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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 07:20

GoPro Superman

Have you seen the GoPro Superman video yet?  Pretty awesome if you ask us!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 06:23

Geek of the Week: Beat the Boss

My kids found this app and have been playing it relentlessly for the past week. Beat the Boss (as well as Beat the Boss 2 and Beat the Boss 3) is just that, a game where the tables are turned and you get to torture your boss. The app starts with your cartoon boss berating you...then you take out your aggression. You can throw him around the office or choose a weapon to inflict damage. The weapons range from office supplies like pencils or thumbtacks to water guns and boxing gloves on a spring to grenades, swords and artillery.

Free on both iTunes and GooglePlay

Friday, 14 March 2014 06:49

Why Is It So Hard to Find Flight MH370?

The Washington Post has a great example of why it is so difficult to find the lost Malaysian Air flight.  Click HERE to check the link and see what seach crews are up against.

Friday, 14 March 2014 06:25

Knit Top Cherry Pie

Makes two 8 inch crusts (for one cherry pie)

 

Crust:
3 cups all purpose flour
4 oz. (1 stick) very cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg
1/3 cup very cold water
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 Tbsp. lemon zest

Egg wash:
1 egg
3 Tbsp. water

Cherry filling:
1 1/2 lbs. frozen sour cherries, thawed and liquid drained
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

 

In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, cherries, and vanilla & almond extract. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.

In a food processor pulse together the flour, butter, and shortening until it resembles course corn meal.  Place flour mixture into a large mixing bowl.

Add egg, water, salt, zest, and vinegar to flour mixture and mix by hand just until mixture forms a dough.

Cut dough into two pieces and wrap each piece in plastic wrap, flattening each piece into a disk. Chill in refrigerator for 45-60 minutes.

Once chilled remove one disk from refrigerator and on a lightly floured surface roll out dough into a round shape.  Place dough lightly into pie pan. Fill pie with cherry filling and remove second disk from refrigerator.

Roll out second disk of dough until it is about 1 inch wider around than the pie plate. Cut dough into strips.  Take each strip of dough and weave over and under each other strip to create a lattice top. Carefully brush top with egg wash being very careful not to get egg wash in the cherry filling. 

Bake pie at 350° F until crust is a golden brown.  Serve cooled.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 06:30

Geek of the Week: DUI kNOw

The best way to not get a DUI is to not drink and drive. But, sometimes you don't have one or you're not sure if you are safe to drive. That's where this app comes in. It uses a similar field sobriety test to those used by police. It calculates your ability to count backwards from 15 in a set amount of time. If you can do it, you're good to go. If you pause, take too long, skip numbers or give up, the app says you are not safe to get behind the wheel. Obviously, this app is not idiot proof and should be used for entertainment purposes only.

Free on Google Play

Friday, 07 March 2014 06:17

Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

Serves 8

 

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
½ cup onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups uncooked Arborio rice
1 cup dry white wine
4 cups warm chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter 
½ lb. Asparagus, blanch & cut up
1 cup frozen baby green peas

1 lb. raw shrimp, shelled
½ tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon Italian parsley, minced
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

 

Instructions:

In a pot of boiling water, blanch asparagus and peas. Set aside

Heat oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large sauté pan with sides. Add onions and cook until transparent. Add garlic and dry rice. Cook until rice is coated and begins to become fragrant about 2-3 minutes. 

Add wine 1/4 cup at a time, stirring until it evaporates.

Slowly add 1/2 cup of warmed stock while stirring. Continually add stock in stages until it evaporates while constantly stirring rice for 23 minutes over medium heat.  Add shrimp and allow to cook in risotto. 

At the end of the cooking time, when risotto is "al dente", stir in remaining butter, asparagus, peas, zest, salt and pepper.

Add cheese and parsley, serve immediately.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 06:17

Geek of the Week: IRS2Go

The official app of the Internal Revenue Service!

Get help with your tax return preparation

Find the closest IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance location

Request tax account or tax return transcripts

and the coolest part: track the status of your tax refund!

 

Free on iTunes and Google Play 

Monday, 03 March 2014 08:40

Grace's Motivation Monday

Momentum change

Even the smallest positive effort can create a radical shift in your perspective. Even the smallest positive effort can begin to create a powerful, forward-focused momentum.

If it seems you’re going through a bad stretch, make the choice to change your momentum. Then step decisively forward and act on that choice.

Read more at http://greatday.com

Your motivation brought to you in partnership with University Circle United Methodist Church.  Visit wwwchurchinthecircle.com


 

 

Friday, 28 February 2014 07:30

Cranberry Pear Spice Cake

2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. baking powderd
1/2 tsp. nutmeg, grated
1/4 tsp. cloves, ground
3 tsp. cinnamon, ground
Pinch salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temp.
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 cups pears, peeled, cored and small diced
Powdered sugar as desired

Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and salt.  Reserve for later use.  In a kitchen stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time annd beat mixture until it is light and fluffy.  Add the flour mixture one-third at a time and beat on low speed until smooth.

Add the egg yolks and the vanilla to the batter and continue mixing until fully incorporated.  Fold in cranberries and pear pieces.  Pour batter into a buttered floured pan and smooth surface.  Place on the middle rack of a 325 degree oven and bake until done, about 35 minutes.

When cake is done, remove from oven and cool.  Allow cake to cool, dust with powdered sugar and serve as desired.

 

Caramel Sauce (makes 1 cup):
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream

Use a larger pan then you think you will need as the mixture will bubble up when the cream is added.  In a non-reactive saucepan, heat sugar, water and lemon juice.  Allow mixture to melt and as cooking, turn a golden caramel color.  Pull sugar mixture off the heat and add heavy cream.  Be careful as mixture will bubble violently.  Mix in cream then add mixture back to the stove and allow to thicken slightly.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 06:45

Geek of the Week: Diet Bet

DietBetter.com and the companion app Diet Bet (iTunes) let you bet on yourself to lose weight!  The games are a $25 buy-in.  Your options are:  "Lose 4% in 4 Weeks" or "Lose 10% in 6 Months".  At the end of the game, the pot is split between those who hit their goal weight.  To keep it fair and for verification, you submit a full-body selfie and a picture of your weight on the scale...before and after.  *The pictures are submitted to a referee only and are not published.

 

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