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How to Fix your Food

How to Fix your Food

What do I mean when I say fix your food.  Often times we taste our food and it can be off.  Not enough flavor, too sweet, too spicy, too rich, or no flavor at all.   My number one rule of cooking is to always 

Healthy Treats~Date Bars

Healthy Treats~Date Bars

I love treats.  I like to have things that I can munch on late at night.  The problem is that my go to is ice cream.  I love ice cream in milk.  Chocolate ice cream with whole milk is my comfort food.     I 

How to Have a Successful Cookie Dough Party

How to Have a Successful Cookie Dough Party

We all love cookie dough.  Children adore it and every one I know at one time or another has had thier finger in the cookie dough bowl.  There is just something magical about cookie dough.  It is a make you feel good food that brings 

Summer Beverages

Summer Beverages

I love beverages. I think just as important as the food is, you need a beverage to go with the meal. Think about it. Social drinking has been part of our culture for a long time. From coca cola to lemonade we enjoy a beverage 

WholeGrian31 Energy Bars

WholeGrian31 Energy Bars

Chocolate Date Bars  In my quest for health and wellness the biggest challenge is finding something to appease the sweet tooth.    That is a huge challenge and most protein bars are filled with junk or they are expensive and not really that great.   

Sprouted Whole Grain Pancakes

Sprouted Whole Grain Pancakes

I am a pancake eater.  I love them.  But I have to say that I cannot eat white flour pancakes after having enjoyed whole grain cakes for so long.  They have so much flavor and you don’t feel like you ate bricks when you are 

WholeGrain 31/LifeStyle Jump Start to Health and Wellness

WholeGrain 31/LifeStyle Jump Start to Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness can mean many things. For me it means our spirits are in line with our bodies. That means that we are in harmony and we have learned to listen to what our bodies need and want to stay healthy. So often we 

The Perfect Reuben Dressing

The Perfect Reuben Dressing

I love a good sandwich. With a great rye bread, nothing compares to a fresh made Rueben. I remember like it was yesterday the very first time I had a Rueben Sandwich. I was a busboy at a local coffee shop in Show Low Arizona. 

Cooling Summer Soups     Part 2

Cooling Summer Soups Part 2

It’s cherry season for a while.  We get them now in the stores and by summers end they will be ripening on our fruit trees in many parts of the country.    I love cherries.  I love just eating them.  Having a cherry pitter is 

Cool Summer Soups Part 1

Cool Summer Soups Part 1

I love making soups.  Especially in the summer.  Cooling summer soups are amazing and just the perfect thing to cool off with when we don’t really want something heavy and we want to prepare it quickly In my younger days I work in Private Clubs. 

Savory Onion Rings

Savory Onion Rings

I love a great onion ring. But all to often they are greasy and flavorless. I am talking about the batter. And most often the batter is made with poor quality flour. Onion rings are the perfect companion food to a great burger. They are 

Real Tortillas

Real Tortillas

Fresh sourdough buttermilk tortillas I love a wonderful tortilla. Nothing like a great flour tortilla, baked on a cast iron griddle, served warm. I have made many tortillas and consumed my fair share. Moving to Utah has been difficult in the fast that good tortillas 

Handling Change

Handling Change

We are living in changing times. I have been in the Food and Beverage arena for most of my life and I have enjoyed watching how it changes and flows. Like a river, some times it ebbs along and other times it’s dangerous and hard 

The Perfect Hot Cereal

The Perfect Hot Cereal

As a young boy we lived on hot cereals. Pretty much cracked wheat or germaide is unheard of in todays cold cereal kingdom, but when I was a boy cracked cereal was a staple. The funny part is that now it is easier then ever 

Pressure Cooking/Instant Pot Quick Meals Cooking Formula

Pressure Cooking/Instant Pot Quick Meals Cooking Formula

(Pasta Meals are fast and wonderful in Electric Pressure Cookers) Pressure Cooking is one of my favorite ways to cook. Today’s pressure cookers/instant pots are fast and easy, making creating wonderful meal a cinch. Foods come out tasting better then ever and with minimal results. 

Winter Souping

Winter Souping

Creamed Butternut Squash Soup Years ago when my children were younger and at home we went through some pretty rough times.   I remember feeling more depressed and discouraged about life that it was hard to even move.  One day I decided that I had 

Let’s Talk about Entertaining

Let’s Talk about Entertaining

I really want to talk about Entertaining. It feel it is becoming a lost art. We are just to busy and don’t want the hassle that comes with Entertaining. The mess, the cost, the time, just the frustrations of not knowing how to do it. 

Twice Baked Whole Grain Biscotti

Twice Baked Whole Grain Biscotti

Winter time is the perfect time for Biscotti. I love Biscotti. It is one of the best cookies ever. I have to say that nothing compares to a nice chocolate dipped Biscotti with a cup of hot chocolate or Crio Brew. Years ago in Arizona 

Gluten Free Focaccia Bread

Gluten Free Focaccia Bread

Gluten free just gets easier and easier.  For years I struggled with how hard it was to do gluten free.  It was scary and when I looked at the ingredients list on the back of packages or in recipes I was discouraged.  Some of you 

Good Ole White Bread

Good Ole White Bread

I think that bread and Mother’s Day goes hand in hand.  When I think of smell or eat fresh baked bread I think of mothers.  My mother made a huge impact on my life with her bread making. Growing up until my parents divorced we always had fresh