Archive | September, 2011

Spicy Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I remember the first time I ate a portobello mushroom. My dad had temporarily given up meat for the Lord (the Pentecostal’s version of Lent) and apparently he craved a burger. Like a good Christian he ate a portobello burger instead of beef. He soon returned to the Land of the Meat Eating, but I’ve […]

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In My Tape Deck

Okay, so maybe I don’t have a tape deck anymore, but I have rolled more than my share of that confounded tape back into the cassette shell after it’s been eaten (again) by my ancient boom box. I remember having to get up and change sides on my Roy Orbison tape more often than I […]

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General Tips & Tricks

So this week we’ve seen the crazy and wonderful things that a few household products can do for your house. Let’s cap off this week of tips and tricks– –by diving into some general tips and tricks that aren’t product-specific. 1. To repair scratches on wood furniture, rub the scratch with a crayon the same […]

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Tips & Tricks: Salt

As a kid, I loved the book Swiss Family Robinson. One of my favorite parts was one that never made it to the movie (which was also great!)– –the salt caves. The idea of living in a salt cave during the rainy season was so appealing to me that I made my brothers help me […]

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Tips & Tricks: Lemons

There’s a reason why Endust smells like lemons. For my olfactory canal, the smell of lemons is the smell of clean. Here’s some magic you can work with lemons and their lemony freshness. 1. Rub a lemon on your faucets to remove lime scale, hard water stains, and soap residue. Good news: it also works […]

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Tips & Tricks: Vinegar

When I was a kid, I attended an extra-curricular science class (voluntarily, I’m a nerd)– –where were performed “experiments” like “The Magic Ketchup Experiment” (look it up) and amazing things with hydrogen peroxide and yeast. One of the experiments I vividly remember was soaking a chicken bone in white vinegar to make a “rubber chicken […]

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Tips & Tricks: Baking Soda

Baking soda can do amazing things. What other substance out there can you use to deodorize your carpets, get rid of kitty litter odor, and brush your teeth with? Yup–just baking soda. So here’s a few tips and tricks for using baking soda to it’s maximum benefit: 1. Oil and grease stains on your clothes? […]

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Things I Like: IX

Mocubo Cutting Board This solves so many problems. Sometimes I don’t want my veggies to touch. No problem! Sometimes I want to leave my cutting board on the counter–but it’s an eye sore. No problem! Sometimes I want to pretend I’m a world-renowned chef with crazy chopping skillz. Eh, still a problem. King Tut Life […]

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Spice Your Life: Benefits of Cinnamon

I’m a thief. Our local Indian restaurant–India Garden–recently changed ownership and is now Bombay Grill. I was struggling to title this post and decided to steal India Garden’s (now dead) tagline–Spice Your Life. India Garden, consider this my homage to you. Your vegetable korma was so much better than Bombay Grill’s is. I miss you. […]

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Current Reads II

Some people watch trashy TV. Some people watch¬†really¬†trashy TV. While I do enjoy the occasional episode of 19 Kids and Counting– –are there still only 19? Come on Jim Bob and Michelle. You’re losing steam… I prefer reading a (semi) trashy book to zoning out in front of the tube. Let me qualify that statement–I […]

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