Chocolate Pretzel Frozen Custard & Giveaway!

Something curious happened the summer of my freshman year in college. Frozen custard shops popped up all over town, all at once. I distinctly remember at least FIVE brand-new custard shops opening that summer,...


Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes! XOXO

Valentine’s Day is just a week away, can you believe it?!? I have a few friends that are V-Day Haters. NO, they are not ugly …or single. *smile* They simply think it’s just another...


HomeGrown’s Collard Greens and Cheezy Grits!

Every restaurant has a particular feel, usually a preconceived ambiance. The owner wants to impress upon you…hip, funky, HIGH-CLASS, or casual.


Simple Spelt Waffles (and EXCITING News!)

Sometimes I like to make really naughty dishes like The Quintessential Chocolate Cake or Apple Cider Cinna-Knots. Other times I like to make naughty dishes even NAUGHTIER by dipping them in chocolate or covering them...


Nearly Famous Chicken Tortilla Soup

Scars and Soup~ I have a small scar between my eyes. It’s a pock-mark really. Only the most attentive surveyor would notice it, but I notice. Every day.


Crispy Rosemary Hummus

Well I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a health kick. Every January I determine to eat “clean” through the entire month in order to RIGHT the bodily wrongs I achieved over...


Happy Blogday to Me! (Giveaway)

Today is A Spicy Perspective’s First Birthday! One year ago today I started blogging with this post:


Seared Scallops and Wilted Greens

Welcome to the NEW and improved A Spicy Perspective! I’m so excited about my site makeover and hope you find it easier to use and aesthetically pleasing. Here are a few of the features...


Chinese Hot Pots

Every Asian country has its own version of noodle soup. Actually, EVERY country I can think of has a signature noodle soup! China alone, has hundreds of variations based on regional culture and resources....


Roasted Red Pepper Aioli and Steamed Artichokes

Defining Healthy~ January is the most diet-friendly month of the year. After New Year’s Day there are no major (American) holidays involving food. You’ve more than likely just come off a month-long gluttonous binge...


Gnocchi and Wilted Spinach Salad

A Second Helping of Salad~ Ok, ok, OK, ok, okay, OKAY! So this isn’t the lightest salad to start off the New Year. I admit it! BUT it IS the salad that will have...