Sonoma Goat Cheese Torta

Sonoma Goat Cheese Torta February 18, 2015

I am occasionally the lucky recipient of an invitation to dine at a local eatery and sample their menu. Often it’s a new restaurant or if not new, then one with a seasonal menu they would like to share with me and hopefully have me share with my readers (I’ll ask forgiveness in advance for […]


Red Leaf Lettuce with Apple and Parmesan Crisps

Red Leaf Lettuce with Apple and Parmesan Crisps February 9, 2015

I remember vowing that I would be sharing more salads didn’t I? The thing with salads is that I so often just throw one together; including the dressing, and then after the fact the next day have to not only recreate it for a photo but first things first…I have to remember exactly what I […]


Slow Cooker Sweet, Spicy and Sticky Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy and Sticky Chicken Wings January 26, 2015

Even though the Broncos did not make it through the playoffs (damn, why didn’t WE think of Deflategate?), I’ll still be gathering with friends to watch (listen) to the game. Once it’s not my team it becomes an opportunity to get together but gabbing with friends and eating some good food will be higher on […]


Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods with Brown Sugar and Cayenne Glaze

Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods with Brown Sugar and Cayenne Glaze January 21, 2015

I first published this post almost 5 years ago, back when I was still just putting some recipes online and maybe taking a quick snap with a small point and shoot camera. Terrible photos (For which I apologize almost constantly in comments). Of an absolutely fantastic appetizer;  one just meant for football games or barbecues […]


Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha and Honey Glaze

Fried Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha and Honey Glaze January 19, 2015

A couple of  years ago I participated in a burger event in Denver that was sponsored by Tillamook Cheese. D Bar Desserts (now D Bar Denver) was one of the participating restaurants that were putting a unique ‘burger’ on their menu for a week that used Tillamook in the preparation and they invited a group […]


Sausage and Green Chile Pizza on Naan Bread

Sausage and Green Chile Pizza on Naan Bread January 12, 2015

I spent weeks mulling over this recipe, trying to decide exactly what ingredients to use and how to make them all work together OR I cleaned out the fridge and had some things I needed to use or lose? If you guessed the later, you win! I should really create a new section on this […]


Smoked Gouda Stuffed Cheese Bread

Smoked Gouda Stuffed Cheese Bread January 10, 2015

I know…it’s Saturday. Not a day I normally post a recipe but somehow this week got away from me and I found myself a day off. Those holiday weekends do that to me and all week I found myself a bit discombobulated. I was working on this post this past Wednesday when sometime midday I […]


Potato, Leek and Goat Cheese Tart

Potato, Leek and Goat Cheese Tart December 9, 2014

A few weeks ago I was working with my rote ‘background noise’ of the Food Network on the family room television. I’m not sure how long it will play that role in my world as it seems to be quickly turning in the Food Contest Network but for the time being I still prefer it […]


Pomegranate Izze-tini and #ProgressiveEats Cocktail Party

Pomegranate Izze-tini October 28, 2014

I’m hosting this months Progressive Eats event and I had so hoped to spill the beans about my new cocktail blog and throw a party to celebrate. I’ve got the domain name ( and a logo and almost everything is ready for prime time but then life happened and some local client sites were told […]


Brown Sugar, Rosemary and Cayenne Candied Red Walnuts

Brown Sugar, Rosemary and Cayenne Candied Walnuts October 27, 2014

For too many years I only used walnuts because, well, because I don’t know why to be honest. I never loved them; thinking they had an inherent bitterness that bothered me and since I loved pecans I would often just substitute them for walnuts when making something and I never heard a rallying cry from […]


Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn - Cinnamon, Sugar, Nutmeg and Ginger add an extra dimension to buttered popcorn October 23, 2014

I love popcorn. Period. I even love movie popcorn with that awful butter. I love caramel corn and popcorn drizzled with white and dark chocolate. I even made popcorn once with a bourbon caramel drizzle. But the truth is that even though some of those sinful creations are FANTASTIC, the real nitty gritty is that […]


Smoretini – A Childhood Favorite Revisited as an Adult Beverage!

S'mores Martini September 12, 2014

When I first considered including a cocktail every Friday for a series I had no idea what to expect but it’s become a tradition and one I love. Some days are more difficult to bring that drink to fruition and today was one of those days. Schedules and timelines coincided and I was without a […]


Chicken Wings with Honey and Za’atar

Chicken Wings with Honey and Za'atar September 2, 2014

When I was asked to review Jamie Bissonnette’s new cookbook, ‘The New Charcuterie Cookbook‘ I was an absolute yes. Jamie is the chef and owner of Toro NYC, and Coppa and Toro Boston. He is a James Beard Foundation Best Chef Northeast award winner and winner of the Cochon 555 nose-to-tail competition. Jamie has also […]


Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Goat cheese salad with raspberries. May 28, 2014

I’m sure I’m not alone in that I’ve put recipes on the blog and sort of forgot about them, am I? I like to make new things and that quest will too often mean something that deserves being made again goes lacking. This is a great example. On this ‘Wayback Wednesday’ I have to share […]


How to Make Homemade Ricotta (with Lemon)

How to Make Homemade Ricotta (with Lemon) May 27, 2014

I was recently asked if I would  consider reviewing a new cookbook, ‘One Hour Cheese,’ by Claudia Lucero. I get asked to review a lot of books but I’m pretty selective about which ones I want to take a peek at; building a library of books I’ll never read is not on my bucket list! […]