My favorite hobbies are cooking, marketing, and XBox 360. Not to mention my awesome little family.
My favorite cooking ingredients include citrus, smoked paprika, sweet potatoes, and chipotle.
Nothing is more satisfying than making a meal for family and running out because they ate every last bite. There's something about food that connects with everyone. If I talk about technology or sports, inevitably someone's eyes glaze over. But, talk about food -- then everyone has something in common.
I cook a lot of soups and stews. They're tasty and economical. My favorite is a beef stew with red wine, carrots, celery and pearl onions. It takes 3 hours to cook. But, it's worth every minute. You can see it in my recipes.
My wife prefers my chicken noodle soup. It is hearty, with lots of carrots, celery, parsnip, & onion.
Lately, I'm on a sweet potato kick. Not like you would see in pies or caseroles at the holidays. Rather, as a sweet complement in a spicy chili. Or perhaps simply tossed it olive oil, salt, pepper, and roasted in the oven.