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Saturday, September 18, 2021

NEST Thermostat Install (Replacing Aprilaire)

In Massachusetts, see if you are eligible to get a discounted NEST thermostat ($29.99) and a FREE Google Mini through MASS SAVE.

Installation was easy. 

Note: Contact an electrician to install this for you if you are not comfortable working with electricity,

In my configuration I had to keep track of Yellow, Blue, White, Green and Red. 

The only tricky thing occurred when the Google Home install app told me that I was not getting power from the C wire (The Blue one). I checked its connection, then replaced the batteries that came with the NEST thermostat, and everything worked. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

German Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies


I loved the German Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies from Lucas Confectionery that we had at Natalie and David’s Rehearsal Dinner. 

Now trying to recreate the recipe based on this one…

I modified it by only using 1/4 cup of sugar and substituting one cup of semi sweet chocolate chips with one cup of dark chocolate discs cut up with a knife.

I also wrap the dough and parchment paper and put it in the refrigerator overnight.

The Best Grilled Salmon

These are very good tips. I used olive oil and an electric grill/fryer with a cover (affiliate link, see photo below)

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What Side Do You Grill Salmon On First?

Grill the salmon first skin side down. Whichever variety of salmon you choose, choose a filet or salmon cut with the skin on. The salmon skin provides a layer of safety between the grill grates and the fish’s flesh as it cooks.

Keep a lid on it. Maintain a more consistent cooking temperature with the grill lid covering the fish as it cooks, creating the same environment as an oven.

Flip the Salmon Once On the Grill

Flip once, and you’re done. To ensure the the fish holds together and doesn’t fall apart or stick to the grill grates, grill the salmon skin-side down for 90% of the cooking time.”