Recent blog posts

Go Play

Hey. You. Yeah, you. Sitting there in front of your computer. Go outside today. It’s nice out (at least in St. Louis). Go find something fun to do. Like eating on an outdoor deck. Maybe with a margarita. Well, ok, it’s early, so maybe a coffee, THEN a margarita. If I had a garden I’d […]

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 […]

Park Avenue Coffee Downtown St. Louis

I have a pretty nice espresso machine which was a gift from Dr. Fiance for Christmas a couple of years ago. I have a number of really awesome espresso cups too, and since I’ve had the machine I’ve made some passable espresso. However, more often than not I end up with weak, thin espresso with […]

In Which I Make Corned Beef

St. Louis cracks me up. Can I just say that you gotta a love a city where the residents jump on any chance to drink massive quantities of beer on the street. Saturday downtown was over-run with green-shirted drunks wandering into traffic for the St. Patrick’s day parade. Dr. Fiance and I spent some time […]

Mexican Vanilla and More Cookies

Mexican Vanilla and More Cookies

So I’m back from my two week road trip with dad. Which is to say that I am no longer on vacation and I’m back to work. Lots of work. Oh, poor me, I have people who want to pay me to make pictures for them. My life is so hard. Seriously, how awesome is […]

Gratuitous Grand Canyon Photographs

Yes, while eveyone in St. Louis is drinking it up for Mardi Gras, I’m posting gratuitous travel porn from my south west road trip from a motel in Cortez, Colorado. It is decidedly NOT Mardi Gras here. Being the off season, the town of Cortez is a little on the dismal side. However, I am […]

Still Road Tripping

My southwest road trip with dad continues, we are now almost a week in. We are still in Yuma where I am currently mayor of the RV park that we are staying in (thank you Foursquare). We are having a great time. As a guy who has taken very few vacations in his adult life, […]

Road Trip: Two Days In

When I was planning my trip to Yuma with my dad, I had it all planned out. We would stop at small, family run roadside eateries and experience all of the best road food that the southwest had to offer. I would chat with the cooks in the kitchen while photographing their simple and honest […]

Goto Top