Anthony Ciccarello
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  1. Tomato Bacon Jam

    This recipe is great combined with Pepper Seared Salmon and Broccoli Mousse. After prepping the ingredients for all three recipes, start cooking the mouse, followed by the jam. When both of those are almost done, then start the salmon so it’s fresh when you’re ready to serve. If you’re...

      recipe sauce dinner
  2. Pepper Seared Salmon

    This recipe is great combined with Broccoli Mousse and Tomato Bacon Jam. After prepping the ingredients for all three recipes, start cooking the mouse, followed by the jam. When both of those are almost done, then start the salmon so it’s fresh when you’re ready to serve. If you’re...

      recipe salmon dinner
  3. Change Your Life Chicken

    A friend shared this recipe with an over the top title, but we’ve made it several times now and we love it. The key is cooking the skin-on chicken on top of vegetables is a delicious combination of flavors. It’s a decent amount of prep to cut the vegetables but...

      recipe chicken dinner
  4. Butternut Squash & Apple Pizza

    We had fun with this pizza recipe from the Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook. The advertized prep time was 15 minutes but it took me much longer to get everything sliced. However we ended up with extra toppings so we made another pizza the next day for lunch. Overview...

      recipe pizza dinner
  5. A new bird for every day of the year

    Birding in 2019

      article travel birding
  6. Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

    This soup from the Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook felt like a fancy meal to make and it turned out great. I’ve included the slow cooker and stovetop directions here but the cookbook also includes directions for an instant pot as well. Summary Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time:...

      recipe soup dinner
  7. You should try wireless charging

    Wireless charging has been around for a while now but it’s still not ubiquitous. Many people don’t know their phone supports the feature. While it’s not perfect, I think this is an under-utilized feature of modern cell phones. How does it work? Wireless phone chargers uses what is call “Inductive...

      article technology hardware review
  8. Writing Tests that Work

    Your team realizes that testing is valuable. Your team creates tests for already completed features. The result was encouraging and your team even found a few bugs hiding in the application. Your team returns to feature development and attempts to add new tests. Features took more time to complete because...

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  9. Why Automated Testing Matters

    Your software development team released an MVP application into production. The application only had a few features and the codebase is far from perfect, but there are big plans for the future! Your team presses on, adding features and your user base continues to grow. After a few months, cracks...

      article technology
  10. A Weekend in Venice

    As a boy, I remember my grandmother telling stories of her and my grandfather’s trip to Italy. The two of them were invited by a sibling to go on the trip with most expenses paid. For some reason, the destination that I remember hearing about most vividly was Venice. I...

      article travel Italy
  11. Rome is a Work of Art

    Rome is such a massively historic city that I didn’t know what to expect when arriving in modern-day Rome. I’ve read so much about it in the context of ancient history but relatively little about the last couple hundred years. What we encountered was a mix of multiple centuries organically...

      article travel Italy
  12. Relaxing in the Orvieto Countryside

    After meeting up with my family, we drove to the town of Orvieto a little more than an hour outside of Rome. We stayed in Orvieto because my sister was studying there for a semester of her undergrad and had classes during the week. It may not be top of...

      article travel Italy
  13. Anniversary on the Amalfi Coast

    The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful section of coastline on Italy’s western shore one providence south of Rome. Its steep hill produces great views pretty much anywhere you stay. We chose to stay in this region for the solo-anniversary portion of our trip based on several recommendations we had heard....

      article travel Italy
  14. We Traveled to Italy!

    A Change of Plans After our honeymoon in Cancun, Bekah and I started saving for our 5-year anniversary trip to Hawaii because we really enjoyed the chance to travel to beautiful places together. Five years and half a dozen countries later, we were still planning on taking that 5-year anniversary...

      article travel Italy
  15. JSConf US 2010: Pushing JavaScript Beyond the Browser

    This year I was able to attend JSConf US 2019 as a representative of SitePen. It was a very fun conference where people showed off the cool things they were building with JavaScript. There was a workshop day where I was able to program a microcontroller running Node. There were...

      article technology

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