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A Superb Owl Sunday

In the old TV commercial, Mr. Owl was asked how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. After three licks, Mr. Owl crunched into the center and declared the answer to be three. The … Continue reading

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Ready for Twenty Figteen

  When the sales clerk at Dollywood finished wrapping my purchase, it looked like a burrito or sub sandwich. In fact, it was a jar of Fig Spread. My wife spotted the product as I was reading the ingredients on … Continue reading

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Peep Wrangler

For all my talk about Marshmallow Peeps brûlée, you would think that I eat them all the time. In reality, I made them for only the second time tonight. They were just as good as the first time, which was four … Continue reading

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Jelly Bean Dip

When our kids were young, my wife began an Easter tradition of photographing them dumping jelly beans from plastic eggs into their baskets. Even though the kids are grown, she and I continued the tradition with each other. This morning … Continue reading

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Shamrock Sham

The endcap display of Valentine candy positioned next to the shelves of Easter candy made me wonder. Where do they keep the St. Patrick’s Day candy? I didn’t really expect to find any St. Patrick’s Day candy in the supermarket, but … Continue reading

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Who Can Take a Rainbow

It’s easy to find dozens of funny photos of failed attempts at recreating Pinterest projects. Most of them are labeled something like “Saw It on Pinterest, Nailed It!” I’m not sure where my wife first saw an example of Rice … Continue reading

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Sage of Fire

At first, it seemed like there was no way to light the candles on my son’s birthday cake. Fortunately, my kids used a bit of ingenuity when they realized that my son had no matches or lighters in his apartment. … Continue reading

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My Butter’s Keeper

Apparently the Easter Bunny is happy that Trader Joe’s opened a store in Knoxville. My wife and I each got TJ treats in our shared Easter basket. My wife received Almond Bark Thins and Rosemary Marcona Almonds. I was happy to … Continue reading

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Eggs Tradition Treaty

On the way home from an Easter brunch at the home of some friends, my wife and I started talking about our own family traditions for the holiday. Each year, we would take pictures of the kids as they opened … Continue reading

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Recipeeps

One of the best things about this time of year is the anticipation of Marshmallow Peeps for Easter. This morning, one of my Twitter followers sent me a link to a great Buzzfeed post full of Peeps recipes. The official … Continue reading

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Sticking Point

Students from the UT Culinary Institute served S’mores on a Stick at the Women Today Expo over the weekend. Each marshmallow was hand-dipped in chocolate, then rolled in graham cracker crumbs. The confections were served in plastic cups with bits … Continue reading

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Marriage Encounter

There were tears and laughter in all the right places during the “My Funny Valentine” benefit at the Capitol Theatre last night. The room was silent as a Haven House volunteer told her personal story of being abused by her … Continue reading

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Poin of View

Three of my favorite shows are on at the same time. “Dexter,” “The Walking Dead” and “Revenge” air Sundays at 9:00 p.m. While some other shows have been waiting on my DVR, I am up to date on all three … Continue reading

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Clustified

The manager of the Chocolate Monkey in Kodak likes to make special treats. In December, Lori made some chocolate-covered Peeps stars for me. Last week, she dropped by the Star 102.1 Radiothon with some treats including marshmallow-creme-filled chocolate cups. She … Continue reading

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