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For Real, What Is Goofy, Anyway?

Have you seen the 1986 movie Stand By Me? It’s a movie based on Steven King’s short story “The Body”. Set in 1959, it’s the story of four 12 year olds who set out on a quest to find the body of a boy who went missing several days earlier. The band of friends are […]

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About A Boy…A Tape Measure…And A Footlong Weenie

Never underestimate the importance of knowing your weights and measures. For Christmas one year, my mother gifted my boys with Home Depot tool boxes, complete with the full range of functional, but small-sized tools.  They each had a hammer, saw, pliers, screwdriver, wrench, level and tape measure.  Most children, when in possession of such items […]

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About A Boy…A Tape Measure…And A Footlong Weenie

Never underestimate the importance of knowing your weights and measures. For Christmas one year, my mother gifted my boys with Home Depot tool boxes, complete with the full range of functional, but small-sized tools.  They each had a hammer, saw, pliers, screwdriver, wrench, level and tape measure.  Most children, when in possession of such items […]

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Big Weenies, Gold Tequila, and Sour Grapes

I found out yesterday that I did not win the Aetna Healthy Food Fight regional cookoff event inDallas.  I think that maybe it’s due to Karma.  You see, even though as promised in an earlier discussion on this blog, I did NOT partake in any of the multitude of fried foods at this, the Fried […]

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Two Sweaty Teenage Boys, A Small Car, and a Long Road Trip

As most of you know, this weekend I had the opportunity to compete again in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight.  The winner won’t be announced until Monday or Tuesday, but that will be a whole ‘nother story.  This story is about actually getting to the fair, and cooking my dish. This year, the cookoff was […]

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State Fair of Texas, Here I Come

So, I just got my formal invitation to compete in the Regional round of the Aetna Healthy Food Fight.  Thank you to all of those who supported me.  I know I swore off cooking contests with a voting element.  I know it’s obnoxious.  And I know they are more about how networked a competitor is, […]

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