Michael T Blay

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Dissected: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Unholy Toledo: Homegrown no more, Jeep has its first import in the import-fighting Renegade.<p>The significance of Fiat Chrysler’s decision to unveil the 2015 Renegade in Geneva in March is plain: It will be the first U.S.-market Jeep to be built abroad. Sharing a platform with the Fiat 500L and built …

Automotive Design

Lemon Cream Pie Bars

<i>I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter!</i><p>When I was little, …

Playstation Vita Tv

Sony have announced the PlayStation Vita TV, an Apple TV competitor that plays games! The little portable console allows Vita and PSP users to play …

Cardiff Skates

Rollerblades and strap-on roller skates have been around for ages, now a California based company named "The Cardiff Skate Company” have combined the …

Dub Box Camper Trailer

Oregon-based Dub-Box build camper trailers inspired by one of the most famous and long-lived Hippiemobiles, the VW Microbus. Based on the iconic …

Honey and Mustard Roasted Cashews

Have I told you about the time I drove from Los Angeles to Seattle with a Strawberry Cheesecake as a road snack? Not the most practical of options.<p>On …

morning bread pudding with salted caramel

We should really talk about this. Promise you won’t get mad, okay? I came across this for the first time <i>twelve years ago</i>. I’ve been blogging here for …

Best of... Pancake Recipes

As I've mentioned before, Pancake Day is the only food holiday I always celebrate. This year Shrove Tuesday falls on the 4th of March (a.k.a. …

Twix Tart Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Cook:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 45 minutes<p>A giant Twix tart with a shortbread crust, chewy …

Macaroni and Cheese From Scratch: The Non-Boxed, Still Cheap Alternative

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i></i><p>In this week's installment of <i>Unsavory Confessions of a Food</i> …

Cooking

Pan-Fried Vegetable Dumplings Recipe

Pan-fried dumplings stuffed with cabbage, carrots, five-spiced tofu, and seitan.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Filling:</b>1/2 cup finely diced carrot1/2 cup finely diced five spice tofu1/2 cup finely diced seitan1/4 ounce dried wood ear mushrooms, rehydrated and finely diced (about 1/4 cup)1 …

CameraBag 2 Mobile Adds High-Quality Vintage Chic to Photos

Despite the massive popularity of photo filters (OK, Instagram), changing the fundamental appearance of a photo by layering on an algorithm is mostly a take-it-or-leave-it proposition.<p>Never one to judge the aesthetic tastes of others, I personally tend to shy away from radical alteration of …

Production-Bound Opel Adam Rocks to Bow in Geneva

At last year’s Geneva show, Opel gave us the Adam Rocks concept. Now, GM’s European brand is debuting the Adam Rocks production model. Opel says the crossover-ized Adam is the first of its kind, measuring under 4 meters in length and featuring a retractable canvas roof.<p>The Opel Adam Rocks gets …

Surviving the Polar Vortex in a 2014 Buick Encore

While first deep freeze has ended in Michigan, perhaps one of the biggest overachievers was the 2014 Buick Encore, my test vehicle that carted me through Polar Vortex No. 1.<p>It wasn’t always easy. The heater is loud on full blast, and I have a few quibbles with the vehicle, but overall, the Encore …

Weather

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …