A Brief Study of Steaks

My next foray into Food52's Genius Recipes was to take a look at Perfect Pan-seared Steaks from J. Kenji López-Alt. This is really less a recipe than a different method of cooking steak and it caught my eye because it flies in the face of a lot of the conventional...

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Genius Recipes Sorta Fail: Bar Nuts

This was my first sort-of fail with my Food52 Genius Recipes project. The idea is an interesting take on the classic sweet & spicy toasted nut. Most recipes have you mixing and applying the sugar & spice mixture to the nuts and then toasting them. This one...

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Recipe: Greek Yogurt with Toasted Quinoa, Dates & Nuts

This is how I started out my morning. I'm not proud. I was out and about, running errands and such. I drove by a Taco Bell, pulled in to get a soda and also ordered a 4 pack of Cap'n Crunch Delights. They are described thusly on Taco Bell's website: The new Cap’n...

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Pepper Patch Mexican Restaurant – Carbondale, KS

Just a quick post about the Pepper Patch Mexican Restaurant in Carbondale! I had dinner there tonight for the first time. I've been planning to do so for a while now but my schedule hasn't been playing nice. Today just happened to work out. I'm not feeling too wordy,...

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Recipe: Sticky Balsamic Ribs

I'm not really a fan of ribs, typically. Sure, I like a nice short rib here and there but a slab of ribs isn't really my bag. I have a thing about eating meat directly off the bone. Enter Ian Knauer's Sticky Balsamic Ribs. I live in an area that takes its ribs...

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Chic A Dee Cafe – Topeka, KS

Every town has them. The little hidden Mom & Pop gems hidden away in the nooks and crannies of the city. Chic A Dee Cafe is one such place. As far as restaurants go, they're a little off the beaten path. They're located on east 6th St in Topeka, across the street...

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Recipe: Key Lime Pie Paletas

It has been WAY too hot this week. Just in time for the first day of summer, the temperatures here in Topeka reached 100+ degrees F. What, exactly, did people do before air conditioning became commonplace? I think I probably would have just sat around, fanning myself...

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