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Pushing Forward

So the latest video for my cooking channel on YouTube is not performing well with views, only 14 after 2 days and the loss of 2 subscribers, this may not seem like much but when you only have them in the 130’s it stings a little. One thing is for sure that will not make me give up just yet and niether should you.

No matter what is you want to do in life even if it seems completely ridiculous to the people around you, never back down. I for instance want to be a cooking show host, actor and cookbook author and I will get there even if it seems crazy to me some days . It takes a lot of work and things will not always run smoothly but preservence is key. Yes sometimes you will get frustrated but guess what? You make the rules as you go. Pick yourself up and move forward one slow step at a time.

I remember when I first started this cooking channel it was called “So you think you can’t cook” and the first video was for my Banana Bread Recipe. It was shot on my phone, compared to now it’s kinda funny looking back but I keep it there as a reminder of how far the channel has progressed, it keeps me motivated to do more.

here is the link so you can see:

The next video was a Baked Chicken Alfredo which was also shot on my phone and it’s still one of my most popular recipes to date.

Afterwards I moved on to a digital camera, the video quality was still bad but at least it could hook up to a tripod. These videos still get some residual views, nothing spectacular. Later I scraped together the money and used a credit card to purchase a actual video camera, a Sony Handycam and the quality of videos was much better. Such a happy day for me.  Overtime with lots of practice the editing got easier and I had fun adding music and all that.

Here is a video from a couple weeks ago, this is my Making Cheeseburger Egg Rolls:

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

The name of the channel has also changed to “Bring Home the Flavour” and has a fancy new logo.


It’s been a long road so far but it’s not over yet and like I said before just because the latest video didn’t perform well doesn’t mean it’s over. Keep pushing forward.


Here goes everything,




Banana Bread Pudding with a Fosters Sauce

This is the latest addition to my cooking channel on YouTube. It’s my twist on a classic Bread Pudding. I’m always trying to mix things up doing different variations of some great dishes and this Banana Bread Pudding is a huge hit on the boats that I’ve been on so I wanted to share it no matter what. The Fosters Sauce is just what you would expect, it’s the Sauce that is used in my bananas foster recipe and it goes great with the Pudding and some vanilla ice cream.

It took a while to get the video up this week because I am on the boat with a little mini laptop equipped only with windows movie maker. Overall I’m not impressed with it but there are a couple of things that would great if it were added to iMovie. Well mostly just the ability to move text anywhere. Either way it didn’t work, there was always an error when trying to export it. So I had to wait until a chance to get to town and pick up the MacBook, then I was set. There is way too much background noise on the boat so it had to be a text based video but all in all the Banana Bread Pudding video came out great. We have no wifi so I had to walk up to the library and upload the video, it was quite cold, the library was closed so I must have looked like a fool sitting on the step doing some touch ups, adding music and uploading. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below or on the YouTube page.

It’s been a day and the video has only gained 10 views which is sad considering the amount of work gone into it but that’s the game. YouTube is a very hard cookie to crack. Please take the time to watch, like and share it. You can’t give up just because your videos are not getting views, it takes time and care. Always go back and tweak them until they work, changing tags and such. Anyway that’s all part of the adventure right? Time to give you what you came for.

Banana Bread Pudding With a Fosters Sauce


8 slices of bread
1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 ripe bananas
2 cups of milk
4 eggs

for the sauce

1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp rum extract or you can use actual rum
3/4 cups chopped walnuts


1. Tear up bread and place it in a greased baking dish. then pour melted butter all over.

2. In a medium mixing bowl mash the banana with a masher or fork.

3. Add the eggs, salt, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. Whisk it all well.

4. Pour in the milk and whisk some more.

5. Pour the mixture all over the buttered bread and let it all soak in you can stir it to speed up the process.

6. Bake in a oven set to 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

7. making the sauce combine all the ingredients in a small sauce pot and stir until it starts to bubble.

8. once the banana bread pudding is out of the oven it may deflate a bit but don’t worry its still great. Serve it up with some vanilla ice-cream and the sauce.

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Here goes everything,