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How to open a Pomegranate

We stepped away from our tools and DIY projects for a minute in an ongoing quest to demystify the pomegranate. We put together this quick post to show how to cut up a pomegranate, how to de-seed a pomegranate, how to open up a pomegranate, how to get INTO THE FREAKING THING AND GET THE JUICY … Continue Reading

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A custom blogiversary cake

Not OUR blogiversary, merrypad.com’s blogiversary. Since I’m a little baking nerd, I made a cake for my girl Emily’s 1 year blogiversary. Here’s the quick step by step. Making a custom cake is SO EASY, people. I usually make them for my daughter and it’s always a huge hit, like a Wow Wow Wubbzy cake, and even if … Continue Reading

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How to make delicious roasted pumpkin seeds

I love pumpkin time. One reason is because it’s almost time for Halloween, which is the most fun holiday if you have a kid. Another reason is because it involves pumpkins, and from pumpkins come ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS. And I’m going to tell you how to make them awesome. Step one: Drive out to the … Continue Reading

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Sugarween

Awww yeah. It’s about that time to go ding-donging for treats again. HALLOWEEN. If you live on my street, it means the only kids visiting your house will be mine. And that also means you will be dumping your whole bag of candy into their four bags, since you’ll be saying stuff to me like… … Continue Reading

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My Little Pony Birthday Cake Fail

I make my daughter’s birthday cakes by hand. They’re not professional level, and neither of us care (at least she doesn’t yet). They’re usually a little crooked, slanted, and never perfect, but nothing this bad… the My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Birthday Cake Fail. OK, so I KNOW I can go to the grocery store … Continue Reading

I think it loses it's lustre on such a nice plate. It's needs an authentic styrofoam container.

Mmmmm…Garbage

Plate that is. Garbage Plate. Pete introduced me to this gastronomical fanfare. Those of you in NY are probably like “yeah, yeah, yeah, garbage plate.” Ever since I had my first plate at Nick Tahou’s Hots, I wondered how something so awesome has escaped me during this lifetime. I’m sure many of you out there … Continue Reading

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Mmmmmm, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

Besides having awesome nicknames like “Rooster Sauce” and oh dear god help me “Cock Sauce”, Sriracha has awesome flavor too. The flavor is a mix of chilis, sweet, and hot, not red peppery and vinegar-y like TABASCO®. (Oh, and it’s called cock sauce because of the picture on the bottle you perv.) It’s not hot-hot but … Continue Reading

Taco Eggs

3-minute egg white sandwiches (jerk or taco)

We’re not trying to turn this into some kind of cooking blog, but DAMN I make some good egg sandwiches. They’re made in one pan, they take a few minutes, they are super low-calorie, and they’re damn good. You can get up in the AM and make these for you and your significant other in … Continue Reading

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Make your own fun Wow Wow Wubbzy birthday cake

A few years ago Julia was way into Wow Wow Wubbzy, she thought he was cute and had a funny voice and whatever else kids like about cartoons (her love faded for a year but now she’s BACK into him). ANYWAY, did I mention that the year she was into Wow Wow Wubbzy I made … Continue Reading

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Cans of beans marketed to kids

Brand Synergy + Kids = Vegetables

With four kids, we try to maintain a relationship with each child individually, and since the middle two are twins (and innocently referred to by friends and family as a single entity), this is especially important. We’ve got some kind of cranial queue going on, keeping track of which one went with who, and where. … Continue Reading

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