Category Archives: Food & Drink

Happy Thanksgiving: Velma’s Pecan Pie

This is Thanksgiving, so glue friendly or I’ll take your glue away and then no one will have any glue to glue with. – Homer Simpson Thanksgiving in my family means pecan pie — pronounced peh-CAHN, as nature intended. A … Continue reading

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Third Time’s the Crunchy Charm

Look at that comic book fellow, calmly eating candy like a Spaniard! – Mr. Burns We celebrated Bonfire Night chez D’oh tonight. The Kev prefers to call it Bonfire Night rather than Guy Fawkes because, thing one, that’s what his family calls it, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ben: Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Leonardo whats-his-name, Herman Munster motorcade, birthday party, Cheet-ohs, pogo sticks and lemonade, idiotic stupid jerk…that’s right, Flanders, I’m talking about you. – Homer Simpson (singing along to R.E.M.) Now that Ben has his own kitchen, I had the idea that … Continue reading

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Cherries Jubilee

Ick, lemon … ugh, cherry … ooh, custard … mmmmm, purple ……. – Homer Simpson We have a pie cherry tree. “Pie cherry” is a euphemism for “sour thing that needs lots of sugar to be edible” but I still … Continue reading

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Marble Countertops: The Post-Acid Test

Ned: How can we sabotage his labor of love? Homer: I dunno. Gasoline, acid, I got some stuff in the trunk. – The Simpsons One of our goals for 2013 is new countertops in the kitchen. We have laminate that we … Continue reading

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Rug-o-rama: Rug Pads on the Cheap

 Ooooh, cushy! – Homer Simpson It is freakin’ impossible to research rugs and rug-related topics without running across many, many Big Lebowski references. So please allow me to get this out of the way: We recently bought a new rug that … Continue reading

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Apartment Therapy January Cure: The Reckoning

Bart: Now they’re talking about holding me back in the fourth grade if I don’t shape up. Otto: That’s it?  Hey, relax, man!  It could end up being the best thing that ever happened to ya.  I got held back in … Continue reading

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There’s Deck Screws in the Jar-O

It’s not just a store, Marge. It’s a MEGA STORE! Mega means good and store means thing. – Homer Simpson After doing a few DIY projects, you’ll probably find that you have a small collection of left-over screws, nails, assorted … Continue reading

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Japanese Knotweed: My Part in its Downfall, Part 2

Eradicating Japanese Knotweed is a long process. In my first post about killing knotweed, I listed the initial attack tactic: amp up the attitude, spray with glysophate, and wait for a couple of weeks. There’s no way that stopping there will … Continue reading

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