Prep Time: 30 Min Cook Time: 25 Min Ready In: 55 Min We have a great privately owned bakery near where I live, and my family enjoys stopping by every so often for a taste of one pastry this bakery has become locally famous for: their eclairs. These suckers are huge–about ten inches long–and about […]

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  Earlier this summer, my 10-year-old son discovered the joys of Starbucks’ Caramel Frappuccino–and my wallet discovered the “joy” of dropping 5 bucks on a single coffee drink. So, as usual, I decided to come up with a recipe that I could make at home for the Starbucks Frappuccino drink. Finding a cheaper way to […]

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On June 7, my son’s Maryland elementary school held its end-of-the-year awards assembly. At this ceremony, kids were given awards for accomplishments during the fourth quarter of school, as well as for the entire school year. Kids who managed to get all As and Bs on their report cards were given “Honor Roll” certificates, and […]

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Playstation Network Finally Up and Running! On June 6, Playstation informed me via email that my Playstation Network account was finally back online. (Playstation Network’s website indicates they were back online June 2, but I didn’t receive email notification until June 6.) This, after having been completely grounded since the network site was hacked on […]

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My son and I finally made the trek to the local theater to see Kung Fu Panda 2. Although the tickets cost a little more–$25 for an adult and a child ticket for an afternoon showing–we saw the film in 3D. Was it worth the money to see Kung Fu Panda 2 in the theater? […]

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when I discovered the Amazon Fresh website. Amazon Fresh is an Amazon company that sells a wide variety of fresh produce, dairy, meat, seafood, bread, beer, wine, and more. I was quickly disappointed, however, to discover that Amazon Fresh is currently only delivering to addresses in Seattle, Washington. Darn it!   […]

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As a college student, I used to buy Michelina’s Budget Gourmet all the time. And I only ate one variety–some sort of lasagna, which was always 99 cents for a serving. I enjoyed the flavor, it was cheap, and it was fast–in other words, it suited a college kid’s needs perfectly. So when my son […]

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When I first started making french toast for my family, it was because my son was eating pancakes all the time and needed a break. It was a pleasant surprise that french toast was simpler to make than pancakes because you don’t have to worry about whether they rise properly. (The bread used is already […]

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