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The Tea House At The Top Of The World

Achievement: #34. Banff Teahouse Hike

While visiting Banff National Park in Canada, we got to go on a one-of-a-kind adventure: we hiked up to the top of a mountain to have tea at the St. Agnes Tea House. Check it out! Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Cocktail Week: A Disco Drink Donnybrook

Achievement: #34. Pittsburgh Cocktail Week

Better late than never, eh? This is our recap of the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Cocktail Week from earlier in the fall. Check out the tasty concoctions as we take you from Downtown to Lawrenceville to Shadyside and beyond! Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Salmon & Shrimp Scampi

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

I feel like the entire month of September has been a long string of elaborate meals, but I only documented one of them for the blog. You see, Michael has been trying to do a low-carb diet again, and I … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Pork Chop Sauté With Peaches

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

Funnily enough, we made our August meal waaaaaaay back in the beginning of August… and it took me until September to post about it. My bad! However, this August, I decided to make a homecooked meal not only for my … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Mahi-Mahi, Corn On The Cob, & Homemade Hush Puppies

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

Well, when you’ve got a stormy summer night preventing you from using the grill, what do you do? If you’re me, you go, “Let’s look in the freezer!” Yep, that’s how this story starts. It was dismal all day, so … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Filet Mignon And Curried Potatoes

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

For our June dinner, we returned to the grill. We managed to snag a great deal on filet mignon at Kuhn’s, and picked up a whole bunch of it for $7.99 a pound! Honestly, I wish we’d picked up even … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Barbecued Burgers & Salmon Skewers

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

Well, for our May elaborate meal, we got so elaborate that we added a new piece of equipment to our dinner repertoire: a grill! Yes, we somehow went almost two full years as homeowners without having a grill of our … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Chicken Tikka & Samosas

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

Well, this month, we decided to go all out and try something way too elaborate for our own good. This was inspired by the fact that I read in a recent issue of Cooking Light that there is, believe it … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: A Ukrainian Easter Feast

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

It’s no secret that despite not being Catholic, I have a very fond affection for Lent. Last year, one of our Achievements was to go to a fish fry, and although it’s not *official* this year, we’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Bacon-Wrapped Scallops & Breaded Zucchini

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

Tonight, I am going to tell you all a story. This is a story about a time in my life when the basic living necessity of BREAD was taken from me. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I, like so many great … Continue reading

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