Monthly Archives: July 2012
My friends and my little boy like to tease my wife that she never cooks, but the truth is she is a fantastic cook. I actually learned to cook from my Mom, but it is my wife that helped to elevate my skills in the kitchen to a whole nother level. With children now and my tendency to lean towards making dinner […]
For the first time in I can’t remember how many years, I finally got a weekend all to myself this past week. The stars aligned and my better half took the kids down south for a visit with friends in the lovely land of Bakersfield, leaving me to fend for myself for a couple days. […]
In our house, asparagus is a pretty popular vegetable all year long, especially during the summer months. Steamed asparagus gets the job done and sautéed hits the spot as well, but I think grilling asparagus takes it to the next level. I just throw them in my locking grill basket with some olive oil and […]
Hanging in my cube at work, just above my monitor, is a picture of a far away beach with palm trees and a beautiful sunset view marked up with my scribbling, “08-08”- the date of my then upcoming nuptials in Kauai. I put this picture up years ago when I was just an inside sales guy as a way to get […]
I know I am not supposed to play with my food and it is disrespectful to the poor chickens we ate, but I couldn’t help myself. I always thought a beer in the rear chicken looked kind of funny. Two together though are just down right hilarious. Everybody conga!
It is the 4th of July and that means it is time for some backyard grilling with friends and family. I prefer to spend my time with our guests and not the entire time at the grill cooking some laborious feast, especially if I have to pay attention to a bunch of different diet requirements. I find that kabobs are a slam […]
After the 100 degree temps we had a couple of weeks ago, I decided it might be a good idea to head to the beach for a nice little family getaway to cool down. After skimming through some rental sites, I booked a pretty short notice trip for us to stay a few nights out in […]