June 30, 2015

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DIY Container Garden

In case you didn’t see, Pete and I are having a little spring challenge to grow the best lawn. And while I was at Lowe’s picking up the Sta-Green fertilizer to get this off the ground, I thought it might be cool to do a little container garden instead of watching my grass grow. This … Continue Reading


Build a DIY Tofu Press

I’m all for saving a few bucks. And anything to get me out in the shop making something. Often, my wife shows me a picture of something and that’s all it takes. I’m on a mission to make it myself. Better. Cheaper. We have the technology. Insert image here of the radar screen, rocket crashing … 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


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.


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


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

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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