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Don't Try This At Home

5 Reasons I'm Voting for Frank Underwood for President

By Bob on February 29, 2016 3:59 AM | Read More

Charlotte and I have been running this experiment in futility social discourse now for almost six years. During that time we have steadfastly refused to endorse any political candidate or party.

That is, until now. 

After witnessing the 87 Republican debates, 23 Democrat debates, the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary, we've decided to endorse Frank Underwood for President of the United States.

Wood is a man of steel

Frank Underwood - color - 600.jpgThat may come as a shock to many of you.

In fact, the 3 questions I get asked most often are 1) Isn't Frank Underwood a fictional character played by that charming Kevin Spacey on the Netflix? 2) Are you off your meds? and, 3) What's that smell in your trunk? 

Well, thank you for your concern, but let's stick to why we're endorsing Mr. Underwood.

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Their Other Car Was Washed Up

By Bob on February 23, 2016 2:39 AM | Read More

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Eye in the Sky

By Bob on February 18, 2016 4:02 AM | Read More

I love war movies. As a kid I grew up watching John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Humphrey Bogart fight in the Pacific, Germany and Japan. The movies were black and white and so were the ethics. That's not true today.

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See...I Told You She Was Nuts

By Bob on February 16, 2016 4:33 AM | Read More

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That's What She Said

By Bob on February 9, 2016 3:29 AM | Read More

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Don't Try This At Home

EZ English Muffin Pizza

By Bob on February 8, 2016 2:43 AM | Read More

One of the things you learn after 37 years of marriage is the delicate ballet of who-does-what. The dance has changed over the years, but the one thing that's been a constant is that Friday and Sunday night dinners are my territory.

Every Boomer Brief recipe is perfected in our state-of-the-art kitchen

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That doesn't mean I channel my inner Grady Spears (couldn't even if I tried) but it does mean I'm responsible for the meal. Charlotte's OK with me calling our favorite neighborhood pizza guys iFratelli or taking her out to a neighborhood restaurant. But, when I don't choose either of those options, I fall back on the handful of tried-and-true recipes that we love.

EZ English Muffin Pizza - So Easy, Even a Blogger Can Do It!

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We love pizza, so I came up with this recipe during the early days of our marriage. We liked it back then because all you really need to pull it off is English muffins, pizza sauce and provolone cheese. Over the years I've tweaked it, spiced it up and perfected it into the recipe below.

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So That's What It Does...

By Bob on February 2, 2016 4:22 AM | Read More

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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