Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Pluot Sauce and Crispy Potatoes

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Pluot Sauce and Crispy Potatoes

What is your perfect bite of food? A few chocolate chips in a spoonful of creamy, salted peanut butter? Chopsticks holding the freshest Yellow Tail sashimi imaginable with jalapeño and citrus? A forkful of medium-rare steak topped garlic-gorgonzola mashed potato and a caramelized shallot? That’s a yes, yes and yes for me.  Really, my personal […]

Hatch Chile Season 2015!

Hatch Chile Season 2015

‘Tis the season.  You know how it goes, “winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall.” I’ve been celebrating this joyous culinary season for the past four years, and I’m happy to have created about a dozen Hatch Chile recipes to show for it.  Here’s one of my favorites — Roasted Hatch Chile & White Peach Salsa.These […]

Tomato & Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

Tomato Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

At the super delicious and delightful Summertime Garden Party I went to, my friend Judy made a Mint and Feta Salsa.  It was outstanding, and I’d never before thought of adding cheese to a salsa. It was brilliant! Totally inspired by Judy’s creation, I made this salsa with summer tomatoes as the star. The Feta […]

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 […]

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 — […]

Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe with Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette

Savoy Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe

He was served this Steamed Salmon entrée, a melon salad, delicious rustic bread, and an Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie — however, the only thing my dad requested for his 80th birthday dinner was the salmon. This was a tall order.  You see, my dad is known for his perfectly cooked salmon — so of course, […]

Espresso Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Chocolate-Espresso Sauce Recipe

I eat it with a spoon. I dip my biscotti in it. I drizzle it over my ice cream. I cover strawberries with it. I pour it over bananas. Really, I could drink it. Over the weekend I served it with Individual Chocolate-Coffee Mud Pies for my dad’s birthday.  (We’ll have that tomorrow.  Stay tuned.) […]

Grilled Sirloin Steak-Kimchi Sandwich Recipe with Ginger Chile Aioli

Kimchi Grillef Steak Sandwich

In my last post, How to Make Kimchi, I told you that much like butter, everything is better with Kimchi.  Okay, fine, not banana bread or a chocolate chip cookie, but you know what I mean. There’s just something about the tangy, sour, crunchy, spicy and fresh deliciousness of kimchi that can elevate a dish […]

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