Chicken Primavera Aioli P

How to Make Chicken Primavera Aioli

One of the easiest, healthiest Restaurant Style dishes you can make at home is my Chicken Primavera Aioli.    You can easily change up the ingredients depending upon what you have on hand and serve this delicious saute dish over your favorite pasta … [Read More...]

Red Snapper en Papillote

Red Snapper en Papillote

I had a request from one of my friends to make poisson en papillote  aka fish cooked in a parchment paper. It's been ages since I've cooked fish using this method and I've never made this type of dish for Lisa so I thought it would be fun to revive … [Read More...]

Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cakes

Have your cake and eat it too with Duncan Hines “Everyday Celebrations” Mini Cakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duncan Hines. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was first contacted by Duncan Hines to try their new Everyday Celebrations Mini Cakes, I had my doubts.  I mean after all I'm a chef and a food … [Read More...]

pan seared halibut with a garlic crabmeat topping

Pan Seared Halibut with a Garlic Crab Topping

Halibut has become one of my new favorite seafood options because of its flavor and texture.  Halibut is a lean fish with mild, sweet tasting white flesh, large flakes and a firm but tender texture.  Because of its leanness halibut becomes dried-out … [Read More...]


Monticello and Charlottesville – On the Road Again

It was a crazy fun summer full of day trips and beach days and like all good things it had to come to an end.   But instead of driving straight home (to a still rain filled monsoon season) we took our time making stops at my brother's home in … [Read More...]

Travel America

Travel America and See All This Big Country Has to Offer #USCCBigCountry

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of U.S. Cellular. The opinions and text are all mine. Over the last few months I've had a lot of fun traveling around this big beautiful country!  While I've only begun to scratch the … [Read More...]

Brigantine Island and Atlantic city

Brigantine Island and My Only Reason to Visit Atlantic City

We're almost at the end of our five week road trip to the Jersey Shore and that means one last mini road trip heading north of Ocean City to Brigantine Island and Atlantic City. I'm not a gambler, and I also remember how Atlantic City use to be … [Read More...]

Ventnor, Margate and Longport - the other beach towns

Ventnor, Margate and Longport – The Other Beach Towns

Nestled between Atlantic City and Ocean City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport are the other beach towns.   Each with their own personalities and miles of beautiful uncrowded beaches.  These towns have always been populated with year round residents … [Read More...]

seeds of change, save the flavors

Let’s Talk About Heirloom Tomatoes #SavetheFlavors

Do you know what an Heirloom Tomato is?  Do you know what the difference is between heirlooms and hybrid tomatoes? I wasn't prepared to answer those questions a few months ago when I was accosted by a family member refuting the authenticity of … [Read More...]

blab, social media

Do you Blab? It’s the Next Best Thing in Social Media!

It never ceases to amaze me at the never ending stream of new social media that's being developed and implemented for use in for business and for social interaction on this great blue marble we call planet earth.   And as each new platform arrives … [Read More...]

Save The Flavors

Save the Flavors with The Seeds of Change #SaveTheFlavors

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seeds of change and their save the flavors campaign. All opinions are 100% mine. As a chef and a culinary instructor I have a deep love for food and quality has always been the first of my … [Read More...]

Noble Juice

Celebrate Your #Selfie…Refresh Your Day with Noble Juice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine If you've been following me you know I had a 6 week road trip that finally came to an end a week ago. And although Lisa and I did have an … [Read More...]