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How to Throw the Most Bodacious ’80s Pizza Party

"I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen." Wiser words have never been spoken on the Big Screen, and if you're a fan of John Cusack or the '80s, those two short sentences speak volumes. They come from 1989's Say Anything, which cued a perfect ending to the perfect Bubble Gum Decade. Yes, the '80s. Atari. Bubble Yum. Cartoons. Star Wars. And the land of horrifically awful (yet I loved every single one) sitcoms. If I could freeze a decade in time, it'd be the '80s. The '80s were my teen years. The end of Little League and the start of Junior High and ultimately High School. I must've mowed our lawn ...

Make Your Own Baby Groot Cupcakes and Celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studios can say so very much with so few words. Why, just three little words in fact can move even the stiffest of hearts. No, I'm not talking about, "I love you." I'm referring to the tree-like alien Groot, who's famous for his extremely limited vocabulary that consists almost entirely of, "I am Groot." We just saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this weekend to celebrate my son's 14th birthday and the movie was unbelievably amazing. I think I may've liked it even better than the first, and I really loved the first! But that's not what this post is about. It's about being hooked on a feeling. And that ...

Meatless Mexican Lasagna with Fresh TortillaLand Tortillas

I never gave tortillas much thought before. That is, until I traveled to TortillaLand! Okay, so TortillaLand® isn't really a place, it's a product. Though I'd certainly be up for arguing that it's also a super fresh and delicious state of mind. My wife and I have really been working on eating healthier and fresher foods lately. That means loads more fresh fruits and veggies. It takes some getting used to (and a LOT more trips to the supermarket regularly), but after just a few weeks, I'm already feeling better about myself. More energized and in a better frame of mind. Never in a million years would I have thought of buying uncooked ...

Finally, Some MuffinTops to Be Proud of!

When you've made it as a reference on "Seinfeld," you know you've made it big. Anyone else remember the episode where Elaine convinces her old boss to open up a MuffinTops shop? She, like myself, realized the absolute best part of a delectable muffin is indeed the top. Now the phrase "Muffin Top" may make most people think about body types. Sure, the tighter the jeans, the floppier the muffin top. I'll readily admit I've got my own muffin top, though it seems to be a bit lopsided towards the front. Eating too many chocolate chip muffins can do that to a guy, y'know. So once again, Allie and I are on ...

To Counter All the Hate, Here’s 101 Things I Truly Love

There's a lot of hate going on in the world these days. I'm not going to start talking politics here at all, nor am I blindly ignoring the reasons behind all this hate. Instead, however, I'm preaching love. Love. Compassion. Caring. You can do all of that while still disagreeing with one another on things. That said, I'm doing my part to spread as much positive vibes as I can these days. I know it's not all chocolate and bunnies and rainbows, but if my little piece of the Interweb can help distract you from the political rants on Facebook for even five minutes, then I'm doing my job. I recently wrote ...

You’ll Be Surprised How I Bond with My Kids These Days

I want to talk about bonds. No not James, not Barry and not savings. I'm talking about the bond I have with my two boys. It's a crazy cliche but it's so insanely true. Time flies when you're having fun. And while there've been plenty of ups, downs and scares, having kids is easily the most rewarding thing I've ever done in my life. I'll admit that I couldn't have done this without my beautiful wife Allison. Well yes, it would've been physically impossible to do without her, but I mean raising these little guys. She's done (and still does) an insanely amazing job bringing these boys up. And that goes much deeper than simply chauffeuring ...