Tag: “Karen Schmautz”

I’ve seen the Light…another food photography post

Occasionally I teach a class  on basic photography.  Whenever I teach this class, I always start out with how the camera sees light and I use this photo as an example. These two photos were taken within seconds of each other and… Read More

Mexican Sweet Mini Pepper Poppers (Say that three times fast?)…Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat…

We are excited to celebrate the Super Bowl this weekend because 1.  Finally my NINERS have made it back to the bowl!!! And, 2.  some friends of ours have asked us to come down to their beautiful home in Sacramento and spend… Read More

Crock Pot Picadillo and a Cold Winter Day

Picadillo:  ( “mince”) is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling, and also Arroz a la Cubana) that is similar to hash. It is made with ground beef, tomatoes (tomato sauce may… Read More

Get over your wintertime blues with French Onion Soup!

I think anyone who reads this blog knows how our family feels about home made soup.  We love it.  We even love soup in the summer as long as it is a cold soup like gazpacho.  Many soups are also good for… Read More

A Little Strudel with your Apples?

Happy Apple Strudel Day! No, it’s not National Apple Strudel Day, that was June 17th (yes, there really is a National Apple Strudel Day.)  I’m not sure why it is in June when apples don’t ripen until September or October, but it… Read More