What Are You Passionate About?

What Are You Passionate About?

What are you passionate about? Let me ask that again a little bit later, but keep that question in the back of your mind. The understanding of such a simple word has been changing slowly since it was introduced into the english language to the point that the modern...

How do you let assumptions guide you?

How do you let assumptions guide you?

“You look familiar” my wife said to a woman standing in the airport out in California waiting to board their flight back to Colorado.   “Did you go to Denver Christian?” Through their quick discussion, my wife learned that she had attended school with Hannah’s...

Serving Refugees

Serving Refugees

“Daddy, where is Iraq?” What?  That isn’t your typical question from your 4 year old daughter on the walk home from pre school.   “How do you know about Iraq?”  I stammered. “That is where my friend is from.” This girl is her best friend from school.  She is all we...

Guys Night

Guys Night

How do you deal with a change of plans? Me?  Not so well.  Never have, hopefully, eventually will. Right after Christmas all the left over prime rib immediately goes on sale.  I guess Christmas is the only time people enjoy the best cut of beef that you can buy.  I...

Keto Dinner with friends

Keto Dinner with friends

Have you ever been on the keto diet?  Ever tried eating with the majority of your food being fat and protein, and very limited carbohydrates?  My wife and I decided to put ourselves on this diet to see what it was all about.  It hasn't been my favorite diet, but what...

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.  Everyone...

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...

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