4th of July fun time!!!!

In honor of the Fourth of July I did some cooking on the local news. To me one of the must haves on the Fourth of July is some good backyard grillin. But not everyone has a grill and not everyone has a backyard. But most people have a kitchen of some kind, and in that kitchen there is usually a stove.

So let’s talk about pan searing steaks. It’s extremely simple and is how a lot of restaurants cook their steaks. I gave a few tips on the news segment below.




Home cookin

What is the trick to cooking like a pro at home? Oddly enough the answer to that is surprisingly easy. Take a simple concept and keep it simple!!!

There it is. Kind of underwhelming right!?!?

Let me explain. Let’s say your making a fruit tray for a BBQ, graduation, gala event. Well, the quick and easy way to make that would be to cut it into cubes and throw it on a platter. Easy peasy


You can take it to the next level. A melon baller is a cheap and invaluable kitchen tool that is vastly underrated. That watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew you were going to cut into cubes are now AWESOME BRIGHTLY COLORED BALLS OF FRUIT!!!! Just cut them into rings and go to town. If you really want to get fancy, you can put them on a bamboo skewer or a tooth pick and viola.

A simple idea kept simple, just taken to the next level…..



Free time….. Now what??

It’s not very often that I find myself with free time. It’s an even rarer occurrence when that free time involves my daughter visiting her grandparents. So needless to say, my free time is actually free time. It’s these times that you need to use to let your spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend or in the case of Jay and Silent bob, hetero life mate , how much they mean to you.

It doesn’t have to be something over the top extravagant, just something the both of you can do together. Something so simple can mean so much. Those are the little things that help fill in the empty spots when you can’t be there.

Don’t forget to have fun, and remember…. Life is an adventure, enjoy it!!!