Chris Alden’s Favorites

New Post
Blog: .tiff
With all the Trolololoing going on this past week, I felt it would be appropriate to end on a Trololololo note this Friday. Via Waxy, Trololololololo shredding is the next best Trolololo video since the original. Sit back and get some beaucoup laffs. OTHER ESSENTIAL TROLOLO RELATED NEWS: Princess Trololololeia... Continue »
New Post
Blog: Go Sportn
Watch the latest business video at video.foxbusiness.com Continue »
New Post
Image
There are few sweets more satisfying than a perfect ginger cookie. Of course, the definition of “perfect” is subjective, since they come in all shapes, sizes, and varying crispy to chewy ratios. We hardly have a friend or relative who... Continue »
New Post
Image
In case you missed it on Elise Bauer's exceptional blog, Simply Recipes, here is a simple yet decadent recipe from Garret McCord for the much loved holiday treat, peppermint bark. We couldn't choose between white and dark chocolate, so decided... Continue »
New Post
Image
This is one of those recipes that we can't believe it took us this long to discover. We found it in Gourmet Magazine, December 2008, while searching for quick breakfast food that could be served to a crowd on a... Continue »
New Post
Image
This classic puffy pancake was introduced by David Eyre via Craig Claiborne and the New York Times in 1966, and we can't believe we missed it until now. In the past, we have relied on more complicated German pancake recipes... Continue »
New Post
It is no secret that I am an advocate for the Typepad blogging platform. While I have many reasons for this that I plan to discuss through my ongoing Typepad vs Wordpress Series, the foremost one is that when you are running a small business, your focus should be on your business, and blogging with Typepad allows you to do that. Over the last several weeks I have been working my way through the recently published book, Typepad for Dummies, by Melanie Nelson and Shannon Lowe. If you are blogging on Typepad, it is a great resource and reference that... Continue »
New Post
Are you a consumer or are you a person? Are you a number or are you an individual? It's easy for marketers to forget that there is a person on the other end of their message and each time they... Continue »
New Post
Image
One of the easiest ways to post to your TypePad blog is through "Blog It," our bookmarklet for TypePad. When you're browsing the web and find something interesting to share with your blog's readers, with... Continue »
New Post
Image
In the dead of winter (yes, even a 50 degrees-with-a-chance-of-rain San Francisco winter) it's hard to beat the creamy, yet chewy nuggets of Arborio rice that have absorbed flavorful chicken broth like little sponges. We don't make risotto as much... Continue »
New Post
Blog: Leslie Sarna
Image
Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting **A true classic Cake: 2 3/4 cups cake flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 3/4 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. salt 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup milk, room temperature 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 4 eggs, room temperature Frosting: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine 2/3 cup Cocoa 3 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill the cupcake pans with cupcake liners or grease cake pans (2 9x2 inch round or whatever shape you feel like) with cooking spray and line... Continue »
New Post
Blog: Linedrive
....and if we make the top four teams, another two. This is going to be a challenge with our small pitching staff, as one of the pitchers pulled out late this week. We open up tomorrow against one of two Puerto Rico teams that are undoubtedly the favorites. Mike Fhyrie is our starting pitcher tomorrow. 86 degrees forecast. 3pm game time. Continue »
New Post
Blog: sippey.com
My quick take on the iPad: this really is an entirely new class of device. Not because of the form factor (neat!) or the technology (fast!) or the vertically integrated content distribution channel (smart!). Instead, the iPad is something new... Continue »
New Post
Image
If things go as planned, you'll be seeing a new look for US Soccer Players as early as this week. We're changing the formatting and the navigation of the site to match our main coverage areas: The US National Team, American Abroad, and Major League Soccer. We're also making it easier to follow us on social media. We would like to thank Six Apart for helping us bring you what we hope is an improved... Continue »
New Post
Image
Design Within Reach is matching donations to UNICEF to help the victims of the devastating earthquake. To make your donation go farther, visit the DWR blog and follow the donation link. (To learn more about... Continue »
New Post
Blog: sippey.com
via flowingdata.com Continue »
New Post
via www.youtube.com Continue »
New Post
Image
Blog posted here. Continue »
New Post
It happened around 5 PM local time, yesterday, January 3rd. It was supposed to happen on the last day of November. One final bit of incompetence from the Powerblogs team: it took them over a month to shut down their... Continue »