Netflix continues to raise the bar for streaming content and original series. Charlotte and I fell hard for House of Cards when it debuted and (OK, just me) I love BoJack Horseman and Orange is the New Black. The only problem with success is that people expect you to keep topping yourself.
Hmmm...could it have been I.P. Freely?
I've been a fan of football and bean dip for as long as I can remember. Over the years I've supported only one pro team (Dallas Cowboys,) but I've experimented with dozens of different bean dip recipes. Some are too hot, some are too bland, some are too much work, but all had the cheesy, gotta-have-another-scoop taste that makes a good bean dip great.
My years of bean-experimentation have paid off with this super easy, super delicious bean dip recipe. It has just the right amount of heat, a satisfying cheesy texture that hangs on to a good tortilla chip and (SPOILER ALERT) it's EASY.
Mix up a batch of this dip about 2 hours before the big game and it'll be ready by kickoff.
A steaming bowl of soup spells comfort whether there's a chill in the air or you just need a little tender loving care. Packed with flavor, these three favorites are hearty enough to make a meal.
Now that the holidays are behind us, many of us have more behind us than we did Dec. 1. Can I get an AMEN? OK, so what can we do to drop a few pounds, eat healthy and STILL enjoy what we're eating?
A lady's maid to do your hair, fancy dresses for dinner and footmen who serve the most lavish meals, I'm fascinated by everything about PBS' Downton Abbey. What a life!
...put this on.
Although spinach and artichoke dip has become a North American classic, its roots lie in Provençal cuisine, where the vegetables are usually baked with cheese and served as a gratin. This chunky dip, simplicity itself, always draws rave reviews and disappears to the last drop. This is great with Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips (see below) or even simple brown rice crackers.
He should've disclosed that his poster was sponsored by the Olive Garden.
Great any season, this cinnamon- and pecan-flavored quick bread is one of our family's favorites. It's heavenly served warm. Bob and Cole top it with a little butter for breakfast. I skip the extra calories and save this yummy bread for dessert later in the day. Ahhh!
It's so moist and sweet you'd never guess it's packed with grated fresh zucchini. What a delicious way to get more veggies!
My dear friend Marsha gave me this easy-to-follow recipe too many years ago to mention and it has been one of my go-to's ever since. It makes 2 luscious loaves so you can share the homemade goodness with a friend or freeze some for later. Either way, your taste buds are in for a treat.
We've been sheltering in place here at the Boomer Brief bunker during the past couple of weeks. The weather's been so cold **how cold is it?** that we've actually had to turn on the fireplace. Tweet your messages of sympathy to us at #thesepeoplearecrazy.
You gotta love technology, because the more the public loves something the less it costs. Remember when Blu-ray players were all the rage and cost $500? Yeah, me neither.
I got your answer right here!
This marks the fifth time I've gone out on a limb and made my predictions for a New Year. Wanna guess how many I've gotten right? I'm 0-20 in the guesstimate department (although I did come pretty close with that Zombie Apocalypse prediction back in '12) but I digress.
You've been warned 'murica.
I'll go on and apologize for 2014 not turning out as I predicted. Hey, I'm just as bummed as you are that we didn't get that Amazon Drone Delivery system, but Jeff Bezos has assured me it'll happen by 2016 **fingers crossed**.
You have to admit that you're happy 2014 didn't suck as bad as I forecast. I mean, nobody really wanted a sequel to Carrie Underwood's live Sound of Music - oh wait, I forgot. WE GOT ONE and it SUCKED even worse. (Sorry Carrie, but Allison Williams' drag version of Peter Pan was even worse than your live TV special). Some things even I can't predict.
As I stand here on top of my secret lair (it's really just a closed Shell station outside of Euless, but I call it a "lair" because "Closed-Shell-Station-Outside-Of-Euless" doesn't sound nearly as sinister), I'm vaguely hopeful about 2015. Call me a cockeyed optimist (and I'll ask you why you're making fun of my eyes, you bigot) but for the first time in a long time I think we've got a shot at a decent year.
Of course, I'm 0-20 in the prediction dept. so I'd stock up on ammo just in case.
Whether you're planning a fun-filled, game-day get-together or a cozy snack supper for two, these easy dips are a tasty way to kick off the year: