Pie crust

My wife has an excellent pie crust recipe. I'm not sure of its provenance, but she's a trained pastry chef, so whether she concocted it or it merely receives her stamp of approval, you can be assured that it's quite good.The other day at work, a woman with whom I have shared this recipe asked … Continue reading Pie crust

Sugar and Butter

They are two of the foundation ingredients in holiday goodness. We're a little late getting around to it, but my wife and I made baklava tonight as well as an extra batch of buckeyes. (Well, mostly. The buckeyes still need to be dipped in chocolate.)


This is my kind of holiday. I'm certainly going to celebrate.----------------Listening to: The Academy Of Ancient Music - The Academy Of Ancient Music - 06 - Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066, I. Overturevia FoxyTunes

The Perfect Cereal

What are the three problems of cereals? First, a repellent taste, whether too sweet or however. Second, it corrupts your milk, turning it an unpleasant color, making it a thick sludge because of particulates, and altering the taste beyond recognition. Third, the cereal itself becomes so soggy it transforms from a pleasant collection of crunchy … Continue reading The Perfect Cereal


"Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor."Read this. No, seriously. Read the whole thing. You won't be sorry. It's not that long, either.Done? Now that is a man who deserves to be honoured. It's all well and good … Continue reading Billion.


As my wife has noted, I'm taking a few days off of work to help with various and sundry things around the house. Christmas will be here in about 3 weeks and sometime over the next month or so our second child will arrive as well. So there's plenty to be done. We bought our … Continue reading Christmas