Chicken Noodle Soup

The Ingredients Whole Chicken (I prefer NAE, if possible)Whole, Unpeeled Carrots (8)Celery Stalk (1)Large Yellow Onion (1)Green Onions (1 bunch)Shallot (1)Minced GarlicFresh Parsley (1 bunch)Maple SyrupChicken Broth 32 oz (2)Celtic Sea SaltCoarse Black PepperExtra Wide Egg Noodles (1 bag) The Recipe There really is nothing quite like a great bowl of chicken noodle soup onContinue reading “Chicken Noodle Soup”

Margherita Pizza

The Ingredients The Sauce:Crushed Fire Roasted Tomatoes (28 oz can) (2)Tomato Paste (6 oz can) (1)Minced GarlicItalian SeasoningCoarse Black PepperCeltic Sea Salt The Crust:Artisan Bread Flower (2 cups)Active Dry Yeast ( 1 Packet)Sugar (about 2 Tbsp)Celtic Sea Salt (about 1 Tbsp)Extra Virgin Olive Oil The Toppings:Sliced Mozzarella or Burrata CheeseFresh Basil Leaves (preferably straight fromContinue reading “Margherita Pizza”

Matthew’s Chili

Ingredients Lean Ground Beef (1-1.5 lbs)Ground Sweet Italian Sausage (1-1.5 lbs)Sweet Green Bell Pepper (1)Large Yellow Onion (1)Large Red Onion (1)Stewed Fire Roasted Tomatoes (1 28 oz can)Dark Red Kidney Beans (1 14.5 oz can)Tomato Sauce (1 8 oz can)Guinness Stout (1 bottle)Worcestershire SauceMinced Garlic (4 cloves)Celtic Sea SaltCoarse Black PepperCrushed BasilGround CinnamonChili PowderPaprikaExtra VirginContinue reading “Matthew’s Chili”

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”