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Bacon & Chocolate Party’s Invitational Virtual Riot, August 10

August 2, 2017
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Bacon & Chocolate Party supporters rarely stage mass riots. We have many differing views and would just cancel each other out. And what’s the point of expending a lot of energy to do that? However, we…

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Hearts of Palm Pie and Why Life Is Hard

July 31, 2017
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Brazilian Entree CHICKEN AND HEARTS OF PALM PIE INGREDIENTS – DOUGH 4 cups flour (3 tablespoons more later) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1½ cups lard or butter 1 egg INGREDIENTS – FILLING…

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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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