Category: Favorites

Jesus Music

Jesus Music

Recently I rented the Jesus Music documentary and grabbed my sister, one of my sons, cousin Chuck and his wife and her twin sister and we sat down to take in a big part of our spiritual music history. The well done doc made us […]

Mojito Rising

Mojito Rising

Do you like The Doors? I do, and their song LA Woman is one of my faves. My son Austin got me back into this great band and I figure Jim Morrison drank mojitos, although don’t quote me. Although not considered a “masculine” drink, mojitos […]

My COVID Journey

My COVID Journey

After a great birthday weekend, celebrated with some family, I woke up in the night knowing something was wrong. I woke Dominica up telling her that something was up and that I felt I needed to get to the hospital. So we called the 911 […]

Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

I talk about my Irish heritage all the time but let us be clear…my mother’s maiden name is MacPherson, therefore putting me squarely with the Scots as well.  MacPherson was originally Mc but was changed because another guy in town had same name and apparently […]

Macaroni and Beef

Macaroni and Beef

One of our favorite “Midwest” pasta dishes is this super simple macaroni and beef recipe. I suppose sometime I will write up something fun about casseroles, bakes, and other pot luck style dishes made famous in the heartland of our great country but for now […]

Cigars Part 2 – What is the proper technique for the initial light?

Cigars Part 2 – What is the proper technique for the initial light?

 This is the continuation of a two-part series on cigars with my good friend, Philip Meech. I really want to give a shout out to him and his coffee roasting company, Caffe Lusso. We have been ordering coffee from him consistently. My personal favorite is […]

Salmon – Two Favorites

Salmon – Two Favorites

Salmon is probably my most favorite of all fish. We are spoiled in the PNW as we have beautiful salmon available to us almost all of the time. We do NOT have to buy farmed here (although many are still sold) and it certainly does […]

St. Patrick’s Catholic School Memories

St. Patrick’s Catholic School Memories

I have shared several posts over the years about my Irish heritage, mostly as it relates to food. I did a post on the history of corned beef, how to pour a proper Black and Tan, how to make you very own Irish cream, Irish […]

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

My first cooking experiences came out of the Betty Crocker cookbook. That big red piece of American culinary wisdom. I made waffles (many times), chocolate chip cookies, and even popovers out of there as a kid. They honestly were all great. As I got older […]

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki sauce. Rumor has it there are roots in the PNW with our Japanese friends who emigrated to this part of the USA. Not sure if true (may look it up later) but what I DO KNOW is that we love it. Quick memory of […]