Category : Recipes

Three Hot Toddy Recipes

Three Hot Toddy Recipes

I spent the holidays on the road this year with a whirlwind trip to Florida for my first warm weather Christmas, then in Pennsylvania to see my parents before rushing off to New York City for a balmy rooftop New Year’s Eve. Apparently winter became aware that I was avoiding the cold weather and decided […]

Food Gift Idea: Caramel and Almond Popcorn

This post is the fifth in a series of five about easy food gift ideas. Why did I wait until after the holidays to post them? ‘Cause I was giving them as gifts and didn’t want to ruin the surprise. Of course, they make great gifts year-round. Each post contains a downloadable pdf of the […]

Food Gift Idea: Spicy Hot Cocoa

This post is the fourth in a series of five about easy food gift ideas. Why did I wait until after the holidays to post them? ‘Cause I was giving them as gifts and didn’t want to ruin the surprise. Of course, they make great gifts year-round. Each post contains a downloadable pdf of the […]

Food Gift Idea: Absolutely Sterling Chocolate Chip Cookies

Food Gift Idea: Absolutely Sterling Chocolate Chip Cookies

This post is the third in a series of five about easy food gift ideas. Why did I wait until after the holidays to post them? ‘Cause I was giving them as gifts and didn’t want to ruin the surprise. Of course, they make great gifts year-round. Each post contains a downloadable pdf of the […]

Food Gift Idea: Spice Rub

This post is the second in a series of five about easy food gift ideas. Why did I wait until after the holidays to post them? ‘Cause I was giving them as gifts and didn’t want to ruin the surprise. Of course, they make great gifts year-round. Each post contains a downloadable pdf of the […]

Food Gift Idea: Healthy All-Natural Granola

Happy New Year! As per usual I’ll start with an apology for the sparse updates around here lately, which is a problem that I spent a lot of time over Christmast vacation pondering how to rectify. I now have a plan of attack. Sorta. I have high hopes for new and exciting content here on […]

Sausages Al Vino with Red and Green Grapes with a Red Wine Reduction

Sausages Al Vino with Red and Green Grapes with a Red Wine Reduction

It’s December, and we all know what December means, right? It means we can have martinis every night since it’s “the holidays!” It also means, of course, that we have all sorts of parties and such to attend and to cook for. In my case I am working on a menu for Dr. Fiance’s lab […]

Bread and Water

Bread and Water

Fall is turning into winter, it gets dark far too early, it’s cold and dark out. Yes, winter has started to creep into St. Louis. And as the wind whistles around outside, it is blowing through the empty halls of this blog as well. Sorry about that. What happened to me? What happened to November? […]

Farmer's Style Bone-In Chicken Cacciatore Deconstructed

Farmer’s Style Bone-In Chicken Cacciatore Deconstructed

Last month I had an assignment from Sauce Magazine to photograph Paul Manno’s Cafe which was one of the tougher food shoots that I’ve done in a while, mainly because of the near-pitch black ambiance of the restaurant (works well for a stylish dinner, a bit challenging for photography). In addition to a review of […]

Vegetarian Corn Chowder

Vegetarian Corn Chowder

As you can imagine, the spirits of Cardinals fans are about sunny as the weather here in St. Louis – after two tough losses in the World Series, the mood here is decidedly glum. And the weather today seems to be taking it’s cues from the fans – overcast, cold and on the verge of […]

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