A whole lot of everything all in one place. This site is about me and my various hobbies, adventures & the common thread that holds them all together - photography.

Herbed Buttermilk Ranch – Keep in your freezer and never waste fresh herbs or buttermilk!

I always buy buttermilk for a singular purpose, but never use it all – so wasteful! I also seem to have that same habit with fresh herbs. Convinced that I’ll use them for 10 other things, I buy a big bunch and watch them wilt away in the back of the fridge. This recipe eliminates […]

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I made the Smitten Kitchen Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls recipe with my cousins this weekend. Highly recommended! They are fantastic.

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Playing around with studio lighting

I was charged with doing some product photography at work last month, so I figured it was prudent to take some test shots 😉

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Cuban Sandwiches!

Bri and I were craving Cuban sandwiches for lunch today.  I had the (clearly brilliant) idea to grab a slice of pizza for lunch and hit the market for some ingredients to make our own Cubanos for dinner.  Our first stop was Mara Bakery in Elizabeth, NJ for some authentic Cuban bread.  Then we stopped […]

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Homemade Croissants. Oh yes I did!

I started thinking about what I could make with butter. I had sort of a WWPD (what would Paula Do) moment.  So I decided it was finally time to tackle croissants. The croissant dough alone contains 3 sticks + 2 tbs of butter. The other 6 tbs of butter left from the pound (yes. I […]

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BBA Challenge – Foccacia

After reading other BBA’ers comments on Foccacia, I knew I was in for an experience.  Nearly everyone raved about this bread.  I mean RAVED.  Couldn’t stop eating it and talking about how awesome it was.  They did not lead me astray.  This Foccacia is “OMG GOOD”.  Bri and I kept walking past the bread board […]

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BBA Challenge – English Muffins

When it comes to breakfast breads, nooks and crannies are number one on my list.  It never occurred to me to try and make them myself.  Who does that when Thomas’ already does it so well?  I approached this challenge with a whole lot of skepticism.  You “bake” these on a griddle – which baffled […]

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BBA Challenge – Corn Bread

I love cornbread in just about any form.  Muffins are adorably portable, but for this recipe I went with the standard 8 x 8 cake pan so that we could snack on it with pulled pork.  Peter Reinhart’s recipe includes bacon but I opted out (FOOLISH!)  I think next time I’ll skip the corn kernels […]

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BBA – Cinnamon Raisin Bread

To me, Cinnamon Raisin Bread requires a cinnamony-sugary swirl.  I used dark brown sugar instead of the standard granulated white sugar and it turned into this delicious filling reminiscent of a sticky bun.  Delish!

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Mystic & Essex, CT

Back in August Bri and I decided to take a few days and head to CT for some R&R.  We took a ride on the Essex Steam Train & the Becky Thatcher River boat, then headed to Mystic to check out the Seaport Museum and a few of our favorite Mystic restaurants.

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Kitchen Adventures

Herbed Buttermilk Ranch – Keep in your freezer and never waste fresh herbs or buttermilk!

I always buy buttermilk for a singular purpose, but never use it all – so wasteful! I also see

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Events

Canon Expo NYC 2010

At the Expo I got to play with the set up of my dreams.  It was pretty sweet.  They created a mock

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BBA Challenge

BBA Challenge – Foccacia

After reading other BBA’ers comments on Foccacia, I knew I was in for an experience.  Nearly

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People

Kyle Joseph

My nephew Kyle was born on may 28th.  Here’s some pictures from our last visit in August whil

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Places

Mystic & Essex, CT

Back in August Bri and I decided to take a few days and head to CT for some R&R.  We took a rid

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