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Homecoming 2014 Drinks

By Matt Soulis | October 9, 2014

Tropical Sun DropFill 1/3 of your cup with coconut vodka or coconut rum, 1/3 with orange juice and 1/3 with pineapple juice. Top the mix with just a splash of grenadine. Stir and serve with ice.Horny Girl ScoutShake 1 ounce of white crème de menthe with...

Drown in happiness with fun seafood dishes

By Matthew Soulis | October 7, 2014

Surprise and impress family and friends this Homecoming with warm, delectable seafood dishes.Seafood is an acquired taste and nothing but the finest wines should be enjoyed with it. I recommend pairing these seafood dishes with a supple white wine Moscato...

Hand-breaded pork chops make a good leftover when adding flavoring like brown gravy sauce.

Rich flavors make leftovers enjoyable

By Matthew Soulis | October 1, 2014

Everyone loves a home-cooked meal, but no one cares for leftovers.These simple supper saviors will turn your cold, old meals into a hot dinner plate. Don’t just reheat the same old, boring meal; kick it up a notch and actually enjoy your leftovers.Hand-breaded...

Warm up with tasty tailgating food

By Matthew Soulis | September 24, 2014

These simple stir-and-serve recipes will take your tailgating experience to a whole new level while keeping your warm.Sweet Southern ChiliWhat you will need:• Large pot• Wooden spoon• Strainer• 2 pounds ground beef• 1 can kidney beans• 2 cans...

Recipes: Meals on the go

By Matthew Soulis | September 17, 2014

Meals on the go are more convenient than cooking at home, but too often they are messy or not enjoyable.For the early birds, here’s something extra that will get you through that 3 o’clock class so you’re not snoring in a lecture. For night owls,...

Away game foods to chew over

By Matthew Soulis | September 10, 2014

Tailgating food isn’t too difficult to create, but what about away game foods?These fun and bite-sized servings allow you to enjoy the game and socialize without a mouthful of food in the way. Plus, guests will have a free hand to hold their drink or...

Tropical Getaway in a Glass

By Matthew Soulis | September 3, 2014

Tropical island shots are perfect for this wonderful summer weather and even better for fun tiki parties.The Tiki TorchWhat you will need:• 1 Solo Cup or cocktail shaker• 1 spoon• 3-ounce shooter shot glass (a tall and skinny shot glass)• 1 ounce...

A delicious pork roast is worth the eight-hour wait.

Slow-cooked pork roast speeds up taste buds

By Matthew Soulis | August 27, 2014

The best part of a Crock-Pot recipe is you can throw everything in and go about your day. Little assembly is required for these delectable sides and they make your meal truly remarkable.A slow-cooked pork roast with all the trimmings can be a delicious...