Food experiences we’ve had.

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 minsTotal Time 5 mins Ingredients1 c coarse ground black pepperĀ½ 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...

BBQing Goodness


Ah, warm weather. I hate it. Give me cold any time. I think the fact that I dislike the heat so much is the fact that my office temperature approaches 90 degrees during the summer. This year I bought a portable AC unit that helps, but still can’t cool the room enough. But enough of that… The barbecue. I use mine year round, but it gets much more use during the summer months. About 2...

Pasta Milano


Last Saturday I asked Jacob what he wanted to make for dinner. After some contemplation, his response was, “Go to Macaroni Grill.” Punk. So that gave me the idea to see if I could make my favorite dish from there — Pasta Milano. The internet is a wonderful thing and “Google(The search engine of choice)”: just rocks. I put in my search terms “pasta milano...

Dinner at The Kitchen


We went to “The Kitchen”:kitchen last night. What an amazingly cool experience it was. Eating out for me has gotten to be a blah experience. I simply don’t care for it much any more. Dinner at “The Kitchen”:kitchen is another matter all together. It was 3 plus hours of fun and great food. The staff was amazingly attentive and wonderful. The food was beyond compare. I...

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