Stomping Ground

Every few weeks I hang out with a friend where we spend the entire day eating. Literally. We usually start out just trying one place, walk around exploring whatever neighborhood we’re in, and then eventually one of gets a craving for something and we end up eating again. The day usually ends with us eating…

Pistachio Mini Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze

I was recently contacted to develop a recipe for a pistachio company.  How exciting!  It’s a new up and coming company called Hellas Farms.  They’ve produced a naturally sundried Greek pistachio that is slow roasted with a touch of sea salt.  I’m always up for a challenge and I like working with people and companies…

Olive Oil Brownies with Ganache

Now that my son is thirteen, he’s become “too cool” for Easter baskets and chocolate bunnies.  This is the one time of the year that I look forward to eating chocolate with wild abandon.  Since we didn’t have a chocolate bunny, I found myself craving chocolate.  Brownies was my next obvious choice.  I know that…

The Diner

The Diner has become my all around “go-to” for breakfast, brunch and 3am after-barhopping location.  Miles and I have been going for a few years now and when we first started going, both of us would order a series of side dishes.  One pancake, a side of bacon, a side of home fries with a…

Crab Mac and Cheese

When someone asks me if there is a food that I can’t live without, I always say cheese.  I love cheese.  I’m even turning my thirteen-year-old into a cheese guy.  We eat lots of grilled cheese sandwiches at home and by Miles’ decree, they must be made with sourdough bread, gruyere and black forest dry…