In search of… A real BAGEL!

In search of…a BAGEL!  The wanna-be gourmet returns from vacation…        11/11/11 (I couldn’t wait until 12/12/12 for this blog) Pictured above: The INCREDIBLE Everything Bagel from David’s Bagels, NYC… Pictured below:  Behind the scenes at David’s Bagel: I just finished breakfast only to be disappointed—again—because I cannot find a New York Bagel in Maryland. Sure, […]


WHERE’S THE BEEF? Written by Evan Jacobson Before I begin my post, I’d like to wish everyone the best and happiest new year!!! If you’re thinking about that classic 90’s Hamburger commercial where the bun is bigger than the meat, I can certainly understand that… A little Nostalgia never hurts.  Let’s move on–shall we? I’m […]

Pasta Salad with Albacore Tuna

Pasta and Tuna Salad, January of 2010 During the last season of “Top Chef,” Tom and Padma “grilled” 2 Chefs, Ashley and Preeti, for making basic Pasta Salad. The dialogue goes “something” like this: Padma: Who made the Pasta Salad? Ashley and Preeti: (shoulder shrugs) We did. Tom: Whose idea was it? Preeti: I don’t […]

Huevos Rancheros: Evan J.’s 2010 Version

Pictured Above: Guacamole & Tostitos Lime Chips at 12:00 O’clock; Gringo Salsa & Corn Salsa mixture at 5:00 O’clock; 3 egg whites with an oozing, decorated Egg Yolk; 3 Roasted Mini Peppers at 10:50 AM; Freshly chopped Cilantro scattered about the dish. Welcome back to the new decade, 2010. I wanted to begin January 1, […]


SLOPPY JOE (the version NOT found in schools), by Evan J. When I was a Middle School student a “few” years ago (ahem), I remember waiting on line in the school cafeteria, holding my bulky plastic tray (to support the paper tray with multiple and odd square-like compartments).  That might sound mathematically fancy, but the […]

My first Risotto!

Pictured above:  Evan J’s first successful Risotto! For years, I’ve been watching various food shows: Anything on Food Network, Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Hell’s Kitchen, etc. Giada, the Italian Goddess, is very knowledgeable about most facets of Italian cooking. I don’t understand how she can cook the most fattening, scrumptious food, and still be […]

Tis the season to eat… Pumpkin!

These Pumpkin Waffles are scrumptious!  Check out the recipe below… It’s that time of year to pick Pumpkins, carve them, scare people, and eat the innards. If you are not a Pumpkin fan, then recommend this Blog to people that do enjoy the taste! Basically, I love Pumpkin anything: Pumpkin Cheesecake Pumpkin Bread (actual bread) Pumpkin Bread […]