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Teaching

Spring 2021 Student Snapshot

As you guys may or may not know, I teach technology courses at a local community college. I started teaching very early in my career, soon after getting my master’s degree in 2000.

I don’t think I really realized back then how much easier it was teaching when you felt relatively close in age to your students. At that time, I was able to relate to the majority of people in my classes. We listened to the same music, watched the same TV shows, and enjoyed the same movies, for the most part.

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Food

My Post-Holiday Food Notes and a New Blog!

I originally planned on writing this post last week over the break, but time just got away from me. I don’t know what happened. It was Christmas Eve and then… BOOM!

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Food

Why I Started Making Soup in Single Servings

Even typing the title feels strange. Who makes soups in single-servings? Isn’t the whole idea behind soup a big pot of awesomeness to soothe your soul and warm your heart on cold winter nights?

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General

250+ Days of Running: The What and Whys of a #RunStreak

In March of this year, I started running.

Again.

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Dinner Party Menu

A November Dinner Party Menu with Wine Pairings

Last Friday, I hosted a small dinner party with two of our closest friends. It was a much-needed date-night-in considering we really can’t get out.

The Menu

  • Cocktail: Candy Apple Whiskey Sour
  • Appetizer: Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
  • Salad: Pear, Maple Pecans, and Arugula Salad with Fig Vinaigrette
  • Main: Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon over Pureed Sweet Potato and Roasted Broccolini
  • Dessert: Ricotta Apple Fritters
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Cocktails Recipes

Peanut Butter Cup Cocktail

Happy Election day! Even though it doesn’t feel too happy. Frankly, I’m avoiding the news and will be watching some cheese horror flick instead. The results will be the same if I watch or not, so why put myself through the roller coaster ride?

Anyhoo, yesterday I was inspired by our leftover Halloween candy and made myself a Peanut Butter Cup Cocktail. It took a few attempts (which I didn’t mind), and I have settled on this combination of ingredients. I’m enjoying the one in the photograph as I write this recipe up.

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General

My Little Corner of Cyberspace

I can’t help it. I need a little corner on this thing we call the world wide web. Since returning to the classroom a few years ago, I’ve come to realize there quite a few people who don’t know what a website is. Everything is app-based, and the idea of a “blog” seems to be diminishing. Time is marching on, as it does, and every semester that passes, I find myself saying things like, “in my day…” and “when I was younger…” more and more.