Things I currently think are pretty great, March 2017

Five things I think are currently awesome. Microsoft Surface Pro 4.  It is the most generally useful computer I’ve ever owned.  Particularly if you are interested in making graphical works. For years and years I’ve dreamed of having a computer that I can draw on, and the Surface Pro is that machine.  I’ve been having … Read more

Home cooking for the savvy bachelor: Duck, two ways

So if you’re looking for a meal that you can cook at home, which isn’t too hard in terms of technique or ingredients, but which will strike your friends as fancy as heck, let me suggest you consider doing a menu that’s based around a duck. Duck is one of those proteins that most folks … Read more

Home cooking for the savvy bachelor: Hamburgers, without triggering the smoke detector

So, I honestly can’t believe it took me so long to figure this trick out. If you’re like me, you’ve made hamburgers or cheeseburgers at home plenty of times.  And, if you’re like me, you’ve learned to unplug the battery from the smoke detector before you start cooking the patties because it’s going to undoubtedly smoke … Read more

My first chili cookoff …

The friendly Irish pub in my neighborhood hosted a little chili cook-off last night.  Naturally, I assumed it was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, but apparently it was really about some kind of sporting event. I felt pretty good about my entry, but alas, it seems that … Read more

Pop up dinner

We celebrated my buddy Eric’s birthday with a fancy pop-up dinner here in Chicago.  Good fun with interesting people. via Facebook

The Thanksgiving menu at my house tonight. #noturkeynoproblem

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Brewer: I Bought All the Count Chocula to Make Beer For some people in Fort Collins, the annual arrival of Count Chocula cereal is a highlight of the year. So when shoppers in the Colorado town went searching for the monster-themed marshmallow delicacy,… US News Summaries. | Newser Click here for the full article Posted from Facebook