Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Berger Cookies”

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Berger Cookies”

This week celebrate the Royals taking on the Orioles with an over-the-top sweet treat from this rival’s town. Berger cookies have a shortbread-like base and are literally PILED wit ...

This Date In Royals History–April 24, 2005

This Date In Royals History–April 24, 2005

2005: The Royals blew a 3-2 lead, allowing two runs in the eighth inning as they lost 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Reliever Jaime Cerda began the eighth inning ...

Royals Can Capitalize on Division Opponents’ Flaws

Royals Can Capitalize on Division Opponents’ Flaws

Over the last several seasons, there has always seemed to be an insurmountable favorite to win the American League Central Division. Forever, it seemed like Cleveland could not be ...

Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Corey Kluber

Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Corey Kluber

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

Diamonds in the Rough 04.23.14

Diamonds in the Rough 04.23.14

Another good day for the Affiliates as starting pitching and youth lead them to a 3-0 record. HR Call: Whit Merrifield (2),  Raul Mondesi (1),  Elier Hernandez (1)     Pi ...

This Date In Royals History–April 23, 1999

This Date In Royals History–April 23, 1999

1999: The Royals surrendered three runs in the ninth inning to drop a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Angels at Kauffman Stadium. Anaheim started the rally against Royals rel ...

Money Match Up of the Day: Jason Vargas vs Nick Swisher

Money Match Up of the Day: Jason Vargas vs Nick Swisher

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

U.L.’s Toothpick: A Look Back At The 1982 Royals

U.L.’s Toothpick: A Look Back At The 1982 Royals

The Kansas City Royals don’t really have a lot of near-misses when it comes to division titles. Not counting the strike-shortened 1994 season, only four times in franchise history ...

Morning Coffee: Royals Offensive Problem Isn’t the Hitting Coach

Morning Coffee: Royals Offensive Problem Isn’t the Hitting Coach

For the second consecutive year, the Kansas City Royals have gotten off to a slow start offensively. It's been frustrating because the team was supposed to be much improved offensi ...

Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Home runs and good pitching performance would highlight a 3-0 day for the Affiliates. HR Call: Carlos Peguero (2),  Lane Adams (1), Mark Threlkeld (3), Chad Johnson (1)   ...

This Date In Royals History–April 22, 1983

This Date In Royals History–April 22, 1983

1983: The Royals exploded for five runs in the second inning, then John Wathan drove in the game-winning run in the eighth in a 6-5 win over Toronto at Royals Stadium. Blue Jays st ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Berger Cookies”

This week celebrate the Royals taking on the Orioles with an over-the-top sweet treat from this rival’s town. Berger cookies have a shortbread-like base and are literally PILED with fudgy frosting—the signature version is usually about half and half. The cakey cookies were originally brought via a German family to Baltimore and the DeBaufre Bakeries there still churn out these treats today. Make a batch for ...

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Louie, Louie vs. Minnie the Moocher

Bon Jovi’s prayer was answered and the glam metal classic moves on. We now begin the third quadrant of the bracket with two of the oldest songs in the bracket going up against each other. Both were featured in John Belushi classic movies. Which one moves on? Let’s look at the tape. Louie, Louie Song Minnie the Moocher The Kingsmen Artist Cab Calloway Richard Berry Writers Cab Calloway, Irving Mills 1963 Yea ...

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Kansas City Here I Come vs Livin’ On A Prayer

Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic did NOT survive against The Beatles singing a tribute to Kansas City. So to close out the second quadrant of the bracket, we get another version of Kansas City against a hair metal classic. Kansas City Here I Come Song Livin’ On A Prayer Fats Domino Artist Bon Jovi Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller Writers Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child 1964 Year 1986 N/A Album Slipper ...

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I Will Survive vs. Kansas City

After more than a week, the Royals will return home Friday. You know what that means, more voting for songs in the sixth inning. This home stand starts with a disco classic taking on a Beatles cover of a Little Richard medley. I Will Survive Song Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey Gloria Gaynor Artist The Beatles Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris Writers Jerry Liebert and Mike Stoller/Little Richard 1978 Year 1964 Love ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Green Beans with Horseradish”

With the holidays taking place this week I’ve been pouring over (i.e. drooling over) menus and recipe ideas for Passover and Easter meals. Thanks to its placement on a traditional Passover Seder plate, horseradish has come up in my search again and again and has tunneled itself into my list of cravings this week. To satiate this desire I whipped up a batch of green beans thoroughly coated with the sharp bit ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Honeycrisp Apple Tartlets”

As the Royals head into their series against the Twins I bring you a dish created from a Minnesota native, the Honeycrisp apple. The Honeycrisp is a hybrid that was created at the University of Minnesota and introduced in 1991. Though young, it has grasped the hearts of many an apple lover with its crisp, sweet-tart bite. To let its natural flavors shine I’ve created a tart with very few ingredients, meanin ...

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I Gotta Feeling vs. I Want You to Want Me

The Beatles feel more than fine after narrowly defeating KC and his band of sunshine. Wednesday's matchup probably couldn't pit two more different songs that were released nearly 30 years apart. Only one other Play it Forward matchup features this much of a year gap between the two competing songs. I Gotta Feeling I Want You to Want Me Black Eyed Peas Artist Cheap Trick Black Eyed Peas/David Gueta/Frederic ...

