Grilled Blackened Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Moscato Fruit Salsa #SundaySupper

Sweet and Spicy, Sweet and Sour, Sweet and Salty and just plain Sweet. There's something about a touch of sweetness that makes most everything better. Whether it be chocolate covered pretzels, a Sweet and Sour stir fried pork, strawberries dipped in chocolate or these Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Moscato Pineapple and Mango Salsa....more

Carne Asada Fajita Quesadillas with Grilled Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salsa #CincodeMayo

Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by stuffing yourself silly with some really good Mexican food? I know I do! Can't decide between fajitas with grilled peppers and onions and a big cheesy steak quesadilla? ...more

Garden Tomato, Mushroom and Eggplant Lasagna

No noodles needed in this hearty vegetable lasagna. You won't miss them or the meat as you go back for seconds. Baked ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses along with a spicy marinara sauce will have you singing praises of the eggplant, mushrooms and garden fresh tomatoes in this classic comfort food ....more

Paleo Teryaki Shrimp and Seared Eggplant Bowl

I hesitate to label anything Paleo since I don't follow any diets or trends but it's hard to argue that most of the foods that are considered to be Paleo are really good for you. Basically, it's clean eating in it's most basic form. For instance, swapping out soy sauce which is a GMO and is also super high in sodium for healthier coconut aminos and also using a small spoonful of unfiltered, Raw, local honey in place of table sugar are simple swaps to make this dish much healthier ....more

Sweet and Tangy Brussels Coleslaw with Fennel, Chopped Apples and Golden Raisins #SundaySupper

April is all about celebrating the great outdoors in all of Mother Nature's glory. ...more

Ricotta, Garlic and Mushroom Thin Crust Pizza with Watercress #NationalGarlicDay

Calling all garlic lovers! Welcome to National Garlic Day 2015, hosted by Heather from girlichef. April 19th is a day for garlic lovers far and wide to come together and celebrate the wonder of "the stinking rose" ....more

Authentic Spanish Rice Recipe

I'm sort of kicking myself in the ass right now for not posting this recipe sooner. I've lived in the Southwest for most of my life (I'm not going to disclose exactly how long that is at this time thank you very much) and have never shared my recipe for Spanish rice or quite simply, Arroz. After all, the Spanish don't call it Spanish rice ....more

Poached Salmon with Spring Arborio Rice Pilaf {How to cook Arborio as a table rice instead of Risotto}

Spending time in the kitchen when it is so gorgeous outside is practically the last thing I want to do. ...more

Steak and Deviled Egg Sandwiches #SundaySupper

There is no need to cringe at the thought of dozens of leftover boiled, tie died eggs from Easter morning. In fact, you may rejoice in them once you realize that they can be made into more than just deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches (not that there's anything wrong with those!)...more