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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Portabella Sandwiches”

Every once in a while I need a break from burgers, hot dogs, and steaks at a sports game. When I still want something hearty but feel like stepping away from the meat, I seek out a portabella sandwich. The mushroom’s rich notes are complimented here with bright lemon-rosemary aioli and a simple arugula salad. Portabella Sandwiches Serves 4 4 portabella mushrooms Salt and pepper 1/4 c. mayonnaise Zest from 1 ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Caipirinhas”

Though the World Cup and its surrounding mania is over, I’m continuing to celebrate summer sports and warm-weather parties with a Brazilian drink in hand: the caipirinha. It is simple and bright with fresh citrus, and refreshes on even the muggiest hot days. Though I’ve seen folks substitute white rum for the cachaca, I’d recommend hunting down this special spirit made from sugar cane juices for its unique ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Watermelon Salad”

Hot, humid days call for cool, crisp salads. This version utilizes tender summer bib lettuce topped off with bright melon and a tangy dressing. It’s a beautiful pairing with grilled meats and veggies but also makes a light lunch when anything else feels too heavy. Watermelon Salad Serves 4 Juice of 1 lemon 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 1/4 t. mustard powder 1/2 c. olive oil 5 c. bib lett ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Bison Burgers”

With the Fourth of July stepping up to the plate tomorrow it’s time to fire up that grill. And if you are wanting a bit of a change-up without straying too far from the classics I’ve got just the thing for you. A bison burger is leaner than beef with only a bit of gamey notes compared to other unique meats. By adding a pat of compound butter to the interior of the patty you get added flavor throughout plus ...

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Nexflix Is Ruining The Royals

This week, I began my 42nd year of life on this planet. Forty-one of those have been as a Royals fan.  The first six months were a fan of pooping. The remaining years were of pooping AND the Royals. In that time, I've seen a lot of baseball. We've talked here before about the grace and majesty of the great game of baseball. We've talked about the casual pace and the fact that a Billy Butler at bat might ta ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Epoisses Sauce”

I’ve always loved a good crumble of bleu cheese on a well-cooked steak so I was intrigued when I was presented with the option of an epoisses sauce for my meat when traveling through Burgundy, France. Epoisses is a washed-rind cheese that is known for being especially stinky. I’m a huge fan of the runny, fragrant cheese and was thrilled with the way it complimented the juicy, rich steak. The sauce is be ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Strawberry Ice Cream”

Summer hits and my oven stays off. The heat is too oppressive to amplify it with a contained flame burning in my apartment. Yet there is one kitchen appliance that comes out and gets a workout in these hot and sweaty months: the ice cream maker. I whip up batches and batches of the creamy stuff in an attempt to cool down. I make it all: traditional styles, boozy varieties, and sometimes experiments with ite ...

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Don’t Stop Believin’ vs. We Will Rock You

It all comes down to this - the final two songs competing to be the new tradition at Kauffman Stadium. Both songs are arena rock classics. Both songs are legendary. Both songs are instantly recognizable. Only one can win. The decision is in the hands of the people tonight. Here are the final two: Don’t Stop Believin’ Song We Will Rock You Journey Artist Queen Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon Write ...

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Rock and Roll All Nite vs. We Will Rock You

One more chance for a song to get to the championship match. Both legendary rock anthems. Both staples on classic rock radio. Only one will have the chance to compete to be the Royals sixth inning tradition. Rock and Roll All Nite Song We Will Rock You KISS Artist Queen Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley Writers Brian May 1975 Year 1977 Dressed to Kill/Alive Album News of the World 57/12 Top Chart Position N/A Hard ...

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Don’t Stop Believin’ vs. Livin’ on a Prayer

And then there were four. Two 1980s titans go head to head in a battle of songs that do not believe in the letter "g." Only one can move on, regardless of how beloved both songs are. Don't Stop Believin' Song Livin’ On A Prayer Journey Artist Bon Jovi Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon Writers Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child 1981 Year 1986 Escape Album Slippery When Wet 9 Top Chart Positio ...

