Passionate about Jimmy Dean Sausage

I got a good laugh from this message left by a now 'former' Jimmy Dean consumer.  He was enraged by the fact that they reduced the size of their sausage from a 16 oz to a 12 oz package but were still charging the same price.  The tail end of the call is NSFW, consider yourself warned!

Fresh Tomato Salsa

June 17th, 2008

On the way out of the house this morning, I noticed a major change of color in the tomato vine. The thought of fresh tomatoes got me so excited, I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite things; fresh tomato salsa. In our fast-paced lifestyle where fast food is king, ketchup tends to be one of the most abused and overrated condiments, where salsa on the other hand must be one of the most underrated. I hope that this easy fresh salsa recipe will awaken your senses to tomato's full potential without all the sugar and tasteless additives.

Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

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Banana Bread Recipe

Photo by Tyler Jordan

Its a strange thing really that I find myself baking so much these days. I seem to have developed a sweet tooth in the last couple of years and have found great satisfaction in adding new flavors to classic recipes. The use of orange extract and zest seem to be a common theme these days, my Ginger-Orange Carrot Cake Recipe is a prime example. I have always loved banana bread but am often frustrated that most contain nuts! I do love nuts, but (for whatever reason) do not care for them in my banana bread. I think it has something to do with those small pieces that get stuck in my teeth, they just don't seem to marry well. I find that adding coarsely grated chocolate Continue Reading »