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  Meatball Mania!!! How Big Do You Like Your Balls? Yee haw!! Movember is over. This was the first time I have grown a moustache (see below) and I was glad to get rid of it. If you don't know what Movember is all about, check it out here. The picture on the home page is of the Dean of Culinary...

Tri-Pepper Roast Beast

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  I love simple, tasty foods like this. Teaching them to others helps build confidence in the kitchen and debunks the myth that culinary proficiency is complicated. Combine a few slices of this with some Massie Mayo and a slather of horseradish and you've got a world-class combination... This diagram shows the difference between a tri-tip, located on the bottom of the...
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    Ragout: A derivitave of the French verb ragouter, meaning "to stimulate the appetite," ragout is a thick, rich, well-seasoned stew of meat, poultry or fish and sometimes vegetables. - A Food Lover's Companion This is one of my favorite make-ahead meals. When the freezer is stocked with this stuff, I'm livin' large! In the video I encourage you to use...
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I'd like to start by thanking my lovely sister, Katie, and her Henderson Police and Fire Games Champion Husband, Dale Spieker for hosting my family and lending us their kitchen for this shoot. Oh yah, and their "I-can-walk-now" daughter Lilly Jean. Look at these love birds... 
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    Conventional wisdom strikes again!! I was just at Sam's Club picking up life's essentials: paper towels, laundry detergent and bacon. While at the bacon cooler, I had to wait for a gal who was picking through the boxes of bacon. When she finally picked one, I said, "Is that the good one?" She showed it to me and said,...