Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

This recipe is based on something I saw on Food Network from Ina Garten on Barefoot Contessa.  It is delicious. Ingredients 1 1/2 heads Garlic (about 40 cloves) 5 Pounds Chicken Thighs (bone-in, skin-on) Kosher salt Black pepper 1 tablespoons Olive oil 1 tablespoons Cognac (optional) 1.5 cups white wine 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 tablespoons … [Read more…]

Storing Symfony Sessions in MongoDB

This post was written about Symfony 2.7. It may or may not be correct for your version of Symfony. By default, Symfony stores session data using the default handler, which uses the server filesystem. This is fine in most cases, but if you need your app to work on multiple web servers behind a load … [Read more…]

Server Farm Setup for Knife Depot

OK… the title is a little misleading.  This post actually discusses the setup for my entire company, Internet Retail Connection.  We run a few other sites, like Picnic World and Backyard Chirper, but Knife Depot is our bread and butter. A very abridged background story is that we run our own ecommerce websites on a custom platform developed over the … [Read more…]

Building Our Minimalist Home Gym

I’ve been lifting weights for about 1.5 years now and my wife has recently shown an interest in starting a similar strength program (no ladies, lifting weights will not make you bulky).  Because she is a pediatrician and doesn’t really have time to go to the gym, she hasn’t been able to follow a program … [Read more…]