Classic cheesy, gooey Tex-Mex goodness. Onions on request.

Confession No. 102 — Of leaders, managers and followers

Some people are born to lead. Most people aren’t. The problem, I’ve found, is that the non-leaders don’t seem to understand their many shortcomings. I’m not just talking about work or in the many volunteer groups that we’ve been a part of through the years. There is a much bigger picture. I’m talking about everything […]

Seafood Chimichanga

Confession No. 83 — Tell me, Duckie … How are you unlucky?

To steal part of a line from the late Lou Gehrig, I consider myself to be a lucky guy. Very lucky. I’ve neither won a lottery nor learned that I was the sole heir to a long-lost billionaire relative’s fortune. I’ve only picked the exacta once — it was an off-track quarter-horse race. And I’ve […]

Crab Cake-stuffed Mushrooms

Confession No. 127 – The Talk

My father had it with me. His father probably had with him. And his father’s father before. The talk. I’m talking neither about the birds and bees nor the discussion about family secrets revealed. This talk is the one that fathers have with their sons just before they are about to show the boy – […]

TRUC DÜ-ˈZHƏR

Easy as pie? Ha!

The worst part? Getting the crust in pie pan. I accidentally discovered an easier way: use a peel. Flour it, roll out your crust and slide it into the pie pan. Works like a dream — every time.

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Classic cheesy, gooey Tex-Mex goodness. Onions on request.

Confession No. 102 — Of leaders, managers and followers

Some people are born to lead. Most people aren’t. The problem, I’ve found, is that the non-leaders don’t seem to understand their many shortcomings. I’m not just talking about work or in the many volunteer groups that we’ve been a part of through the years. There is a much bigger picture. I’m talking about everything […]

Seafood Chimichanga

Confession No. 83 — Tell me, Duckie … How are you unlucky?

To steal part of a line from the late Lou Gehrig, I consider myself to be a lucky guy. Very lucky. I’ve neither won a lottery nor learned that I was the sole heir to a long-lost billionaire relative’s fortune. I’ve only picked the exacta once — it was an off-track quarter-horse race. And I’ve […]

Crab Cake-stuffed Mushrooms

Confession No. 127 – The Talk

My father had it with me. His father probably had with him. And his father’s father before. The talk. I’m talking neither about the birds and bees nor the discussion about family secrets revealed. This talk is the one that fathers have with their sons just before they are about to show the boy – […]

Fried Crab Tacos — This ain't your old school Tex-Mex.

Food Snob Chronicles (Recipe): Fried Crab Tacos

I grew up in a hamburger meat family. When we ate seafood, it came from either Long John Silver’s or Red Lobster. And Tex-Mex restaurants back in the day? Forget about it! If you wanted something other than beef or cheese enchiladas, you were out of luck. But times have changed. I was  in my […]

Easy Lemon Chicken - An old standby for kids and adults. Don't expect any leftovers.

The Unorthodox Epicure (Recipe): Easy Lemon Chicken

Early in our 20-year marriage, most of our food came from Colorado Prime, a food delivery service. If you’ve not heard of it, it’s sort of like Schwan’s, except without representatives who come across like used-car salesmen. Our guy was the father of a former Major League pitcher who just happened to play for my […]