Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies

Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies

The marriage of two glorious addictions ~ Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies. Lemongrass is like catnip for me. I want to eat it, drink it, inhale its bright earthy aroma… Heck, I’d be happy to roll...

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Mustard

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Mustard

Dinner in a pinch ~ butterflied Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Mustard. As much as I love to cook, there are nights when dinner is a complete hassle. After a day loaded with work,...

Tabouli with Feta and Endive

Tabouli with Feta and Endive

A new-found love for Tabouli, with Feta and Endive. We all have those things we wouldn’t eat as a kid. Then slowly, as we bloom into maturity, our palates develop a mind of their...

Nutty Coconut Caramel Brownies

Bribe-the-Teacher Brownies

AKA Nutty Coconut Caramel Brownies. The kids went back to school this Tuesday. With a sigh of relief and a sniff of remorse, I watched them walk timidly into their classrooms.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Red Pepper Puree

Breaking tradition with Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Red Pepper Puree and Coconut Rice. When you think of Chile Relleno, what comes to mind? Fried. Heavy. Spicy. As someone who avoids frying like the plague,...

Blueberry Pizza Appetizer

Sargento Natural Cheese and Blueberry Pizza

Choosing quality cheese and Savory Blueberry Ricotta Pizza. Don’t you just love getting a package in the mail? Last week I got a box of Sargento cheese to sample. I can never, EVER pass...

Cioppino Recipe

San Franciscan Cioppino

It was luring me. Making it’s beguiling qualities present at every turn. Cioppino.

Salsa Verde Burger with Fontina Watermelon and Basil

Summer’s Best Burger?

Salsa Verde Burger with Fontina, Watermelon and Basil. We’ll call it the eccentric, yet amiable, aunt of the burger family. Joke about her all you want, but you KNOW she’s who you’re dying to...

Salsa Verde Recipe

Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde

Straight out of the ASP garden ~ freshly picked Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe that will make your head spin!


Affogato al Cafe

What is it about Italian desserts and Italian accents that make the world swoon? I don’t have the answers to such mystical secrets. Yet I can tell you, once you taste Affogato al Cafe,...

Breakfast Salad

Breakfast Salad and ManPans Giveaway

The unconventional morning meal ~ Breakfast Salad with Cinnamon Toast Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette. Who knew a salad for breakfast could be so good?