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Football! Week 17 – Yellow Curry with Sweet Potato Recipe

We’re finally here in the last week of the NFL season.  With the Bears season over weeks ago and the holidays upon us, you’d think that I’d pack it in … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Football! Week 16 – Sweet & Sour Radish Recipe

I never thought I’d hear myself say this but, mercifully, this football season is almost over.  It was an ugly week for this Bears fan, topped by their losing badly … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

Football! Week 15 – Thai Beef Salad (aka Supermodel Food)

Damn, the Bears season is basically over.  I’m pissed.  And don’t give me that “They got Tebowed” bull.  Tebow was pretty much pwned until the last two minutes.  Then, the … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · 7 Comments

Football! Week 14 – Grilled Bananas with Caramel Recipe

It’s that time of the year when teams make that last minute push to get into the playoffs.  For my team, the Cutler-free Bears, it’s looking pretty dire.  All they … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · 4 Comments

Football! Week 13 – Beet Slaw Recipe

Ok, fine.  I didn’t exactly beat the beet in last week’s picks.  But I didn’t exactly lose.  And if you go back to the original rules, I said: … for … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · 8 Comments

Football! Week 12 – Vive la Beet

Thanksgiving’s this week, which is like the Super Bowl for yours truly. It’s going to be a crazy week with cooking, traveling, Wednesday night partying, shopping, etc.  So I’ll keep … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Football! Week 11 – Chile Rellenos Recipe

We’re a little past the halfway mark on the season and I must say I’m proud of what this series of posts has accomplished.  The Pieholes are indeed starting to … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · 2 Comments

A Very Special Guilty Pleasures – Ballad of The Green Berets

So I cracked a Penn State joke a little too soon – a former coworker mentioned another as saying “People are all up your butt and stuff”.  I reminded him … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

Football! Week 10 – Roasted Cauliflower with Pomegranate

I had one of my worst weeks ever this past week, correctly picking only 6 games.  This is equal to the number of games the Pieholes picked, but  far better … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

Football! Week 9 – Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Whew… a close one.  When I started this series of posts, I was damn sure I would win hands down every week.  I mean, an avid football fan (granted one … Continue reading

November 3, 2011 · 2 Comments