Welcome to our blog, we’re glad you are here.
This blog is to share our love, joy and passion for food and cooking. Join us in our our kitchen on our culinary adventure. Pull up a stool, grab a cup of joe, make yourself at home and join in on the conversation. We hope you like our blog and stick around for a while. If you have any comments, suggestions or gripes, let us know. If you like a recipe, post or whatever tell us. If you don’t like something tell us that, too. If you just want to say hi, then do so. Whatever your thoughts, we would like to hear them. You will find we like food, all food. Unfortunately, our diet is such that we don’t eat a lot of red meat. Nonetheless, you will find some red meat dishes on the site, i.e. Steak Richard, Texas Bowl of Red, Stuffed Hamburgers, etc. You just won’t find a lot of those dishes. You will finds LOTS of seafood dishes, chicken dishes, salads and veggies with an occasional egg dish, pork dish, and rabbit (yes, we eat Bugs Bunny). You will find Mexican food, French food, American Italian food, Hawaiian food, Mediterranean food, Middle Eastern food and even some food from Africa and the Caribbean Islands, not to mention good old American cuisine and food we simply make up. You see, we feel food is an incredible journey and sensory experience. When we travel we always try to sample the local food establishments looking for some new taste or flavor combination. We are always looking to enhance our culinary knowledge and skills. So, if you have any tips, tricks or suggestions, please let us know.
As you get to know us you will find I’m a Lawyer by day.
Chef by night and weekends.
After being a fry cook, a line cook, a saucier, etc., doing a stint in culinary school, running kitchens and managing restaurants, I made my way to law school, passed the bar and began practicing law in 1985. 29 years later, on my 60th Birthday I moved from being a Partner with Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas to being Of Counsel. This way I get to be a little more particular about the cases I choose and spend a little more time with family and doing the things I always enjoy, like cooking. You see, throughout all the years and many ordeals my love of food and cooking has never left me. I can be as busy as I can be fixing dinner for a large party but I am oddly relaxed and calm in the kitchen. For me, it is a catharsis where all the troubles and toils of the day disappear while I work on creating something tasty and aesthetically appealing. Ultimately, I met and married the most wonderful woman in the world, Elia aka “Baby Lady.” I love her dearly and as much today as when I first met her.
She not only shares my life but also my passion for food, cooking and wine. We’re avid cookbook and food magazine readers, food show watchers and experimentalists. Most of the time our big adventure is going to the local market to buy groceries and getting excited about all the delicacies and comestibles available. Now, rather than trying to make a living plying my culinary craft, I get to play in our kitchen and entertain our friends, all while working on my epicurean skills, creating fun dinner menus with the Baby Lady, and trying new things and techniques on our journey through the world of food and culinary delights. I am the luckiest man in the world.
At the urging of my sister-in-law, Adela, we started this blog. It contains recipes and photos from a cookbook I have been building on my computer for several years (no, the cookbook is not for sale, not being shopped for publication and was simply to document what we eat and provide it to the children along with other family recipes). It also contains new recipes we are trying from day-to-day, as well as old favorites we have yet to write down. Many of the recipes only have photos of the finished product as opposed to step-by-step detail photos. As we repeat the recipes we will try to include step-by-step photos for those recipes not having them. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the recipes, photos and stories. Thanks for dropping by and looking around.