Home is what you make of itCast Iron Skillet Apple CrispA Visit to the OrchardThe Best Dang Roast Beef Sandwich You've Ever Had!Beer Cheese BreadWhat fires you up?
October 31, 2011

Beer Cheese Bread

This beer cheese bread recipe only uses a handful of ingredients and can be thrown together in just a couple of minutes.  It is a quick bread, meaning it doesn’t use yeast, so it doesn’t need time to rise.  The … Continue reading

October 29, 2011

Current Hard Work Update — October 29, 2011

I’ve made a little progress this week and added a new line item to my list.  Here’s what’s going on: I’ve completed the main portion of my page reconfiguration project, which made my recipe tutorials easier to find and put … Continue reading

October 25, 2011

Home is what you make of it

What is home? Home could be a lot of things.  Is it a place? A storage unit? A gathering spot? A cafeteria? Being with family and friends? I’ve had the privilege of living in several different places in a few … Continue reading

October 24, 2011

The Best Dang Roast Beef Sandwich You’ve Ever Had!

You’ve heard of beef brisket.  Ribs are good, but over-played.  Pulled pork?  Meh.  There’s a new staple to add to the classic BBQ trifecta — The barbecued beef chuck roast — also known as “the Chuckie.”  It meets all of … Continue reading

October 19, 2011

A Visit to the Orchard

We have a tradition of going to the apple orchard every fall to spend time outside amongst cheerful kids and parents, to pick out a pumpkin or two, and to get our fix of apple baked goods.   We are … Continue reading

October 17, 2011

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp can be made in an oven or on a grill over medium indirect heat with the lid closed. Ingredients: Filling: About 6 medium-sized apples — peeled, cored, and diced 1/4 cup of apple cider (or … Continue reading

October 14, 2011

What fires you up?

I have the opportunity to listen to a lot of podcasts at work and they tend to fall into two categories — business/entrepreneurship and personal development.  One key topic to both categories is to be your authentic self do what … Continue reading

October 12, 2011

What’s the greatest compliment you’ve ever received?

I read a few new blog posts yesterday and while perusing the comments, I had a thought.  What’s the greatest compliment you’ve ever received?  On many popular blog posts, you get several (or dozens or hundreds) of comments that all … Continue reading

October 10, 2011

Current Hard Work Update — October 10, 2011

Well, I crossed another item off of my Current Hard Work list and made progress on a couple more. We installed our railing for our new front steps.  We started last week (click here for last week’s update) and finished … Continue reading

October 7, 2011

Uncomfortably Comfortable

The worst week of work I’ve had in a LONG, LONG time is finally coming to a close.  I won’t go into details here.  They’re not important anyway.  I have finally made the decision that it is time for me … Continue reading

October 5, 2011

What are you not going to do today?

Dan Miller, author of 48 Days to the Work You Love and No More Dreaded Mondays, says “Be extremely intentional about the use of your time; decide in advance what’s important.” I think it’s as important to decide what you … Continue reading

October 3, 2011

Current Hard Work Update – October 3, 2011

After last week’s triumphant success on the new retaining wall across our front yard, this week has been a disappointment.  We were extra busy at work, which led to staying late, which cut into my time, and more importantly, energy … Continue reading