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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Beautiful Accent Wall in a Teen Room Makeover
Monday, April 17, 2023
Gazpacho: An Authentic Spanish Soup
But when I studied in Spain, my host family made gazpacho. Being the courteous young man that I was, I went to Spain planning on trying everything at least once (this only backfired one time when I ate a slice of pickled pigs cheek, which was as disgusting as it sounds. No offense to anybody who likes pickled pigs cheek). So as I took the first bite of gazpacho, I had low expectations. But boy was it delicious. I was sold, and upon returning to the States, I started making gazpacho for anybody I could convince to try it.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
DIY Window Seat Built-In Bookcase
For years I've been eyeballing the window ledge in my girls' room. My wife and I have had several ideas that we've talked about, from a reading nook to a fort of some sort to a bookshelf. As the years have gone by, and other house projects have taken precedent, I have continued to ruminate on that space. Then, in a brief window of time when I needed a quick weekend project, I seized the opportunity.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Sour Cream Lemon Pound Cake
Prep time - 30 minutes
Bake time - 1 hour
Yield - 1 loaf (one serving. Just kidding. Not really)
- 1 stick of butter, room temperature* (set out the night before)
- 2 large eggs, room temperature*
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup grated lemon zest (3 large lemons)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
|A grater for zesting lemons|
- 6 Tablespoons sour cream, room temperature*
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Monday, January 30, 2023
Golden Milk: A Spicy, Healthy Beverage
So recently when I went to the doctor, I was told that my system was shutting down from the stress of the past three years.
Anybody with me on this one?I am working my way back to health. One of the things I was told to add to my diet was something called Golden Milk. My doctor gave me a look like she knew I was going to hate it. When I asked what was in it, I was told that it has ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric. I was told that I needed to drink Golden Milk regularly for at least one month, to which I responded, "Since I like all of those things, if I like it can I drink it regularly?" And the answer was yes! I was told that I would be superhuman if I consumed this daily.
So here is the recipe that I came up with. It keeps it in powder form until you are ready to use it. Feel free to adjust the recipe to add more of the things you really like.
- 2+ T. powdered ginger
- 1+ T. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. ground black pepper
Mix all the ingredients together. Add one Tablespoon of the combined powder to 1+ cup of warm milk or milk substitute (I really like coconut milk). For a little bit of sweetness, add a dribble of honey. If you have a milk frother, froth it up!
Then just sit back and wait for the super powers to take root!