Fine Dining
It’s In The Eye Of The Beholder

Fine Dining has a different meaning for different people. It is in the eye of the beholder. Whether you’re eating at a four star restaurant, your favorite restaurant down the road or making that perfect meal at home; all can be considered as fine dining. Now you can get those unique or hard to find […]

Favorite Home Brew Adventures


I look forward to a motorcycle ride and the seasonal home brew beer. Usually I don’t care for the new beers, what I consider home brew. Normally, give me a miller draft and I’m good, but just like food. I like trying something different when I have the opportunity.  When living in Germany for 3 […]

Meal Plans
Make Life Easier

Whether you’re watching what you eat or have a busy schedule, a meal plan can help for both. Having a plan can also help you budget your money and save you time. It’s not so much the writing of meal plans; it’s making the grocery list and doing the shopping that takes time.  In a […]

Turn to Food for Mood Enhancers

Many of us think that comfort foods are not good for us and that we should keep away from them. If your comfort food is candy or junk food, this holds true. However, some comfort foods may be very nourishing and good for you. There are several foods that actually can improve your moods when […]

Challenges of a
Restaurant Manager

pizza oven

Whether you want to open your own restaurant, already own one or work as a corporate restaurant manager, we all have the same challenges when it comes to driving sales and making a profit.   They’re so many aspects that make a restaurant and restaurant manager successful. A good concept and quality food are just a […]

The Best Hot Lobster Rolls


Hot Lobster Rolls prepared with Maine live Lobster, is something I will plan a motorcycle road trip around. Bentley’s Saloon camp ground in Arundel, Maine is the perfect destination. Last summer, Tertia and I went up for a motorcycle camping trip, located just west of Kennebunkport, Maine.   Bentley’s camp ground caters to the motorcycle […]

How to Make
Homemade Pasta Recipe

KA pasta roller

Whether you’re cooking for 2 to 20 people, a fun way is making homemade pasta. As a home cook, I truly enjoy making pasta. There are so many types and flavors of noodles. Pasta making is a fun way to spend time with family and friends. A nice way to entertain. Everyone seems to participate […]

Where to Get Great Lobster Ravioli

Lobster Ravioli

I’m always looking for great pasta meals to prepare. I get inspired from watching the Food Network channel.  One of my favorite shows is Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. On one of the episodes they featured a restaurant in East Boston called Rino’s. A small family place where pasta is the featured ingredient and everything is […]

Homemade Kahlua
A Fun Holiday Treat


 Not only is making homemade kahlua fun, it makes a great holiday gift, especially when trying to figure out what to give as a gifts. My girl, Tertia, makes this every year for the family as gifts and the holiday get togethers.  This is great kalhua recipe for those with a large family. Perfect for […]

What To Do With
The Leftovers, Pierogies!!!


 This recipe came about from the leftovers I had from one of my German meals the other day (Bratwurst and sauerkraut). The leftovers consisted of boiled potatoes and my kicked up sauerkraut recipe. My girl, Tertia, came up with the idea of Pierogies, one of her favorites. Having never tried or made them, I was […]

Breaking in my new
Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker


Breaking in my new Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker. I just received a new Hamilton Beach slow cooker for 10 years of service with my company. A gift I’ve been looking forward to getting. This 6 Qt programmable slow cooker comes with 3 choices for easy, automatic cooking. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker works perfect for my busy […]

Kicked-Up Oreo Cookie Balls

Oreo Cookie Balls

I was on the internet the other day searching for some sweet recipes and wanting to break out my kitchen appliances. I came across a recipe for Cranberry Toffee Walnut Cake Balls. It inspired me to kick-up my original Oreo cookie ball recipe. Seeing the picture reminded me of a cookie ball recipe I got […]

Finding Great Pasta
No Matter Where you Live

KA pasta roller

KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer – Empire Red Having traveled the world while in the United States Air Force, I had the opportunity to sample many types of noodle dishes and recipes. While stationed at Osan, AB, Korea, I became very fond of their Ramyun noodles. On a bus trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), […]

Don’t Leave the Best Cookware in the Cabinet


  Watching Pizza Paradise on TV got me inspired. The segment on stuffed pizza made me hungry. With-in my cookware collection was a Fire King baking dish that I haven’t used in a while. It would work well for a pizza pie. After a quick food inventory, I was able to make a pizza pie […]

Wood Fire Pizza when you least expect it


On a recent motorcycle ride to Saratoga New York to play the ponies, I came upon some excellent wood fire pizza. The people were stacked up waiting to order and they were pumping out the wood fire pizza as fast as people were ordering them. Not one to pass up a good pizza, I decided […]

Take your Portable Gas Grill on the next motorcycle camping trip

propane grill

When planning a motorcycle camping trip, packing the right cooking gadgets and appliances can always be a challenge.  With limited storage space and needing the cooking gadgets to be lite weight, a portable gas grill works great on my motorcycle camping adventures.  My most recent motorcycle camping trip was to Bentley’s Saloon in Arundal, Maine, […]

New to using BBQ Smokers

My lady had brought home a Brickmann’s BBQ Smoker that she purchased for $5.00 at a local yard sale. A deal she couldn’t pass up.  Never having used BBQ smokers before, we figured it would be a fun learning experience. After reading the directions that came with it and watching a few video’s on it, […]

Finding Great Cookbooks to Help the Home Chef


 Cooking starts with having the right tools for the right job. Great cookbooks are one of those tools. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced cook, coming up with new ideas to make can be a challenge.  I enjoy the cookbooks that are focused around the food I enjoy and have simple and fun […]

One of the Best Kitchen Gadgets money can buy

  Ziploc Vacuum Sealed Storage Bags are the way to go. As a home chef, I’m always having issues with food spoiling before I use them; both freezing and refrigerating. When cooking my favorites, I will always have half an onion, mushrooms and other items that I can’t use in my recipes. I store the […]

Under Counter Wine Cooler

wine cooler

I had never thought of incorporating an under counter wine cooler to my kitchen remodeling project till I made a motorcycle trip to Hardwick Winery, Massachusetts. A local place that is family owned. One of the owners used to work with me as a cook. A very good one. I hated to see him leave […]

How to make Great Thin Crust Pizza

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As much as I love Pasta, Pizza is also one of my favorite things to eat. Pepes Pizza in New Haven , CT was featured on one of the shows on the Food Net Work. My girl (Tertia) and I were planning on seeing the band Tesla on Valentine’s Day at Toads Place in New […]

Great Hot Dog Sauce Recipe


One of my fondest memories as a teenager growing up was eating a Dirty John Hot Dog at New Way Lunch in Glens Falls, New York. They have a hot dog recipe sauce, cooked in a crock pot that I’ve missed for 22 years. Having the opportunity to travel the world, sometimes in questionable living […]

Best Enchilada Recipe for the Home Cook


Here is a story on how I came across the best Enchilada Recipe that is quick and easy with only a few ingredients; perfect for the home cook who doesn’t have a lot of time. While stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, I had the pleasure of managing a dining facility serving 2000 […]

How to make Spaghetti and Meatballs


When I’m in the mood for an Italian meal, spaghetti and meatballs always comes to mind. It has always been a favorite of mine. Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant, I need to try their Italian meatballs, whether it’s with pasta or just a side order. I guess I just like comparing it to […]