Top Mates Finishing Sauces

Appetizers, Brands, Condiments, Fish, Jams, Meat, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sauces

As a professional food stylist, recipe developer, and blogger, I receive a lot of unsolicited products in the mail. Some of these are not so good, and thus I don’t share them with you. But many are absolutely fabulous. So for the interest of sharing, I am starting a new post series revealing my new …

Big Apple Cheesecake

Cake, Dessert, Gluten Free, Pies, Recipes, Sauces, Tutorial

Today we’re going to revisit one of our most popular recipe posts from back in September 2015, The Big Apple Cheesecake. Inspired by my former home of Manhattan, this is sure to tantalize your tastebuds. New York City epitomizes everything that is great about America… it’s vibrant, culturally diverse, and rooted in patriotism.  So, I …

Try the World: Thailand

Appetizers, Brands, Candy, Condiments, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sauces, Travel

Do you have a wandering soul but a poor-person’s budget? An adventurous personality with a wallet full of moths? A nagging urge to explore and yet no money to do so? Fear not, my economically crippled wanderluster! You don’t need to hop on a plane to experience all that the world has to offer. Thanks …

Wild Garden Tostada

Appetizers, Brands, Condiments, Recipes, Salads, Sauces, Tutorial

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc., Circle Foods LLC, and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own. There are certain things in life that make you feel an immense sense of gratification.  A seamlessly frosted cake. The last puzzle piece being snapped …

Tortellini Muffins

Appetizers, Brands, Meat, Muffins, Recipes, Sauces, Tutorial

Dinnertime. The moment of truth in my busy household. After a busy day of work and mommy-ing, do I attempt to make a full dinner? Will anyone notice the difference between a fresh cooked meal and a frozen one? How fast can the pizza delivery guy arrive? Even as a professional recipe developer, sadly this …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Alcohol, Chocolate, Cocktails, Coffee, Creams, Dessert, Drinks, Holidays, Recipes, Sauces, Sweets, Tea, Tutorial

If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red velvet cake, and you have one heck of a drink recipe. Now, if you’re not too familiar with the world of red velvet, it is a red colored …

How to make a Flavor Bomb

Appetizers, Condiments, Fish, Meat, Recipes, Sauces, Tutorial

I have a dilemma which I am pretty sure is a plague upon your own household… wasted food. I cannot tell you how much food I throw away each week. From leftovers to an unopened bag of rotten spinach, it is something that weighs heavily on my conscience. Not only am I letting perfectly good …

Honey Roasted Cardamom California Walnuts

Appetizers, Brands, Candy, Dessert, Holidays, Jams, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sauces, Sweets, Tutorial

One of the many perks of being in charge of a test kitchen is that I get to constantly challenge myself. Whether its looking a salmon (literally) in the eye or attacking a creme brulee with an blow-torch, I am always quite happily stepping out of my comfort zone. As I say time and time …