Watermelon and Peach Salsa

Oh my gosh, this salsa is good. You need to try it! This started as a what-if, and I have to admit that I was a little bit skeptical of my own idea. I’ve made fruit salsas before, usually withRead more…

Ch-ch-ch- Chai!

A while back, I received sets of cocktail, chai, and recipe dice from a company called Leafcutter Designs. The general idea is that you roll the dice and create a cocktail, chai, or recipe based on what you roll. It’sRead more…

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatoes are one of the things that I look forward to every summer – the winter ones just aren’t that good. But tomatillos are also very much a summer fruit. It’s not that they’re not as tasty in winter –Read more…

Tuna in the Style of Lobster Roll

I grew up eating canned tuna, and it was pretty much either a tuna salad sandwich or tuna noodle casserole. And the tuna in the can was pretty much always the same, too. I don’t know if that was becauseRead more…

Salt-Block Pickled Zucchini

A while back, I picked up a salt-block-cooking cookbook at my favorite used bookstore. No, the store isn’t used. Most of the books are, though. I didn’t happen to have a salt block to cook on, but I figured thatRead more…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pudding Poke Cake

First up, I’m calling this a peanut butter poke cake, but I didn’t actually use peanut butter. However, “chocolate and substitute peanut butter poke cake” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. And this tastes like peanut butter, soRead more…

Frito Pie – It was never pie, and now it’s a dip!

Last night I was watching a re-run of Hawaii 5-0 and the plot revolved around a surfer who was murdered. At the end of the show, a bunch of surfers paddled out into the ocean and formed a circle andRead more…

Cracking the Code on Eggs

What do YOU know about eggs? Are you SURE you know everything you need to know? It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t have as many options. Maybe there were brown eggs. Maybe a different brand. But now weRead more…

Some of the BEST potato salads on the web!

I totally LOVE potato salad, but I have to say that I’m not stuck on one recipe – I love experimenting and I love trying new recipes. Writing recipe roundups for Parade Magazine’s online Community Table has given me incentiveRead more…

Some of the BEST potato salads on the web!

I totally LOVE potato salad, but I have to say that I’m not stuck on one recipe – I love experimenting and I love trying new recipes. Writing recipe roundups for Parade Magazine’s online Community Table has given me incentiveRead more…

Vegetarian (could be vegan) Caesar Salad Dressing

Yet another cookbook has crossed my path via the cookbook exchange group I belong to. This time, the book is The Pollan Family Table by Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan. If those names aren’t familiar to you, the nameRead more…

Sunset at the Beach Cocktail

I’ve fallen in love with the idea of color-changing cocktails and layered cocktails. This time I decided to up the ante by creating a layered cocktail that has a color-changing component. My friends at Smirnoff challenged me to create aRead more…