The Skinny on Cooking Shows

The Skinny on Cooking Shows

Cooking shows should be inspirational, but far too often I think they scare people off. I’ve heard people get intimidated by the perfect looking food and worse yet the sexy people cooking who never seem to break a sweat or have a dirty kitchen. Continue reading

Spicy New Years Jambalaya

Spicy New Years Jambalaya

To wrap up 2013 I whipped up a batch of Jambalaya packed with flavor and spice. By combining ingredients from a few different recipes I put my own spin on this traditional creole dish. It was the perfect dish to end the year on and of course paired perfectly with some bubbly. Continue reading

Apple Pie Oats

Apple Pie Oats

The mix of steel cut oats, apples, maple syrup and butter replicate the filling in a warm apple pie. The result was a comforting, filling breakfast that I’m sure will be a staple this fall in our house. Continue reading

Baked Chicken Egg Rolls

Baked Chicken Egg Rolls

I love going to Chinese food and ordering egg rolls. I don’t love, however how fried they taste sometimes and wanted to try and make a baked version that would be just as good without the calories. Step 1: Pick your fillings. I chopped up some cooked chicken breast and tossed in a coconut lime … Continue reading

Review: Eataly

Review: Eataly

I could easily spend an entire summer in NYC just eating my way through these markets. However, my wallet or waistline would not appreciate the journey. One of my must see destinations while in town for a few days is Mario Batali’s Eataly. Continue reading

Review: Squid Ink Sushi

Review: Squid Ink Sushi

Good sushi in Phoenix is hard to find. We’ve tried several places that lacked quality and originality, both of which are super important when it comes to sushi for me. Good sushi is packed with fresh flavors, retains a clean and bright taste and combines elements you might not have suspected. Squid Ink located northwest of downtown Phoenix in Peoria finally wowed me. Continue reading

Borough Market

Borough Market

On the last day of my work trip to London, Dad and I snuck away before the airport to hit up the Borough Market. Think of Pike Place Market meets Central Market/Whole Foods. The quality of foods and quantity of vendors was overwhelming! Simply put the Borough Market in London is amazing. Continue reading

Review: Gazebo Maui

Review: Gazebo Maui

If you’ve been to Maui lately, chances are you have heard of this (not so) secret breakfast joint overlooking the beach at the Napili Shores Condos. You gotta be in line by at least 7am to be seated when they open at 7:30am. The line continues most of the morning before their great lunch service starts. Continue reading