Noodle Nirvana: Pad Thai

There is something so intoxicating about Pad Thai. The perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. The aromas of fresh herbs and veggies juxtaposed against the pungent odors of fermented sauces. Or that droplet of perspiration that tickles the brow before it tumbles down your pulsating jaw as you chew. Ah yes, Pad Thai … Continue reading Noodle Nirvana: Pad Thai

Happy National Waffle Day

Belgian Waffles à la Strawberry Shortcake This past weekend I celebrated my birthday and received a Belgian Waffle Iron from my wife and son. I couldn't think of a better way to commemorate national waffle day than with Belgian waffles in the manner of  strawberry shortcake. Perhaps acknowledging spring so early is a little too optimistic, … Continue reading Happy National Waffle Day

All I Want For Christmas

Maple Pecan Tarts These little guys are a variation of butter tarts, butter pecan tarts, and egg tarts, and they pack a sugary punch. In my home, growing up, my mother always made egg tarts at Christmas. Nobody loved them quite as much as my father. I remember one year my mother pretended she hadn't … Continue reading All I Want For Christmas

Simple Simon’s Keylime Pie

Keylime Pie Tartlette with Mango Sorbet & Salty Coconut Caramel Every so often my wife brings a friend home from work for dinner. She asks if I'll cook and tells me not to go overboard. "Keep it simple," she says. Fair enough. But anybody who knows me, my wife included, knows I don't just throw … Continue reading Simple Simon’s Keylime Pie