Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas Dinner

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I had never made a boneless New York Strip roast before, and I broke my cardinal rule of party planning (never make a dish for the first time the day of the party.) Fortunately, as you can see above, all

Posted in Beef, Carrots, Feast, Garlic, Grilled, Peas, Potato, Roasted, Salad

Just a Quickie Today–Do You Like Good Cocktails?

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Sorry, I know you are waiting for that epic multi-thousand word post from me (or not!) but today is a busy day, prepping for Christmas #2. I just have a quick note here today. If you, or someone you love,

Posted in Bitters, Cocktail, Delicious, Wisconsin

Caramel Cashew Chex

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Caramel Cashew Chex Mix Make a lot! Assuming 1 ounce by weight, this will make about 50 portions 12-14 ounce box of Chex, Crispix or similar breakfast cereal 12 ounces cashews 2 sticks butter (unsalted is best) 2 cups brown

Posted in Cashew, Cereal, Dessert, Easy, Nuts, Snack

My First Ever Interview!

Yes, I know, you are surprised to find out that I have not had many interviews. You probably think that someone as awesome as myself is probably in high demand for interviews and speaking engagements. After this interview hits the

Posted in Uncategorized

New Year’s Resolutions!

Pop quiz: This year, my New Year’s resolution is: ___________ How many of you already have an answer for that question? I’m willing to guess that many of you answered that question by saying one or more of the following:

Posted in Goals, Motivation

Green Beans and Butternut Squash

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Green Beans and Butternut SquashServes Variable This is a wonderful cool weather meal. It is very well-suited to pork dishes, but hearty fish (salmon), lamb or venison would be equally good. On my podcast, Make Your Someday Today, many guests

Posted in Beans, Easy, Green Beans, Lamb, Pork, Side DIsh, Squash, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Venison

Cold Showers: Why DO I Take Them?

Today was Cold Shower, Day 52, and the water temp is down to an even 48F/9C. At a neighborhood party last Friday, a few neighbors wanted an explanation of my practice, and I tried to give them one. A few

Posted in Challenge, Cold Shower, Motivation, Success

The Only Way To Stay On Track

Thanksgiving-Day-Schedule

That is how I planned for our Thanksgiving feast. Yes, it is old-school paper and pencil, but it worked. The right column is the menu, how each food item is prepared, the time it will take and the temperature needed.

Posted in Organization, Planning

Overnight No-Cook Oatmeal (Blueberry Variation)

Blueberry-Oats

This is the same basic recipe as yesterday except instead of bananas and almond butter, I used frozen blueberries and whipped topping. Again, I used 1/2 cup each of oatmeal, yogurt and skim milk, and 1/4 teaspoon allspice (I omitted the

Posted in Blueberries, Breakfast, Easy, Oatmeal, Whipped Cream

Overnight No-Cook Oatmeal

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Overnight No-Cook OatmealServes 1 Basic recipe is equal amounts of:YogurtMilkDry oatmeal (not instant)Spices I used 1/2 cup of each of oatmeal, skim milk and Fage 2% Greek yogurt, and a half teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon allspice. Mix together in

Posted in Bananas, Breakfast, Easy, Oatmeal, Peanut Butter

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