Rebooting the BSP (and Me)!
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Rebooting the BSP (and Me)!

Summer vacation is over, kids & the BSP is back! In addition to rebooting my body this year, I’ve rebooted the look and feel of this blog, and I hope you like it. There’s more emphasis on photos, to be sure, and navigation is a bit more inspired, too! Everything needs a makeover once in … Continue reading

Baking in a Box Oven
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Baking in a Box Oven

For all you big scouts headed off for a weekend of camping, I’ve been reposting some popular camping-related posts from last year. This week’s re-posts have included how to make a fire starter and build a box oven. Today, let’s bake something in that oven!  —————————————————————————— Baking in a Box (a.k.a. Scotch) Oven (reposted from … Continue reading

Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice
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Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice

Reboot Camp Post #4: Good Thing I Enjoy Protein It’s been 8 weeks since I kicked off my “Reboot Camp” with a diet–the Atkins Diet, specifically–and it’s time for an update. Let’s start with a little background on the plan itself. THE SCIENCE OF ATKINS Unless you’ve never had to lose a few pounds (lucky … Continue reading

Healthy Holiday Eating: Recipe for Kale and Sweet Potato Chips
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Healthy Holiday Eating: Recipe for Kale and Sweet Potato Chips

I do *not* think about dieting during the holiday season. I count neither carbs nor calories, and I pack on the pounds as well as the next person. Some people are drawn to sweets, some to salt, but I crave both, in quantity, and the holidays are the World’s Best Excuse for eating in abundance. … Continue reading

How to Bake Chocolate Chip Dashboard  Cookies: Celebrating a Texas Heatwave Record!
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How to Bake Chocolate Chip Dashboard Cookies: Celebrating a Texas Heatwave Record!

Y’all know I’ve been fairly grumpy about this Texas summer’s heat, but maybe it’s been worthwhile. Yesterday, August 24th, set the weather record in Austin, Texas for the number of 100+ days at 70 degrees. That record will be broken today, then tomorrow, and so forth for the next couple of weeks. Brutal as it’s … Continue reading

Baking in a Box Oven (aka Scotch Oven)
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Baking in a Box Oven (aka Scotch Oven)

In the last post, I demonstrated how to make a scotch oven, and we’re picking it up now with a demo of how it actually bakes food. You’ll see that charcoal is an important (essential) part of the process, so I’m using this opportunity to use one of the fire-starters I demonstrated last week to get … Continue reading