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‘Zombie Candy’ by Frederick Lee Brooke – Zombie Candy Pizza by Me (review & a recipe)

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Authors, Bacon, Books, Cabin Cooking, Giveaways & Contests, Novel Publicity, Pork, Review & a Recipe, Reviews, Zombies | 10 comments


In conjunction with Novel Publicity and it’s Whirl-Wind Tour, I am reviewing ‘Zombie Candy’, An Annie Ogden Mystery. Honoring the flavor of the book, and the cilantro free-zone for the author, Fredrick Lee Brooke, I created a pizza I am naming Zombie Candy Pizza.. don’t worry no brains OR Cilantro were made during the creation of this dish!

I know what you are thinking, of course I am reviewing this book, it has Zombie’s in the title, well before we go on, I want to make something clear, this is not a zombie book in the sense of what many of my blog readers expect. Yet, as I sit here and type that this is not a post apocalyptic tale of survival, I realize this is a story of survival just not one after a zombie apocalypse. Then I start typing, this is not a tale about the crazed undead running around obsessed with eating brains and I realize, wait, it is about obsession. In Zombie Candy there is a lot of focused and mindless obsession sprinkled throughout the novel. But I will repeat, though this book is not about Zombies it includes the obsession of zombies in today’s pop-culture as a plot device.

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M is for Makin’… Makin’ Bacon BBQ Black Beans!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Bacon, Cabin Cooking, Indie Projects & Promotions, Pork, Writing | 10 comments

I may have missed out when I signed up for this with my Book Bloggers Collaborative clan, but I had faith that with one of the four letters I had somehow I could fit Bacon into the subject, and because of a complete Zen moment in my little kitchen, I found it!

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Family Favorites! Amanda Carol’s Slow Cooked Chili

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Alaska Living, Cabin Cooking, Photos, Pork | 4 comments

Some days a bowl of slow cooked chili is just what the doctor orders…

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Bacon Manifesto (with a side of Bacontinis)

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 in Bacon, Cabin Basics, Cabin Cooking, Humor, Pork | 0 comments

I am part of the Bacon Revolution and in such I follow the Bacon Manifesto…

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Traditional Louisiana Gumbo from Doxology author, Brian Holers

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Books, Cabin Cooking, Indie Projects & Promotions, Pork, Poultry, Reading, Reviews | 5 comments

I grew up with a wonderful set of parents, I was one of the lucky ones. So many stories surround the dysfunctional aspects of childhood, the damaged people who survive and their fight to find themselves and find their way back to a place of balance. Many of these stories involve the journey to find the love of their lost faith, Doxology is one of these books.

This story is about more than simple familial dysfunction. It is tale of fathers, sons and brothers and a journey back to home to find the lost ties that are of this faith that is so deeply rooted in family. It is a story of these men and the ties that bind them together. Living with a southern man, I can say that food is one way that has always bound his family together. Geoff is an Atheist so faith and belief do not play a part in his life. But come Sunday evening when he is with his family, even if he was not at the church pew that morning,  he can be found breaking bread with them all.

Traditional Louisiana Gumbo from Doxology author, Brian Holers

It is the same with my family, we may not agree with our varying beliefs and how we practice them. Or agree with how to raise our children or how we live our lives. But we can all agree to sit down and share a meal. To share our love for each other, to feel the warmth that is not just in the bread we are breaking but in our hearts because despite it all we are family.

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Maple Bacon Beer Jam (Recipe)

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011 in Bacon, Cabin Cooking, Dessert, DIY Basic Recipes, Pork | 1 comment

bacon jamYes another delightful recipe with that lovely taste you experienced with my Maple Bacon Donuts! It is because I love you all that I share this incredible flavorgasm and because I promised a recipe a day till Christmas! The original recipe is actually from a Martha Stewart cookbook and for a slow cooker. It includes most of the below, but I didn’t have a crock pot at the time so I recreated it to work on the oven.

The ingredients also are varied as her recipe only calls for 1 lb of bacon. Hello, one POUND only? HAH not on my watch people! During the holidays I double this and give it to friends for presents. I haven’t done this in a while because I “misplaced” the recipe. I have been searching high and low for this and where was it to be found? Well in the middle of my Chinese Food cookbook OF COURSE! (Only in my world does this kind of filing of recipes make sense, I would try  to explain it but there are certain rules about how long a blog post should be…) Thankfully a friend from Anchorage reminded me how much I love this by mentioning the Steward Cafe serves this, I am sure mine is MUCH better *wicked grin*. I assure you this is amazing.

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