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Get Down Tonight vs. I Feel Fine

Garth is Gone. So now we go disco vs. the greatest band of all time.  Let's see what they look like. Get Down Tonight I Feel Fine KC and the Sunshine Band Artist The Beatles Harry Wayne Casey/Richard Finch Writers John Lennon/Paul McCartney 1975 Year of Release 1964 KC and the Sunshine Band Album N/A 1 Top Chart Position 1 Disco Genre Oldies/Pop Get Down Tonight facts: First No 1 hit for KC and the Sunshine ...

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Don’t Stop Believin’ vs. Friends in Low Places

In honor of the Play it Forward, we’re going to do a little “tale of the tape” for the two songs competing each night. We’re starting with Monday’s matchup.  Tale of the Tape Don’t Stop Believin’ Friends in Low Places Journey Artist Garth Brooks Steve Perry/JonathanCain/Neal Schon Writers Dewayne Blackwell/Earl Bud Lee 1981 Year of Release 1990 Escape Album No Fences 9 Top Chart Position 1 Classic Rock Genr ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Roasted Jalapeno Ranch Dressing”

Sometimes in the midst of too much meat and potatoes it’s nice to offer up a salad to add a touch of green to your party. But a simple side salad doesn’t have to be boring. A homemade dressing goes a long way to add a burst of flavor to a big bowl of lettuce and veggies. This take on buttermilk ranch gets a kick of heat from roasted jalapenos, making it an excellent option to serve alongside any Mexican spr ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Removing Cooking Oil Stains”

It happens to the most careful among us: while frying up something tasty the oil splatters, making it's way around the apron and onto our clothes. We drizzle the olive oil a bit too enthusiastically. A bite into a greasy treat drips onto our shirt. Over and over again I found myself faced with oil stains on my clothes from cooking and eating. Tired of thinking that the clothes were forever ruined I turned t ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Rosemary and Garlic Bean Dip”

With the long, cold winter we’ve had I’ve been on a bean making kick. They are simple to make and oh, so comforting on those bitter evenings. Plus they have so many uses that it’s hard to get bored. Last time I made a batch I froze half, and these leftovers lent me a quick and easy appetizer for a recent gathering. If you don’t happen to have some homemade beans on hand the canned stuff will do the trick. R ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Honey Buttermilk Biscuits”

Despite the trend away from gluten, I’m an advocate of serving up a side of bread with almost every meal. To a large gathering it adds bulk without much cost, and can serve as a base, a sopper, bookends, or utensil depending on what it is paired up with. I came across this particular biscuit recipe in an issue of Saveur Magazine and felt like it needed to have a place on my dinner table that very night. The ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Summer Beer”

Despite the current cold temperatures and threat of snow, March is right around the corner with its promise of incoming spring. Baseball, days in the park, warm breezes, barbeques all are heading our way. To celebrate (and in hopes of bringing it on sooner) I bring you a recipe for Summer Beer. It is a drink we would throw back for hours during the hot months at one of our favorite bars in the Little Apple ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Spicy Dr. Pepper Ribs”

I think the secret to the perfect rib sauce is in layering the flavors. It’s about building upon the foundation, adding piece after piece while not overwhelming it in any one way and toppling the whole thing over. I think I’ve created just the right balance with this one based on Dr. Pepper. There’s spice to counteract the sweetness, mirepoix and rosemary to add depth. One bite and your sticky fingers will ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Apple Hand Pies”

Since finally nailing down a proper dough recipe (thanks to the wonderful Emily Hilliard of Nothing in the House) I have been on a major pie kick these past few months. Though pies are a wonderful treat to serve up to guests at a party, they aren’t the easiest thing to consume at an outdoor tailgate. The solution is to use the dough to create a personal carrying case for the filling. No plate is needed, jus ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Sriracha Caramel Corn”

Here’s hoping your Super Bowl snacks were more exciting than the game last week. We had a few big hits on our table, but the biggest success story came from this sweet, salty, spicy popcorn. It satisfies every craving in one just one bite, but you won’t be able to stop there. We went through a double batch of this with no problems whatsoever. It will be making a regular appearance at any gathering I have in ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Bierocks”

The Super Bowl isn’t only about snacks and wings. You need something filling and hearty to get you through the long game filled with an endless stream of commercial breaks, halftime shows, and possible power failures. Bierocks fit the bill while also being easy to grab and eat from the buffet line. Wishing you a delicious and successful Super Bowl Party this weekend! Bierocks Makes 16 For the dough 1 packag ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Pantry Salsa”

The cold weather and lack of flavorful summer tomatoes is no reason to not serve up homemade salsa at your Super Bowl party this year. Use ingredients you probably already have on hand to create a fresh tasting, bright dip. I’ve changed up the recipe often depending on what I have on hand: subbing a bit of garlic powder for fresh, Tabasco and chili flakes instead of jalapeno, however I recommend using fresh ...

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Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Trash (Talk) Cookies”

Any sporting event has its share of good-natured ribbing or all out trash talking. The upcoming Super Bowl will be no exception. Take “trash” to a delicious new level with these chocolate chip cookies filled with everything but the kitchen sink. What do you have on hand: nuts, popcorn, chips, Chex cereal? Toss it in. The salty sweet combo is sure to please both sides and sooth any differences in opinion. Tr ...

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