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2016
5 Jun

I love cheese, bacon, and most especially ice cream.  But, I also have a lot to get done in the course of a day and in order to maintain energy and good health in the face of comfort food…

26 May

I say “bone marrow,” and there are three reactions: 1 – Yes!  I love it! 2 – Ummmm…I don’t know, seems a little, er, ah, no thank you 3 – huh? Though it has been a prized delicacy for ages…

23 May

You’ve got the recipes for Hawaiian Burgers, Grilled Potato Kebabs and Berry Skillet Pies all ready to go, but how do you put it all together for your friends and family?  I’ve made a party guide just for you…

14 May

Per my last post, I took the past two weeks to “chill,” er, well, ahhh, kinda.  In all honesty, there are still two little humans running around my house that need frequent attention.  Also, in the background of this…

1 May

I have been self-employed one year as of today.  Woot woot! May 1, 2015 kicked off what my therapist called “May Play,” a whole month devoted to all play and no work. April 30th was my last day at…

29 Apr

Chef Richard Sandoval is a pioneer in contemporary Latin cuisine.  He represents 40 different restaurants in his professional portfolio, including Toro Latin Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He has been on Top Chef Masters and has been nominated as a…

26 Apr

I don’t know what got into me!  Well, I take that back. I published a ton of Mexican-ish recipes over the past two weeks because I adore the culture and cuisine of our neighbors to the south.  Despite the…

3 Apr

Coup des Tartes has been a favorite of the Phoenix dining scene since 1996.  Known for their rustic French cuisine and BYO option, owner Ron Pacioni sits down with me in their new location and shares one of their…

28 Mar

*This post and the included video were sponsored by Traina Foods, makers of Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup and Sriracha Ketchup, however all opinions expressed by myself and Blaise are 100% our own. Our friends over at Traina Foods recently…

23 Mar

I have spent the past few days retracing the steps that led to making March 23, 2015 the day I stepped out of addiction and into recovery. There had been plenty of mornings prior, filled with regret, swearing, “I’ll…

21 Mar

Looking for food photography classes? The first place I announce them is via e-mail to my food photography subscriber list.  Get on the LIST and stay tuned for upcoming dates. My Photo Story I didn’t plan to be a…

17 Mar

What am I doing in this crazy getup?  No, I’m not fielding customer service calls or taking someone’s order at a drive-thru.  I’m talking with professionals in the food world to inspire your Easter celebration today on the podcast…

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