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Friday, 08 July 2016 05:15

Peach Blackberry Crisp



Fruit Filling:

2  lbs   fresh or frozen peaches, sliced

½ cup blackberries

2 Tbsp Amaretto

½ cup sugar, granulated

2 Tbsp corn starch

1 tsp vanilla Sugar



2/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2  tsp. vanilla sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, chopped and chilled


Preheat oven to 350° F.


In a large mixing bowl, mix together filling ingredients. 


In a separate large bowl, combine flour, oats, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla sugar until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.


Place fruit mixture in a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle crumble mixture over the fruit.


Bake in oven for approximately 20-35 minutes, until topping is a rich golden brown.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:45

Geek of the Week: OHGO

This is the official ODOT traffic app! It uses the state department of transportation's network of cameras, sensors and live operators to provide accurate, up to the minute information for your commute. The latest on accidents, construction, delays and closures, previously available only on is now at your fingertips on your mobile device! Customize the app with your commute route, set-up push notifications when there is trouble on your way to or from work, or highlight an area where you'll be traveling.

The free app is available on both Google Play and the iTunes AppStore.


Tomato, Cucumber, and Corn Salad
2 Ears of corn, cooked
2 garden gomatoes
1 large cucumber
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper

Peel cucumber.  Chop vegetables into a small mixing bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and adjust to taste


Pulled Pork Sliders
8 Kaiser buns
2-3lbs Bone-in Pork Shoulder
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup onion, minced
2 qts water

Place all ingredients into a large sauce pot with lid and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and allow mixture to cook 3-4 hours until pork reaches internal temperature of 140°F.  Remove pork from sauce, but do not discard sauce.

Use fork to shred meat off shoulder and place back into sauce pot with sauce.  Heat and adjust seasoning to taste.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:25

Geek of the Week: Breathe+

When you need a little time to relax, ease stress, and unwind, use this breathing exercise app. Breathe+ instructs you on how long to inhale, hold and exhale, using the screen as a visual cue. Customize your session for anywhere from 1 to 60 can even change settings mid-session. This is a great app for meditation or breath training, too.

Free for iOS.

Friday, 24 June 2016 05:37

Stef’s Curry

aka  Beef Massaman Curry

Serves 4-6



2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 Tablespoon peanut oil

1 cup pearl onions

3 garlic cloves chopped

1 1/2 lbs. beef tenderloin, cut into 1 inch chunks

3 potatoes, peeled and chopped

3 Tbsp. Massaman curry paste

2 cups coconut milk

2 cups beef stock

2 Tbsp. soy sauce or Thai Fish sauce

2 tsp. brown sugar (optional)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup green peas

Salt and pepper to taste

6 cups jasmine rice, cooked

3/4 cup peanuts, ground


Heat oils in a large sauté pan.  Add onions, potatoes and beef and sauté until beef is cooked.  Add garlic and curry paste and cook until garlic is light brown. 


Add stock, coconut milk, sugar, cinnamon, peas, and soy sauce and simmer to blend flavors until potatoes are tender. Adjust flavors to taste.  Serve over rice garnished with peanuts.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:21

Geek of the Week: Cavs Emoji Keyboard

If you don't have it's the perfect addition to your Cavs Championship celebration! The Cavs have their own emoji keyboard. Just like adding smiley faces and poops to your texts, now you can add a cartoon of LeBron or Deli. A huge library of faces, logos and gifs to spice up your texts and posts.

Available for FREE on Google Play or iTunes.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:32

Geek of the Week: Parallel Space

Ever wish you could keep track of multiple facebook accounts on your phone without having to log-out and log back in? Maybe you have a personal profile and a work profile, maybe you're in charge of the company's account this week, maybe you have a super hero alter ego. Other multiple account monitoring apps don't give you the full app, just the ability to post.

You need Parallel Space. It allows you to run two instances of the same app, with different log-ins simultaneously. And it isn't just for Facebook, ANY app on your phone that requires a log-in can be accessed in Parallel Space. Twitter, Instagram, email, bank apps, even gaming apps, can all live in Parallel Space.

Open the app, select the app you wish to use with multiple accounts, enter the log-in info and BOOM! You have a second app! Even make a shortcut to your home screen for faster access. And you won't get the two confused because the shortcut from Parallel Space has a rainbow border around it.

The app is free on GooglePlay for your Android device.

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:39

Geek of the Week: Steppy Pants


This is a game for iPhone and iPad users. Sort of like Flappy Bird where you tap the screen to make your bird flap his this situation, you tap the screen every time you want the character to take a step.

Nobody wants to break their mother's the object of the game is to avoid stepping on cracks (and other obstacles). It is way harder than you think.

Added bonus: the main character looks like he should be in a Dire Straits video.

Free on iTunes give it a try!

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:32

Simple Salad Nicoise


1 lb. small red new potatoes, scrubbed and halved 
6 large eggs 
1/2 lb. green beans, stems trimmed

2 cups grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup black or Kalamata olives
Salt and pepper to taste

(You can add tuna fish either canned or fresh that has been seared if desired)


Separately boil green beans and potatoes until fully cooked.  Set aside to cool.


Boil eggs until hard boiled.


Chop green beans into bite size pieces.  Slice potatoes into medallions.  Peel eggs and slice into quarters. 


Arrange all salad items neatly on a salad platter.  Drizzle with dressing and serve.


Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar 
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 
2 tsp. honey 
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

Ground pepper In a food processor blend together vinegar, mustard, honey and pepper. 

Slowly add oil to create an emulsion. Toss with salad.

Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:11

Apple Vanilla Fritters


Makes 2 dozen

Apple Mixture:

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, diced

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon


Fritter batter:

1 cup whole milk

4 eggs 

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. granulated sugar

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

 1 Tbsp. baking powder

Vegetable oil for frying



1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp. apple juice

1 Tbsp. milk

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


In a medium mixing bowl combine apples, sugar and cinnamon.  Set aside for 15 minutes.


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, melted butter, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg and vanilla. Add apple mixture and mix.


Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.  Mix dry ingredients into batter.


Heat the oil in a large skillet to 365-370° F.


Using an ice cream scoop, carefully scoop one to two scoops of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on all sides. Remove from oil and drain on a cooling rack over a paper toweled lined baking sheet. 


In a different mixing bowl, whisk together glaze ingredients and dip fritters into glaze. Return fritters to rack for a couple minutes to allow glaze to set up.

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