Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!

Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!I write about Hatch Chiles every year when their long awaited season arrives, and it's one of the most beautiful times of the year!  My friends at … [Read more...]

Garlic-Ginger Chicken Dumpling Recipe (Momo)

arlic-Ginger-Chicken-Dumpling-Recipe-(Momo) - Juicy chicken, flavorful vegetables and aromatic garlic and ginger in every bite! The perfect hors d'oeuvres or appetizer that you won't be able to stop eating!

Juicy chicken, flavorful vegetables and aromatic garlic and ginger in every bite!  The perfect hors d'oeuvre or appetizer that you won't be able to stop eating!My 10-year-old came downstairs recently with tears in his eyes, saying we had to help the red pandas. They're in danger of becoming endangered.When I asked … [Read more...]

Summer Melon Recipes

Summer Melon Recipes -- From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of them!

From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of these recipes!  And even though they're not red, white and blue -- they would all be lovely at your 4th of July barbecue!  How much do you love to sink your teeth into fresh, sweet and juicy summer … [Read more...]

Watermelon Pizza Recipe

Watermelon Pizza Recipe - The raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!

This raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!  The finger limes put it over the top!I grew up in a family with many artists.My grandfather was a painter and made beautiful jewelry, and my grandmother used to sew the most darling dolls and little teddy bears. My … [Read more...]

The Best Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Recipe

The Best Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs - They include absolutely everything you want with a bagel, cream cheese & lox, minus the bagel. These beauties are an explosion of flavor and make for the perfect hors d'oeuvre or brunch item as we head into the spring holidays.

Delectable Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs include absolutely everything you want with a bagel, cream cheese & lox, minus the bagel. These beauties are an explosion of flavor & make for a perfect hors d'oeuvre or brunch item for the spring holidays.Tis' the season!For eggs, that is!  Easter Sunday is in just one … [Read more...]

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes Recipe with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt - Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.

Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer. I had the pleasure of attending a delightful presentation by Faye Levy at Melissa's Produce a couple of weeks ago.  Faye, an authority on Middle … [Read more...]

Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter Recipe

Cinnamon-Cardamom Apple Butter Recipe - Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter is as buttery as can be with no butter! With the fall flavors throughout, it's rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-delicious!

Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter is as buttery as can be with no butter!  With fall flavors throughout, it's rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-delicious! When a raw apple is cooked, the transformation is really quite incredible.  It's taken from a tart crisp bite, to one that's soft and sweet. So soft that it's … [Read more...]

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes - From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these 20 recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.

From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these twenty recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.Over the past few years, I've written over two dozen recipes which are made fabulous with the use of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce.  Chipotles are jalapeños … [Read more...]

Smoky Red Lentil “Hummus” Recipe

Smoky Red Lentil Chipotle Hummus -- This is an earthy dip full of warm flavors. Perfect for fall!

Creamy, rich and smooth like hummus, this dip is full of earthy, warm flavors and is perfect for fall.Where I live in Los Angeles -- the Santa Monica mountains are on one side of me and the ocean is on the other.  I know I'm fortunate to be surrounded by all of this beauty.  Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the … [Read more...]