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Go Cocoa Loco

(Serves 4-6) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons cocoa powder ¾ cup milk chocolate chips or bar, chopped Pinch kosher salt Milk and cream as needed Directions: Mix first five ingredients together and reserve until…

Boozy Buttered Cider

One of my favorite things that come from the season change and cooler weather is a warm, boozy, delicious cocktail. Apple cider buttered rum has all my favorite spices and is sure to be just the treat you are looking for when partaking in…

The Ultimate Caprese Salad

This is a dish I can literally have every day, all summer long. It fits the bill on any hot and humid day when you need something a little lighter as a summer side dish, or it can easily be enjoyed as a main course, which is typically how I…

Foolproof Carnitas

Tacos are a crowd favorite, especially as the weather begins to heat up and you are looking for a quick fix for the family dinner. This recipe is easily doubled to feed a larger crowd for an outdoor hangout. It’s a foolproof carnitas recipe…

Salmon Simplified

Let's face it, life is crazy busy. We have jobs, families, friends, pets and a plethora of other activities to keep us busy. Sometimes you just want to take it easy and throw together a bright and fresh dinner to lighten the load. This…

Turkey Pho

This Thanksgiving, don’t throw out the bones or stress about what to do with all the leftover turkey. This is the perfect noodle soup that will utilize all your leftovers and is sure to please anyone who adores a little twist on chicken…

You Don’t Know Bolognese

You have probably had Pasta Bolognese, a simple sauce on pasta. But do you really know what goes in it? It can be as complicated or as simple as you want. The recipe below is middle-of-the-road and has some options to take or leave. It is a…

Meet Your Maker

Time. It’s an elusive resource most of us can’t seem to catch enough of. And what’s even more elusive than time? Patience — a virtue seemingly lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life. We move from one thing to the next in a heartbeat,…

Fall Into Soup Season

Fall is here and the chilly temperatures have us craving for hot soup on the stove. Friends, nothing is easier! All you need are fresh vegetables, some vegetable or chicken stock and a bit of cream to make a mouth-watering bowl of soup…

Inner Beauty

Pizza is great, but inside a pocket it can be even better. This is a bit of an over simplification — a calzone is so much more than a pizza pocket. While the outer crust is pizza dough, the inside can be so much more than just random pizza…

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

When fall hits there’s just not enough pumpkin spice. It’s found in lattes, Cheerios, ice cream and even Dorritos. It’s loved because of the warm fuzzy feeling it gives us, indicating the change of the season and kickoff to the holidays.…

Chicken Kofta With Babaganoush

As we wind down from summer, don’t hesitate to keep firing up the grill. Take advantage of those farmers market eggplants to make a quick and easy dipping sauce for these grilled chicken kofta that are amped up with some Moroccan spices.…

Garden Goodness

This is a bright vibrant side or lunch mainstay for celebrating the abundance of the summer season. This tasty panzanella recipe is a fantastic way to use all those delicious peaches and tomatoes — and it’s even better when there’s some…

The Power of Curiosity

Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Jeffrey Ferguson, a doctor of anthropology at the University of Missouri, could say the same, although the pottery he creates in his backyard studio…

Watermelon & Feta Salad

This dish’s success comes from combining the beautiful sweetness of melon with the creamy salty and briny flavors of feta. When you pair that with the brightness of fresh mint and tangy pomegranate molasses, it makes a beautiful side to any…

Shop the Farmers Market Like a Boss

I recently went on holiday with some old friends and it quickly became apparent why we were so close. Besides being crazy about food and how our families could share our meals together, we were also market obsessed. Farmers market, that is.…

Fantastic Fried Chicken

I am not sure if I’ve ever met a person who didn’t like fried chicken. Not everyone loves fried chicken, but most will chow down if it’s at a cook-out or Sunday dinner. That being said, you need a go-to recipe. I am by no means saying this…

Blood Orange Margarita

Warm weather is here and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a delicious margarita. Make this Cinco de Mayo a little more memorable by serving this margarita, which is as delicious as it is fun and festive in color! 2…

Steak Savvy

Photos by L.G. Patterson Cote du Boeuf, ribeye, Scotch fillet, cowboy ribeye, Delmonico, tomahawk, or whatever you want to call a steak from the rib primal section of beef. There are nine primal sections of beef, only three are…