Lonely Boy Dance

I have been a Black Keys fan since Thickfreakness.  I first learned about the band from a Mississippi Blues documentary I caught back in 2002 or 2003 on IFC channel.  Their raw, blues inspired sound was so different than anything else at the time.  Fortunately, I also did some business travel back then and spent a lot of time in vinyl record shops with a co-worker, John.  One trip to [&hellip

Mission Accomplished: Best Beef Stew Ever.

I love stew.  With winter finally settling in here in Dallas, yes I can hear the moaning from all my friends in Detroit, it’s the right time to start cooking stew.  I also opened up one of my Christmas gifts early since we were not going to drive to Michigan with it for the holidays and well I knew what it was because I’m the one who ordered it.  So, [&hellip

Notes in a Lunchbox

No surprise to anyone who knows us or reads this blog regularly, but we rarely have the boys buy lunch from the school cafeteria. This is great in so many ways: #1: We control what our kids eat, not some school lunch meal planner. #2: I think it’s cheaper though doubtful with all the organic this and organic that. But I like to think we are saving a few bucks [&hellip

Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin

One of the best corporate blogs out there is the one from Whole Foods.  They feature a lot of great information about their products, values, and of course share some recipes.  Of course with a highly educated, food conscious customer, Whole Foods needs to find a way to connect with its audience. Tonight they definitely connected with me. One of the best parts of adopting a more vegetarian diet at home is [&hellip

Butternut Squash Risotto

Alright I have a confession, I’m really a pathetic food blogger. Basically all I do is checkout Emily Levenson’s food blog, make what she makes, take a couple photos and then link to her site.  If you haven’t gotten the hint yet, you should be following Emily’s blog. (You should keep reading mine too, since I do occasionally make things not from her blog that I hope you think are [&hellip