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2016
12 Mar

I was back in the studio with Rosie and Jennifer Romero on Rosie on the House, my favorite Home Improvement experts on the radio.  One thing’s for sure, these folks love food!  We had too much fun making a…

6 Mar

Devoured Phoenix is, in my opinion, the premiere culinary event in Arizona.  What sets it apart from the multitude of other culinary opportunities?  Maybe it’s the modern setting within the Phoenix Art Museum that makes it extra special, or the talented…

20 Feb

WHO: I’m Joanie, a home cook, wife, mom and video creator.  I share recipes and the stories behind them here and in weekly videos on YouTube.  Food is my creative medium and I love bringing people and food together.  Want…

22 Jan

The folks from Hickman’s Eggs challenged a bunch of local chefs to create the best Game Day Deviled Egg.  I had tacos on the brain when I made this recipe, and for some reason it makes me think of…

7 Jan

My local Phoenix friends frequently ask for happy hour recommendations near the Arcadia neighborhood.  One spot that is always on the list is The Market by Jennifer’s. Who is Jennifer?  A talented culinary powerhouse who has operated a celebrated…

2015
27 Nov

The last few years we have cooked two birds in our house for Thanksgiving.  I do a traditional roast turkey in the oven and Ryan goes with spatchcocked in his smoker.  The problem has been that we both believe in…

11 Nov

This recipe is epic and you have to try it.  It’s sponsored by Traina Foods, but that doesn’t mean I’m lying when I say I love their ketchup.  I’ve written about it before, so I’ll spare you the gush-fest…

5 Nov

This weekend I shared my story in front of a live audience at the AZ Central Food & Wine Experience and the Arizona Storytellers Project session.  Other storytellers included AZ Central Food Critic, Dominic Armato, owner and rum expert…

2 Nov

We officially have a Halloween tradition in the Simon house.  For three years now, I’ve made a big pot of spaghetti with meat sauce (Bolognese if we’re bein’ fancy) and opened up the doors to friends and family before…

27 Oct

This recipe serves as the kick-off to my videos on YouTube!  Get the story behind the dish and watch the play by play!  The full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post. *Original Recipe by Joanie Simon (joaniesimon.com)…

16 Oct

I have made some version of these tarts a bazillion times in the past month.  For the Test Kitchen, they were served a la mode.  At the Cheese 101 Class they had cheddar in the crust.  On Sonoran Living…

14 Oct

When most folks think about rice, two types come to mind:  white and brown.  But, in reality, most any rice can be brown or white, it’s all simply a matter of how the rice is milled.  White rice is…

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