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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

the wheels on the bus go round and round

In addition to all the beautiful families hosting us in the coming weeks, there are two very special meals coming up in April, on the East Coast.

Sister Noella Marcellino, otherwise known as The Cheese Nun, is the sacred grandmother of fromage microbiology. She lives in a cloistered abbey in Bethlehem, CT - though she'll be hosting a country lunch, complete with cheese she made herself.

Woods Hole Oysters were recently featured in The New Yorker and are the most prized oysters on the eastern seaboard. We'll be going out and catching our own with Mike the oysterman during the last few weeks of oyster season.

If you would like to host a Sip.Snap.Savor dinner send us an email:

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Road Trip: Miami to New York, NY

Team Sip.Snap.Savor is looking for a few good families to share their kitchens and their homes (for an evening) to capture recipes and family secret ingredients.

Sign up by emailing or Leave us a Comment with your whereabouts.

April 17th - Miami
April 22nd - New York, NY
(and many, many places in between!)

We're especially interested in finding families in Savannah, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; Washington D.C.; and Manhattan.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Superbowl Sunday - Bilodeau Family - Fremont, CA

Aaah the Superbowl. An American football event designed for eating tons of food, yelling at the TV, laughing at ridiculous commercials (and sometimes sneering at their lameness in disgust) and goofing off with good friends and family.

Even I got into the wrestling and rough housing. It both burns calories and helps you follow the old adage "beat or be beaten" or maybe its actually "eat or be eaten")

I can't say this was a "dinner" but it was more a "grazing" and "tasting" of some really, really good food. Pops, the patriarch of the family has secret ingrediant laden recipes for his barbecue sauces that no one is allowed to know. Pops' daughter Traci follows in his footsteps, by producing one of the most moist, creamy cakes I've had in a long time. And she would only mumble in my direction the word jello.

They have a right to keep things hush hush. The whole entire family cooks up a storm and backs up what what they bring out of the kitchen. If I moved into their house, like I threatened to do, I would weigh 800 pounds in no time.

And then Sip Snap Savor would be over, because I'd have to be "Whats Eating Gilbert Grape" airlifted outta there. But the main attraction are the kids, not football. Everyone is in love with the kids and the kids are in love with everyone.

The oldest little boy, Charles, wrote his aunt's name backwards and she immediately folded it and tucked it into a special place to save it. The kids even won the grand Superbowl Squares Betting Board and took home $200 and $100 each.

Katy Jeanne's Chicken Wings
10 LBS Frozen "Party Wings"
Deepfry in batches, on high heat for 20 minutes.
Toss with 48 OZ Wing Sauce. Can be Store Bought if you don't have a Secret Family Recipe.

Pop's Poppers
1 LB Rinsed, Raw, Green Beans (Marinated in French Dressing Overnight)
1 Package Bacon, cut in half
Wrap a length of bacon around 5-6 stalks of green beans. Secure with a toothpick.
Grill or Bake until Bacon is crispy.

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