Big Dan's Ramblings

Ramblings from a Boston Boy stuck in New York

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Hamburgers – BDR Style

Big Dan's RamblingsBeing that it’s Labor Day and there’s a lot of grilling going on, I figured I’d share my hamburger recipe with you all.  I’ve been experimenting a lot lately on the grill and I believe that I have defined a great hamburger (at least that’s what my family and friends have said).  It’s really simple to make them.

Here’s what I do. First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients.  The list below is what I have been using: Read more of this post

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My (Realistic) Perfect Man Day

Big Dan's RamblingsI was listening to an interesting conversation on my way into work the other day. One of the DJs was checking out the site BroBible.com and came across this article about a Man’s Perfect Day. It sparked a conversation amongst the hosts of the show as to what their Perfect Man Day would be. I found the conversation interesting and decided to check out the article. It was amusing to say the least. I’m not going to argue the author’s ideal day – it involves golf, fishing, great food and multiple sexual escapades (some with celebrities). It sounds downright perfect.

But it’s not realistic. I mean, honestly, if you think that an average Joe like you and I have any chance of having a naked Scarlett Johannson give us a massage on a private jet ride back from a fishing trip in the Bahamas after playing Augusta earlier in the morning, you’re crazy – I mean, really, do you know how much a private flight costs (that was sarcasm folks, look it up!)?

Regardless, this whole conversation got me thinking about what a realistic Perfect Man Day would consist of – who would I spend it with and what would I do? After some careful thought, I realized that I could honestly put together two Perfect Man Days – one in the summer and one in the winter – and neither one would necessarily trump the other.

Anyone who knows me is keenly aware that my passions tend to revolve around going fast sideways. Give me a board of any kind and I’m generally a happy guy. With that thought in mind, here are my ideas of a Perfect Man Day: Read more of this post

Food Porn: Bacon Popcorn

Food Porn: Bacon Popocorn

Because anything beats reading about the Lakers winning a championship. And, more to the point, bacon makes anything everything better!


Popcorn itself is a relatively healthy snack. Without butter or copious amounts of salt, the high-fiber, low-calorie snack is both filling and satisfying. Additional, it can keep you from reaching for other, less-healthy snacks because it can be munched over an extended period of time. Throw in more than a tablespoon or so of butter, however, and your healthy snack starts to look distinctly less good-for-you. Throw in some bacon and “healthy” is out the window