‘Otai – Tongan Watermelon Drink

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Today is National Drink Watermelon Day, or is it National watermelon drink day? Either way I am celebrating. I don’t make these things up, I just participate in these crazy national food holidays when some sound like they would be fun to participate in. I was on instagram the other day and saw that the […]


Tin Roof! Rusted! Tin Roof Ice Cream Cones

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Remember the B52’s song “Love Shack” and the part where they stop the music and the one gal yells “Tiiiiiiiiin Roof!  Rusted!” That is what inspired this recipe today. Tin roof ice cream cones..but “rusted” with the swirl of caramel sauce. AND right in time to celebrate National Ice Cream day. I believe one can […]


Pimm’s Cup Strawberries and Cream Eton Mess

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I am a huge tennis fan and the last two weeks most of my time has been spent watching Wimbledon. Or at least having it on my computer while I attempt to get other things done.  Wimbledon is known for its traditions from its all white attire for players to the food and drink served […]


Lemon Ginger Crepes with Blackberry Whipped Cream

Lemon Ginger Crepes with Blackberry Whipped Cream

Ooh la la Lemon Ginger Crepes are so fancy sounding but they couldn’t be easier to make. When Cost Plus World Market asked me to make a fun recipe with some of their lemon and ginger products I immediately thought of making crepes. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. You all know […]


Mediterranean Grilled Pizzas #WorldMarketLove4Outdoors

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At first I was afraid thinking if I placed pizza dough directly on the grill it would fall through and make a giant mess. Not true!! Grilling pizza couldn’t be easier and I have come up with 4 different Mediterranean grilled pizzas for your today with ideas for many more. This post is sponsored by […]


Tahitian Vanilla Seared Scallops with Lemon Coconut Risotto

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I have some fancy food for you today. Tahitian vanilla seared scallops with lemon coconut risotto and a vanilla bean beurre blanc. Once in a while I love to cook something I would typically order in a restaurant but not make at home due to the work involved. Things that professional chefs have training on […]


Tropical 7 Layer Bars

Tropical 7 Layer Bars. A tropical version of the classic 7 layer bar

Time for a decadent sweet treat – tropical 7 layer bars. Like the 7 layer bar you remember from picnics and summer potlucks but made with as many tropical ingredients that I could find. This post is sponsored by World Market, they asked me to make a fun summer themed tropical recipe and I knew […]


Simple Citrus and Coconut Cocktail

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It was 90 degrees today. I feel bad for friends that are still talking about snowfall, waiting for spring when Vegas is feeling like summertime. There have been nectarines and cherries at the farmers markets already, and weather like this makes me want to sit outside, stick my feet in the kiddy pool and sip […]


Jam Filled Aebleskivers ( Danish Pancakes)

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I am such a sucker for breakfast foods and these Aebleskivers AKA Danish pancakes are amazing. I am pretty sure I could eat them daily, and I am looking forward to them on this upcoming Mother’s day. This post is sponsored by Bonne Maman on behalf of their amazing Mother’s Day giveaway sweepstakes. When I […]


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I honestly can’t tell you how many times in my life I have baked chocolate chip cookies. Probably a gazillion. Ok maybe only a million. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic, a comforting delicious cookie. Especially warm right out of the oven. But not too hot, because burning one’s tongue on hot magma like chocolate […]


Man Food : Steak and Eggs

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I wanted to title this Man Food : Sous Vide Steak and Bacon Fat Fried Eggs. But for SEO purposes its Steak and Eggs. Then again this is my blog and I suppose I can name these recipes anything I want really. Delicious food would be the title of everything then if that is what […]


Spicy Buffalo Ragu over Pipe Rigate Pasta

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I am not the biggest fan of pasta dishes, I am totally one of “those” that subs in zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash instead, but once in a while you just can’t sub veggies, you need to use the real deal. Take macaroni and cheese for example, you can’t sub anything in place of the […]