Archive for the ‘corn’ Tag


We were privy to a sneak peak at Amy’s Cooking Among Friends meal for this month. A cheesy hot dish with french fry topping. It may not look sophisticated on plate, but you must understand that this dish is amazing to eat. It’s the perfect blend of ground beef, cheese, and what not.

True slumgullion.


St. Louis BBQ Ribs

Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is just thinking about these St. Louis BBQ ribs. Amy claims that they are a cinch to slow roast. I believe it, but the bold and zesty flavor is not easy to come by. Here’s our secret.

Have you ever heard of Penzey’s spices? It’s a national spice outlet with limited store fronts, kinda hard to find, but there are three in Minnesota – Uptown, St. Paul and Lakeville. Amy rubbed the BBQ 3000 spice blend onto the ribs and then smothered them with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.



I am absolutely thrilled to write about Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. I have spent years searching for the optimal balance between quality and value in the beer category. I tried just about every brand, domestic, global, micro and macro. I declare Pabst Blue Ribbon as the best taste-value offering in the category.

Used to be that a guy could buy a respectable case of beer for under $15.00. Try to find Miller Lite (water) or Budweiser (only on tap) for under $18.00 these days! Almost impossible.

I worked the taste end of the spectrum first and then backed down into the value side of the equation. Sure there are great tasting beers from Red Hook, Stella, Smithwick’s, etc. But they’re easily $12.00 plus per 12 pack. That’s not value.

I demand quantity from my beer purchases. It just doesn’t last long. Under $15.00 is my value per case threshold. The category narrows here. Think Old Style, High Life, and less. Can you believe Schlitz is now +$12?

This is where PBR thrives. I thought I was “on the edge” 3 years ago delcaring PBR a fine taste offering, but then PBR won the 2006 Gold Medal in the American Beer Festival. I felt vindicated.

I proudly use PBR as my house beer. You’re all welcome over anytime for a cold one.

By the way, we had a delicious citrus-lime marinated pork chop dinner tonight. Awesome again Amy!

Good Times and Noodle Salad

Scrumptious Nueske’s bacon was the centerpiece of our BLT sandwiches. Noodle Salad from Target was a perfect companion. Corn was sweet and in season too. Nothing better than roof-of-mouth bleed and salted pork to make you feel like you ate something delicious. Good Times