About me

Welcome to my site, I hope you enjoy your tour and try one or two of my recipes.  If you do please let me know how they came out or perhaps share an idea or two with me.

I am a cancer survivor (I hope) and former restauranteur and my son has decided that I needed a hobby to keep me busy so he suggested a blog.   I’ll give it a try.  I love to cook and will from time to time publish some of my better experiments.  We are going to try and do holiday and celebration menus with some of our favorite recipes and maybe a few new ones.  I always have a willing taster in my little Scottie Katie, and of course my wife.

If you enjoy my blog please feel free to spread the word.  Click on a few ads and let the world know we’re here. 

I’ll be introducing my “Official Taste Tester” Katie who will be a not so impartial reviewer of my recipes, who will be going back over some of our better recipes to taste and give her opinions.


The Official Taste Tester
The Official Taste Tester







So many recipes and so little time, but then someone has to do it !  I’ll give it my best shot. 



9 Replies to “About me”

  1. The scones I tried were delicious. I loved seeing Katie on your bed. People around where you live told me they love seeing a Scotty watching the world go by.
    Keep up with your recipes as I enjoy seeing them and I will try some.

  2. What’s not to love? Adorable doggy and terrific looking food photos, complete with recipes. I found you via the blueberry shortbread crumble. Haven’t tried it yet – but I’ll be to find more.

  3. I made Mrs. McCarthy’s award-winning strawberry scones this morning and they are wonderful! Thank you for posting this delicious recipe.

  4. Love your Westie taste tester as we have two and a Scottish Terrier taste testers in our home. So glad I found your page and will be cooling up your recipes soon.

    1. Sorry about the delay but our computer wasn’t working. sadly my offical taste tester has passed away. with out her i am not so eager to cook but will be trying to make a comeback soon

  5. I have questions about the Best Baked Stuffed Clam recipe. When it comes to the bread crumbs it says 1-3 cups of Italian bread crumbs, is it 1/3 cup or 1 to 3 cups based on the moisture content of everything else? I was also wondering if I could substitute the ham for cooked bacon, I remember a lot of places out East using cooked bacon, and would I use a cup of 3/4s of a cup since bacon can be a strong flavor. Or even less? I don’t want to take away from the flavor of the clams. And when you say Italian bread crumbs can that be from the supermarket? The kind that comes in a tube? Thanks for the advice!

    1. The recipe was just items when i was given it so i had to work out the portion sizes, bread crumbs can be anywhere from 1-3 cups depending on your tastes and how moist you want the item, of course you can use bacon it’s your recipe, and i always use progresso bread crumbs.

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