This delicious salad is my take on the iconic Leon salad served at LaScala’s restaurant in Beverly Hills. While on a business trip to Newport Beach, I had to make a pilgrimage to the LaScala Boutique restaurant and have one for myself. All I can Read More..
Month: March 2019
This may be my favorite dessert. What’s not to like about an individual dessert with a rich, cakey exterior hiding a warm, gooey, pudding-like chocolate center? This cake is perfect for a romantic dinner, to serve for a holiday dessert, or to impress guests during Read More..
Once you taste these creamy, rich, mashed potatoes with the tangy bite of horseradish together with the buttery, nuttiness of roasted garlic, you won’t want plain old mashed potatoes again. Is there anything more comforting than mashed potatoes? Have a bad day? Crave some mashed Read More..
A tomahawk steak or cowboy steak, is a “Flintstonian”, thick cut of ribeye with a 6-8-inch bone handle. Can’t you see Fred Flintstone gnawing on something like this? Cartoon reference aside, the tomahawk is an impressive cut to serve to guests and has become very Read More..
I think that this classic recipe may be an almost perfect dish. I know. It’s so simple. But that’s the beauty of it! I love the cold, crispy lettuce. I love the tangy, creamy dressing with the pungent, sharp crumbles of blue cheese. I love Read More..
Can you go into a coffee shop and just get a coffee? I can’t. I want something small and sweet to go along with the coffee. It is a treat that I look forward to. The problem is that I am usually disappointed. Either the Read More..
Crispy, creamy egg boats are what would happen if a frittata or an omelet and a bread bowl had a love child. A crispy, crunchy crust cradling a creamy, savory, soft egg, ham, and vegetable center. How amazing does that sound? There is something that Read More..
Cool and creamy. Lightly sweet and wonderfully fruity. This easy dish is a refreshing dessert or an elegant addition to brunch. The best part is that it only looks fancy. I first had this amazing dish at La Madeline’s French Bakery and Cafe in Houston, Read More..
A quick, easy, and elegant cocktail that marries the flavors of fresh, fruity peaches and the sweet fizz of prosecco. I have not met anyone who doesn’t enjoy a delicious Bellini. I experienced my very first Bellini at a gorgeous Sardinian restaurant in Houston, Texas. Read More..
This cookie is rich and chocolatey, with a warm spiciness that will leave you craving more. These cookies are soft on the inside and crispy around the edges. The surprise of the cayenne starts subtle and then hits with a warm spiciness in the back Read More..
This is a simple recipe that explodes with the comforting, spicy, warm flavors of Mexico. So versatile, Spicy Mexican Rice Pilaf can be a side or with the addition of some ground beef or shredded chicken, it’s a one-pot meal. I like to serve this Read More..
A copycat of the famous Chuy’s restaurant sauce, this creamy cilantro jalapeno sauce is bold, flavorful, and the perfect complement to spicy Tex-Mex foods or as a dip for tortilla chips, veggies, or anything else you can think of. I like to serve this sauce Read More..