My new Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie contains a Secret Ingredient!

I have been saving this recipe to try for quite a while now and I finally decided – this was the time! Everyone has their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and I’ve even gotten copies of some that were so highly regarded that they were said to have sold for $250! Since I’m not a real sweet lover, I look for ideas that are a bit different and somewhat savory … Read more My new Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie contains a Secret Ingredient!

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Why not try Something New? – Improvisational Cuisine!

  I am always up for a new style of dining experience so I tend to  attract the unusual in my radar. In a city hosting a multitude of great eateries, I’m not surprised to find something new and different here. Improvisational Cuisine. What is it – you ask? Well POSH in Scottsdale, Arizona describes it as:  “A manner in which the guest provides just … Read more Why not try Something New? – Improvisational Cuisine!

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Soup for Dinner in under an Hour!

Sweet summer corn is a delicacy and I want to savor every bit of it while it lasts. On many hot summer nights, a nice bowl of soup becomes the centerpiece of our meal with a little quick bread, pita or side salad to complete it. In this case, it is a hearty Fresh Corn Chowder spiked with a little heat from some Talley Farms jalapeƱos. One of the reasons … Read more Soup for Dinner in under an Hour!

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Want the Most Refreshing and Tantalizing Salad Ever?

An unusual combination of ingredients creates this most amazing salad! Fresh juicy ripe watermelon and succulent seasonal tomatoes partner up in this dish. They are the key ingredients showcased in this Tomato and Watermelon Salad. As my mantra has been lately, less is sometimes more when it comes to food.  This duo is very lightly dressed with a touch of olive oil and red wine vinegar, … Read more Want the Most Refreshing and Tantalizing Salad Ever?

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Portion Control; Serve your Stuffed Bell Peppers in Half!

Bell peppers make a wonderful vessel for many combinations of ingredients. The most common version of stuffed peppers is made with rice, so I thought why not a lasagna version made with orzo pasta? I love the taste and texture of orzo and it is a perfect substitute for rice.  Served with a fresh salad on the side, this makes a terrific meal!  The remarkable peppers I … Read more Portion Control; Serve your Stuffed Bell Peppers in Half!

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You’ll look like a Pastry Chef with this Impressive Apple Cake!

Just in time for the season’s fresh, crisp apples, I bring you this simple, yet elegant Apple Cake! Lightly sweet and heavenly tasting, an impressive display that will have your friends wondering if you went to pastry school. The recipe is surprisingly simple considering the finished product you will receive. The best kind of apples to use would be ones that are slightly sweet and nicely crisp. Exactly what … Read more You’ll look like a Pastry Chef with this Impressive Apple Cake!

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The Best Produce Shines without much Fuss!

The better quality your ingredients are, the less you need to mess with them to create amazing food. That was the case with this Corn Salad that I made from my Talley Farms produce. Each item stands on it’s own with superb taste and freshness. Combined together in a salad, they make a striking and delectable dish. If you follow my blog, you already know that I use … Read more The Best Produce Shines without much Fuss!

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Don’t Throw that Broccoli Stalk Away – Spiralize it!

How many times have you gotten a nice head of broccoli on a long thick stalk and just tossed away the stalk? Or maybe you trimmed the stalk and chopped it up to use it in soup? Well, here’s an idea; spiralize it and eat it as pasta! Best done with a nice thick stalk. All you have to do is trim the knobs off … Read more Don’t Throw that Broccoli Stalk Away – Spiralize it!

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A Healthy Twist on Nachos!

I am not a creature of habit. Well, particularly when it comes to cooking anyway. I don’t really enjoy making the same thing twice as I am always looking to create something new. However, as a go to meal whenever dining alone at home, I often make myself nachos. It’s my one true addiction that I absolutely crave! Nachos aren’t necessarily the healthiest item on a … Read more A Healthy Twist on Nachos!

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Great New Ideas for Talley’s Bell Pepper Season!

Wow!  Talley Farms grows the most amazing Green Bell Peppers. They are large, vibrant green specimens that taste so bright and fresh, they’re not like any other green bell peppers I’ve ever eaten! Their perfect size and shape makes them a spectacular condiment for stuffing. But there are other cool ways you can use them as well, such as this incredible Peperonata recipe that I … Read more Great New Ideas for Talley’s Bell Pepper Season!

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