Brandy and Coke Apple BBQ Sauce

Brandy and Coke Apple BBQ Sauce

We came up with this “juke joint” BBQ sauce, Clint and I, while I was grilling pork chops. And we humbly named it, “Brandy and Coke Apple BBQ Sauce.” It is worth mentioning that we don’t cook together very often (I definitely wear the apron in the house – a Spider-Man apron, in fact), or this cooperatively, so when we do collaborate on a recipe, please take notes! [Note to Reader: Although I decided this wasn't quite a Food Trek post, it truly was so  deliriously delicious, that I decided that it should still be posted in Recipes instead - hopefully for your mutual enjoyment. So marks the beginning of great recipe sharing with less production!] Anyway, here are the ingredients and directions: 1 gala apple, seeded and diced 1/4...

A Shocking Revelation – Static Shock Costume

A Shocking Revelation – Static Shock Costume

I’m going to build my first-ever super hero costume! And I think I picked a character that’s familiar but not necessarily popular. It’s certainly not one that’s been overdone like Batman or a Stormtrooper uniform. But more about that later… So, I’m watching the SyFy channel, waxing geek as it were, and absolutely loving this new show “Heroes of Cosplay!” And I admit, that for as many conventions as I’ve attended, I didn’t really appreciate the far-flung competitiveness of the participants. All that work and detail only to wear it once? I kneel at the alter of your awesomeness. Fyi, my favorite character showcased on the first episode was Galactus hands down – that costume completely devoured me!...

Mole Chicken Enchiladas and Mango Cilantro Jasmine Rice

Mole Chicken Enchiladas and Mango Cilantro Jasmine Rice

Fortunately, finding inspiration for meals is relatively fun and easy for me. I’m so addicted to cooking new and exciting things that I literally dream and fantasize about taste sensations. Yes, People, I know I’m a sad case, but really?! Can you resist the low and slow-cooked mole with spicy pulled chicken engorged enchiladas with a goat cheese crema and a side of mango, cilantro and lime infused jasmine rice fantasy that I’m having? No? Well, touché. However, the process of consideration, for me, is probably akin to watching a Rube Goldberg machine operate. It usually starts with a basic craving. I want: spicy (very common for me). Or I want: sour or sweet or both. This time, you guessed it…I wanted spicy and sweet. A punctilious mental...