I am a writer, actor, artist and director of stage plays (not necessarly good, or in that order) & father of six, who started cooking because none of my ex-wifes could. I was owner/operator of SouthWest Outfitters, a mail order spice company that specialized in South West/Mexican spice mixes and recipes (prior to the internet, if you can remember that long ago). My passions are food, eating, cooking, food (did I say that already?), drinking and collecting recipies. Many of my recipies are from scratch origional classics, like the real margarita and authentic Cesar salad. We also raise and show Austrailan Shepards (we have 7). Between cast parties (from the stage plays) and dog shows (which we host at our property) we often find ourselves cooking for dozens of folks. I hope you will find some of my favorite recipes useful and full of flavor.