Terry’s Pizza Oven

Terry’s Pizza Oven

For the past three decades I have been the bread bakery in our home. Starting the sponge early on the morning of my day off,  would promise to end the day with the smell of fresh bread when our daughters and my wife came home from school in the late afternoon. Coming...
Toolbox : How I Use It

Toolbox : How I Use It

Why do you cook? What about it do you enjoy? I love the opportunity to think through flavor profiles, contemplate blending different recipes and types of food, preparing, spending time with friends, and ultimately enjoying the fruits of my labor. You see, for me, cook...
Baking Through a Snowy Day

Baking Through a Snowy Day

Ah, April has arrived.  Green is carpeting the landscape, buds are slowly unraveling to release the individual miracle of each one’s flower, birds are frolicking, and everyone is enjoying being outside, longer days, and smelling the light, springtime aromas....
Life and death… but mostly life

Life and death… but mostly life

Last week I was able to celebrate, and cook for, my cousin’s joyous matrimony.  The escalation of excitement and anticipation to an event like this is such a marvelous feeling.  I was honored by being asked to help prep food.  I loved planning how I was going to make...
Easter Lamb

Easter Lamb

As introverted as I am, I still believe that humans were meant to be together.  Starting out as dependent on our families and tribes we have slowly evolved to become isolated and independent.  That explains why it is so wonderful to enjoy your family and community on...
Steak Salad

Steak Salad

Have you ever felt personally insulted by the most asinine things?  Individuals that know exactly where to jab you and painstakingly twist are the best and worst to be around.  This happened to me in a setting where I just couldn’t give in.  I had to try my best to...