Month: April 2014

Cocoa Brownies with Chocolate Ganache & Pecans

Eddie’s sister used to make cocoa brownies back when she was in High School. He talks about the smell of chocolate coming from the oven, spending time with his sister as a boy and wolfing down something truly scrumptious. With

Melon & Cumber salad with Fig Vinaigrette

This was a lovely little something fresh to go with our Easter dinner yesterday. Great cheese, homemade bread, dessert with a humble story to come and, of course, a honey glazed spiral cut smoked ham. Back to the salad though…

Pie Crust

Quiche in spring form pans are on the menu tomorrow so I’m making pie crusts today. These are kind of cool in that the recipe calls for egg whisked with ice water. Last time I picked up a crust twist

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Roasted Potato & Bacon Omelets

Many years ago I dated an actor who taught me how to make a decent breakfast. While the romance ended when he ran off to do Summer Stock work, he left me with the thought that all of our relationships

Crisp Roast Garlic Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

Some time ago I was reacquainted with the roaster chicken. Well, it was actually the January 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living “Brilliant Basics” which expanded my chicken horizons beyond boneless skinless breasts. The author uses a roaster chicken, salt,

Winter 2013

Looking back between now and November 2013. 1000+ miles, a lot of snow and two great Cities.

Stir Trek 2014

I was lucky to have a chance to attend Stir Trek in Columbus Ohio for the first time this past Friday. In a word, it was great. As a consultant working primarily with SharePoint and Office 365 I found the

Zucchini Pecan Bread

There’s a point in most people’s childhood where, looking back, we can almost hear our mothers talking about sneaking vegetables into our diets. Mine was no exception. I remember mom coming up with these great late summer early fall treats