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…

Chili Taquitos


So what do you do with leftover chili that got three thumbs down? Why you stuff in corn tortillas, serve it with cheese, and called it rolled tacos of course! Again I thought I was gonna get called out bigly on these but again I was surprised and the chili taquitos were a major hit….

Personal Pizzas


We love pizza night and so naturally we got the kiddos in the kitchen with us as soon as possible to introduce them to some hands on pizza building. They love sitting at the island watching the dough getting rolled out and their curiosity is refreshing. When it’s time to “decorate” their pizzas they can…

Blackened Fish Tacos


  Driving back and forth from home to school three times a day for a whopping total of three hours a day in the car five days a week makes blogging regularly a bit of a challenge. Hopefully in the very near future I will have transportation assistance and can re-establish some sort of a…