Muhammara Dip & Syrian Metal!

October 19, 2014

Muhammara Dip
Got red peppers in your crisper? Walnuts too? Then, you’re right on track to make this wonderful dip. It’s super easy too – just toss everything in the food processor or blender, and whiz it around a bit. Done!

I first was introduced to Muhammara with Kimberly Snyder’s book, Beauty Detox Foods, and at first taste, I was in love! It’s so unique. It has a great texture and a flavor that will blow your mind!


A Little Update & Some Cute Kitties

October 9, 2014

What is up, beautiful! It’s been too long, hasn’t it? Things got a little crazy over here, and I just needed a “soul re-charge,” ya know what I mean? That unfortunately meant taking a break from this here blog. I’m not quite ready to post a recipe yet – and I stress YET! But I figured I’d flood you with some absolutely adorable kitty pics.

Here’s why:

I had my birthday last month – to the day, in fact. A few days after that, our garage kitty, Mama Berenis, went missing.
Mama kitty missing


Rockin’ Cajun Chicken Sandwich – and a chance to win a $50 Gift Card!

September 16, 2014

Chicken breasts seasoned with Cajun seasoning.

Old skool, dawg! It’s been a few years since I’ve written the original post for the Rockin Cajun Chicken Sandwich, and I thought it would be a good time to resurrect it! Working as an expo, and then line cook at T.G.I. Friday’s for 8 years, I learned a few recipes along the way.

Willya look at that photo! That’s an oldie right there… perhaps I’ll upgrade that beauty one day, though I have to admit that it is charming.


Send Me Your Scallops

September 2, 2014

Scallops with Champagne Grapes and Almonds

Did you know that scallops are effing expensive as hell? Geez man, $19.99 per pound for these beauties. Is it worth it? I’d say so. I mean, I definitely don’t eat them every week, or even every month. Shoot, honestly, I can’t remember the last time that I had scallops – it must have been at least a year ago! With that said, it’s nice to splurge a little every now and then, and send your money to the sea gods.


Slaves Of Pain Habañero Crème Brûlée (and a GIVEAWAY!)

August 25, 2014

Raspberrty-Chile Creme Brulee, Melissa's Produce, The Great Pepper Cookbook

**The giveaway has ended – thanks for participating!! Our winners are Tim, Annette, Amanda & Denise!! We hope you enjoy these wonderful cookbooks!!

Prepare thyself!  A tantalizing and tormenting taste-bud traversal is about to begin! This Raspberry-Chile Crème Brûlée will make you a SLAVE of PAIN, but you’ll love it – pinkie swear. When Melissa’s Produce sent me Melissa’s The Great Pepper Cookbook (Oxmoor House), I saw this very recipe inside, and instantly thought of one of my good friends who LOVES the almighty habañero. Ohhh, that beautiful bright orange pepper is so shiny and pretty, but if you’ve ever dared to try a fresh sliver, you’ll immediately feel that searing pain on your tongue and any appendage that it happens to come in contact with.


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