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 …

Waffle-Iron Hashbrown Sandwiches

Appetizers, Brands, Gluten Free, Product Reviews, Recipes, Tutorial

I have a secret to admit that I am ashamed of. I am in a dinner rut. That’s right, in my family we have four dinner dishes that are constantly on repeat. Now before you get all my-cooking-is-holier-than-thou on me, don’t pretend that you’re not doing the exact same thing. I can see your downcast eyes …

2016 Spring Cocktail Recipes

Alcohol, Cocktails, Drinks, Product Reviews, Recipes

One of the many perks of my job is that I get sent free booze all the time. Yes, I know it’s awesome. Firstly, it is very important to note that I drink responsibly and I highly encourage you, my spectacular reader, to do so as well. Of course, I do not take this lovely …

Pulled Bourbon Cedar Springs Veal

Brands, Meat, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sauces, Tutorial

In my life, there’s a constant battle brewing between eating healthy and delicious food.  Plus, add on top of that the fact that I’m a working mom with a growing small business… it’s a very slippy slope towards fast food and high-caloric TV dinners. I’m constantly vowing to cook healthier meals for my family and …

Beet Kale Salad & Springtime Oat Smoothie

Appetizers, Brands, Drinks, Fruit, Product Reviews, Recipes, Salads, Smoothies, Tutorial

Did you know it’s National Nutrition Month? Yup, March is a time to finally get around to that pesky New Years’ Resolution that’s been haunting you since January 2nd.  I personally have been slowly working on my nutrition since last autumn, when I happily welcomed my baby girl into the world. I subscribe to the …

Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear

Alcohol, Brands, Cocktails, Dessert, Drinks, Fruit, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sauces, Tutorial

There are a few foodie milestones that come with growing into a proper adult – eating your first mouthful of caviar without gagging, knowing the difference between chocolate truffles and actual truffles, and learning to pair a good wine with a yummy dessert.  Well, I can’t help you with the caviar reflex (not something I’ve mastered …