My food pilgrimage has been a life-long devotion.

Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

There's just something indescribably appealing about a classic, comfort food dish made from scratch. This one doesn't take long, and will bring back all the lovely memories... Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs Marinara, meatballs, and pasta - it's a classic! For...

Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

  Pizza Margherita Neopolitan-style pizza in your homeoven? Yes, it IS possible! For the dough4 Cups All-Purpose Flour4 teaspoons Salt2 teaspoons Instant Yeast1½ Cups Warm waterFor the marinara1 (28 Oz) Can Crushed tomatoes (Cento brand recommended)3 cloves...

Do one thing better

Do one thing better

A week ago, I was working with one of my friends, preparing food to be photographed for her new menu. I'd never worked with a food photographer before, and it was a fascinating experience. Now, I'm usually pretty proud of my plating, and I take pride in making sure...

Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread Crusty and delicious, artisan bread is easier than you may think! 6½ cups all-purpose flour (spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off )4 teaspoons kosher salt1½ tablespoons yeast (see note)3 cups lukewarm water (no need to be exact but lukewarm is...

Thankful Eggrolls

Look, we all know how to make a turkey sammich from the leftovers on Black Friday, right? Some of you may even have been adventurous and creative enough to make the Day-After Thanskgiving Sandwich, complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce...

TWO INDISPUTABLE TRUTHS

TWO INDISPUTABLE TRUTHS

Happy Friday, brothers, sisters, and culinary siblings! Just a quick thought, on two INDISPUTABLE truths: 1) You are always LEARNING something 2) You are always TEACHING something If you're not conscious of this fact, you're learning what other people want you to...

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

  Classic Chicken Pot Pie Simple, hearty comfort food - the classic chicken pot pie is easier than you may think! 1 pounds chicken breast (boneless, skinless)1 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth½ cup half & half3 tablespoons butter1 medium red skinned potato...

NUTRITION IS EASY – PART 3

NUTRITION IS EASY – PART 3

So far, we've covered eating whatever you want (just want different things!), and the metrics of nutrition, or knowing where you're at so you can get to where you want to go. Easy so far, right? Next up? NUTRITION IS ABOUT MORE THAN WHAT YOU EAT! Yep, just knowing...

NUTRITION IS EASY – PART 2

NUTRITION IS EASY – PART 2

This may be a little Gump-esque, but nutrition is like a road trip - you've got to know where you ARE to get to where YOU WANT TO BE. Think about it - if you decided that you wanted to drive to Las Vegas, would you only worry about the speed limit? Or would you keep...

Texas Red Chili

Texas Red Chili

Chili was born in Texas, and a "bowl o' red" as it's known, is a pretty simple thing. And I'm here to tell you, if a vaquero can cook this up on an open flame, under the big open sky of Texas with nothing around for miles, you can certainly make this in your own...