New Mexico chile meets New York cheese.

While wandering through the New York State Fair’s dairy building, I happened upon a display of purchasable cheese snacks from Yancey’s Fancy, an artisan cheese manufacturer from New York’s Finger Lakes region. I’ve snacked on Yancey’s Fancy cheese curds before, mostly when I need to get a fuel-and-food break on the Northway. Well, they didn’t…

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Do I want to try Cincinnati Skyline Chili?

I’ve been known to add new recipes in my dining experience. When I go on a trip and eat at a local restaurant, I tell the server, “Please recommend your local dish. I didn’t come all the way from Albany to not at least try something from here.” Which is why, although I don’t know…

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Bachelor Cooking: Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Peppers

Yeah, yeah, I get it. Chuck lives alone, he cooks for himself, he could just order McDonald’s all week and that’s all he deserves. I’ve dealt with that in my life. And yeah, I do enjoy a tasty Quarter Pounder now and again. But in this case, I wanted to try my luck at creating…

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Bachelor Cooking: Australian Damper

Here’s what happens when you mishear things. During the day, while I’m working, I listen to an Australian oldies radio station, Gold MX in Albany, W.A. It’s mostly music with a few regional commercials. One of the commercials is for a scenic boat tour along the Kalgan River on the riverboat Kalgan Queen. Hey, if…

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Bachelor Gift Wrapping

So here’s the deal. When Christmas comes, I need to bring gift-wrapped packages to that special someone. But, as you know, I am a bachelor. And bachelors do, well, let’s say, bachelor things. And that includes the fine art of wrapping Christmas presents. See, in the past, my tactic for wrapping gifts was this. Take…

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Bachelor Cooking: Potato and Carrot Latkes

Background.  I was a product of a mixture of two different religious faiths.  My mother’s side of the family were staunch Roman Catholics; my father’s side of the family were Conservative Jews.  In other words, I’m a mutt. That being said, there are plenty of wonderful meals that little old me can cook for myself…

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Bachelor Cooking: Shake ‘n Bake Pickled Chicken

So I heard this rumor. Not that I believe in rumors, but you never know. Supposedly, the recipe for the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich involves marinating the chicken in pickle juice. Well, not “marinating,” per se, but brining it. Letting the chicken soak in pickle juice for up to 24 hours. Well, let’s see. What if…

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Bachelor Cooking: Breaded chicken with Miracle Whip

So in an effort to socially distance from everybody, and to keep myself from falling into the clutches of contacting the Colonel or the Sailor Man for fried chicken, I’ve been making my own chicken delicacies. So let’s start. You need: Boneless chicken breasts or thighs One box of Shake n’ Bake Miracle Whip salad…

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