Exploring Belize

As you enter the airport, t-shirts adorned with sayings such as “You Better Belize It!” and “Don’t Stop Belizing!” hang from shop windows.  But a visit to this Central American country is anything but generic.  With beaches and sea life inhabiting the barrier reefs, rainforests and jungles hiding Mayan ruins, and pine forests with stunning…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork With Spicy Slaw

Just like last year, it’s unbearably hot and humid.  And since I’ve been busy with the job that pays the bills and celebrating my Dad’s 70th birthday yesterday (Happy Birthday Dad!- not that he will ever bother with the internet to see this), I thought I’d re-post one of my favorite recipes as a reminder…

A Maryland of Opportunity

That’s the punchy current state slogan.  The former was “Seize The Day Off” – so maybe the Maryland tourism board could use a little help, but you get the idea.  This month, I’m encouraging you to explore Maryland.  If you live within driving distance, you’ll be surprised at what an amazing and inexpensive adventure you…

Spring Cocktail: Spicy Blood Orange Smash

There’s something tantalizing and forbidden about the blood red juice hidden beneath the bright orange rind.  Slightly bitter than regular oranges and a glorious color, blood orange juice is a perfect mixer, especially for Cinco de Mayo.  (Even if it’s a holiday created by Corona and Tostitos, any excuse for a party works for me.) …

Game Day Ideas

Just as with the “Homemades” and “Crabby Snacks” in Silver Linings Playbook, we all have our traditions for game day food.  (Note that these are NOT common fare for most Eagles fans.)  But when it’s Super Bowl Sunday and your team isn’t playing, everything changes.  Instead of sulking, use it as an opportunity to serve…