Archive for August 2014

The Wayback Machine: Cake. No Lie (Portal II Black Forest Cake)

The Wayback Machine: Cake. No Lie (Portal II Black Forest Cake)
Sparky and his Dad are avid gamers, if late adopters – they just worked their way through Portal. I’d first heard about this video game on one of my very favorite blogs, Epbot (from the creators of Cake Wrecks, another blog so well worth reading that it’s a book, too - and one of Sparky’s favorites!)... Read more »

Sundays with Sparky: Flaming S'more Cake

Sundays with Sparky: Flaming S'more Cake
This cake was sparked by a Portuguese cooking video: somehow I fell down an internet rabbit hole and landed on Bolo de Bolacha Maria (Maria cookie cake.) It’s described as Portugese Tiramisu, but since it is made with digestive biscuits, the first thing that came to mind were s’mores. I immediately began thinking about how to... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: @Bronxzooscobra Cake

The Wayback Machine: @Bronxzooscobra Cake
From way, way back in 2011, we bring you our most famous post ever: I don’t know if you followed the escape of the Bronx Zoo Cobra and its subsequent capture…but Sparky and I followed the cobra’s alleged Twitter Stream closely. We all have our favorite cobra tweets – Sparky’s is @BronxZoosCobra “Indiana Jones, why... Read more »
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Sundays with Sparky: Israeli Salad with Pasta and Feta

Sundays with Sparky: Israeli Salad with Pasta and Feta
This is one of those posts where a picture is worth 1,000 words, so I’ll just give you the ingredients and you can follow Sparky as he puts them together. Tomatoes Cucumbers (we like the Persian seedless kind) Shallot Parsley Salt Olive Oil Wine Vinegar Cooked Orzo pasta (about 1/4 cup per person) Feta cheese... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Sparky's Phenomenami Mac and Cheese

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The video that started it all: Sparky’s own recipe for mac and cheese.  Hard to believe how long ago that was, and how tiny he was!