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Martha’s Mac & Cheese

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This recipe is nothing short of humble… Martha Stewart’s website even went so far to name the recipe “Perfect” in its title.  Fortunately, that title is well deserved with this recipe that lived up to the hype. I was on a conference call the night I was making this dish and everything was ready as […]

Blogger Self-Reflection at the Dad 2.0 Summit

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  I started blogging in 2005 when I started writing about Knowledge Management. It was a fairly obscure blog that I used as a way to increase my professional profile. I have no idea whether 1 person or a 1,000 people read it since there was no Google Analytics. I ended that blog when I left […]

Strawberry Quinoa Balsamic Salad

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  “That’s the worst!  I will never ever eat that again in my whole life!” Famous last words from my soon to be 9 year old son.  Oscar, our other child, didn’t like it either.  So this was a complete fail if you are going to try it on kids or at least my kids. […]

Mongolian Beef

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I used to love P.F. Chang’s when it first came on the scene, but over the years my desire for it trailed off. I went a few years ago and the dishes are just too salty like a lot of chain restaurants.  So when I came across a recipe from another food blogger I enjoy […]

I Played Frogger for an Afternoon and Loved It

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We are gamers.  That’s why we were high-fiving each other all week counting down the days for the Neon Retro Arcade to open last week.  It’s a new arcade that opened in Old Town Pasadena. It’s full of classic arcade games like Mario Bros, Q-bert, Frogger and many more. You buy unlimited play for $10 […]

Dadvertising Takes Over Super Bowl 49

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It’s the Fifth Anniversary of my automotive Super Bowl ads analysis with fellow journalist Melanie Batenchuk from BeCarChic.  We took a look at all the car ads that ran during last night’s game.  There were a couple standouts for sure. The big theme across many advertisers was the emphasis on dads.  Unlike prior years where […]

Portuguese Kale and Potato Soup

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    My wife bought me a new wood cutting board for Christmas and I found the perfect recipe to break it in.  It does make the vegetables more delectable than my bright green plastic cutting boards.  And while I don’t think I can attribute the new cutting board to this, but this recipe turned […]

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

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    I love a good casserole.  Unlike the casseroles of my 1970-80s childhood, casseroles are far better than the tuna and enchilada casseroles of the past.  Take for example this delicious combination using fresh broccoli and quinoa. The dish also uses shredded cheddar cheese and just a little amount of milk and mayo which […]

The Pioneer Woman’s Pot Roast

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  Christmas Day is a perfect day for a pot roast and especially one I have had on my short list for most of 2014. I loved the simplicity of The Pioneer Woman’s Pot Roast recipe I had ran across searching Pinterest one day. I added some potatoes to it since I like a little […]

Chicken Tinga Tamales

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      Nothing says Christmas like making Tamales. At least that’s the case for a lot of families, but not ours.  I wasn’t raised in a house that made tamales for the holidays. Nope. Instead we made spritz cookies and as a kid I would sneak into the garage freezer and eat a few […]