The Posts You Loved Most – 2014 Edition!

December 31, 2014

Howdy, hey! Today is the last day of the year, ya dig? This year has been a crazy ride. Some things not so great, but there were some REALLY GREAT things that happened too! I was featured in my local paper. Shortly thereafter I appeared on the KCAA Morning Show! So rad! Then, a recipe of mine got featured in a magazine called Perk. Simply amazing. Keeping all this on the up and up can be tough at times, but hopefully I’ve inspired you in the kitchen! Most of these recipes are easy, some of them are indeed hard, but they are WORTH IT! Here are the posts you loved the most in 2014:


Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs & Basil Hollandaise

December 17, 2014

Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Basil Hollandaise

Hey good-lookin’, look at what I’ve got cookin’! The holidays are here and often that means decadence. I saw a version of this on Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It originally was a side, but what I’ve got for you is a perfect, decadent, healthy breakfast that is perfect for the holidays.  High five, bro!


Twist of Candy Cain Blossoms

December 11, 2014

Peppermint Mocha Blossoms

I’m sure that you’re familiar with the forever popular Christmas cookie – Peanut Butter Blossoms. If you’re not, they are this beautiful mix of a peanut butter cookie dough that’s rolled in sugar. Once it bakes for a few minutes, you stick a Hershey’s kiss in it, bake it a minute or two more, and you have your delightfully chewy, peanut-buttery, chocolatey cookie! Me and a few of my friends got together for a Holiday Cookie Swap this past weekend, and since they’re all super-foodies, I felt I had to step up my game a little bit. I’ve been on a chocolate/peppermint kick lately, so I decided that I would transform my tried and true Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe.


Holiday in Palm Springs!

December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving in Palm Springs, El Jefe, The Saguaro
Hello Heavy Metal Foodie! I hope your holidays were full of great food and great fun! I, for one, cooked a 26 pound free range turkey (which I won’t ever be doing again, unless it’s for 15 people), and way too many sides. I think we had something like 4 vegetable sides – my mom made Broccoli Cheese Casserole, I tried a new Brussels Sprouts / Butternut Squash side that was out of this world, made a classic green bean casserole, and an awesome blueberry-centric salad! I clearly went over-board, but this was the first time my Mom and Bro were under my roof for Thanksgiving dinner. It called for a major celebration!


Don’t Stop! Spread The Beer Bacon Jam!

November 26, 2014

Beer Bacon Jam
Quick, grab some bacon while you’re at the store today for this new Wiser-Orozco Thanksgiving TREAT! Trust me, you’ll most likely have the rest of the ingredients in your pantry to make this awesome BEER BACON JAM. At our Thanksgiving table this year, you will find our Wiser-Orozco Potatoes Au Gratin laced with this stuff. It will turn your world upside-down! (in a good way) Now for a little back-story that has nothing to do with bacon, or real jam. Well, maybe.


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