Category : Recipes

Blueberry Lemon Corn Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Corn Muffins

A day or so ago I got into a discussion about favorite diner foods. Lots of people chose things like biscuits and gravy, grilled cheese, etc. For me, however, my favorite diner food memory goes back to this terrible terrible diner in Central PA that we used to frequent before we were old enough to […]

Gorgonzola Risotto with Peas and Bacon

Dr. Fiance and I were out to dinner with her colleagues the other night and we got onto the subject of rice as a side dish. We all pretty much agreed that the choice of side dish at a restaurant plays as big a part in our choices as the entree, and for the most […]

Spinach and Basil Pesto

Spinach and Basil Pesto

Have I mentioned how much I wish I had a garden? Granted, in this fantasy world garden I would have, it would come with my father to plant and maintain the garden so that at any point I could wander out there and pick fresh herbs and vegetables. I’m sure that I wouldn’t have the […]

Sunday Morning Biscuits

Sunday Morning Biscuits

It’s been a busy couple of months which is why there has been a bit of a slow down of posting here on the blog. For good or for worse, paid work has to come before the unpaid work. Later this afternoon I’m heading off to Canada for a portrait session for an executive in […]

Red, Hot, and Cool: Chili Powder

Every week our neighbors here in my building get together for dinner. Dinner with the neighbors is one of the things that never happened in New York. Unlike national television sitcoms would have you believe, New Yorkers do not leave their doors unlocked and routinely wander into other apartments. Talking to your neighbors in the […]

Creamless Tomato Soup #2

Sometimes I feel like I should change the name of this blog to “comfort foods that Jon likes” because honestly that seems to be the majority of dishes that I like to make. Aren’t I supposed to be experimenting with new and interesting foods instead of learning how to master dishes that I already love? […]

Banana Walnut Bread With Cognac

Banana Walnut Bread With Cognac

Hello, spring? Why do you keep punking out on me? Once again we were running outside in shorts and now it’s 40 degrees again. I suppose when it’s 110 in August I’m going to look back fondly on these cool days, but for now I want warm breezes and I want to wear shorts. Clearly […]

Sweet and Sticky Lemon Bar Recipe

One of the things that is really great about my job is that I get to travel all over the country making pictures. After a slow start to the year I have been on the road a good deal lately which unfortunately means that I haven’t been spending as much time in the kitchen. Too […]

Tomato and Pesto Bruschetta

I have been cultivating a small herb garden here in the studio so that I can have easy access to herbs without having to plan as much. One of the herbs that I truly love is basil. Like so many foods I’ve talked about here on Shoot to Cook, I took the fresh basil in […]

Orange and Banana Protein Smoothie

A few years ago when I quit smoking, I put on some weight. A lotta weight, even for me. I’ve never been a small dude, but I porked up pretty bad over the course of a couple of years. A pound here, a pound there and all of a sudden I was a blimp before […]

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