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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 

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.