The Perfect Omelette

People ask me “what is your favorite thing to cook?” and I typically answer with “it depends” but the truth is that there is one thing that I love to make. A simple omelette combines the purity of eggs with a little fat, but relies on a lot of technique that is never really mastered….

White eggs, brown eggs…

You stand there in the market and look at the display case wondering if you should spend the extra $$ for the brown eggs because they must be better, right?

30 Minute Pressure Cooker Chili

I am no chili expert but I can make a good chili that adheres to a couple of basic rules that guide all great chili recipes, with one exception. Let’s get the exception out of the way up front, beans. In Texas, putting beans in chili is the equivalent of using marked cards in a…

Sous Vide Bacon

This is my favorite way to cook bacon. The process is easy and convenient, but the kicker is that the end result is bacon that is succulent and flavorful.  Let’s talk about what is happening when you cook bacon. The first result of heating the bacon is that the fat is rendering and whatever water…

Shephard’s Pie

We had a lot of leftover prime rib from Christmas dinner, and along with some mashed potatoes this makes for the perfect leftover meal. Shephard’s pie is a classic dish that should be respected in the traditional form. It really doesn’t need any tinkering with, it is the ultimate comfort food and can also be…

Carrot Soup

What better way to celebrate fresh carrots from the garden than a carrot soup that is sweet in flavor, amazing in color, and releases the slightest aroma of curry.

Winter Pototoes

Potatoes planted in the late summer as the garden is giving up for season change yield a welcome bounty in December