The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Cookies and Clowns

I have a lot of silly little quirks and minor phobias, just like everyone else.   But there’s one thing that that really scares me.   CLOWNS.   So you can imagine my … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Happy 4th of July!

Whatcha got planned for today?  I’m going to be celebrating this most American of American holidays playing a distinctly Scottish sport – golf.   Enjoy this post from a couple … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Creepiest Cookies Ever

Halloween is coming up and this time around it falls on Saturday, so there’s bound to be a ton of costume parties everywhere.   Whether you’re attending one or hosting, there’s … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

The True Meaning of Valentine’s Day

To this day I still don’t know why Boom Boom has NEVER liked Valentine’s Day. I sorta get it now since we’ve been together for so long.    Here’s how … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 7 Comments


The Sicilian had a little shindig right before Christmas to celebrate the grand opening of their newly-finished basement, dubbed “the parent cave.”  I knew it was going to be beautiful, … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 25 Comments

The Last Two Weeks…

Miss me? Yeah, that’s what I thought.  It’s been two weeks since my last post and that’s easily the longest stretch of inactivity here.  It’s funny, I always see other … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 16 Comments

Guilty Pleasures Recycled – April 20th Edition

Hey fellow hedonists, here’s a recycled post from last year to help you get a head start on the “holiday.”  And don’t forget there’s a special guest post next week … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Guilty Pleasures Recycled – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s my post from last year!   Don’t forget to drink responsibly.  And eat corned beef and cabbage responsibly.  Just like with alcohol, your consuming too much cabbage is detrimental … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – The Christmas Edition

WTF!?!?!?  I thought for sure the Mayan Apocalypse was going to happen.  Now I’m scrambling, trying hard to buy back all my worldly possessions.   Meanwhile, enjoy this one from … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 6: Even the Famous Come home

Episode 5 Last week was a complete trainwreck of an episode in terms of food.  There was little imagination and the execution was just simply not there.  And I didn’t … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 8 Comments