Dancing Deer Brownie Giveaway

December 11, 2011 | 15 Comments

My Wife is a wonderful baker.  I like the freedom to explore and create in the kitchen, and when I venture into uncharted baking-territory I create a culinary disaster rather than a masterpiece.  You don’t need to follow a recipe to cook, you do need to follow a recipe to bake, and I don’t like...

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Golden Onions for Onion Soup

Onion Soup

December 7, 2011 | 5 Comments

The Godmother of my firstborn is a wonderful young lady.  She fed us when hungry, given us a bed to sleep in when plans changed and we had no place to go, celebrated during the good, offered moral support during the rough, discovered the death of our pet hamster, helped raise our dog and helped...

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15 Bean Chiptole Burgers

Vegetarian Chipotle Bean Burgers

December 4, 2011 | 8 Comments

Following Thanksgiving, my wife and I decided we needed to do something to balance out the high turkey and meat intake we endured throughout November.   We decided to try a vegan diet for a week in an effort to eat a little healthier.  We don’t eat dairy, so cutting meat and eggs out of...

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Gluten Free Corn Bread

Gluten Free Corn Bread

November 29, 2011 | 4 Comments

As many of you were prepping your kitchens, dining rooms and tables on Wednesday evening, I was one of those crazy last-minute travelers crisscrossing through our nation’s airports to get to Palm Desert, CA in time for Thanksgiving.   When it comes to Thanksgiving, Everyone in the family has a specialty in the kitchen, so my father...

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Penne Pasta with Chicken

Easy Pad Thai Style Peanut and Chicken Penne

November 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

When my wife, my best friend, and my son, my precious precious little man, are out-of-town, I don’t cook daily.  I cook every few days and eat the same meal for lunch and dinner until it’s done.  That sounds depressing and lonely, but it’s really not – I’m a good cook, so don’t worry, I’m...

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Turkey-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers

November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Food is fuel.  We eat to function, but food is also pleasure.  If food was only fuel, we’d be happy with a bowl of rice and steamed vegetables day in, day out.  Food is fuel, but good food in entertainment.  My wife has been out of town this week, and I have been slowly nursing...

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Two Bean Soup with Kale (Thank You to Ann)

November 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

One night in April I sat down in front of the TV with a can of beer and bag of chips fooling myself into thinking that was dinner.  A light went on in my mind and I realized it was time to change.  The next day, I walked in to Weight Watchers and met Ann....

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Jamie Oliver's Sweet Leek and Turkey Pie

Turkey and Leek Pie, inspired by Jamie Oliver

November 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

Turkey's are big. More often than not, there's more leftover turkey than you want to see. Our 25lb bird is a little big and there's limit to the number of turkey sandwiches, turkey salad and turkey soup that you can eat in the month of November. I don't break a sweat thinking about cooking a...

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