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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 […]

Rosemary Black Pepper Rolls

Rosemary Black Pepper Rolls

There is nothing like a well made dinner roll.  A good dinner roll can be the star of any dinner meal.  A really good dinner roll is remembered for years.  My fondest memory of a good, no a wonderful dinner roll, goes clear back to […]

Pressure Cooker Quinoa Potato Salad

Pressure Cooker Quinoa Potato Salad

Easter and Potato Salad goes hand in hand.  When I was growing up we always had an easter picnic with potato salad and fried chicken.  Nothing compares to a good potato salad warm or cold I love them all.   Over the years, I have […]

Chef Brad Style Pho

Chef Brad Style Pho

Any time I am sick I love eating Pho.  Pho, pronounced  “fuh”,  is such a comfort food.  I really love how it warms the body and soul.  I love the warm and rich broth and the fresh flavors of the basils and herbs that are […]

Pressure Cooker Chicken Stock

Pressure Cooker Chicken Stock

Chicken and beef stock are the current rage in health and wellness.  For me it’s the rage in my kitchen not only for health and wellness, but for the taste.  Fresh made chicken stock is packed with flavor and goodness.  It is so easy to […]

Pressure Cooker Roasted Chicken

Pressure Cooker Roasted Chicken

Pressure cookers have changed many lives.  Mine included.  I am constantly looking for new things to do in mine.  From eggs to potatoes and every meat there is,  I always have a great time cooking with my pressure cooker.  They are not only faster, but […]

Roasted Garlic Flat Bread

Roasted Garlic Flat Bread

Nothing makes a meal like bread.  I love breads that can be done quickly and yet totally rock the taste buds and make the entire meal an experience.  Fresh baked bread makes any meal a gourmet experience.  Even a simple soup meal can become an […]

Basic Whole Wheat Bread

Basic Whole Wheat Bread

I have for as long as I can remember loved fresh baked bread.  Bread baking honestly is easy and fun.  Especially when you have the right ingredients and the proper equipment.   Nothing compared to fresh baked bread.  It smells like home and love combined.  […]

Pressure Cooker Potato Soup

Pressure Cooker Potato Soup

Potato Soup is really one of my favorite comfort foods.  It brings back memories of childhood.  We were poor and ate a lot of potatoes. A lot of them. And I still love them.  Potatoes are a comfort food for me.  Another thing we alway had in […]

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

The holiday season is all about food.  Well, really there is a lot more to it, but food is an important part of the season.  It’s a wonderful time of the year.  For me food brings a thousand memories.  Just the smell or taste or […]

The Perfect Tri Tip

The Perfect Tri Tip

I have to say I am a meat lover.  I love my grains, but I do also love meat.  And like all foods it needs to be an experience.  By that I mean, so often we just eat to eat without the enjoyment of what we are […]

Vanilla Orange Cranberry Sauce

Vanilla Orange Cranberry Sauce

I enjoy turkey, but I absolutely love cranberry sauce.  I cook a turkey just to have the sauce.  I eat cranberry sauce with just enough turkey to make it work.  Cranberries are wonderful.  I even loved the horrible canned stuff growing up.  Cranberries are one of my […]

Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust

My greatest memories are of pie baking.  My great grandmother was a great pie baker.  Everyday we would walk down to her house and she would make us tarts.  Pie dough topped with jam and baked to perfection.  I loved them, and today I love […]

Pumpkin Loaves

Pumpkin Loaves

Baking is a wonderful way to relax. At least it is for me. I always teach if someone is struggling while baking, and not enjoying the process they are doing something wrong. And stress often does effect the outcome. Baking should be fun and, should […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Many of you know my deep love and affection for pressure cookers. I cannot imagine life without having one. Actually without having a few. Life is just better with a good quality pressure cooker in the kitchen.  As in all things, pressure cookers are not all created equal. I […]

Stuffed Pork Loin

Stuffed Pork Loin

I love the fall and holiday season. It’s a great time to cook and keep the home smelling like a home should smell. Last Sunday I was in Utah cooking this dish for a friends family. The children walked in and commented how the house […]

Chef Brad’s Culinary Blends

Chef Brad’s Culinary Blends

I am passionate about flavor and fresh herbs and spices for cooking. I have found that it is the first taste of food that our families and friends put in their mouths that determine if they are going to like what we cooked. If the […]

Pressure Cooker Goulash

Pressure Cooker Goulash

Food is a powerful thing. It is amazing how a smell or taste can bring back a flood of memories. Good and bad memories depending on the experience with the food. I grew up in an age where most of the food was prepared from […]

Spinach Bacon Quinoa Quiche

Spinach Bacon Quinoa Quiche

I love a good quiche.  It is a comfort food to me. In the cooler months, warm just out of the oven is a real treat.  Chilled in the summer with a nice salad is also a wonderful refreshing way to enjoy quiche. Quiche really can […]

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

One of the most common myths we deal with today is that all of our baking has to have white flour. Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for some white flour in our baking. It is however small in comparison what can be […]