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Yes! Chef! in the flesh

My husband, Corby, is the cook around our house and I am the photographer (it’s not that I don’t like to cook…he’s just better at it and I’m fine with that!)  We call him Yes! Chef! because we love him and we love his food.  And when we help him, and he asks us to do something, we don’t question it…we just say, “Yes! Chef!”  Although, he did not graduate from culinary school, and he is not an “official” chef, he is a fabulous cook.  He has worked in a restaurant as a line cook and he does a little catering at some of the local wineries.  I hope to highlight his food and recipes and some of my own food through my photography. That’s all…food and photography.  Well, maybe a little about our life and maybe zombies, but I doubt it.  But mostly this blog is about food that my husband (and sometimes I) make and we get to eat (right after I photograph it).You can contact us here:  schmautzhaus@comcast.net

If you would like to see the rest of my photography, go here:  Sierra Springs Photography.  Happy eating!

He thinks he's hilarious

He thinks he’s hilarious

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Christmas Eve with the Fam

Christmas Eve with the Fam

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Cousin, daughter (bride), son, and...Yes!Chef!

Cousin, daughter (bride), son, and…Yes!Chef!

Yes!Chef! enjoys his fried pickles

Yes!Chef! enjoys his fried pickles

 

Yes!Chef! dons his apron

Yes!Chef! dons his apron

Enjoy the Experience

Enjoy the Experience

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Yes!Chef! Inspects my new camera

This is why I take the pictures and he cooks the food

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70 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mmmmm! That bowl of pasta looks perfectly delicious! Keep inspiring :)

    March 16, 2012
  2. CJ #

    You can tell you are a photographer based on how beautiful and aesthetically pleasing this blog is! Great to see someone dedicate a blog to their husband. Both of you keep up the awesome work!

    March 17, 2012
    • Thank you! My husband is not only a great cook, but he’s a great guy. I’m one very lucky woman.

      March 17, 2012
  3. Cooking and photography – sounds like the perfect marriage (especially since he does the cooking)! I’m enjoying your blog very much :)

    March 17, 2012
    • Thank you so much. It is a great deal for me because he is a super cook.

      March 17, 2012
  4. Love the photos. I have the food part figured out, but am struggling with photography in my blog. Hope to learn a bit from your great photos!

    March 17, 2012
    • Thank you so much. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I am taking some food photography classes, so I am a learner, also.

      March 17, 2012
  5. Oh, and I love the name. When working in a restaurant kitchen, “yes, chef!” is the only right answer to a request.

    March 17, 2012
    • My husband agrees totally with you, especially after working for a very talented chef in a restaurant.

      March 17, 2012
  6. Congratulations on developing an interesting and beautiful blog! I do the cooking in my house but haven’t quite figured out how to get my wife and daughter to say “yes” so willingly (perhaps it has something to do with the quality of my cooking). Love the photographs!

    March 18, 2012
    • Your comment made me laugh. Thank you so much for your kind comments.

      March 18, 2012
  7. I love your blog, T my other half is a wonderful cook and we share in the duties of the kitchen all the time. Your photography is really good and ‘Yes, Chef’ is a keeper!

    March 19, 2012
    • Thank you so much. I will look forward to reading more of your blog.

      March 19, 2012
    • Oh! I forgot to say that my husband was looking at your blog the other day because I had it bookmarked on my ipad. Your hummingbird photos are to die for.

      March 19, 2012
  8. We really love your blog… Your photos, recipes are awsome…

    May 7, 2012
  9. Aww I love the blog nameee! I Can imagine everyone at ur place ruunning arroung saying Yes! Chef! Fantastic pictures by he way! Cheers

    May 18, 2012
    • thank you so much. Outside the kitchen he’s the dad, but inside the kitchen we become kitchen slaves and he is King! Thank you for stopping by.

      May 18, 2012
  10. do you have a pintrest account? would love to follow along with all the goodies!

    May 23, 2012
  11. yummy. you have a great place coming up or should i says it’s already there… here :)

    May 23, 2012
  12. alexsondra #

    great blog! How perfect, food and photography. I am a potter who loves cooking and eating. Always like creating the perfect palette for serving culinary creations. Look forward to reading your future posts.

    May 24, 2012
    • Thank you. I so admire people who can make things with their hands, especially pottery.

      May 25, 2012
  13. Love the bits of your blog that I have read so far……can’t to have a thorough perusal. I think that it’s marvellous that Yes Chef does most of the cooking; at mine my husband is the photography aficionado and I dare say that I haven’t maximized his skills for my blog posts; well all that is about to change *cue evil laugh* :-)

    May 27, 2012
    • Love the evil laugh. In our house he/she who cooks doesn’t clean up, so the photog gets to wash dishes and clean up the kitchen. Luckily, Yes!Chef! is not a messy cooker and he usually cleans as he goes (comes from working in a small restaurant kitchen where you have to keep your station clean.) I will be looking forward to see some pics from your husband.

      May 27, 2012
      • Oh my! What a PERFECT arrangement! I should establish that here as well! I cook; he washes up……but wait, no, it won’t work……..I have OCD…….the kitchen will never be clean enough if he does it…….sigh………:-)

        May 27, 2012
  14. I have enjoyed bits of your blog that I have read so far. I love the fact that Yes Chef cooks at home. My husband is the photography aficionado at mine and I dare say that I haven’t maximised the use of his skills for my food posts *cue evil laugh* :-) I can’t wait to fully peruse your posts; they hold such promise and excitement!

