by darren lamarr


One of my many “go to” meals for my family. Easy to make from scratch and it serves quickly particularly if you make the meat in advance. I usually buy two to three pounds of ground meat and then cook up half for spaghetti and the other half for tacos. 

I make my own taco seasoning which means I can have it as spicy or mild as I like.

This one goes as follows:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 TBSP Smoked Paprika
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TSP salt,
  • 1 TSP Pepper
  • 1 TSP Cumin
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder

I then add ½ cup of water to the half cooked meat when I add in the seasoning.

Sunset on Hood Canal

I count myself incredibly fortunate to have the type of job I have. I get to travel many times each year and sometimes I get to witness incredibly beautiful things in my travels. This week was one such case as i went to a management retreat at Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal here in Washington. After the long day of meetings we went out for a dinner cruise on the canal and saw this sunset. What a great week!