Breakfast and Pastry


Spicy Shakshuka

Shakshuka 2

My first was flat and round and mostly overcooked. It was poured onto a griddle from a plastic pitcher, the kind used to serve cheap beer. It came wrapped around chopped deli ham and oozed yellow cheddar. The line cook laid it on a well-worn cafeteria plate. I didn’t realize […]


Sweet Potato, Kale and Bacon Quiche 2

I do words. I desperately want to say that at a dinner party. I want some complete strangers to be at the table. I want to say it with a straight face, with a casual tone, with the kind of intonation one would use when asking for another cup of […]

sweet potato and sausage quice

Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots

Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots

My upbringing was not rooted in football. We were a baseball family. The first song I learned to sing by myself was Take Me Out to the Ball Game. My dad used to answer the phone, “Cowles baseball and concentration camp.” And I knew by age six the best vendor […]


Cranberry Ginger Scones

Growing up, I dabbled north of the border. I primarily visited Vancouver for whirlwind weekends filled with basketball games and nights on the town. Those trips were the essence of freedom. They were a sliver of adulthood granted to me by my brother. They tasted like seared ahi tuna and […]

cranberry ginger scones

Sweet potato sausage kale-2

Sweet Potato, Kale and Sausage Strata

Garrett came home with a 20-pound bag of bread! At least, that’s what it seemed like. It may have been 15 or 10. But the bag was HUGE. Loaves bigger than my head kind of huge. For a second I contemplated being a bread head for Halloween. While I’m not […]