On My Plate Blog Posts

  • Good Service Is Part Of A Good Meal
    on Jul 1, 2016 in Eating Out
    -I enjoy eating out.  Yes, I just heard the collective "WELL DUH" from my regular readers; anyone who's read this blog knows that I love having a good meal served to me in a comfortable setting.Subject: Waitress | Date: 03/27/2008 | Photographe...
  • Pizza Hut's Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Crust - A Review
    on Jun 2, 2016 in Eating Out
    -First, Pizza Hut stuffed their crust with a ring of Mozzarella.  Then, Little Caesar's wrapped their pizza in bacon.  Now, Pizza Hut is returning the volley by stuffing their crust with Mozzarella AND bacon.Subject: Bacon Stuffed Crust Piz...
  • Pampered Chef's Dijon Mustard Rub
    on May 17, 2016 in From The Grocery Shelves Recipes
    -Before I begin, I have to reveal that, Pampered Chef purveyor, Lee Anne Krause is a friend who's kindly allowed me to promote my blog on her Facebook page for the last few years. Pampered Chef is a global multi-level marketing company that offers a...
  • Salvador Molly’s – A Hot Review
    on May 2, 2016 in Eating Out
    -Like many cable viewers, Salvador Molly’s (1523 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR 97239) has been on my radar ever since Adam Richman took Molly's fire ball challenge.  The challenge is centered around their Great Balls of Fire ...
  • M&M's Favorite Flavor Race
    on Apr 27, 2016 in From The Grocery Shelves
    -During 2016's primary election season, three experimental varieties of M&M's chocolate peanut candies; Chili Nut, Honey Nut, and Coffee Nut; are vying for snackers' votes to determine America's favorite M&M's peanut candy. Subject: Experime...
  • Cotswold Potatoes - A Welcome Side
    on Apr 20, 2016 in Cheese Recipes
    -Photo Courtesy of Amazon's Affiliate Program. Originating in Gloucestershire County, England, Cotswold is Double Gloucester cheese with chopped onions and chives mixed into it for added flavor.  It's a dense semi-hard whole milk cheese whi...
  • Why I Can't Review Chick-fil-A In Hillsboro, OR
    on Apr 13, 2016 in Eating Out
    -Subject: Chick-Fil-A's signature chicken sandwich | Date: 03/06/2007 | Photographer: J. Reed |This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.According to Chick fil-A's site, "Truett Cathy opened a tiny A...
  • Pizza Hut's Stuffed Garlic Knots - A Review
    on Apr 5, 2016 in Eating Out
    -Subject: Pizza Hut's Stuffed Knots | Date: 04-04-2016 |Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog. |Last night I ordered a pizza for dinner, and included Pizza Hut's $5 Stuffed Garlic Kn...
  • There's Bacon In My Sausage Links
    on Apr 2, 2016 in From The Grocery Shelves
    -Subject: Homestyle Bacon Sausage Links from Farmland Foods | Date: 04/01/16 | Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog. |I was at WinCo Foods in Beaverton, Oregon (3025 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
  • Russell Street BBQ - A Review
    on Mar 21, 2016 in Eating Out
    -I'd heard about Russell Street BBQ, at 325 NE Russell St. in Portland, for quite some time.   After watching Andrew Zimmerman devour major portions of Texas BBQ last week, I finally decided to take the trip to the far side of the river for a me...
  • What Makes Irish Stew "Irish?"
    on Mar 15, 2016 in Food History Recipes
    -Photo Courtesy of Amazon's Affiliate Program. I was heading past Reedville Cafe, the other day, when I noticed their reader board was advertising Irish Stew.  My first thought was, "Oh, that'd be good."  Then I stopped and asked...
  • Frustrated By Commercials-That thar TV tells me;Chilis is featuring a 10 oz. Honey-Chipotle Shrimp & Sirloin - "100% USDA Choice sirloin with chile spices, topped with seared honey-chipotle glazed shrimp & chopped green onions on a bed of asparagus & garlic roast...
  • Shoot Me If I EVER Care-I was listening to the "Is it Time to Make Up with Merlot?" episode of America's Test Kitchen last weekend, during which Chris Kimball interviewed, wine expert, Stephen Meuse.  At one point, Meuse made the statement, "...once people c...
  • Taco Bell's Quesalupa - A Review
    on Feb 17, 2016
    -Subject: Taco Bell's Quesalupa | Date: 02/16/16 |Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog. |According to Taco Bell, the Quesalupa is a cross between a Chalupa and a Quesadilla.  The cr...
  • Jack In The Box's Double Jack - A Review
    on Feb 9, 2016 in Eating Out
    -Subject: Jack In The Box's Double Jack | Date: 02/05/16 |Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog. |I had to pick up my week's worth of comics from Beaverton's Things From Another Worl...
  • KFC's Nashville Hot Chicken - A Review
    on Jan 21, 2016 in Eating Out
    -Every region has their food tradition which instantly reminds an eater of the bailiwick which claims the dish as its own. Philadelphia has the cheesesteak, Chicago has deep dish pizza, Maine has clam chowder, Boston has the baked bean sandwich, etc...
  • I'm Back + Olive Garden's Lobster Ravioli
    on Dec 30, 2015 in Eating Out Recipes Seafood
    -Vacation's over, and I'm back in the culinary saddle.  While I was away, I partook of my share of holiday treats.  Being the holidays though, I didn't photograph my meals or make notes as I feasted and spent time with family. One Chinese r...
  • Best Of My Holiday Blogs-After publishing 184 food blogs, I've run out of holiday topics. I can only talk about turkey/wine pairings and oyster dressing so many years in a row. I could veer from talking about traditional holiday food, and write about cutting edge gastrono...
  • Seasonal Eating? Pt. 2
    on Oct 29, 2015 in Food For Thought
    -Title: Roast beef with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and vegetables | Photographer: HotBabyHot | Date: 03/29/2007 | This graphic was released into the public domain by the photographer.As I said in my last blog, I remarked to my friend, Dani,...
  • Seasonal Eating?
    on Oct 15, 2015 in Food For Thought Micro Blog
    -Recently, I came across a recipe for Corn & Cheese Chowder on Pinterest.  With corn, bacon, onions, bell peppers, and two kinds of cheese in a creamy base, I remarked to my friend, Dani, this would be a good soup for Fall.  She looked...
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