    May 27, 2012
  15. Wonderful foodie photos!!!

    May 28, 2012
  16. I love the name of your blog. Having worked for a short time in a professional kitchen I love the words, yes chef!

    May 29, 2012
    • Thank you. It is actually what we call him when he is in the kitchen, though he’s not a real chef (in our hearts he is.) He did intern for a Cordon Bleu chef for quite a while.

      May 29, 2012
  17. Love everything about your blog. It is beautiful.

    June 1, 2012
  18. Beautiful photography and the recipes sound as delicious as the photos make them look.

    June 11, 2012
    • Wow! thank you so much. I appreciate your kind comments and thank you for stopping by.

      June 11, 2012
  19. Hi there! I love your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award :)

    http://kellyinthekitchen.net/2012/07/09/an-award-and-brown-butter-pecan-cake-with-chocolate-ganache-glaze/#comments

    July 9, 2012
    • Wow! Thank you so much. You are very kind. I will head right over to your blog to read all about it.

      July 9, 2012
  20. Wow, sounds like a real family adventure in the kitchen! That’s really, really cool!

    August 8, 2012
  21. Thanks a bunch for visiting and following my blog and reading about my adventures in and out of the kitchen. Can’t wait to read more of your writing and see more of your great photography!

    August 20, 2012
    • You are welcome. You are a wonderful writer and I thoroughly enjoy your stories! Keep them coming.

      August 20, 2012
      • Thanks, Karen!

        August 20, 2012
  22. ibadsoul #

    Hi =)

    November 26, 2012
  23. Hi, Karen,
    Your blog makes me hungry!

    (I’ve just upgraded to the ‘Linen’ Theme … can you ‘share’ how you added the code for your ‘share’ buttons – RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Google + and Tumblr … for the life of me, I can’t replicate what you’ve done).
    Happy Holidays!

    Doug Cronk

    http://dougcronk.wordpress.com/

    December 19, 2012
    • Thank you. It looks like you have the share buttons up and running. Am I missing something?

      December 19, 2012
      • Hi, again.
        I’m trying to make my share buttons look like yours and like this:

        http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/linen/

        How did you do that with the Linen Theme?
        (Also, neither yours nor my RSS feed work … but one problem at a time).
        Thanks.

        December 19, 2012
      • I haven’t set up my RSS feed because I don’t know how to do that. As for the rest of it, go to Settings>Sharing. YOu add the ones you want and set up the links there.

        December 19, 2012
      • Also, here’s some info that may help: http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

        December 19, 2012
      • Aha! Brilliant. Thanks for your time.

        December 19, 2012
      • You are welcome and good luck with your blog!

        December 20, 2012
  24. Good Morning…Love your blog! Come visit my new blog at http://www.redwinefinefood.com

    December 20, 2012
  25. Hi, Karen!
    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    http://craftycooknook.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/versatile-blogger-award-or-i-finally-understand-that-liberal-arts-education/

    Thanks for such consistently great writing and recipes! Best wishes.

    January 31, 2013
  26. Hi I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blog Award, please visit http://bowtalks.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/that-wonderful-feeling/ to claim the award ,Thank You,www.bowtalks.wordpress.com

    February 17, 2013
  27. Fantastic! Your warm ‘About’ entry made my soul smile. Well, if that’s possible. I’m new here but something tells me I’ll stay for longer.

    March 25, 2013
    • Why, thank you so much! I took an excursion over to your blog and I enjoyed it very much. Lovely pictures.

      March 25, 2013
  28. Love, love, LOVE this site. Thanks for sharing Food, Family, Fotography (photography) and Fun.

    June 21, 2013
    • Very clever! I wish I had thought of it. Might have been a better tag line than “Because life is too short to eat crappy food.” I’ll have to speak to Y!C! about this.

      June 25, 2013
  29. Congratulations! You have been awarded:
    Sunshine Award
    Participation is optional, only if you want to pass the awards to others. Please check out your awards at: http://sweetbakedlife.com/2013/08/18/honored-best-moment-award-and-sunshine-award/
    Have a great day!

    August 18, 2013
  30. Karen–You can delete this after you see it. Sorry, but I couldn’t find an email address for you. Your most recent email link to a post about Crockpot Balsamic Beef is broken. When I click on the link, I get a 404 Error (page missing). I can’t even find the post by going directly to the site. Good luck. Ken

    October 22, 2013
    • I know, I published before I was ready, so I removed it. It should be good to go now. Thanks for the heads up.

      October 22, 2013
  31. I too love food and spend a good deal of time in the kitchen! And my other passion is photography!

    Thank you for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you will enjoy my posts! Please take a look under the category “In the Kitchen” for my recipes! Thanks again! – B

    November 27, 2013
  32. great photos. you guys are hilarious. after spending about 20 minutes on your blog i’m already smitten.

    this is a really excellent about page. you guys do cooking right. if you aren’t goofing around a little bit, then there is no point. it seems like you guys really understand the nature of cooking bringing people together (whether within the family or not).

    keep up the awesome work, and i’ll do my best to pop in on occasion.

    December 12, 2013
    • Wow! thank you so much for the kind words. do stop by again!

      December 13, 2013
  33. thank you for stopping by.

    May 24, 2012

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