Minty Ice Cream Sandwich Pie Cake

Let me start out by saying that I don’t actually know what Pinterest is.  I mean, I went to the site once to see what it was all about, and I just didn’t get it.  It seemed confusing and unnecessary to me.  However, my wife found this recipe there, so it can’t be all bad.  […]

Peanut Butter and Bologna

I assumed that she was joking of course.  I asked Ruby if she would rather have a peanut butter sandwich, or a bologna sandwich for lunch, and she said “Both!”  And she didn’t mean one of each.  She wanted a peanut butter. bologna, and cheese sandwich. I was naturally wary.  I must admit to having […]

To Praise, or to Punish?

Sometimes, the hardest thing about being a parent is having to make the on-the-spot decision as to whether or not you are going to thank you child for a well-intentioned gesture, or scream at them for blatantly disregarding rules and safety, and thus taking the risk that they will never try to do anything helpful […]

The New Versions of Food

There are some classic manufactured and processed foods that have been around forever.  Oreos.  Cheerios.  Chips Ahoy.  Wheat Thins.  You know.  The standard classics.  I’m not sure if these items are just so good that they have stood the test of consumer time, or if they have just been around so long that we can’t […]

Can’t Eat, Won’t Eat, Don’t Want to Eat, and Allergic

I am somewhat of a picky eater.  I don’t mind admitting this, and it has never really bothered me.  I do not feel sad that I don’t get to experience all sorts of exciting cuisines.  I’m just not that into it.  More than anything, the problems it causes me are social.  Other people do not […]

I Wish I Had Known That Was Sake

I really only wanted to see the onion volcano.  That is always the coolest part of eating at a Japanese steakhouse.  I have been to many such establishments in my time, and I was at another one last weekend for my sister-in-law’s birthday.  Having never been to this particular hibachi hangout, I was not 100% […]

Homemade Ice Cream

When I was growing up, my family had one of those ice cream makers with the salt and the cranking and the hours of exhausting fun for the small amount of homemade ice cream that we would all then enjoy.  And as exciting as that was, it was not an experience that stood out in […]

Eat Your Damn Cheese

If you don’t have kids, you may not realize exactly how annoying and frustrating they can be.  Or maybe you do, and that’s why you don’t have kids.  But if you don’t know, allow me to enlighten you. Almost every day for the past few years Ruby has had either a peanut butter and jelly […]

Veggie Burgers

I do not understand the concept of veggie burgers.  Why?  Why do they exist?  There is no reason!  Veggie burgers are like faux fur coats.  They are like saying “I am against wearing the hides of dead animals, but I want you to think that I am totally for it!” Now, I am spending the […]

Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about something awesome and local.  Unless you do not live in Vermont, in which case I would like to tell you about something awesome and far away that you will probably never experience.  What is this exciting thing?!  Why, it is my new place of […]