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10 - 16 ounces of Spinach
1/2 Large Yellow Onion
2 Eggs
8 Oz Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Cups Cheese (shown with Colby Jack)
2 - 3 Cloves of Garlic
Premade Pie Crust
Olive Oil, salt, pepper

A warm dish for cool weather

2 - 3 Pounds of Beef (e.g. Chuck Roast)
1 TBS Olive Oil and 1 TBS Flour per pound of beef, round up
1 TBS / Pound of Beef - Garlic Salt
3 TBS Lemon Pepper Seasoning (Optional)
1/4 Cup Flour (reserved)
3 Carrots
3 Large Russet Potatoes (or variety of smaller potatoes, your choice)
1/2 Yellow or Brown onion
3 - 4 Stalks of Celery
1 Can of Corn
1 Can of Peas
64 Ounces of Stock (e.g. 2 Cartons Veg Stock, 1 Veg and 1 Beef Stock. Chicken/Fish Not Recommended)

Getting useful logs from Mikrotik

Edits 2020/11/7:
Updated the python2.7 call to python3
Published additional cron tasks for midnight counter reset.

Renewed Dell 7010 running Ubuntu 20.04
- syslog-ng
- Splunk

We’ll be focusing on 3 primary sources of logs: The firewall logs, the accounting logs, and the mangle logs. Combined this should be enough to indicate what devices are contacting what devices on what ports, and in what amounts (bytes). I’ve gone after this traffic specifically because I want to provide a check to what my ISP has as my internet usage. …

Configuring Custom DNS and Domains

- Raspberry Pi 3b+ running PiHole
- Mikrotik hEX S Gigabit Router

After a fresh installation of routerOS, I’ve configured my basics, setting my router’s IP address, DHCP Server (turned on), DHCP Server Range (a simple /24), router identity, and password.
Make sure you set your router’s IP address to a valid IP within the DHCP server range. Examples:

The Range extends from 85.10 through 85.254

With that done, I’ve plugged in and activated my PiHole.
Instructions for PiHole:
For those that haven’t worked with it, PiHole, it’s a custom DNS and Advertisement blocking distribution. It helps to minimize the annoyances while…

2.5 Cups Crushed Graham Crackers
1/4 Cups Sugar
1/2 TSP Salt
3/4 Cup Melted Unsalted Butter
**NOTE: Substitute with a pre-made crust. See Yield notes below

2.0 - 2.5 LBs of Cream Cheese
** For more of a pumpkin pie texture, use less creamcheese
2.5 Cups Sugar
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
15 Ounces (1 Regular Can) Pumpkin Puree (Not Pie Mix)
6 Large Eggs
1 TBS Vanilla Extract
2 Vanilla Beans
1 TSP Salt
2.5 TSP Cinnamon
1 TSP Ground Ginger
1/4 TSP Ground Clove
A Pinch of Ground Nutmeg

This recipe references specific pans/methods. Work around any…


6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh
1 Regular Bottle of Italian Dressing

2 - 3 TBS of Olive Oil
1 LB of Spinach (Washed and Trimmed)
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 a Large Yellow Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
2 TBS Cream Cheese
1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese
(Optional: Asparagus)


Marinate the chicken in the Italian dressing. You can place it in a tupperware, or a freezer bag, for a minimum of 4 hours, but preferably overnight.

Dice the onion, and place it into a bowl. Mince the garlic and place it into the same bowl. Wash and…

1 lb of Raw Shrimp
1 Medium Shallot
1 - 2 Cloves of Garlic
2 TSP Salt
Pasta of Choice (Fettuccine Pictured)
Fresh or Dried Parsley (Fresh Preferred)
1 Small Lemon
4 TBS Olive Oil
2 TBS Unsalted Butter
1 TSP Paprika


Fill a pot with water (1/2 to 3/4 full), and set to high heat to boil.

While the water gets to boiling, start preparing the shrimp. Unfreeze (if necessary), remove tail and shell, de-vein and clean. Pat dry with paper towels, and place into a bowl. Cover and put into the fridge until later.

Heat a…


1 Cup Warm Water
2 TBS White Sugar
1 Packet of Instant Yeast
2 TBS Melted Unsalted Butter
3 Cups of Flour
1/2 TBS Vegetable Oil

~3 Cups of Water
1/2 Cup Baking Soda

~1TBS Pretzel or Course Salt
2 TBS Melted Unsalted Butter


This recipe references a stand mixer, but a silicone or wood spoon can be used with a large bowl in substitution.

Turn on the Hot water tap, and pour 1 Cup of hot water (~110°) into a mixing bowl. Add in the sugar and stir with a whisk until the sugar…


(Home style potatoes)
2 Large Red Skinned Potatoes
Olive Oil
Garlic Salt

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1.5 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Sour Cream
1/3 Cup Milk
1 Egg
3 TBS Melted Butter
1 Large Lemon
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract

4.5 Ounces of Cream Cheese
3 TBS Brown Sugar
1/2 TBS Soft Butter
1 TBS Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract


In a small bowl, mix together the icing ingredients with a silicone spatula. The texture should be smooth, and taste of cream cheese…

1 Cup + 2 TBS Flour
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
1 Heaping TBS Instant Pudding Powder (Banana Recommended)
1/4 TSP Salt
1/2 Cup Melted Butter (Unsalted)
1 Large Egg
1 - 2 Caps Vanilla (Or Bakers) Extract
1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 TSP Cinnamon Sugar

Turn on your oven, and set to 375 f

In a large mixing bowl, combine:
Flour, sugars, pudding powder, salt, oats.

Stir around with a large silicone spatula.

Melt the butter on stovetop over medium heat. As the butter begins to…


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