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Second Pint: More Brewery Exploring in Wilmington

20160206_111618We had a full day in front of us to explore downtown Wilmington and more breweries. Merri Beth and I were joined by her sister Jenni and cousin Nikki, to celebrate Jenni’s birthday weekend. On Friday, we explored Wilmington Brewing Company, Front Street Brewery, and Ironclad Brewery. On tap for today: Broomtail Craft Brewery, Waterline Brewing, and Flytrap Brewing—and really, whatever Wilmington had in store for us. Continue reading

OBX Sandbars and Board Shorts Day Four: Taco Tuesday

obx_foj13_d4_12Not only was it Taco Tuesday on day four of our OBX beach week, but it was “Work From OBX” day. On Tuesday, July 2, Merri Beth and I were working remote and getting stuff done. Red Hat is great that way. I have the ability to work remote and still operate pretty smoothly with my team. My mom had today off and needed to run some errands. Zander tagged along with her. Continue reading

OBX Sandbars and Board Shorts Day One: Stormy Shrimp

Surf check at First Street

Surf check at First Street

We arrived on the Outer Banks on Friday, June 28, after a three hour drive from Raleigh. We unpacked the Jeep, settled in, and watched a nasty round of evening storms pass through.

On Saturday morning, we were eager to hit the beach, but the weather was not cooperating. When I woke up at 6:30am, it was raining, so I rolled over and went back to sleep. As the rest of the family got their day started, Zander and I went up to NY Bagel to grab some breakfast for everyone. After that, we started making plans for the day, trying to anticipate what the weather would do and plan around it. Continue reading

Country Style Beef Ribs

I was at the grocery store the other day and saw these beautiful boneless beef ribs.  I love ribs but since Jason doesn’t eat pork I only have ribs when we go out.  I thought I couldn’t lose with buying beef ribs because they were, well, beef.  I also thought these would be great to have while tailgating for the NC State vs Cincinnati game.  Once I got home with these beautiful ribs, I realized I had no idea how to cook them.  Continue reading

30 Minute Meal Challenge #1

Monday night was the first challenge – will the recipe I selected be liked by the family?

Spicy and Sweet Chicken and Couscous Pot with Minty Cilantro Sauce

One of the main ingredients in this dish was one I have only eaten once and have never cooked/prepared – couscous.  I was also curious to find out how Zander would react to this weird looking food. Continue reading