thanksgiving rewind: chocolate pecan pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

In our household baking is not my purview. It's not that I'm not capable of it, but rather that my wife really enjoys it. From time to time I'll help with measuring out ingredients and whatnot while … [Read more...]

port wine cranberry creme brulee

Port Wine Cranberry Creme Brulee

With the third installment of the fall flavors series I'm turning my attention to dessert by making a port wine cranberry creme brulee. It has taken me some practice to make a good creme brulee and I … [Read more...]

mission inconceivable: brussel sprouts

brussel sprouts and short ribs

I'm not terribly fond of vegetables and, unfortunately, it is evident in my cooking and diet. Since I've been trying to eat better I have searched for different ways to prepare vegetables and avoid … [Read more...]

roasted butternut squash lasagna with port wine cranberries

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

For the second entry in my fall flavors series I'm offering up my roasted butternut squash lasagna with port wine cranberries. If you want to learn a little more about the story behind how I came up … [Read more...]

reinventing mofongo

Reinventing Mofongo

This post originally appeared on my fatherhood blog Real Men Drive Minivans on September 9, 2009. Whenever I find a good deal on pork I get excited because that means I usually get to experiment … [Read more...]

roasted butternut squash and apple bisque

Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Bisque

Today over on my fatherhood blog, real men drive minivans, i posted the first recipe in my fall flavors series. i also created a quick video of me making the bisque and thought i'd share that over … [Read more...]

fall flavors

Fall flavors series

Yesterday on my fatherhood blog, real men drive minivans, i talked about the flavors that evoke memories of the season. as a tribute to fall, i'm doing a fall flavor series utilizing butternut squash … [Read more...]

savory potato flan

savory potato flan

about a week ago i was looking for something different to serve with dinner. i had half a bag of Yukon Gold potatoes handy and i decided to reach back into my bag of tricks and prepare a savory … [Read more...]