NOTE: When I started this blog nearly 7 months ago, I set up certain categories. One of those was “Travel”. I’m so excited for this to be the first post within that grouping.
I went skiing for the first time in 2008. I went again in 2009. I loved everything about it — the scenery, the sport, the excitement — so naturally, I thought this would be a regular occurence. Little did I know it would be a decade before I went again.
And that’s where we begin…
Continue reading “Finally… A Ski Trip”
It was December 2004. I was a freshman in college. The dorms had closed for Winter Break, so I was staying with my parents for about a month. And I was bored out of my freaking mind…
For some odd reason, I decided to fill the time by watching old movies. I realized that several of the movies I was watching were previous Academy Award winners — primarily the winner of the most prestigious award, Best Picture.
This is how my love for the annual Academy Awards began.
Continue reading “Ranking the 8 Best Picture Nominees from 2018”
There is no other food on the planet I associate more with football than WINGS. And with Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, my mouth is watering for some.
Up until recently, this was a food I had never been able to master in the kitchen. No matter what I tried, I simply could not replicate restaurant-quality wings.
However, over the past year I’ve discovered a few tricks — and one amazing recipe — that put Gameday on a whole new level for me. And in this blog, I’d like to share that with you.
Continue reading “Rye’s Kitchen — GAMEDAY WINGS”
2018 is officially behind us. With today being the first day of 2019, many are attempting to make this year better than the last. I don’t know anyone who woke up this morning saying, “Gee, last year was simply too good. I need this year to be worse.”
With that in mind, I thought I’d do my part to help make your 2019 better. Here are five things I used/watched/discovered last year that I recommend you’ll incorporate into your new year.
Continue reading “My Recommendations from 2018”
Nothing quite warms the heart like a good Christmas movie. It’s why The Hallmark Channel seemingly produces 67 original Christmas movies every year at this time. A truly great Christmas movie is one you can watch year after year. And it’s why I decided to write this list. My rankings were based on the following criteria:
Criteria #1 – Overall love of the movie
Continue reading “My Top Ten Christmas Movies”
Criteria #2 – Embracing of the true Christmas theme
Criteria #3 – Must be a feature-length movie (Charlie Brown & the original Grinch unfortunately don’t qualify)
Close your eyes and think of Thanksgiving… Chances are that most of us see the same types of food. Of course there are different varieties, preparations, and the works. But a Thanksgiving meal is fairly universal.
I’ve taken it upon myself to rank the Top 10 Thanksgiving-Related food items. And if you disagree with me, then you’re wrong.
Continue reading “The Definitive Ranking of Thanksgiving-Related Food”
It happens twice a year — every spring and every fall. I get an itch. And the only cure is to scratch it. It’s called “need-to-do-a-project syndrome”.
This fall was no exception. However, I wanted to do something that met the following two criteria:
a) Could complete in 1-2 days
b) Would not be too expensive
Continue reading “Backyard Patio Expansion”