Handmade Italian

I think in a former life I must have been Italian.  I have a love for Italian food like no other.  I could watch Mario Batallicook forever. I love the way he uses ingredients from the Italian region he is cooking from. … Read the rest

My 30th Birthday!

Well yesterday I turned 30!  It was a good day.  It’s always nice to have a valid excuse to get just about anything you want. “It’s my birthday!”  Of course part of the day included a nice seafood dinner.  Growing up, it sort of became tradition to have Lobster on or near my birthday. … Read the rest

San Antonio, Texas

Our original plan was to stay in Galveston until Monday and then head to San Antonio for two days before heading home.  Well things didn’t quite turn out that way.  We left Galveston Monday morning after a nice swim and headed toward San Antonio. … Read the rest

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

4 cloves of Garlic – 2 minced, 2 whole
1 small onion minced
2 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 28oz. can San Marzano Tomatoes (usually come as whole tomatoes)
1 28oz. can Fire Roasted Tomatoes (any cut is fine I used diced)
3/4 cup packed fresh basil
1 Cup Dry Sherry
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Kosher Salt and Fresh ground Black Pepper to taste

In a medium pot heat 2 tbs.… Read the rest