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Remove Those Baby Stains by Using These Tips

When you get your first baby, everybody wants to give you advice. People telling you to do hold them close. Friends saying you should buy a cradle for better comfort. And, parents telling you to save money for expensive things you don’t want to have. In all that advice, the topic of how to wash… Read More »

Spinach and Grapefruit Salad

I love this salad year-round. The zing from the citrus pairs well with the hearty spinach. This salad can pair with nearly any dish and is a breeze to throw together. Spinach and Grapefruit Salad (serves 4): 1/3 pound fresh spinach, about 6 cups, trimmed and washed 2 pink grapefruit 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced… Read More »

A Procedural Guide on Cleaning Water Coolers

In order to keep your best water cooler dispenser running well, cleaning has to be done regularly and properly. Regular here is quite relative, ranging from 6-12 months. The cleaning process is quite simple, you just have to set a reminder on the next scheduled cleaning. Requirements A good half hour of your time A… Read More »

Cohogs, Sausage, Potatoes, and Garlic On The Grill

After a long day of bicycling, there is nothing better to come home to than a shower, cold beer, and great grilled food. Start the charcoal in your grill with a chimney charcoal starter. Lighter fluid smells and tastes bad and can be dangerous. Hop in the shower, pour a cold beer and your are ready… Read More »

St. Germain & The Boutonniere Cocktail

The Boutonniere is an unique and wonderful springtime cocktail. The idea for this recipe comes from Scott Holliday at Rendezvous in Central Square, Cambridge, MA. As the name indicates, this cocktail really looks like, smells like, and tastes like a boutonniere. It is a great afternoon cooler. Boutonniere: 2 ounces applejack 1 ounce dry vermouth 1/2 ounce… Read More »

Lobster Mac & Cheese

I was in the mood for some comfort food and mac and cheese came to mind. I love mac and cheese, but not the greasy and overly creamy versions. This is a four-cheese mac and cheese with lobster meat added to really make it fancy. You can make this exact dish without the lobster too.… Read More »

Cool Summer Yogurt and Eggplant

Yogurt dishes are great in the summer. Here is one that adds some eggplant for added texture. 1 eggplant 3 cups plain yogurt salt and pepper to taste 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint Peel and cut the eggplant into 1-inch cubes. Steam the eggplant cubes in a steamer basket over a… Read More »

Anchovy and Onion Tart

I love tarts that can be thrown together anytime during the day and served at room temperature. This anchovy and onion tart scream summer and works perfectly for any dinner and is great to pack on picnics. Serve it with a sparkling wine or Belgian Tripel Beer. The dough is quick and fun to make too.… Read More »

Classic Margarita Cocktails on a Road Trip

When on road trips throughout the country you may, unfortunately, encounter areas where quality classic cocktails have not yet been rediscovered. Or, perhaps, you’d like to show off to your friends, or mix up wonderful libations in your hotel room. In these cases, I use a basic 3 Piece Cocktail Shaker Kit setup that lets me mix… Read More »

Roast Chicken and Potatoes with Sauteed Spinach

I often make a citrus and thyme roasted chicken. It is easy, quick, and requires little attention. I like to have the chicken in the refrigerator for sandwiches or a quick snack. If friends drop in, pull out cold chicken and serve it with some sharp cheddar cheese, bread, and perhaps some pickles. It makes the… Read More »