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…

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…

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…

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…

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…