Citrus Avocado Salsa with Cilantro Sautéed Whitefish Recipe


Do you like avocados?Do you love avocados?I'm thinking you do -- or you wouldn't be as excited about my avocado week as I am -- and I just know you are!I hope you have friends and family that love avocados, too!  You see, we're putting together a delightfully delicious avocado menu for the weekend!  (I … [Read more...]

Avocado Carpaccio Recipe


Wanna know a crazy little secret about me?As a kid, I hated avocados.  I mean take-them-out-of-the-salad-and-hide-them-in-my-napkin kind of hate.  Like I said, crazy!I mention this embarrassing culinary fact about me simply because of the irony.You see, today I absolutely, positively, without question, think … [Read more...]

How to Peel and Cut an Avocado: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel and Cut an Avocado: A Photographic Guide |

Today I'm in the mood to celebrate an avocado.(I guess I'm a moody girl.  Last week I was in the mood to celebrate a mango -- and I must say, it was a great time!)Avocados, without question, deserve their time in the spotlight.  A perfect avocado is absolutely stunning and unbelievably delicious -- they are one … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Kangaroo Paws and Apricot-Basil Preserves Recipe


Having a childhood friend like my friend Aimée meant not only lots of great fun memories, but also many of my best food memories!Aimee's connection to some of my most delightful culinary memories is already noted in my recipes for Nutella Truffles, Roasted Tomato Poblano Salsa, Roasted Garlic, and Chocolate Chip … [Read more...]

Spicy Grilled Sriracha Burgers with Crispy Shallots and Ginger-Chile Aioli


My dad quite likes foods with an Asian vibe.  (Me too!)So this year for his birthday, I made him a Grilled Spicy Siracha Burger!  I could go on and on about how good this burger is, but I think "absolutely awesome" sums it up perfectly.Okay here's a little teaser . . .  the burger itself is smoky from the grill … [Read more...]

Trail Mix Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}


Do you ever just really  need a cookie?That's a totally ridiculous question, I know.Of course you just need a cookie sometimes.  Who doesn't!?If you've been following my blog, you know I'm someone who loves to spend hours cooking in the kitchen -- however, sometimes I really do just need a cookie! … [Read more...]

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego! It sounds like a Spanish dance, doesn't it?  I love that!That's really what this salad is.  Well, I suppose it's more of a worldly dance -- a dance with a few wonderful flavors from different areas of the world.Since hanging out with the lovely folks from the National Mango Board, I've been … [Read more...]

How to Cut a Mango: A Photographic Guide


I'm in the mood to celebrate the beauty of a mango.It might be because I met some lovely people from the National Mango Board a couple weeks ago at Camp Blogaway.Or perhaps it's because those same lovely people sent me a box of absolutely gorgeous mangoes.I think the most likely though, is that I'm always … [Read more...]

Lemon Roasted Baby Artichoke and Avocado Salad Recipe with Sherry Vinaigrette

Lemon Roasted Baby Artichoke and Avocado Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette |

This weekend was highly unusual around here.The kitchen was quiet!No simmering, no braising, no chopping, and no stirring.(In fact, we even got Indian take-out one night -- yum!)You see, on Saturday morning we collected our newest family member, Maple.  It was a very busy weekend and we're all in love. … [Read more...]