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I Like This – September 29, 2010

September 29th, 2010

A collection of interesting items I found in my daily reading.

  • Cupcake Camp LA – September 28, 2010 – Not exactly an unconference, but a fundraiser for charity, so still a good cause. $15 per person for 5 cupcake tasting in 2 sessions. Sponsored by http://bakespace.com and Scharffen Berger chooclate.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – September 27, 2010 – Oooooo— peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallow AND puff pastry. Was this recipe especially created for me? This is probably a bit more complex than I typically make for the annual cookie party, but it sure sounds good. I bet it would be a big hit with my friends, too.
  • It's Not About What You Do, But Why You Do It [Video] – September 27, 2010 – Not enough people ask that all important question, “Why?” We see it every day. People doing the same thing over and over even though it is no longer useful or even advised. Adding this video to my “To Watch” queue.
  • After 121 years, the Rose Parade changes its name, sells corporate sponsorship – September 27, 2010 – Surely there had to be a better way to promote Honda’s sponsorship than changing the name of the event. Judging by the comments on the blog post, this isn’t going to sit well with anyone but the ToR and Honda. Without popular support, it could endanger the continued existence of the parade itself. One commenter pointed out the volunteers might not be so forthcoming for a heavily branded event. I know I personally have stopped volunteering at entities (National Forest Service) when it instituted policies I did not agree with and I am disinclined to volunteer for events and organizations who give over a large amount of control to corporate interests and naming. Time will tell, I guess.
  • Intelligent YouTube Channels – September 26, 2010
  • Crinkle-Faced Ginger Monsters – Recipe Detail – BakeSpace.com – September 26, 2010 – More possible cookies for the Christmas Cookie Party.
  • Bakespace: Pumpkin Maple Buttercream Sandwich Cookies: – Recipe Detail – BakeSpace.com – September 26, 2010 – Another good cookie idea for try out this Christmas for our holiday party, I think.
  • Chicken & Potato Chowder – September 26, 2010 – Just waiting for the Fall temperatures to arrive so we can bring some soups back into our meal plans. This one is similar to something we already make, but just different enough to make it worth trying out. Due to my own proclivities I will probably swap out the mixed veg with something else I prefer.
  • Video: Soarin' Over the Santa Monica Mountains in a Hang Glider – September 24, 2010 – Amazing footage of the wonders in our own back yard — The Santa Monica Mountains.
  • Awesome Note Syncs Your Notes and To-dos with Evernote and Google Docs [Downloads] – September 24, 2010 – This iphone app looks to take notes to an entirely different level . I have already downloaded the lite version to try it out.
  • Sweet Fall Snack: Maple-Butter Spiced Popcorn – September 23, 2010 – I am a huge maple flavored fan. Probably part of my Ohio childhood. I also love popcorn, so combining the two could be a great idea.
  • Sweet Fall Snack: Maple-Butter Spiced Popcorn – September 23, 2010
  • Souped Up: How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal [Hack] – September 23, 2010 – I have been really getting into ramen lately, but not the pre-packaged stuff. I use my own broth and noodles from the asian market. This is a great post on jazzing things up a bit. I also use thinly sliced carrots in my for a little veg. A little kale might not be a bad thing, either.
  • Souped Up: How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal [Hack] – September 23, 2010 – I have been really getting into ramen lately, but not the pre-packaged stuff. I use my own broth and noodles from the asian market. This is a great post on jazzing things up a bit. I also use thinly sliced carrots in my for a little veg. A little kale might not be a bad thing, either.
  • Where Good Ideas Come From – September 23, 2010 – An excellent talk on creativity combined with a simultaneous mind map video to reinforce the ideas being discussed. This is a great way of illustrating ideas instead of just watching the presenter present their topic. It really adds value to the process.
  • Make a Hardware Chess Set – September 22, 2010 – Another great “maker” project, especially since my son is in the chess club at school and would really enjoy a unique set like this. Perhaps a Father and Son project?
  • Bakespace: White Sicilian Pizza with Flaky, Pastry-Style Crust – Recipe Detail – BakeSpace.com – September 22, 2010 – Yet another interesting pizza recipe. I would probably add dollops of pizza sauce rather than whole tomatoes, just due to my own texture preference. This reminds me, though, that I really need to get a pizza peel if I am going to step up my pizza production. (SMILE)

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