when the cookie crumbles…into your alcoholic milkshake

Guys. I am extremely excited for today’s Cocktail U session. Many of you return dutifully week after week (and thank you for that!) to sample from Great-aunt Helen’s recipe box, then enjoy adult beverages that match up with these recipes. This … Continue reading

chocolate chip yumminess indeed

Hello, all. I hope you enjoyed your Kentucky Iced Tea from last week’s post. If you’d like another, I’d be happy to pour.Moving on, we turn our attention back to Great-aunt Helen’s recipe box. But. Instead of the box, we have a … Continue reading

scone city

We made our first visit to Great-aunt Helen’s recipe box in January 2015 and it floors me that I continue to find recipes worth getting excited about. Besides the first two boxes,we’ve since added two smaller–and most definitely quirky–books.   … Continue reading

gin, bubbly, and WWI? vive la france!

Bounjour mes amis et mercie d’etre ici aujourd’hui. Now that my high school French has been exhausted, I will return to the English language as we embark on yet another session of Cocktail U. To match the French-ness of last … Continue reading

oh crepe

oh crepe

Bonjour and welcome. I wish I could tell you that spring has sprung in Minnesota but alas it has not. Just this past weekend, I watched in horror as two feet of snow fell over 24 hours. Looking through Great-aunt … Continue reading

red rob roy

red rob roy

Hello all and welcome to Cocktail U. Today’s lesson not only names an adult beverage to serve with last week’s Ham Hock Soup, but also asks what makes a classic cocktail classic and how far you can stray from the … Continue reading

ham hock soup

ham hock soup

If you celebrated Easter, you may be trying to work through mountains of ham leftovers. This is the situation I find myself in and I wondered if Great-aunt Helen’s recipe boxes could help.I tried looking under H for ham – … Continue reading

boulevardier, shall we?

As much as I love food and drink, it was with some embarrassment that I never knew what to order in a bar. Cocktails and mixed drinks (the same thing? even experts can’t agree) always intrigued, but aside from asking the … Continue reading

to kill a mockingbird with white mountain frosting

If you have been here before, thank you much for returning despite it being a good amount of time since I’ve posted last. Great-aunt Helen’s recipes are important to me and I want to continue putting them out there. That … Continue reading

Rayve 4 Dayve

Departing from regularly scheduled program (which happens to be off the air on Summer Break). Please read. This is important and you might even find it entertaining 🙂

The Blog of Funny Names

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So Dave, then. The reason we’re all here. Whether this is your first visit to The Blog of Funny Names or your 363rd, you owe this corner’s existence to one Mr. King Dave. And today’s post is the fourth in its latest series, dedicated to Dave and his amazing fight.

Fannie, Kerbey and Arto have covered details in earlier posts, so I won’t repeat what they’ve shared. What you need to know is this:

  1. Dave Carlson is an amazing young man.
  2. Among many other entrepreneurial ventures, Dave decided to go to medical school to study neurology.
  3. Dave works hard and goes far.
  4. Dave was diagnosed with a brain tumor last November.
  5. Dave is enduring lots and lots of treatment, much of it successful (yay!).
  6. Dave insists on returning to med school (part-time) so he can keep on keeping on with his degree.
  7. Dave has lots of support and is…

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on Christmas Chronicles and zucchini casserole

on Christmas Chronicles and zucchini casserole

When food for fun started flipping through Great-Aunt Helen’s recipe boxes, I promised myself I would avoid any and all casserole/hot dish recipes. As equal-opportunity as I am with most foods, I have been known to turn my nose up … Continue reading

cachaça in the caipirinha

cachaça in the caipirinha

Last week’s Brazilian Rice could only be followed by a Brazilian cocktail, am I right? And what better drink than a caipirinha? (Repeat after me: kype’-ah-reen-ya.) As a Midwesterner, I was unaware of this lovely drink until five or so … Continue reading

off to brazil? for rice?

off to brazil? for rice?

Hello and welcome. Ready to take a closer look at another of Great-Aunt Helen’s recipes? How about a side dish this go-round? This was an easy one and it turned out well.There was a bit of ambiguity here, per usual. … Continue reading