Archive for August, 2009

Best of Money Carnival and Free From Broke Guest Article

Best of Money Carnival and Free From Broke Guest Article

Good afternoon!  Let’s start with a bit of housekeeping:  Scordo.com’s “Guide to Renovating Your Kitchen: 11 Tips, Tricks, and Advice” was recently featured in this week’s Best of Money Carnival hosted  @ ManVsDebt. Free From Broke published a Scordo.com guest article entitled “9 Things Stress Can Prevent You From Accomplishing.”  Visit Free From Broke and leave a comment! UPDATE: Stretchydollar.com [...]

5 Life Skill Hacks for Everyone

5 Life Skill Hacks for Everyone

Five Common Sense Tips / Hacks / Tricks For Living a Better Life Living life is joyous on occasion, rough going sporadically (hopefully), and even keel on most days.  The aforementioned goes for superstar power brokers and well endowed professional athletes – life, as a matter of fact, is ever changing and a challenge (and mundane at times).There are, however [...]

Recipe: Pan Fried Pork Cutlets with Turmeric Lemon Butter Sauce

Recipe: Pan Fried Pork Cutlets with Turmeric Lemon Butter Sauce

I have to admit that I purchased my first bottle of Turmeric because of the bright orange color.  I use Turmeric in my turkey chili recipe as well as on roasted, bone-in, chicken breast.  Recently, I’ve been experimenting with Turmeric and pork.  One of my favorite pork cuts is the center cut pork chop (sliced into cutlets).  This is essentially [...]

Guide to Renovating Your Kitchen: 11 Tips, Tricks, and Advice

Guide to Renovating Your Kitchen: 11 Tips, Tricks, and Advice

Nothing makes a home more desirable these days then a new kitchen with all the bells and whistles (well maybe good schools and neighborhoods are more important!).   And most new homeowners either look for a home with a great kitchen or desire to renovate their kitchen at some point during the home ownership experience - hence our Guide to Renovating Your Kitchen: [...]

10 Parenting Tips For New Parents

10 Parenting Tips For New Parents

When Tommaso arrived a little over 5 weeks ago he did not come with a technical specification document (that’s geek speak for instructions on how he was built).  You see if Tommaso had the correct documents I could simply troubleshoot his crying, turning red, uncontrollable kicking, etc. as opposed to the, ummm, going with my gut type behavior I’m exhibiting [...]

Recipe: Summer Couscous with Feta and Tomato

Recipe: Summer Couscous with Feta and Tomato

Photo: via Veri on Flikr. If you haven’t experimented with Couscous then you’re missing out on a wonderful product.  Most couscous is made from semolina wheat, but Israelis make their couscous with hard wheat and it’s usually larger in size.  Traditional couscous takes a good amount of time to prepare, but most folks in the US use the quick cooking, and thus [...]

The Only 6 Tips You Need to Have a Great Looking Lawn

The Only 6 Tips You Need to Have a Great Looking Lawn

Photo: Our front yard used to be covered in ivy, we dug it up and seeded a lawn. Many homeowners are intimated with the prospect of taking care of their own lawn.  They fear cutting, fertilizing, and watering their lawn and year after year are disappointed with the way their lawn looks.  In turn, many homeowners hire a landscaper with [...]

How to Make Knock-Out, Authentic, Pesto From Genoa

Fresh Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe Growing up in New Jersey I was surrounded by people from all over the world; on my block alone I remember families from Italy, Egypt, Lebanon, England, Spain, etc.; needless to say, the aroma of food hovered on our small block like haze hovers over Los Angles. One of my favorite food smells came from [...]

10 Ways to Cook, Eat, and Live Like an Italian

10 Ways to Cook, Eat, and Live Like an Italian

How to cook and eat like an Italian   Everyone loves “Italian food” and it’s many authentic and inauthentic variations, but many people (including chefs at top restaurants) get Italian food wrong.  In turn, here are ten ways to cook like an Italian at home: You hear it all the time, but ingredients are key.  Buy fresh and local whenever [...]

Scordo’s Link Round Up: How To, Tips, and Saving Money

Scordo’s Link Round Up: How To, Tips, and Saving Money

How to Build a Web Site From Scratch with No Experience  I took one (bad) computer science class in college, and I’m not a web developer. So in early 2008, when I decided I was finally going to build a web site I’d been fantasizing about for years, I was starting from scratch. via Life Hacker How To Loosen Stubborn [...]