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Recipe Rants: Alehouse Beef-and-Potato Skewers

We are always searching for new and unique ways to prepare food. Whether it be purely Alaskan recipes or new takes on old favorites, we share them on RobertForto.com under our Recipe Rants category. Sirloin is an outstanding beef cut for kabobs. Use red-skinned or Yukon Gold potatoes or a combination for a particularly attractive presentation. Mushrooms or parboiled carrot …

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NaBloPoMo: Are there monsters under your bed?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Toady’s topic: Are there monsters under your bed? That’ s a good question. For the better part of a year I slept on a queen mattress on the floor of my bedroom in Alaska while I was renovating, or shall we say fixing up, …

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NaBloPoMo: Do you think you are a good sport?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Todays topic is: do you think you are a good sport? That is up for debate. I guess it would depend on who you are asking. I do not let my kids win at games to make them feel good and I have, on …

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Are you Awake? Live and Inspired by Godsmack has arrived

Put down the iPhones. Quit updating Facebook and taking pictures and sit back and enjoy the music. Because there is nothing better in the world than a kick ass live rock-n-roll show! I am paraphrasing just a bit here but you get the jest. This was what Sully Erna said from the hard rock band Godsmack to a near sold …

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Smash that Ball Flea!

I am so proud of my little girl! Nicole is a freshman at Houston High School in Alaska and is the starting catcher on the junior varsity team and the back-up catcher on varsity. As a freshman! Nicole is away from home for the first time playing games in Kenai and Homer. On the way down she texted me and …

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NaBloPoMo: With charades, do you prefer to act or guess?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Todays topic is: With charades, do you prefer to act or guess? I have always considered myself a thespian. No, I didn’t take drama in high school. I played sports like every other red blooded American male should do. But I was a bit …

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NaBloPoMo: CandyLand or Chutes and Ladders?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Todays topic is: Pick your poison: Candy Land or Chutes-and-Ladders and why? I have said it twice now. I do not like board games. I think they are a waste of several hours of one’s life and if you can’t find anything better to …

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Wendy’s Cool? Not!

In an effort to avoid not being beat down by the King and a Clown everybody’s favorite red headed step child, Wendy’s, is trying to re-invent itself. Starting late last year the burger chain came out with a line of new burgers that look an awful lot like the ones you might see at a Denver fast food joint, Smashburger. …

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NaBloPoMo: What do you do to celebrate a win?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: What do you do to celebrate a win? For the past seven years or so we have played Forto’s Fantasy Football. In early August we gear up for the draft and peruse over a multitude of stats books and prowl the Internet …

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