Autumn Scent Boil

Do this soon. It singularly beckons Autumn into your home, and it’s simple. The credit for this recipe goes to Megan Scraper . The Ingredients Apple Butter (Freshly cut apples will do the trick if you need a substitute)Orange Peels (We often use an entire sliced orange)NutmegPumpkin SpiceCinnamonBourbonMaple SyrupWater The Recipe Combine those ingredients inContinue reading “Autumn Scent Boil”

Garlic & Herb Ciabatta Toast

The Ingredients Ciabatta Bread (1 Loaf)Extra Virgin Olive OilGarlic SaltCoarse Black PepperSalted Butter (Kerrygold)OreganoRosemarySage The Recipe I believe that food brings people together. Because of that, I’ve intentionally designed my kitchen in the way that I’ve intentionally designed my life…to facilitate community. When you come into my kitchen (or my life), you’ll find thoughtfully designedContinue reading “Garlic & Herb Ciabatta Toast”

Roasted BBQ Chicken

The Ingredients Air Chilled Chicken BreastBourbon BBQ SauceGarlic SaltCoarse Black PepperDill WeedExtra Virgin Olive Oil The Recipe This recipe is one of my staples. Though I love a recipe that requires extensive preparation, and enjoyable evening at home doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. I love this recipe because in addition to costContinue reading “Roasted BBQ Chicken”

The 2021 OKC Memorial (Half) Marathon

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” — Oprah Winfrey The Backstory In August of 2019 I weighed 260 lbs. It was the beginning of Megan’s senior year of high school and she pulled me aside one day to ask if I would runContinue reading “The 2021 OKC Memorial (Half) Marathon”

The Wounded Dog

“But if you are patient, and you wait long enough, That dog will eventually come out from under the porch.” ~ Grandpa Fourkiller, The Cherokee Word for Water It is almost impossible to accept that there are people in modern America who do not have access to clean drinking water. Nonetheless, this was the realityContinue reading “The Wounded Dog”

Sheet Pan Chicken and Sausage

The Ingredients Broccoli Florets (1 bunch)Red Onions (4)Polska Kielbasa Bone-In Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks (3 lbs)Olive OilBalsamic VinegarCeltic Sea SaltCoarse Black PepperGarlic PowderRed Pepper Flakes The Recipe Abstract though it might be, I’ve always looked at the calendar year as if it were a day. Spring is the morning. It’s a time for birthing newContinue reading “Sheet Pan Chicken and Sausage”

Boston Lager Beef Stew

The Ingredients Sirloin Steaks (2)Carrots (4)New Potatoes (4)Medium Yellow Onion (1)Baby Bella Mushrooms (8)Olive OilSalted ButterGarlic (3 Cloves)Sam Adams Boston Lager (1 Bottle)Beef Broth (4 Cups)Worcestershire SauceTomato Paste (1 Can)PaprikaSugarCeltic Sea SaltCoarse Black PepperAll Purpose FlourFresh Parsley (Minced) The Recipe Before I begin, you should know a few things about the way that I cook.Continue reading “Boston Lager Beef Stew”