Food experiences we’ve had.

Banana Banana Bread


Banana bread is awesome for a quick breakfast or late night snack. I find it best when it’s toasted with some butter. I absolutely love this banana bread recipe. When toasting it, butter is completely optional! I usually make a double batch as it scales up well. Banana Banana Bread Print Recipe This banana bread recipe creates a delicious, moist loaf with loads of banana flavor. Course...

Triple Dipped Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe


I love getting fried chicken tenders from Ezell’s. It’s a pretty good value since I get at least two meals out of buying a pound of chicken tenders along with a couple of sides. It ends up being a really nice treat, especially after a round of tennis since it’s on the way home. But like with most things, I’m able to do a better job myself. This triple-dipped fried chicken...

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe


When Susan and I would visit our maternal grandparents, our grandfather would always make us buttermilk pancakes in the morning. He seemed to love doing it and we certainly loved eating them. I hadn’t had them homemade since until Heather and I visited with Chris and Steve Burnett a couple of weeks back on our trip to Florida. Surprisingly, I had never made buttermilk pancakes before. All of my...

Central Texas Style Dry Rub


I love this rub on smoked pork ribs and beef brisket! It’s very simple and the flavors highlight the real tasty part which is “the meat”. Central Texas Style Dry Rub Print Recipe Cuisine American, BBQKeyword BBQ, Dry Rub Prep Time 5 minutes minsTotal Time 5 minutes mins Ingredients1 c coarse ground black pepper½ c Kosher salt or sea salt4 tbsp smoked...

Cinnamon Rolls


I love these cinnamon rolls. They remind me a lot of Cinnabon, especially the cream cheese frosting. For some reason I like that much better than the milk/water based frosting. When eating the next day, I find that putting the frosting on top and 30 seconds in the microwave is just perfect! The weight measurements are in grams. This makes it easier to get the right amount of flour and sugar since...

The Kitchen Revisited


Last night, Amy and I took our friends Jill and Kerry to “The Kitchen”: as a wedding gift. We had been to The Kitchen “once before”: and simply loved it. This time was amazing as well. At most restaurants, I get the feeling that I could do the dish I ordered almost as well in my own house. This is not the case with “The Kitchen”:. They are professionals and...

Long Overdue Update


Grrr… It’s been too long since I updated the site. A lot has happened. * Thanksgiving. Normal Thanksgiving celebration at the ranch. A major highlight was seeing Roger and Clarice’s baby. They were the cute, paranoid new parents not letting anybody hold the kid. * Kids got out of school. The boys has a long Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Given they modified traditional...



Amy got me a “smoker(Smoke’N Grill Charcoal Smoker & Grill)”: for my birthday and we finally were able to pick it up yesterday. To start out, I smoked some chicken breasts. They tasted great and I’ve got plenty to last me through the week. We bought a 15 lb. turkey today and I’m going to try smoking it for Thanksgiving. I’m thinking about a nice...

Back from Missouri


We went to visit Amy’s parent for a few days. Her dad, Tom, just had surgury to remove some cancer from his throat so we figured it’d be a good idea to go back and see he family a bit. It was a great trip albeit too short. We got to see Amy’s aunts and uncles for an afternoon which was a nice treat. Some of the highlights included spending a bit of time at Tom’s grain...

Enchidia Speed…


Thomas likes to make a drink when we go to Baja Fresh that is a mish-mash of basically everything they offer at the soda fountain. When I asked him what it was called, he came up with the name “Enchidia Speed”. He doesn’t know why he called it that, it was simply something that came to him on the spur of the moment. It consists of equal parts of: * Diet Pepsi * Pepsi * Fruit...

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