The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

My grandfather made the best Root Beer Float ever. It wasn’t the delicious vanilla and coffee ice cream, or the A&W Root Beer, that made it the best.  (The three key, and only ingredients.) It was the best because of how he took making this treat so seriously.  Making a Root Beer Float was a […]

Sweet and Spicy Tomato-Mango, Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Tomato Mango Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Do you ever have days when you’re so stressed out, and things keep going wrong?  Okay seriously, that’s a rhetorical question — obviously you do!  If you’re human, anyway. 😉 Yesterday was one of those days. I won’t bore you with all of the details, but the highlight was when I opened my (parked) car […]

LA Restaurant Review: Tatsu Ramen

Los Angeles Tatsu Ramen Restaurant Review

I’m really excited about this restaurant.  Don’t miss the video at the bottom of the post! My brother recently moved back to LA after not living here since he left for college in 1987. We’re very close — always have been. We shared a room when we were young kids, until we were about 8 […]

Spicy Serrano Tomato Preserves Recipe

Spicy Serrano-Tomato Preserves

I was just about to say that I can’t believe summer is half over, when I realized how much more delightful it would be if I said how great it was that we have half of the summer left.  We have half of the summer left!  There you have it. Tomatoes scream summer.  Especially if […]

8 Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

8 Interesting Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

It’s National French Fry Day and the party is not over — there are a few hours left, at least in my time zone. 😉   We have to celebrate, right!? Did you know there’s a food holiday every single day of the year?  It’s true, and kinda funny, if you ask me — but […]

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Let’s just go over what’s going on here . . . This pizza starts with my Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, which is made with olive oil.  Gluten-free or not, you’ll love it!The crust is sprinkled with thin layer of my favorite Kerrygold cheese, Dubliner.  Yum! Added to that is an absolutely delectable bacon-onion compote — […]

Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

I’ve been trying to make a good gluten-free pizza crust since my oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2009.  He’s 11-years-old now and let me tell you, there have been dozens upon dozens of birthday parties, classroom holiday parties, and movie nights featuring pizza. They all feature pizza. Fortunately for us, being gluten-free […]

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it’s late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I’m here to help. 😉  Here’s an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you […]

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Melon Cake Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Melon Cake Recipe

For a while now, I’ve been imagining how pretty super thin melon slices would be stacked together — in the form of a cake.  I’m not the first to think of a cake made of fresh melon — but, I’ve never seen one quite like this.  This is one idea that’s been on my want-to-do […]

16 Summertime Frozen Dessert Recipes

Summertime Frozen Desserts

Gelato & mud pie to granita & popsicles, there’s a delectable frozen treat from everyone! I don’t complain about too many things — but, I totally own that I complain about my discomfort when I’m too hot.  And my idea about what’s “too hot”, might be about 10 degrees cooler than yours.  (It’s about 20 […]

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