Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée Recipe

Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée -- It's rich, creamy and full of delicious bites of fruit. Beautifully presented, this is an elegant and festive dessert for the holiday season.

Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée is rich, creamy and full of delicious bites of fruit.  Beautifully presented, this is an elegant and festive dessert for the holiday season. I have a friend who wins every contest she enters.  Every one! (You know who you are!) Whether it's for a delicious recipe she's created or simply … [Read more...]

12 Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything – 2016 Guide

Gifts for the Cook Who you Think Has Everything

Awesome holiday gift ideas for the cooks in your life who you think have everything.  (This is not a sponsored post — I’m featuring these brands because I love these items!)Now that you have my 2016 guide of 20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20, I’m sharing my 2016 guide guide "for the cook who has … [Read more...]

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – 2016 Guide

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide

It's here!  The best gift guide for foodies and cooks for under $20!  As I do every year, I'm presenting a few of my favorite things . . . I've hand picked some really cool and super fun gifts for your foodie and cooking friends and family this year. I'm sure they'll all be a hit (I either have them or want them!), and … [Read more...]

Coconut Curried Smashed Potato Stew Recipe

Curried Smashed Potato Stew Recipe -- In a warm coconut sauce filled with aromatic curry spices, creamy, buttery textured Dutch Yellow Potatoes have never been better!

In a warm coconut sauce filled with aromatic curry spices, the rich and creamy, buttery textured Dutch Yellow Potatoes have never been better!As I've told you before, my recipe inspiration comes from all over -- anything from the produce that’s in season and the temperature outside, to the mood I’m in and flavors I’m … [Read more...]

Chorizo-Potato Spiced Sesame Hand Pies Recipe

Chorizo-Potato Spiced Sesame Hand Pies -- It's packed with Cacique® Pork Chorizo, Cacique® Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and it's all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust. One won't be enough!

A savory, comforting and scrumptious hand pie for any time of year!  It's packed with delicious Cacique® Pork Chorizo, Cacique® Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust.  One won't be enough!This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  All opinions are my … [Read more...]

Vintage Grocers and Shopping Locally

Vintage Grocers and Top 10 Reasons to Shop Locally

If you live anywhere near Vintage Grocers in Malibu, CA, you'll want to check it out for sure -- and if you live really close, you'll want to become a regular!  It's an excellent example of why we should all shop locally if we can.A few weeks ago I was invited to tour a wonderful market in Malibu, CA -- Vintage … [Read more...]

Eating in Seattle: Restaurants You Won’t Want to Miss!

Eating in Seattle - Matt's Restaurant

This is not a sponsored post.  I am writing about these restaurants because I loved them and want to share them with you!I usually post new, original recipes here, but today we're taking a little eating trip through Seattle instead.  I visited that town recently, and the food was simply to good to go without … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 and 9, I think.  (He's 14 … [Read more...]

Introducing the Enjoya Pepper

Enjoya Peppers

I could not be more excited to share the incredibly stunning Enjoya Pepper with you today!My friend Nancy of Melissa's Produce posted a picture of these peppers on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.  My jaw dropped when I saw it.  I'd never seen a pepper like this and at first glace it looked like someone had stroked … [Read more...]