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Cooking Around the World: Riz Gras from Burkina Faso

Around and around the world he goes, what he cooks, nobody knows! Until now: I cooked Riz Gras from Burkina Faso. It’s a tomatoey peppery chicken and rice dish. I used this recipe from At Home World Traveler, substituting sweet red bell peppers for the habaneros and cutting up the chicken thighs before sauteeing them.

I loved this. It was my favorite meal of all of the “Cooking Around the World” meals so far, and I’ve eaten it for leftovers three times since the night I made it. It’s especially good eaten with flatbread, but still really good all on its own.

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Cooking Around the World: Patatnik Patatnik Baker’s Man

It’s Bulgaria’s turn to be cooked around the world. I made patatnik (a potato pie) using a recipe from Kitchen Frau.

It was basically a large hash brown. It certainly needed more salt, and in a perfect world, it would be half as thick and twice as crispy. Better luck next time Bulgaria! Continue reading

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Wiges – Doughboys Drop

In my latest drop submission for the Doughboys podcast, I went non-musical and channeled “Being John Malkovich” with this compilation and combination of 72 different instances of Mitch addressing Nick as “Wiges.” All of the clips came from one regular episode and one Double (their extra weekly Patreon episode), where Mitch said “Wiges” 36 times in each.

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Cooking Around the World: Brunei Scream, Bruyou Scream, We All Scream for Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza

My latest “Cooking Around the World” recipe comes from Brunei, and it’s the Pizza Hut Brunei-exclusive Honey Barbecue Chicken Pizza. I used this recipe from Foreign Fork with this Pizza Hut crust copycat recipe from Alyona’s Cooking.

How did it taste? Like every barbecue chicken pizza I’ve had before. But I felt extra fancy thinking about Brunei while eating it! Continue reading

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The First Christmas – Doughboys Drop

What happened at the first Christmas? Nick and Mitch from Doughboys have the answer. (This drop was a submission to the 2022 Drop-Off and was played in the Double episode “The Drop-Off 2: Holiday Edition.” It scored a total of 34.5 filled Baby New Year diapers.)

If the player doesn’t load right here, you can listen on my YouTube channel.

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Doughboys Drop: I’m a Bee

My newest Doughboys Drop is a bee-themed beat inspired by the “envelope of bees” conversation with Libby Watson from the Shake Shack 2 episode. Featuring Nick Wiger, Mike Mitchell, Emma Erdbrink, Paul Rust, Bug Mane, and King of Kranch Griffin Newman.

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Charlie in the Box – Doughboys Drop

This Doughboys drop asks the question “can Mitch and Nick guess the name of the Jack in the Box on the Island of Misfit Toys?” (It also answers the question: no.) This drop won the 2022 Drop-Off (Holiday Edition) with a final score of 37.5 or 38 filled Baby New Years diapers, adjusted up from an initial score of 34.

If the player doesn’t load right here, you can listen on my YouTube channel.

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Doughboys Drop – Breakfast at the Jackster’s

My latest Doughboys drop is a faithful recreation of Jackie Johnson’s recording session for a new “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” cover from the Kreation Organics episode.

If the player doesn’t load right here, you can listen to it on my YouTube channel.

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Comedy Bang Bang Plugs Theme – Carol of the Plugs

I took the assignment literally and submitted this little ditty as a Comedy Bang Bang plugs theme; it was played at the end of episode 735, The Calvins Triplets vs. The Baxter Triplets.

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Doughboys Drop: Wiger Bells

Now that we’re post-Thanksgiving and it’s officially the Christmas season, I present to you a Doughboys take on a classic Christmas, uh, classic.

You may be asking: did I create a virtual piano that only plays different notes of Mitch saying “Wiges” in order to make this? And I may be answering: I’ll never tell!

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Doughboys Drop: Baby Got Bun

Some context is necessary for this Doughboys drop that I made (moreso than usual): they had a month-long series of episodes where they reviewed hot dogs, but Nick (one of the hosts), is not eating meat this year, so he is only reviewing the buns. Thus was born this mashup of Nick singing the praises of buns and Sir Mix-a-Lot singing the praises of buns.

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Solo Bolo Musicolo?

Every year, Scott Aukerman and Ben Schwartz team up for an episode of the Comedy Bang Bang podcast that they call a Solo Bolo, which they punctuate by performing an Olympic Song Challenge – a stream of consciousness song medley improvised on the spot.

I took this year’s acapella medley and added music to it. Was it a good use of my time? Probably not. Was it a lot of fun? Probably yes.

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Doughboys Drop: 500 Miles

I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the guy making a drop out of Mitch and Yusong singing The Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) on the latest feedbag Double episode of Doughboys.

If you’re not familiar with Doughboys and this doesn’t make sense to you, that’s ok. Just let the sound wash over you.

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Imma Gonna Be – The Proclaimers vs Black Eyed Peas Mashup

How well do you think the songs “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers and “Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas go together? If you guessed “perfectly,” then you’re right. Check out this mashup I made called “Imma Gonna Be.”

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Doughboys Drop: Tricky

Some drops practically write themselves, much like this Doughboys drop that I made in about 15 minutes. Some might ask if a drop is that easy to make, is it even worth making? Probably not, but it made me laugh.

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Update: This drop was played in the episode “800 Degrees with Betsy Sodaro” and is followed by both Nick and Mitch correctly pronouncing my last name, something that is rare for even one person to accomplish.

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Comedy Bang Bang Plugs Theme: Feliz Novvy-Doggy

Comedy Bang Bang is a comedy podcast. As it’s been running for almost thirteen years, there is a lot of lore, and I would sound insane if I tried to explain it all, but long story short, I submitted this clip as a Plugs theme. (If you know, you know.)

It’s sampled from episode 731, Nutshell Yourself, where host Scott and friend Jason Mantzoukas ring in the beginning of November, a.k.a. Novvy-doggy.

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Update: Feliz Novvy-Doggy was played as the closing-up-the-plug-bag theme on episode 732, “Pause and Respond.” Sadly, Scott credited a different listener for it, which will make it difficult for me to parlay this newfound fame into fortune.

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