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Home Cooking

The cupcakes were almost gone by the time I got to the box, which made me happy. Members of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association and their guests were enjoying the delicious mini-cupcakes that were donated by Scrumps Cupcakes … Continue reading

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Moonstruck

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Annie. Annie who? Annie body want a MoonPie? That was one of the jokes told by a group of adorable kids who performed a “Tribute to Earl Mitchell” at the first “MoonPie in the Smokies” festival … Continue reading

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Clustified

The manager of the Chocolate Monkey in Kodak likes to make special treats. In December, Lori made some chocolate-covered Peeps stars for me. Last week, she dropped by the Star 102.1 Radiothon with some treats including marshmallow-creme-filled chocolate cups. She … Continue reading

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Crock o’ Style

After a recent Einstein Simplified show, one of the audience regulars was seated at the bar in the lounge at Side Splitters Comedy Club. She was checking Pinterest on her smart phone, looking at recipes. One was so interesting (or … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This at Home

Something went wrong with our attempt at making Candy Bar Surprise Cookies. The recipe seems simple enough: wrap cookie dough around a piece of a candy bar and bake. Several baking blogs make it look easy. Maybe our oven was … Continue reading

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S’morsels

There was plenty of good food at the choir Christmas party but my eyes went straight to the dessert. My wife sings in the choir at All Saints Church. They had a holiday gathering and sing-along on Saturday evening at … Continue reading

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Peepermint

Lori accepted my Marshmallow Peeps challenge. Three weeks ago, we were chatting about the chocolate-covered treats she makes at the Chocolate Monkey in Kodak. Marshmallow Peeps are not on the menu at the store. She experimented with these Peeps Pops … Continue reading

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Comedy Comestibles

The conversation in Sid’s Lounge turned to food after Tuesday night’s Einstein Simplified show. My wife and I were talking with Lori and her friend Amber, who are managers at the Chocolate Monkey in Kodak and Pigeon Forge, respectively. I … Continue reading

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Butcher and Baker

The recent addition of three items to my small collection of 1982 World’s Fair memorabilia made me want to revisit Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House. The World’s Fair logo is everywhere at Sweet P’s. In addition to the collectibles … Continue reading

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Fire, Cracker

If Peeps brûlée turn up on the menu at the Catholic Charities dinner next March, I will be ecstatic. It’s an extreme long shot but at least I planted the idea in the mind of Christopher Moore, executive chef for … Continue reading

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S’meeps & S’mupcakes

A search for WordPress themes led me to an unusual Marshmallow Peeps recipe. I am still looking for a good fit for a new FBI Knoxville Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association website but I will take a moment to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Frank and Beans

Three of the dishes in the Anything Bush’s Beans category at Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass on Friday were mind-boggling in their appearance. Last year I thought the carrot cake made with beans was impressive. This year, I saw a … Continue reading

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Capcakes

It’s graduation season in East Tennessee. To celebrate, one of our talented friends from All Saints Church made special cupcakes for her granddaughter’s graduation from Sacred Heart Cathedral School. The chocolate cupcakes were topped with white icing and replicas of … Continue reading

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Egg Timer

To keep me from sneaking a peek at our Easter baskets, my wife draped them with an extra tablecloth. This came about around midnight, when we got home from the Easter Vigil. She would be leaving early in the morning … Continue reading

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