Friday, February 27, 2009

New and Improved?

Well, not anymore. I have always wondered, when the "New" moniker is used to describe something, when does it become not "New"? I mean, the "New 92Q" has been new for 5 years or so, now. Since, this is my website, I make the rules here. This site is no longer "The New Official Kavalsky Web Site". From here on forth it is "The Offical Kavalsky Web Site".

I said "Good Day, Sir!"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The "I'm not very good at counting" 7-Layer Dip


1 can of refried beans
1 pint of sour cream
2 packages of taco mix (I like mine spicy)
12 oz of salsa
jar of pickled jalapenos
1 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar


1) Spread out evenly refried beans on bottom of serving dish.
2) Combine sour cream and taco mix real well and the spread out evenly on top of refried beans.
3) Pour out salsa evenly on top of sour cream mix.
4) Top salsa with shredded cheddar.
5) Layout jalapeno peppers on top of cheese in a decorative pattern.

Serve with tortilla chips. I prefer to use "Scoops".

Monday, February 23, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

This was a hit at a party we attended over the weekend:

2 10 oz. cans of chicken
2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese (softened)
1 cup bleu cheese dressing
3/4 cup favorite wing sauce
1/5 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1) Combine cream cheese, chicken and dressing until blended smoothly in oven safe dish.
2) Mix in wing sauce.
3) Cover with cheddar cheese.
4) Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Serve with "Chicken In a Biscuit" crackers and celery sticks.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

The saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" can be traced back to a poem in 1602, but was not officially credited until the 19th century in a song by Thomas Haynes Bayly's (1797-1839) called Isle of Beauty. Well, on this Valentine's weekend, I will take some liberties with the saying as I have had delivered to me from Europe, 2 bottles of this very special liquor.

Offically banned in the U.S. until recently, absinthe has been suggested to cause madness and hallucinations. From Vincent Van Gogh to Oscar Wilde and other "crazy" people of the team, the "Green Fairy" has been enjoyed. The chemical thujone is believed to be the cause of this mass craziness and, hence, the ban. While the ban has been lifted on absinthe, it has not been lifted on thujone.

However, thanks to the wonder of commerce over the internet (, the two bottles shown below have fallen into my possession. And as soon as I can catch up with some very special friends (and they know who they are), I suspect to crack them open and see how the "Green Fairy" can enlighten me.

Hanna Reaches the Big Time

My wonderful, mature 9-year old daughter, Hanna, is accomplishing feats that some kids only dream of. This past week Hanna was able to check off two more accomplishments. First, she was selected to have a piece of art she created in school displayed at the Howard County Public School Art Show as part of the Artists Inspiring Artists: A Painting Exhibition. The below piece, originally titles Winter Moss Court, was done in water colors and shows us how Hanna and her brother, Jacob, enjoy life on Winter Moss Court. Her painting will be on display until March 10th, so feel free to stop by and enjoy.

Following her art display, Hanna took to the ice to particpate in her first Ice Skating Competition at Bowie Ice Arena. As a member of the Piney Orchard Blue Belles, Hanna had to perform two difficult skills (unfortunately, I don't know their names) for the crowd in attendance. Hanna and her team scored a third place victory. It will be only a matter of time before she starts bringing home gold medals (I just know it).

I promise to try and get some Jake video as he deserves some face time as well. Have a Happy Valentine's weekend.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Getting ready...

In the "It's Never Too Early to Start Planning Department", Jimmy Buffett has announced the tour dates for this summer ( The name of the tour is "SummerzCool" and will swing by the local area (or as close as he normally gets) on Thursday, September 3rd and Saturday, September 5th at Nissan Pavillion. Ticket sale dates have not been announced, but mid-March would not surprise me.

Fins up!!!!