dinner

Garam Masala Grilled Chicken Skewers

April 8, 2017 // 2 Comments

Let me start by saying that what I’m about to share with you is the easiest, most delicious bite of fabulous I have thrown together in a long time. And, I throw together bits of fabulous frequently. This one was practically perfect in every [read more...]

Roasted Garlic

March 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

You hear it all the time. You have to “layer flavors” when you’re cooking. Well, what the heck does that mean? Load up on ingredients? Add tons of spices? Layering flavors can easily mean coaxing out the natural sugars in a food, [read more...]

Pollo con Calabaza

March 4, 2017 // 2 Comments

By now you’ve figured out that I have a serious love of food. Grandma Ollie used to hypnotize me with the movement of her wooden spoon, creating intoxicating aromas in the kitchen at the ranch with the simplest of ingredients. And, when I [read more...]

Red, Red Wine Chicken

February 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Well, there’s been a theme to this week… Now that I’ve completely lost your attention and I, myself, am swaying back and forth dancing in my seat, let’s talk about the week, shall we? Red, reeeed wiiiiiiiiine… I could [read more...]

Get Mash’d, Hold the Spuds

June 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’m alive! It’s been too long; I know. So, here’s what gives: I have zero excuses, and I simply ate/cooked a great deal, took pictures, took videos, posted to social media and totally ignored you. I’m an honest engine – [read more...]

La Visita at La Nueva Casita Cafe

February 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

It was that time of year where we found ourselves in the Land of Enchantment nestled in a sea of green chilies, and I just couldn’t get enough. One morning, we decided to make a quick stop for breakfast before heading out towards Ruidoso. [read more...]

Table 93 – Mexican Sugar

February 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are a handful of places I’ve visited where when I walked in, I “knew” the place was special.  I didn’t have to wait for the drinks or engage with our server.  I just “knew” it, and Mexican Sugar has [read more...]

When the Bear Comes Home

July 29, 2012 // 2 Comments

I love my Bear, as seen here unwilling to wait for the camera to click before diving into a Gray’s Papaya hot dog in NYC.  Whether we’re on the road together, enjoying a fun trip, or relaxing at home during his time off from work, my [read more...]

Tre Marquees the Spot

March 28, 2012 // 3 Comments

Twenty years ago, I unexpectedly encountered the best part of my past and the greatest treasure I take with me always, the friendship of five very special individuals who attended the University of North Texas with me, and this past weekend, we had [read more...]