almonds, peanuts, sesame sticks, etc. While the sesame sticks are my personal favorite, I find myself fishing around for an elusive element scattered throughout the entire mix. It takes…

You got the kind of lovin’ that can be so Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Smoothie “Man, it’s a hot one Like seven inches from the midday sun Well, I hear you whisper and the words melt everyone But you stay so cool” -Smooth, by Santana Rob Thomas and Santana ain’t (yeah I use that word sometimes) got nothing on this frozen breakfast milkshake. Well, they do musically,…

Guac-Amore

The best advice I can give to anyone about to embark on the journey of crafting one of the most perfect party snacks of all time is to watch this video, roll up your sleeves (imaginary or otherwise), and get started. Party Guacamole 10 Ripe Avocados ½ Green Bell Pepper, Small Diced 2 Chili Peppers, Minced…

You Dip, I Dip, We Dip

Friday evening, I readied myself for an outrageous , monumental, and ambitious evening of … Absolutely Nothing! Donning my clever and appropriate “NAMAST’AY IN BED” tank top, nothing could hold me back. But what about dinner? Food consumed without the restraint of cutlery, in bites large and small while relaxing on the couch, something spicy,…

Beer Boiled Penders

If anyone ever gifts you a 50 lb. bag of green peanuts hauled back from the great state of Alabama (thanks mom!), do not deny this gift and do not fear it. Brazenly accept these raw legumes. Set some aside to boil immediately, then embark on the slightly tedious task of dividing the rest up…