Comfort Foodie Blog
A collection of posts and articles from Kent "The Deck Chef" Whitaker and some of his friends! Check out the Diary of a Comfort blog for a great stories with flavor filled recipes.
Kent "The Deck Chef" Whitaker has a simple cooking philosophy... Keep it Simple! Check out some quick and easy cooking vids for your next culinary adventure!
Richard Brickhouse Celebrates Talladega Win
Talladega, NASCAR and SPEED! The racetrack in central Alabama known as Talladega Super Speedway, originally named Alabama International Motor Speedway, was built on the site of a World War II era Air Force base in the heart of Alabama. NASCAR founder Bill France and his family envisioned a race track that would be faster, larger, and more exciting than any track built to date. Construction began on May 23, 1968, and was completed on September 13, 1969. The end result is the most modern speedway ever built. Often simply referred to as 'Dega" the track is 2.66 miles long, its high-banked turns are nearly three stories tall, and race cars have reached speeds over 200 miles per hour. It is so popular that it is said to become one of the largest "temporary"cities in the state every race weekend. Check out some of the great images from the book in the slide show.
Nothing beats a few good tunes to grill by! Thanks to tikibeachshop.com Radio you can enjoy the best beach music available courtesy of the station nominated for "Station of the Year" by the Trop Rock Music Association!
A Frozen Martini! YES! Wait; is this for real? A real vodka martini, in a variety of flavors, that only has 100 calories, and it's like a Popsicle called SKINNY FREEZER? Be still my beating foodie, and beverage loving, heart! I write barbecue and grilling cookbooks and let me tell you... it get's hot standing by the grill in the middle of summer. Now there is a low –calorie frozen... yes... frozen, treat, for adults, that won’t hit your waistline! It CAN however hit the POOLSIDE, BEACH SIDE, BAR SIDE, and GRILL SIDE! Made with premium 8-times distilled, charcoal filtered Vodka, this medley of Martini flavors will delight your palette! So whichever “side” you choose take the new 100 calorie Slim Chillers Vodka Martini SKINNY FREEZER! Your back side will thank you. This adds a whole new layer to tailgating at the game, race, or just in the back yard while the game is on the radio.
Five things to do with taco seasoning! It's Cinco De Mayo Time which means it's time for some easy Mexican inspired recipes and a cold beverage! These tips are such time savers and they are also easy flavor boosters! You know those little packets of taco seasoning you can buy at the store? You know the ones. They cost about a dollar or less each for store brands - and a bit more for name brands. You open them toss them on some ground beef and make tacos. Yep, you know what I am talking about. Well here are five more things you can do with these packets rather than just make tacos!
Here's three awesome recipes that call for more than just toasted almonds on a side salad! There is probably a good chance that if you've cooked for any amount of time that you've incorporated the use of almonds into a couple of your recipes. This may be in the form of a handful of toasted almonds tossed into a salad, as mentioned before, or when using them with crusted pork and seafood. Ally and I constantly have toasted almond slices on hand for a tasty, and healthier, snack. Check out the great info-graphic to the right from Nuts.com. Here's three pretty cool recipes that use almonds!
- FREE Pabst Blue Ribbon Cookbook
- Chocolate Whiskey Bons
- Charlotte Motor Speedway offers Fans Foodie Delights Such as Candied Bacon Lolipops!
- Kansas Speedway Features Great Racing, a 50/50 Beef and Bacon Burger, and aBBQ Sundae
- The 'Big One' at Talladega is now a Monster Sized Meat Ball... Heck Yea!
- Cocoa Rubbed Grilled Rib Eye
- Grilled Pound Cake - Why Not?
- Three Chocolate Martinis Made Simple
- White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes
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