Hot Reuben Dip

One of my favorite sandwiches is a nice corned beef reuben.  I love the contrast of flavors and textures, and there is so much going on in that sandwich you can’t help but love it, so why not enjoy it as a dip.  I think dips are such a great thing, you can pretty much…

Saucy Cheeseburger Empanadas

This recipe is super easy, super delish, and tastes just like a cheeseburger!  I don’t like to fry my empanadas, and for years I have been using a cream cheese dough to make mine baked, in the oven, but lately I have been using puffed pastry because I find it can replicate a traditional empanada…

Salmon Burgers with Beurre Blanc Sauce

One of the things I perfected a long time ago were sauces, long before they were a must for Culinary School, I taught myself how to make some pretty traditional ones, reading old cookbooks and good old trial and error, dating my old ass, long before there was internet, and you could Google and YouTube…

Spicy Tex Mex Corn Dip

This dip is so flippin‘ go tood it’s addictive. It begins with fresh corn lightly charred on the stove top grill pan with smokey cumin and chili powder it takes this dip over the top! I like to use jalapeños in this as I use the chipotle chili flakes for the spice factor. You can…

Sweet & Spicy Mango Sauce

This recipe was born out of my love of chutney and sweet chili sauce.  Two very distinct flavors but so many perfect elements.  This is almost a chutney, but I didn’t use curry powder or vinegar.  I did however, use Sambal Oelek which is a beautiful Asian chili paste that I just adore.  The flavors…

Savory Carrot Pancakes

Now before you say anything, keep any open mind.  This recipe was created with a healthy consciousness that is emerging in me.  I have to be honest pancakes are not my go to breakfast choice and never have been.  It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that I need protein in my breakfast,…

Quattro Formaggi Pizza Dip

I am convinced if you put your mind to it, you can turn anything you love into a dip.  Pizza is one of those dishes that everyone adores in some fashion or another.  I love to deconstruct my favs and turn them into dips.  This is my take on pizza dip. This has all the…

Holiday Foods On a Shoe String

Tis the season for love, laughter, gift giving, family, and food.  Many people come to dread the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but it doesn’t have to be expensive.  It can be a festive time and you can still enjoy entertaining without having to take out a second mortgage if you know where you…

Green Goddess Dressing

Back in the 70’s Green Goddess Dressing was served over big wedges of iceberg lettuce or in fancy restaurants over mixed greens.  The origin of this dressing dates back to the 1920’s and hails from the famous Palace Hotel, in San Franscico, as a chef’s homage to a play of that time, called,  you got it, “The…