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Merry Christmas from Dish Ditty

Merry Christmas from Dish Ditty

The year has gone by so fast, I can’t believe it is almost Christmas.  As I plan this year’s Christmas, I thought I would reflect on my families Christmas traditions. Like most families, our traditions have evolved as our family has grown and changed.  It […]

How to make the perfect hard boiled eggs

How to make the perfect hard boiled eggs

Such a basic thing, boiling an egg.  Sounds as easy as boiling water, but there are a couple tricks that you can do to make the perfect boiled egg. Easy peeling Just add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar to the water. I’m not sure of the […]

Make a Sunday Dinner Tradition

Make a Sunday Dinner Tradition

As you read my recipe introductions, you’ll notice a common theme: Family. I come from a large family, with 3 brothers and 2 sisters making us 3 boys and 3 girls total.  Yes, like the Brady Bunch. 🙂 With such a large family, it can […]

A Food Blogger’s Blog Post

A Food Blogger’s Blog Post

This is one of those posts that you can just skim by, no worries. I won’t be offended. I just feel like writing a few of my thoughts on what I’ve learned, where I’ve been, and how I’ve changed over the last several months since […]

It’s Time to Experience Brazilian BBQ

It’s Time to Experience Brazilian BBQ

Brazilian BBQ is an experience, one that cannot compare to other restaurants. When I think of All You Can Eat (AYCE), I think of buffet style places like Fresh Choice or Asian Buffets. Those are nice on occasion, but they aren’t special. Brazilian BBQ is […]

Too much pulled pork leftovers? Eight quick ways to use your extras

Too much pulled pork leftovers? Eight quick ways to use your extras

Too much pulled pork leftovers? Five Eight quick ways to use your extras Move over Turkey, time for some great ways to use your leftover pulled pork (or roasted pork).  These are my top eight quick and easy ways to turn that delicious pulled pork into […]

Cooking Chinese food at home without a Wok

Cooking Chinese food at home without a Wok

Yes, a wok is the traditional way to cook Chinese food. If you have a good wok and if you have a high BTU burner designed for woks, then you don’t need to read this post. This is for those of us who don’t have […]

A taste of Hawaii on the Mainland, a must for Santa Cruz visitors

A taste of Hawaii on the Mainland, a must for Santa Cruz visitors

Transport yourself to Hawaii when you visit Pono Hawaiian Grill and enjoy a delicious Hawaiian feast in the Beach town of Santa Cruz, California. Pono Hawaiian Grill in Santa Cruz is a hidden gem that is a bit off the beaten path, but a path […]

Lox vs. Smoked Salmon… Is there a Difference? YES!

Lox vs. Smoked Salmon… Is there a Difference? YES!

If you had asked me this question 5 years ago, I wouldn’t have thought twice about it. Is Lox vs. Smoked Salmon the same thing? Or is it Different? Definitely Different.

The Science of The Chocolate Chip Cookie by Baker Bettie

The Science of The Chocolate Chip Cookie by Baker Bettie

This is one of the best posts about Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve ever found.  I couldn’t have said it better.  Visit Baker Bettie as she explores The Science of The Chocolate Chip Cookie.