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Twist and Shout vs. We Will Rock You

We close out the elite eight with one of the most epic match ups in this competition, between a pair of heavyweight English rock and roll bands. Who makes it to the semifinals? This is as tough a choice as I’ve seen yet. Twist and Shout Song We Will Rock You The Beatles Artist Queen Phil Medley, Bert Russell Writers Brian May 1964 Year 1977 Please Please Me Album News of the World 2 Top Chart Position N/A ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Smoky Asparagus Salad”

As a New Yorker with a small apartment and no yard, I am constantly trying ways to feel like I’m cooking out without the grill. This chilled asparagus dish has smoky notes that hint at the outdoors with no fire required. Even for those with a grill, this side is great for the less-than-ideal-bbq-weather days.   Smoky Asparagus Salad 2 bundles of asparagus, trimmed and washed 1/2 c. olive oil 3-4 drop ...

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Old Time Rock and Roll vs. Rock and Roll All Nite

Do you like the rock and roll? Well this afternoon's contest is for you, as two songs with Rock and Roll in the title will be fighting to move into the final four of the Play it Forward competition. Tom Cruise in his underwear vs. a group of shock rock legends. Old Time Rock and Roll Song Rock and Roll All Nite Bob Seger Artist KISS George Jackson, Thomas E. Jones III, Bob Seger Writers Gene Simmons, Paul S ...

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I Want You to Want Me vs. Livin’ on a Prayer

After tonight's game, we'll be halfway to the final four. Who will the second artist be? Check out the matchup. I Want You to Want Me Song Livin’ On A Prayer Cheap Trick Artist Bon Jovi Rick Nielsen Writers Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child 1977/1979 Year 1986 In Color/Cheap Trick at Budokan Album Slippery When Wet 7 Top Chart Position 1 Classic Rock Genre Glam metal I Want You To Want Me facts: ...

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Brown Eyed Girl vs. Don’t Stop Believin’

We move forward toward a winner, as 3/4 of the songs in this competition have been eliminated. Now to determine the best of what's left, starting with two classic sing alongs. Which one wins? Brown Eyed Girl Song Don't Stop Believin' Van Morrison Artist Journey Van Morrison Writers Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neil Schon 1967 Year 1981 Blowin' Your Mind Album Escape 10 Top Chart Position 9 Oldies Pop Genre C ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Refried Beans”

Anytime you speak to someone about the food of LA tacos will inevitably pop up. Being so close to the southern border means the immigrants’ influence is strong in the cuisine, lending authenticity yet inspiring change and creativity to dishes. When I make tacos at home, whether going traditional or with a twist, I like to add a schmear of refried beans. It gives bulk and depth to almost any taco. This rec ...

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We Will Rock You vs. 1999

We close out the home stand and the second round of the tournament on the same day. Which will be the final entry to the Elite Eight? Let's look at the numbers. We Will Rock You Song 1999 Queen Artist Prince Brian May Writers Prince 1977 Year 1982 News of the World Album 1999 N/A Top Chart Position 12 Classic Rock Genre Pop/Funk We Will Rock You facts: The first track off the iconic "News of the World" al ...

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Sweet Caroline vs. Twist and Shout

The final two match ups of the second round are upon us. Tonight, the Boston Red Sox sing-along song vs. Ferris Bueller's favorite song. Sweet Caroline Song Twist and Shout Neil Diamond Artist The Beatles Neil Diamond Writers Phil Medley, Bert Russell 1969 Year 1964 N/A Album Please Please Me 4 Top Chart Position 2 Oldies pop Genre Oldies rock Sweet Caroline facts: The unofficial official theme song for th ...

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Ring of Fire vs. Rock and Roll All Nite

Bob Seger performed about as well as Alex Gordon on Sunday. Who will he face in the next round? Either a country legend or one of the best live acts singing one of the most famous rock anthems in history. Ring of Fire Song Rock and Roll All Nite Johnny Cash Artist KISS June Carter, Merle Kilgore Writers Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley 1963 Year 1975 N/A Album Dressed to Kill/Alive 17 Top Chart Position 57/12 Cou ...

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Louie Louie vs. Old Time Rock and Roll

We're now halfway there toward deciding the Elite Eight for the Play it Forward competition. Fans are dressing to the nines today for an oldie, but goodie, which goes up against a song extolling the virtues of such songs. Louie, Louie Song Old Time Rock and Roll The Kingsmen Artist Bob Seger Richard Berry Writers George Jackson, Thomas E. Jones III, Bob Seger 1963 Year 1978 The Kingsmen in Person Album Stra ...

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