This week we are in the midst of the Chinese New Year celebration. A celebration that began on January 28th, and ends on February 11th. We learned quite a bit about this celebration while living in Singapore, and find now that if you look, it is celebrated all over the US as well, just not …

Usually, I am on top of food fads. A couple years ago it was sriracha, kale  and cronuts. Last year it was chia seeds, bone broth, and gluten-free fill-in-the-blank. But there are a couple fads that are always popular, maybe that means they aren’t fads. The first is pumpkin flavored things, (which taste nothing like …

Why is our little PlayGourmet inspecting this sausage? Well because of the hours, days, and weeks that he put into it. He has been watching over this batch and waiting for this day. This Italian sausage was stuffed 6 weeks ago, and has been curing since. So prior to what you see here, this sausage was hanging …

Mother nature tried to spoil our three-day weekend in Austin. It rained off and on continuously, and the temperature ranged from the 40’s to the 80’s. One minute it was cold and damp, and the next minute we were under a tornado watch. The mornings were wet and soggy, while evenings were punctuated with light …

Happy New Year! This year promises to be full of adventure. We’ve made our resolutions and most have to do with thrill seeking and exploration. It seems that overnight our little PlayGourmet has learned how to hike uphill and climb boulders taller than he is. Even the dog is ready to push his boundaries, as …

Christmas is over, and hopefully everyone had as much fun as we did. Nothing makes Christmas as special as having a little one to share it with. All this time I thought I was having all the fun when I was little. But now, it is time to set our sights on the New Year. …

It was the night before Christmas, and all I could think, was how this entire year has gone in a blink. Our happy little Play Gourmet, who has just turned two, celebrated with family his love for choo-choo. Mommy and Daddy both agree, that this year was great, the boy was the absolute best, plus …

This week I am going to share a little known fact to people outside of Western New York. Buffalo is flavor country. Buffalo has inspired some very bold flavors and sensations. Take the Buffalo wing for example, which I have already gone into detail, salty and spicy, sure to get your nose running by the …

While in Buffalo, NY, what would be more appropriate than to have some buffalo wings? And since we are having buffalo wings in Buffalo, why not try the original buffalo wing? Frank and Teresa’s Anchor Bar, or simply The Anchor Bar, is the home of the original buffalo wing. You have probably had or at …

This Thanksgiving we did things a little differently. Although, from our little Play Gourmet’s point-of-view, this would now be considered normal I suppose. We took advantage of living deep in the heart of Texas. This might offend some Thanksgiving purests, but instead of making our own turkey, we had one of our new friends, Tinney …