Caramel Macchiato Bread Pudding with Kahlua Crème Anglaise

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts® . The opinions, text and recipe for the Caramel Macchiato Bread Pudding are 100% mine. What would this world be like without coffee?  That's something I hope we never have to find out!  Not only is coffee my favorite Good Morning beverage, it's also an excellent … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza is easier to make than you think!

Everybody loves Pizza and making your own is a lot easier than you think!  If you're not up to making your own dough, most supermarkets carry pizza dough so you can still have the fun of making your own pizza without most of the work. Once you've gone through the process of making your dough (or buying your dough) give your dough one  last … [Read more...]

The Best Gluten Free Cocoa Brownies

What's not to love about Brownies?  Rich and Chocolaty.  Ooey, gooey and oh so delicious!  Now when those same Brownies are Gluten Free it's an added bonus. Although I'm no longer 100% gluten free, I still try to eliminate gluten from my diet whenever possible and anything including chocolate is oh so easy to make Gluten Free!  I've tried a … [Read more...]

NatureRaised Farms® – Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start®

There are a lot of buzz words being thrown around these days and its hard to know who or what to believe anymore.  So when a company like NatureRaised Farms® comes along I listen! They're Doing What's Right, Right from the Start® All their animals are raised with 100% Vegetarian diet (No Animal Bi-Products) No Added Hormones or Steroids 100% … [Read more...]

I Love Zucchini Blossoms

Over the years I've featured Zucchini Blossoms a number of different ways, Mexican Style Blossom Enchladas , Butternut Squash Stuffed Blossoms rolled in Pistachios and Zucchini Blossom Cannoli's.  But I always come back to my original recipe of Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, my interpretation of an old Tuscan Recipe. They're not … [Read more...]

Wild Boar Ragu with Pappardelle

Thanks to my friends at Texas Natural Meats, I've got a freezer full of Wild Boar and Bison to work with as I come up with new recipes for my blog.   My latest culinary adventure is a Wild Boar Ragu! Whether you're lucky enough to find wild boar in your market or you simply use local pork, this sauce is easy to make and takes your pasta dishes … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Korean Inspired Street Tacos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love trying new things, especially when it’s a new easy slow cooker recipe, and it makes cooking dinner faster, and easier than before.   And while I don’t usually buy prepackaged sauces, I had a chance to try Sweet Korean … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks

Fire up the grill and give my Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks a try. I guarantee they'll put a smile on the faces of the carnivores in your family! I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker company to try out their new Fruit and Honey products and see what kind of deliciousness I could come up with.  I love when companies ask me to … [Read more...]

Pasta Nests with Pan Seared Shrimp – Entertaining with Pizzazz

With the holidays rapidly approaching it's not too early to start thinking about dishes to make your holiday gatherings more delicious!  Everyone of us becomes an event planner when the holiday season starts and whether it's a cocktail party, dinner or even a brunch, my Pasta Nests with Shrimp will leave a lasting impression. Let's start by … [Read more...]

Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders with a Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce

Have you ever made something that was so delicious you even surprised yourself?  Well that was the case with my Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders and that oh so tasty Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce! I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker Company for a chef's perspective on their new product Jif Peanut Powder.  I immediately started thinking how I … [Read more...]