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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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