Hello! And welcome to How To Feed a Loon! If you’re new to our blog, you may be wondering, what in the world does “How To Feed a Loon” mean? Glad you asked!

Kris and Wesley of How To Feed a Loon

We (Kris and Wesley) have been happily married for over 25 years. We even got legally married at a huge wedding we won (yes, we actually WON a big ole wedding) in 2014. Read all about that amazing happening right here.

Through the years, I (Kris) have honed my skills as a home cook.  I have studied with some amazing chefs, taken week-long ‘boot camp’ training sessions at the world renowned Culinary Institute of America, and have read what seems like every cook book and food blog in the world.

Wesley (The Loon) loves to eat my food. Hence, the name of our blog: How to Feed a Loon.

What started as a hobby just a few years ago has blossomed into something beyond our wildest dreams. Wesley has taken on the photography and food styling. And we work with an amazing team on creating informative, and yet funny, entertaining video.

We have a simple premise here at How To Feed a Loon: Let’s do really delicious food, and let’s have a ton of fun doing it.

Kris and Wesley of How To Feed a Loon

We both grew up in families that enjoyed good food. That time-honored tradition of cooking with fresh, quality ingredients and bringing wonderful tasty dishes it to the table with a good bottle of wine, or iced tea, or a cold beer.

But that’s just the start of the joy. We love seeking out other foodies and chefs, incredible delicious destinations, and events that celebrate culinary brilliance. And we share all that, and more, with you! So, thanks for stopping by. Please come back often. And don’t ever hesitate to send us a note to let us know how you feel about a particular recipe or video, or anything that might be on your mind!

We love hearing from our friends and fans! We couldn’t do what we do without you. And why would we want to? Interested in working with us? Click here to learn more!

All the best and Happy Eating!!

Kris & Wesley (The Loon)

Kris and Wesley of How To Feed a Loon



  • Hello there!
    Just came across your website looking for instant pot short ribs. Guess what I’m making for dinner this weekend?!
    Please add me to your mailing list!
    Thanks so much. Hope things are well in your neck of the woods.

    • Hi Patty! We are so happy you found us!! Here’s to lots of fun times and good food! You’ve been added to the list! Now, every time a new recipe is posted, you’ll see it in your mailbox! Yum!

      Thanks so much, Kris & Wesley…and things are great in our neck of the woods, hope they’re fantastic in yours, too!!

  • I took your recipe for black bean and Andouille sausage, the recipe is for 6 and I need 10-12 people, I have to make it for 10-12 people, if you can give me any help I would appreciate it. Also I only have wet beans!

  • Hi guys,

    I was looking for a good schnitzel recipe and came across your website. The wiener schnitzel recipe with gravy looks amazing. I’ll be making that this evening, along with spaetzel. Was stationed in Italy for three years and spent a lot of time in Germany. Miss that amazing German food (and the Italian food wasn’t half bad either!). Anyway, absolutely loved the video (a riot!) and the recipe looks fantastic. Will let you know how it turns out. In the meantime, if you could add my email to your newsletter/recipe listing, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks a million and have a great day!

    • Hi Mark!

      So great to hear from you and so glad you found us, and we found you! Hope the schnitzel with gravy turned out good for you! We love it! We lived in Germany (Hamburg) for a couple years and also loved the food. And we experienced the same thing, there were lots of really great Italian restaurants, too.

      We added you to the email distribution, so every time a new recipe is published, you’ll see it in your inbox.

      Thanks so much for reaching out to us, and please stay in touch!

      Kris & Wesley (The Loon)

  • Hi Kris and Wesley,
    This is my first time on your site. I was browsing and found
    this wonderful recipe for white beans, smoked ham and kale. It
    has a little German flavor to it. I have prepared this style bean
    recipe before in my large enameled Creuset pot.
    Here is the question, how can I convert your recipe to be
    instant pot friendly. Just purchased a instant pot I am trying to
    adapt my favorite recipes to cook with the pressure cooker.
    If you guys could help it would be greatly appreciated.
    I love your site.


    • Hi Bill!

      Thanks so much for reaching out to us! So glad you found us, and so wonderful to hear from you. That is definitely one of our favorite soups. Especially as the weather starts to turn colder. Let me give some thought to how to convert the recipe for Instant Pot. Your timing is perfect because we are about to launch a new series on the blog and YouTube channel called Instant Pot Thursday. Every Thursday I’ll have a new Instant Pot recipe on the blog. I’ll definitely add this to the list. As with so many cooks out there, I’m still learning best techniques with the Instant Pot, so recipe development takes a little longer. But stay tuned, it’s coming!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • Hi. I love your recipes. i already get your recipes. I am autistic and I get anxious and agitated easily and as a young adult had a lot of trouble coping but I took up cooking and baking in my 20s and really took it to a new level in my early 30s I went to school and got a certificate in baking. I really become a much more stable adult through cooking and baking for I found it not only very theraputic but also helped me with my self esteem which was very low, and gave me confidence too. I am very good at cooking and I am not bad at composing my own recipes as well. But that doesnt mean I dont appreciate good ones from someone else too. I actually am planning to make the tamales you posted today as soon as I can shop for the ingredients and find a suitable steamer. I am a fairly stable and well not totally normal but I guess I am lovable and I attribute much of my wellness to my hobby of cooking and baking good foods, and sharing them with others too…thanks for your website it is fun. All the best. Adelle

    • Hi Adelle,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us. You are such an inspiration! That is truly wonderful to hear that cooking and baking has had such a positive impact on your life. And congrats on the baking certificate! You are, no doubt, a great baker! Which very few people can say. We’d love to see some of your recipes! Good luck with the tamales, they are one of our favorites, and we get such pleasure in making them. They are a labor of love, no doubt, but also so very delicious!! Please stay in touch. All the best to you, too! xoxoxo Kris & Wesley

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