Armadillo Eggs

Cooking is an adventure – Its a fun, enjoyable journey but sometimes you don’t end up where you thought you were going. Last week I made Armadillo eggs – they are like the Texas Twinkies but instead of wrapped in bacon, they are covered in sausage. They start the same way as the Twinkies, create […]

Carne Guisada

Its finally fall here in Texas, meaning its time for hot meals. Carne Guisada or stewed meat is one of my wife’s favorite meals when the weather turns chilly. Its also one of my must-try dishes when I visit a new Mexican restaurant. If they make a good Carne Guisada then I know they treat […]

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin is a great cut of meat. If you’re not cooking this protein on a regular basis, you should look to add it. Its simple, cooks consistently and is easy to do even on a weeknight. Its also a really healthy option – 3 ounces contain only 122 calories, 3g of fat, and 22g […]

One Day EXPLORING: CARTAGENA, SPAIN

Cartagena is a beautiful ancient Mediterranean port city on the southeastern coast of Spain.  It is a natural harbor with hills, mountains, and mines of silver, zinc, and lead.  And as I quickly discovered, there is so much more than tapas, paella, and sangria in Cartagena.  Although they do have great sangria, they also have […]

Palma De Mallorca, Spain

The Island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands.  It is beautiful with its limestone mountains overlooking the majestic blue water. And, I got the pleasure of exploring it’s capital Palma de Mallorca with its quaint historical streets, delicious cuisine, and Gothic castles. LOCAL INFORMATION When exploring Palma de Mallorca, […]

Mystical, Medieval Estonia

Estonia is a beautiful country to visit to see medieval heritage, castles, and cities.  And, one of the most charming towns in Estonia is it’s capital Tallinn – with its lively cafes, galleries, and abundance of history.  During my visit to Tallinn, I visited suburban city surrounding areas and the upper City.  We first enjoyed […]

Exploring Gotland and the Island of Faro

I know you’re probably thinking where in the world is Gotland, let alone Faro.  Gotland is a little island in the Baltic sea off Sweden.  It was once a popular trading post in the Viking age which was transformed into a very wealth island later, due to its trading of silver.  Some silver can still […]

Silver Dollar City & Kid Magician

Going to Branson, Missouri is always so much fun.  And, one of my must do stops is Silver Dollar City (“SDC”).  Walking into SDC is like turning back the time to the 1800s.   SDC started way back in the pioneer days when the Hershen family purchased the Marvel Cavern from the Lynch Sisters. The Hershen’s […]

NO Debt After Graduating College

Imagine going to college for 4 years and not having a debt when you graduate. You say sure, if I get a full-boat scholarship.  BUT, that’s not the only way.  I have discovered an amazing option to make that dream come true.  Let me introduce you to the College of the Ozarks.    Also known […]

Branson – God, Family & Country

If you have ever been to Branson, you can attest that Branson is all about God, Family, and Country.  Myself, I get that feeling of coming home, every time I go. The people are so friendly, polite, and hospitable.  It is a wholesome environment, where parents can feel comfortable in taking their children to any […]

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