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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Podcast Publishing Recipe

So you have an audio file ready to go?

Did you Levelate it? Levelator http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator

A complete show pack includes:

* Episode – 64 or 128K stereo mp3, levelated

* ID3 tags (title, description, lyrics, art)

* Album art (photo edited in PS or flickr/picnik)

* Blog post with show notes/links with footer

Now onto Publishing

First, ya gotta put the file somewhere – usually via FTP or web upload (archive.org)

Second, create a Blogpost for the epiosde (i use wordpress.com) add album art, description, related links, “show notes”

Third, in the blog post, create an absolute link to the .mp3 file – whereever it lives + add to a category

Fourth, preview, publish, hurrah!

Tuning your Feed

  • Create an account at Feedburner (feedburner.google.com) – This creates a multi-purpose “envelope” for your podcast feed
  • Includes different RSS standards, ATOM + Apple-specific stuff & stats, troubleshooting etc. & subscribe by email
  • Grab your new shiny feed from Feedburner and submit to iTunes music store
  • Wait, then one day you can share the absurdly long URL with others

Keys to a solid episode

1) Tell a story (often requires rearranging clips to create a narrative – add some music to give the folks time to reflect and chill as needed)

2) Remove douche-baggery (yeah sometimes there are false starts, stupid comments, missteps, self-indulgent crap and people calling “dave” – all that goes)

3) Sonically comfortable (export as AIFF, normalize/compress using Levelator, then convert to .mp3, listen and re-export til it sounds sweetopian)

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Pumpkin Lasagna, a sketch more than a recipe

Pumpkin Lasagna, a sketch more than a recipe.

from “What is Left” [note: not mine, just enjoyed the concept]

One-Bowl Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

One-Bowl Microwave Macaroni and Cheese serves just one

1/2 cup macaroni pasta

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup milk, any percent

1/4-1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or any other cheese that suits your fancy)

Combine the pasta, the water, and the salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 2-minute intervals until the pasta is al dente, stirring between each interval.

This should take about 6-8 minutes total. If the pasta absorbs all the water before the pasta is cooked, add another 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in the milk and the cheddar cheese.

Microwave on HIGH in 30-second intervals until the cheese has melted into a creamy sauce, stirring between each interval and 1-1.5 minutes total.

For a creamier sauce, add an extra tablespoon or two of milk and cheese.

Optional Add-Ins – Add any of these along with the milk and cheese. Diced onions, diced peppers, diced tomatoes, leftover meat (shredded or cubed), a few tablespoons of salsa, 1/4 teaspoon dried mustard, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika.