Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese


A slow cooked pot roast, spicy chili, or a bowl of macaroni and cheese all say winter comfort food to me.  On a cool 65 degree day here in a Dallas, I was craving a hearty dish of mac and cheese.  My wife had come across a recipe from the blog White on Rice Couple. […]

Chicken Tacos with Black and Corn Relish and Avocado Cream Sauce


For those who do not know, I also write a blog reviewing taco stands located at gas stations – gasstationtacos.com.  To support the blog, I also maintain the @GasStationTacos Twitter account where I get a few new followers each week. One follower I noticed had competed on American Idol Season 10 and also does a […]

Lentils with Turnip, Leek, and Carrots


This dish is adapted from a recipe found on Barefoot Contessa’s website. Last week a friend shared how she made the original version along with some grilled salmon.  I love lentils and had been looking for something new to do with them. Plus I really like the use of a turnip, which is a neglected […]

Sausage, Chickpea Smoked Paprika Soup


I confess. I’ve been on a bit of a meat kick lately.  Take for instance last night when I had a perfectly good sounding vegan soup I planned to make.  Looking at the recipe on the Farmersgirl Kitchen blog, the recipe screamed for some italian crumbled sausage. If you wish to make this recipe as […]

Paula Deen Should Continue Being Paula Deen


If you haven’t heard, the woman who publicly drank butter, Paula Deen has Type 2 Diabetes. The good news, she already is curbing her diet by cutting out endless glasses of Southern Sweet Tea. For all her diet faults, Paula Deen does have a great sense of humor and she has stated that she will modify […]

Sweet Potato Wontons


Some recipes are meant for the weekend, not after work. This recipe is one of those. I had planned on making the filling the night before so I could save some time after work. Doing so would’ve made this a good weekday after work recipe, but that never happened and I ended up spending a […]

Vegetable Potpie


I now have to favorite must go places while in New York City. The first is Mario Batali’s Babbos. The second must stop is Candle Cafe, a vegan restaurant that is well-known in vegan and vegetarian circles. My wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas and one of the top cookbooks was The Candle […]

Crock Pot: Pot Roast


We had a lot of running around to do Saturday after I spent most of the week away from home at the Consumer Electronics Show. While I enjoy shows like CES and trying some new places, including a gas station taco shop in Vegas, I couldn’t wait to get home and back to cooking my […]

Three Bean Vegan Chili

The finished result.

This week is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where I spend a good 5 days away from home working our AT&T Developer Summit and seeing all of the geek goodness the world’s largest gadget show has to offer. Unfortunately, for my wife she gets 4 days solo of getting our boys ready for school – […]