About Edward Byrnes

Edward Byrnes

Edward Byrnes

Ted was born and raised in Central New York and likes things that make him laugh, learn and appreciate. Those criteria first led to his once-thought-improbable marriage and are now fulfilled to overflowing with the addition of his two young children. Other earthly pursuits that contribute to those ends include music, camping, books and magazines, technology, comedy, playing lacrosse and watching professional ice hockey. Ted loves his aloof and standoffish cat. His dog loves her aloof and standoffish owner. Ted is the regional communications and community relations manager for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in Utica.

Posts by Edward Byrnes

Homemade Sauerkraut is Easier Than You Think

I’m mostly Irish and German and my wife is mostly Polish and Irish. Thus, explaining why we make our own sauerkraut seems indulgent, but here I go anyway. I love sauerkraut with my hot dogs and Reubens, and she loves to use it to make pierogi and kapusta. We both love it with some kielbasa.…Read More »

Sauerkraut Recipe

Fitness After 40

I’ve had the following conversation, or one very similar to it, every August for the past few years upon my return from participating in the annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. “What did you do this weekend?” “I was up in Lake Placid playing in that giant lacrosse tournament they hold up there every year.”…Read More »

Personal Spotlight on Tim Reed, the Man Behind the Boilermaker

Tim Reed is the president of the world renowned Utica Boilermaker Road Race, which will be celebrating its 40th running on July 9, 2017. This year will mark the 10th year that Tim has been involved as president of the organization. Prior to the Boilermaker, he was employed by ECR International for 24 years. The…Read More »

Freezer Meal: Prepare-ahead Chicken Parmesan

Prepare this Crock-Pot meal ahead of time. Freeze the food in gallon Ziploc bags for future chow-downs. -Ted Byrnes

Super Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe

Consider pairing these soft tacos with a side of steamed broccoli or another delicious vegetable. –Ted Byrnes

A Crock-Pot Saved My Sanity and My Marriage

God bless the Crock-Pot. Yes, it’s that cauldron-type electronic countertop cooking device made of inch-thick ceramics and a heavy glass top that your grandmother may describe a bit more literally as a “slow cooker.” I know not one person who has used one and been disappointed. If you are among the uninitiated, let me tell…Read More »