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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 […]

Cha Cha Chow Truck for Lunch

Cha Cha Chow Truck for Lunch

Nearly all of the food featured here on Shoot To Cook was cooked, styled and photographed by yours truly. However, on Tuesday morning I noticed that the Cha Cha Chow food truck was mere blocks from my apartment, so rather than making lunch for myself, I trotted down the street for some tacos. I am […]

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 […]

Off Topic: COLOR Magazine Bronze Award

So there are a number of things that I should be posting about, like that beer event without beer I went to last week, and gorgonzola risotto and all kinds of other stuff, but today I’m just going to do some shameless self promotion. I recently was awarded a Bronze Award by COLOR Magazine for […]

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 […]

Airport Food: It’s Better in Canada

I’ve been on the road again quite a bit and it’ll be great to be back in St. Louis. As I’ve mentioned, I travel a lot for my work which means a lot of time in airports. It’s pretty interesting seeing how air travel is done all over the country. Big airports, small airports, well […]

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 […]

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