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2016
13 Jul

Continuing on our “Smoked Dinner” theme, the perfect pairing for those BBQ Pork Ribs is this recipe for Smoked Gouda Potato Salad. Gouda Potato Salad Why gouda?  It’s a semi-hard cheese that still manages to come off as soft…

25 Jun

This recipe for Sugar Snap Pea Easy Summer Slaw was inspired by my Mom and a recent trip she took to Idaho. Aside from her adventures in the mountains and white water rafting, she and my Dad had dinner…

12 Jun

It’s the famous family Caesar Salad recipe!  This is the go-to for family parties, birthdays and any general cause for celebration on Ryan’s side of the family.  Then again, no need for a special occasion as we’ve been known…

22 Apr

If you’re planning your menu for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, this is probably one of my all-time favorites.  Adobo Mexican Rice makes enough to feed a crowd, is inexpensive and the flavors, oh, the flavors! The one speciality kitchen…

20 Apr

*This Mexican Style Street Corn recipe is sponsored by Shamrock Farms, makers of farm fresh, hormone-free dairy products, though all opinions expressed are my own.  Seriously, I only endorse stuff that I would actually pay real cash-money to buy for myself…

17 Apr

*This Jalapeno Queso recipe is sponsored by Shamrock Farms, makers of farm fresh, hormone-free dairy products, though all opinions expressed are my own.  Seriously, I only endorse stuff that I would actually pay real cash-money to buy for myself. A…

15 Apr

Ever since Chef Rich Hinojosa mentioned grilled pineapple on the podcast a few weeks ago, I’ve been obsessed.  This is, of course, in line with my new-found love of grilling.  We recently inherited a fancy-schmancy new grill and it’s testament…

13 Feb

If I had to pick a Valentine other than the Ry-guy, it would be carbs…all the carbs, in fact.  Never met one that I didn’t adore.  At the tippy-top of the list, just slightly under my beloved potatoes (I…

9 Feb

Yes, things do grow in Arizona.  Yes, it’s a desert, but there’s still farming going on!  Of course, because we experience super high highs in the summer and temperate winters, our “what’s in season” calendar is a little different…

19 Jan

I’m pretty sure chicken wings are THE #1 food for Game Day.  I mean, my Cheesy Egg Rolls and Potato Skins are welcome additions to the spread, but it wouldn’t be a party without wings.  After lots of tweaking…

16 Jan

“Mac and cheese, PLEASE!!!!!”, so says Mr. Blaise.  Who could resist that request? I set to work to concoct a super cheesey-riffic mac and cheese for my little buddy and came up with these ooey-gooey results. Just a few notes…

2015
8 Dec

I was at the grocery store (an almost daily occurrence) and noticed that persimmon is totally having a moment.  Like, marketing people gone buck-wild, kind of moment.  Persimmon is the new kale?  Well, maybe not, but there sure is…

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