The story of love between my wife, Leslie, and I starts with food. We met through a mutual friend at our church on the campus of The Ohio State University, and a few short weeks into our friendship, we both realized that we had found someone special.Read More
Last Thursday, I woke up with a new thought in my mind - a thought that struck me as odd and yet profoundly true, and if you’re someone who is struggling to find a way to prepare more home-cooked meals, I think you’ll find it to be incredibly insightful.Read More
This time of year is a time when we take a good, hard look at ourselves and say, “I gotta do something about this.” Unfortunately, many of us will also take a look at what we packed for lunch today and say, “I gotta do something about this.”Read More
Peas and carrots.
Rhythm and blues.
Kim and Kanye.
Some things just belong together.
I feel that way about yogurt and granola. They’re both pretty awesome on their own, but their powers combined are magic.Read More
If you haven’t been to the Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival, you have no idea what you’re missing. Every year, people from all around the region gather by Pottersburg Bridge out in the middle of seemingly nowhere for a weekend of history, tradition, arts & crafts, music, food, and fun for the entire family.Read More
I recently performed my fifth and final cooking demonstration for the Union County Farmers Market 2018 season. The morning was cold and wet - perfect weather for a bowl of hot pumpkin bisque soup!Read More
There are those who love eggplant, and there are those who haven’t had it prepared the right way.
At least, that’s my philosophy. I feel that way about many divisive ingredients*, including beets, tofu, Brussels Sprouts, and kale. You may think you don’t like it, but there’s a good chance you might change your mind with the right recipe.Read More
It's the Fourth of July, and there's something so summertime, so American, about sitting down to a big rack of ribs that have been slowly braising or smoking for hours.
What if I told you I have a kitchen device that will allow you to cook delicious, falling-off-the-bone barbeque pork ribs in under an hour?!Read More
Here’s a recap of the dishes I prepared recently at the Uptown Westerville Saturday Farmers Market at Otterbein University.Read More
I haven’t always been quick to adopt new technology. What can I say? Maybe I’m just easy to please, or things aren’t really that empty or unfulfilling in my life that I need to run out get the next big thing. Whatever the case may be, there are many of tech trends that end up passing me by.Read More
A lot of people ask me about the gear I use in my kitchen sessions and cooking demos - and the most asked-about piece of equipment has to be my NuWave portable induction cooktopRead More
I recently listened to an episode of the Smart Passive Income Podcast by Pat Flynn. In this episode, Pat interviewed his long-time friend, author/speaker/personal brand specialist Chris Ducker. They discussed many topics related to personal branding, or the Rise of the Youpreneur, a book which can be purchased now through Amazon.Read More
Kids thrive on routine, and my kids just love our Sunday morning breakfast routine.Read More
Who'd have guessed that a memorable Christmas roast could be so easy?!Read More
What better way to pamper yourself than to spend a couple hours getting your hair and makeup done, receiving head/neck/foot massage, trying on fashion accessories, and eating fresh caramel corn?Read More
To the poor souls who left a set of perfectly good cast iron pans atop their dumpster, I thank you. They have given us years of service and continue to treat us well.Read More