Another Batali Pizza Dough

by A.J. Coltrane

The Batali Pizza Dough recipe has sort of become my go-to-almost-fast-food-pizza-dough. There’s only 45 minutes of rising time, so dinner can be on the table in an hour.

Here’s one that’s steaming hot out of the oven covered with onions, italian sausage, and red peppers. The sausage got slightly precooked to avoid […]

How to Properly Deploy a Closer

By Blaidd Drwg

Scott Downs is the closer for the Angels. This is not really news. The Angles have about 5 guys they can mix and match in the 7th, 8th and 9th innings of a game they have the lead in, but Downs is the only left handed reliever of the bunch.

In the […]

Easy Dinner Rolls

Meatloaf slider with mustard, ketchup, beecher's cheese, and ... bacon!

by A.J. Coltrane

I was convinced that these Easy Dinner Rolls ( were going to fail, all the way until they came out of the oven. So convinced, that I asked Iron Chef Leftovers to pickup backup rolls on the way over. (For another beer tasting, go figure.)


Politicians and Sports

By Blaidd Drwg

Boston mayor, Tom Menino has been in office since I was in college (let’s just say that it was in the early years starting with 199), and he is a lifelong Boston resident, so he has at least a passing familiarity with the Boston sports scene. Mayor Mumbles as he is not […]

A Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Reinvented

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Photos by PW

One of the benefits of living in Seattle is that you have access to some interesting stuff – great foraged mushrooms in the fall, nettles and fiddleheads in the spring, geoduck and spot prawns throughout the summer, great cheese makers and some of the best ice cream in […]

Yankees for Sale?

By Blaidd Drwg

It appears there was a report somewhere the Steinbrenners might be considering selling the Yankees, which, of course, they are denying. Brian Cashman, like a good company man, chimed in on this:

“It’s highly unlikely the family would consider selling,” he said to “Every impression I have gotten from Hal leads […]

Back In My Day, Minimalist Style

by A.J. Coltrane

Mark Bittman, on his show The Minimalist. While using a serrated knife to slice as steak, he had this to say:

I wonder if my mom is watching?

Mom, you watching? How am I doing?

(mom voice)  Why are you using that stupid knife?

(Bittman)  My father would come out with an […]

A Menu with a Sense of Humor

By Iron Chef Leftovers

This is fake menu that was handed out at GOOGAMOOGA recently. GOOGAMOOGA was a big food/wine/beer/musical held for the first time this year in Brooklyn and, by all accounts, was a poorly managed and a complete disaster (they are actually offering refunds to ticket holders it was so bad). I think […]