Author Archives: Lummox JR

About Lummox JR

Aspiring to be a beloved supervillain

I made soft pretzel bites

Yep, I’ve been on kind of a pretzel kick lately. I wanted to go a step further here and actually make an Auntie Anne’s style of pretzel, because I like those so much better than the chewy kind (although I … Continue reading

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Jasmine returns

It’s been a wild and annoying couple of weeks. Since my next-to-last post, my wife had a nasty kidney stone that threw our lives out of whack for a while, and in fact it still is, although the stone itself … Continue reading

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Post-Halloween candy auditions

Halloween was a special time growing up, at least once my family moved to a trailer park. I was seven that year (I turned eight right after), and it was the closest we had ever been to living in the … Continue reading

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Craft adjacent

My mom always made crafts when I was a kid. She was a stay-at-home mom and money was tight, but her crafts I think helped a little and she always enjoyed working on them. As a result of this, and … Continue reading

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Pretzel calzone win

Today was the day. I got more mozzarella (which turned out to be unnecessary), ricotta, baking soda (also unnecessary as it turned out; I still had enough), and dough, and so began take two. I can’t call this a recipe … Continue reading

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Pretzel calzone FAIL

Well that didn’t work. Per my last post, today I made good on my threat to try making pretzel calzones. The plan was to make them Saturday evening, so that afternoon I went out and picked up supplies: whole milk … Continue reading

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Pondering pretzel calzones

Sorry for another unexpected hiatus. Basically I got busy with work stuff over the last few weeks zeroing in on a deadline, and as it turned out I didn’t have much interesting to say for a bit. Then Bad Idea … Continue reading

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