• All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! –Charles Schultz It’s getting to be that time of year when food centers heavily at every corner. Most prominently, we see those sweet treats everywhere! Holiday baking is just one of those little joys that make the season a little… [Continue Reading]

    Sweet Treats
  • You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. –Dr. Seuss I love books. Mind you, I’m a teacher by trade (and a social studies teacher at that), so I see books as important for sharing information. As I have delved deeper into photography, into my… [Continue Reading]

    Read a Book! What a Novel Idea!
  • Without music, life would be a mistake. –Frederic Nietzsche In sixth grade, I started playing the alto saxophone. I played all the way through my junior year of high school and that experience colored my understanding of and appreciation for music. I listened to jazz, classical, oldies, even marches! I learned to love the various… [Continue Reading]

    Without Music
  • The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind that the discovery of a new star. –Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin As a food and travel photographer, I get to see all sorts of food and food cultures.  I am always amazed at how different flavors and ingredients are from place to place,… [Continue Reading]

    Food Exploration
  • “Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister?” –Alice Williams Sisterhood is a special kind of relationship.  Sisters just seem to share a bond that brothers never do.  My wife and her sister share the kind of information that I couldn’t imagine sharing with my brother.  It is love and friendship… [Continue Reading]

    Loving Sisters

Simple Chicken Noodle Soup

My daughter, Grace, is a self-professed “soup girl”. She just loves soup! Her favorite, by far, is chicken noodle soup. With a little coaching and a little prep work (and some smart shopping choices by me), it’s definitely something that she could cook for our family on a cold winter’s day. I start by getting […]