Who doesn't love brownies? Chewy, chocolatey goodness. With or without nuts, they are a staple of baking. I don't bake brownies often, usually because a standard brownie recipe makes too much for just the two of us here. Not that I object to come chocolate love, but we try not to have sweets around too … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Brownie Bites
I know. I said I was going to do baking posts on Wednesday, but Wednesday is Halloween and that means this year's Halloween story should post on that day. So, I decided to flip things around a little. I think one should shake up the routine a bit now and again. Good for the soul. … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: Monday Version
Does the idea of a toasted English muffin with butter melting into all those nooks and crannies make your mouth water? I know it does mine. I love good old toasted bread with breakfast, but an English muffin can raise a simple breakfast to the fancy. Most references I found trace the English muffin back … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: English Muffins, Part Two
I'm going to try something new here for the winter season. I want to do more baking this winter, because, well, I like to bake! I don't do a lot of baking in summer because it just heats up the house too much, and when the weather is already hot and humid, no one wants … Continue reading Wednesdays in Winter: More Baking!
A bit of a click bait headline (what isn't these days?), but a pretty accurate chart of the bias of many news sources. If you are truly interested in weeding the fake news out of your life, look here: News Source Bias Chart You have to scroll waaaaaay down to get to the actual recipe … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: News Source Bias Chart, Olive and Garlic Skillet Bread, Glass as New Data Storage Medium, and Gin and Tonic Ice Cream
Yesterday was our anniversary. Forty years. Wow, looking at it there in print, it seems like such a long time. Thinking about it, it seems like it can't be that long. But, you know, the math don't lie. It was a very lovely day, if a little bit on the humid side, so we went … Continue reading Monday Musings: As Time Goes By
We all know what wolves are, right? Dog-like wild animals that live in the wild and prey on deer and such. Well, not these wolves. They live near the ocean, are excellent swimmers, and prey on fish: Sea Wolves This is Bei Bei. Bei Bei is a panda. Pandas climb trees. In fact, pandas are … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Sea Wolves, Falling Panda, New Galaxies from Hubble, and Delivery Ice Cream
Okay, I'm going to add another "Captain America: Civil War" link here, just because this one is so serious and profound sounding, it's amusing. Here is Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., and other members of the cast in a very Captain America patriotic promo: Captain America Battle Hymn Here's a mash-up of Star Wars dogfights … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Captain America Battle Hymn, Star Wars and Kenny Loggins, Star Trek Reboot Promo, Marvel One Shot, and Please Vote for My Husband!
Uh, this IS December, right? I mean, I can't say I am not, on some level, enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures and lack of snow and ice, but at the same time, this is just not right. Without heading down a rabbit hole that is not going to lead anywhere productive, I am not liking … Continue reading Monday Musings: December?, Car Troubles, (Identified) Flying Objects, and Dinner