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Boston Baked Beans and the Round Table

July 15, 2017
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American Appetizer BOSTON BAKED BEANS INGREDIENTS 1 pound great Northern beans 8 cups water 1 medium onion 5 ounces salt pork ¼ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup molasses 2 teaspoons dry mustard ¼ teaspoon pepper…

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Mr. Wisdom Says, Heat Rises in California

July 15, 2017
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Mr. Wisdom Says, Heat Rises in California

This is based on a true story. My family and I moved to Holland when I was a kid. My mother and I were looking for a house to rent. The real-estate agent showed us…

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Prawn Barbecue and Alexander the Great

July 12, 2017
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Australian Entree PRAWN BARBECUE INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons fresh parsley 6 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine ¾ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon sea salt or salt 2 tablespoons lemon…

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Searching For Toilets: My Travels Through Europe

July 8, 2017
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This book will be coming out on April 1st. Traveling around Europe is a lot like the cover. You can spend a lot of time looking for a public bathroom or even a restaurant with…

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Grandma Anna’s Spritz Cookies

June 15, 2017
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Swedish Dessert GRANDMA ANNA’S SPRITZ COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 cup (2 sticks) butter* ⅔ cup sugar 3 egg yolks 2½ cups flour 1 tsp almond extract (optional) SPECIAL UTENSILS electric beater** cookie gun, aka cookie press…

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Bad Advice Friday, 6-09-17

June 10, 2017
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I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice on time because: 1) Gravity is still working. 2) I just ate fish sticks. 3) My productivity today edged out my anti-productivity. So,…

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Bad Advice Friday, 6-02-17

June 3, 2017
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I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice on time because: 1) Plate tectonics was not as bad this week as it was last week. 2) I am one with the…

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Crab Rangoon and the B-2 Bomber

May 31, 2017
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Chinese Appetizer CRAB RANGOON INGREDIENTS 1 garlic clove 1 green onion ½ pound canned crabmeat 1 egg ½ pound cream cheese (room temperature) ⅛ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce…

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Mr. Etiquette’s Tip #4, Parking Lots

May 29, 2017
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The lessons taught by the pastor in the church apparently apply only when in the church, certainly not in its parking lot. This blog is dedicated to those people. Paul De Lancey, President of Better…

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Bad Advice Friday +1, 5-27-17

May 27, 2017
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Oh my gosh. It’s Saturday already. I missed getting the advice on Friday. My excuses are: 1) Work took longer than expected. 2) I was helping a friend. 3) I dislocated my shoulder. (It popped…

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