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Horseradish Cream

Horseradish Cream

This is one of the more versatile and delicious condiments you can make and serve especially when making a rib roast or some other cut of meat that could use a little kick from horseradish. Excellent for that Sunday dinner or holiday. We typically serve […]

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On Favorite Burgers and Fry Sauce

On Favorite Burgers and Fry Sauce

Dare I wax eloquent on the journey of a man on his grill?? Shall I share my evolutionary theory on a man’s quest to cook a little more than he did before?? Shall he only be relegated to the dogs and burgers? Chicken breasts and […]

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Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

In the spirit of imitation being the greatest form of flattery, I too am going to post a Christmas Gift Guide for this year. You may notice a theme as all of the ingredients are connected to eating or drinking in some way (weird, right?) […]

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Blog Review

Blog Review

Look, I know I have neglected writing. Why? I really don’t know. 2015 was one of the biggest years of my life. I had an “awakening,” a trip to Switzerland/France, oldest son had major surgery, got married (!), had four new peoople move in, oldest […]

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Friday Wrap Up

Friday Wrap Up

What a week! Is it just me or is time going by faster and faster? I was warned that as my kids get older, time would only move along quicker. They are right. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was depressed over the Seahawks game?? […]

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Summer Wrap Up

Summer Wrap Up

Since this week signaled the offical end of of summer, I wanted to share a quick wrap up of this glorious summer that we had in the Pacific NW. We were able to go camping, twice! One up to Anacortes, and the other to Salmon la […]

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It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

  Today is the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I suppose there is a better choice of words to describe this, but I honestly didn’t know what else to say. I miss her, very much. I tear up quite a bit when I think […]

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My Family in the 70’s – Meet the Fam

My mom is going through a lot right now. In fact, she needs a miracle. I believe in miracles. Let me introduce you to her, circa 1979 (ish). Meet my mom, dad, sister and a mini version of Irish Mike. Thank you for all of […]

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Breakfast in Seattle – First Stop, Toulouse Petit

Breakfast in Seattle – First Stop, Toulouse Petit

Breakfast in Seattle – First Stop, Toulouse Petit Ah breakfast…that wonderful meal of the day that we all know we should partake in, each day, every day. Our health, physically and mentally require it for maximum fuel, capacity, even calorie burning.  But, alas we in […]

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SEATTLE/CAPITOL HILL/BALLARD – Po Dog

Po Dog I heart wieners. Ain’t gonna lie, been to Po Dog several times and each time I walk out of their Capitol Hill or Ballard location with a renewed love for wieners. Not sure if I missed it during the other visits, but I […]

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