Chorizo Fried Rice


Leftovers are a thing at my house again, and a dozen eggs last us longer than three days now too. So, with less mouths to feed, I’ve had to tap back into my leftover makeover skill set. I threw this solo brunch together with leftover lemony chorizo rice Amy cooked (another Tyler Florence five ingredient…

Gochujang Honey Wings


Trying out new flavor combinations at home isn’t always successful; I don’t care what us food bloggers try and sale ya! For every recipe/photograph I post, there’s like five or six or ten or fifty that I don’t. Then, there are recipes like the Gochujang Honey Wings where most of it is successful, but part…

Smoked Lemongrass Pork Ribs


It’s difficult to remember a holiday growing up without the smell of Pecan or Hickory smoke wafting in the humid Texas air. Most holidays meant brisket, slow smoked for hours, with a perfect black pepper bark. Smoke is in my blood. Since my bittersweet departure from the Lone Star State, I’ve ventured beyond the smoked…

Latke with Fried Egg


So, what to do with leftover mash and fresh (from across the street) eggs? Why brunch, of course! Garnish with a little on-the-bias chopped chive, if you’re extra like me. This recipe is for one, but it can easily be doubled, tripled, or whatever you need. Ingredients: 1 serving leftover Mash 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs 2…

A Day in the Life of a Travel Wife


At the beginning of our relationship, I traveled with Amy a lot. In my mid-twenties, and freshly removed from the backwoods of East Texas, the opportunity to explore and experience the subtle regional diversities of where ever she was working was extremely exciting for me at the time. Over time, the opportunity to just drop…

Taverna Restaurant & the Flatbread Pizza Experiment


About a month or so ago now, after finding myself quite lost in the kid free zone, the wife convinced me we needed to enjoy a romantic Friday night out, which honestly was long overdue. Even so, I grudgingly went about the task of ironing my clothes and applying mascara for our rare out-after-seven evening…

Jamie Oliver’s Epic Ribeye Steak


With the scrumptious successes of the previous recipes, we found ourselves binging a few more episodes of Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food. Well, of course, I instantly fell in love with his Epic Ribeye Steak recipe. What can I say? I’m just a sucker for anything epic. I listen to Florence & the Machine to chill, Rupaul and Cher…

Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredient Inspiration


With the wifey traveling less these days, she got fired up to rehash her kitchen creativity and Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredient recipes really got her fired up to get cookin’. Not a big fan of mise en place, or prep work in general, the focus on preparing a handful of ingredients really helped her ease…

Second Wind


April 4, 2018, the last day I clicked “Publish”. Nearly a year has passed since my last blog entry, and as I sit at my desk, with my clammy tiptoes pressed against our bamboo floors, trying to balance the black, slightly under inflated yoga ball, that’s indifferently bending and rolling beneath me, I ignore the…

Spaghetti Night


Wednesday’s may be a short day at school, but it’s a long day for us. When I’m exhausted and have fussy kiddos with very hungry tummies, I step into my pantry, grab some dried pasta, a big can of organic tomatoes and reach in my fridge for either Sweet Italian sausage or fresh mushrooms, whichever…