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Spicy Crackers: Asian-Tasty Cream Crackers Recipe

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

More than a year ago I introduced you to the spicy saltines craze. Since then I’ve mentioned a variation or two. They’re ridiculously easy to make, and even easier to make disappear. They go great with most any snack.

Their only drawback: They ain’t no stinkin’ diet […]

National Napping Day; My Favorite! Get the Snacks Out…

Today’s a very special occasion, one that should be added to the holiday list nation-wide. National Napping Day. Just the sound of it has me smiling. And maybe slowing down towards dozing…

It’s amazing how a simple one-hour shift of the clock can cause so much disruption. I travel globally, and I almost never have […]

Tonight’s the Night, Tonight’s the Night! (Daylight Savings, That Is)

It’s been a long time coming. A whole year, in fact. It got here eventually, though. And tonight’s the night…

Daylight Savings begins officially at 2:00 AM overnight. That’s when we get to give up an hour of sleep by setting our clocks forward. Oh joy. It can cause anxiety, loss of appetite, and even […]

Brain Food: Walnuts are Hard to Break Into, But Worth the Effort

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Neil Sadaka was a man ahead of his time. He wrote and sang about walnuts in “Breaking In is Hard to Do.” However, by the time the song made the charts, they’d forced him to change the lyrics into some sappy love song. Nowadays, with […]

Friday Follies: How to Pour a Beer Every Second (Almost)

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Okay, so it’s nearly time for the Super Bowl, and you really, really want to impress the gang that will attack descend on your domicile like the Vandals sacking Rome. Maybe you can make some of those cute little snacks? You know, the ones where […]

Friday Follies: Weirdest Snacks, Dumb (and Hungry) Burglars, and Why Google is Like Bananas

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

A recent report on NewsMax describes the five weirdest snacks you can eat. Okay, I can see fried mayflies as odd; then again, some places eat all sorts of insects. (Just not in Texas, of course.) Eel soda sounds pretty disgusting too. Meat-flavored ice cream […]

New Year's Day Celebration at the White House: Fish Fry!

The clan gathered at the central Texas White House on Saturday to do all those things that a large group of relatives enjoy while kicking off a new year: Eat, visit, eat, tell fish-story whoppers tales, eat, hold the World Championship in Mexican Train, eat some more, play music, snack, toss the football around […]

Got Modern Kids? Then Give Them the Ketchup They Crave

Kids these days. I’ll tell you. They are not only the same picky eaters that your parents accused you of being, they want stuff you never considered. Like spicy food. Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, all with plenty of zing on the tongue. Even school lunchrooms are paying attention to the trends in spicy and zesty. […]