Review: Filipino Phil’s Nuclear Chipotle Sauces…

27 February 2016

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This review highlights three four things that I love: hot sauce, local business, businesses that give back, and since my time in the Navy where I served alongside many, the Filipino people. It was a chance meeting, if you believe in that sort of thing. My wife and kids were at a local QFC to raise […]

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The Fast Metabolism Diet (Review)

7 June 2015

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On occasion something comes along that is either extremely amazing or overly underwhelming, and a review is in order even if it isn’t a solicited or arranged one. This is definitely one of those times. My wife discovered this a little over two months ago, and was impressed not so much by the weight loss […]

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Thanksgiving is Around the Corner!

6 November 2014

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LTD Commodities has some great ideas for you: Thanksgiving Decorating Made Easy Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: Remixing Your Holiday Dinner Menu But we’re one-upping ourselves this time around: they’ve come up with a festive table-themed package of items for Thanksgiving FOR YOU…well, one of you, that is. Enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. […]

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Fall (and Fall Food!) is Here…

29 October 2014

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LTD Commodities is kicking off their fall campaign with some great tips! 4 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Bedroom for Fall and 4 Fall Weekend Activities You Forgot About LTD also has fantastic products to help gear up for fall, and they sent some samples! The Pioneer Woman Year of Holidays Cookbook The Harvest Table […]

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Camping Adventure and Two Hacks…

9 September 2014

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This past weekend I loaded up the car with camping gear and the two littles, and we set off on an adventure. I didn’t tell them where we were going, aside from saying we were camping. And yes, camping with a 5 year old girl and 7 year old boy, alone, presents some challenges, especially […]

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Roasting the Almonds…

21 January 2014

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  A couple weeks ago I roasted a batch of almonds and posted pics, and was asked repeatedly about how to do…so here it is, just slightly delayed until the next batch. 1. Preheat over to 350 degrees (conventional) or about 325 degrees for a convection oven.  Arrange your raw almonds in a single layer in […]

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Why I’m Voting Yes on I-522…

1 November 2013

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I was a big proponent in getting I-522 on the ballot, but as time went on, I had some nagging concerns that grew larger and larger. The truth is, those concerns haven’t been addressed. I-522 is flawed. But I’m still voting Yes. Let me start with the concerns. First, there are loopholes in what things […]

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A New Year…A Time for Change

1 January 2013

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  2013 is now here. A year with promise. A year of possibilities. But will it be a year of change? And no, I don’t mean something about New Year’s resolutions or empty political slogans…I mean real change. Because we need it. We need it personally, and we certainly need it socially. Later this month […]

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Day 4…

27 February 2012

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Wondering where posts from Days 1-3 are? Well…they don’t exist. I started this fast last Friday, not as a totally planned thing, nor some diet thing, nor as some super-spiritual thing for Lent. Was just an inkling that began earlier on Friday. So I did. Not sure why yet, and maybe this is where the […]

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Review: Tabanero Hot Sauce

30 January 2012

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Disclaimer: I was NOT asked to do this review. I was not paid for this review. But I am COMPELLED to do this review. Background: a few weeks ago on twitter, I was followed by Tabenero. This caught my eye, because I LOVE hot sauce (see pic at end of post…we use a variety). So […]

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