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Traeger Ironwood 885 Initial Seasoning & Defective Lids

Traeger Ironwood 885 Initial Seasoning & Defective Lids

This spring, I upgraded my Traeger Grill from the Pro 22 to the new Ironwood 885. The new grill upgraded all the components adding a new variable-speed fan and auger; an insulated barrel to keep heat in better, downdraft rear venting; and bigger pellet hopper. After...

Exploring The Big Island – Part 4

Exploring The Big Island – Part 4

After leaving the Volcanoes National Park, we decided to drive around the Island to Kona. On the way there, we stopped at Punaluʻu Beach. This is one of the most famous black sand beach in Hawaii.

Exploring The Big Island – Part 3

Exploring The Big Island – Part 3

Leaving Hilo, we hit the road to visit the Volcanoes National Park. During our visit, we are in the midst of the longest government shutdown so we weren’t certain what would be open or accessible to the public.

10 Mac and Windows Excel Functions You Need to Know

10 Mac and Windows Excel Functions You Need to Know

Excel. Love it or hate it. Embrace it or dread it. It's a program I enjoy teaching and many don't fully understand the power at your fingertips. No matter the financial program you use, nearly all can export or ODBC link their data to Excel. What should you know to...

Din Tai Fung Portland Opening

Din Tai Fung Portland Opening

After over a month of waiting for our reservation, we ate at the new Portland Restaurant Din Tai Fung that opened in Washington Square. You are greeted by a brigade of dumpling chefs carefully rolling, stuffing, and crimping each dumpling with precision and care. As...