Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms video (Scroll down for recipe) In partnership with Hidden Valley Ranch, here is an easy spinach stuffed mushrooms recipe that your party guests will love. I can’t properly express how happy I am that I finally came around to the mushroom-side of things. For so long, I despised the lowly fungi and […]

How to Make a Cheese Plate

How to Make a Cheese Plate Video (scroll down for tips and cheese suggestions) Part 3 in our French Brunch series, the cheese plate. I met with Kendall Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese in Austin Texas to get some tips for putting together a great cheese plate, as well as some specific cheese suggestions for our […]

Super Nachos with Avocado Sauce

Super Nachos recipe video (scroll down for printable recipe) There’s not a whole lot in the world that’s better than nachos. Even less in the world that’s better than SUPER NACHOS. I put it in all-caps for emphasis. SUPER NACHOS are kind of like the Nachos Supreme I used to get at Taco Bell back […]

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas are one of the most well known Spanish tapas recipes, and for good reason. They are inexpensive, super simple, and very delicious. Potatoes parboiled, then cooked in lots of extra-virgin olive oil until slightly crispy and fully infused with rich olive flavor, then dressed with a spicy mayonnaise sauce. Serve these warm or […]

Crostini

Crostini is Italian for “little toasts” and it’s exactly what that sounds like (crostino is the singular of the word). Thin slices of a baguette or other narrow loaf, lightly oiled and then oven-toasted until crisp. Think of a fancy Melba toast. Crostini can be topped with any combination of delectable treats you can think […]

Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños

Stuffed jalapeños this way are incredibly, stupidly easy and delicious. No cooking the meat first, no cooking anything first, just mix up some pork with some salsa and other stuff, cram it in a hollowed out jalapeño and bake. So easy a horse on ketamine could do it and horses don’t even have thumbs! Come […]

Egg Roll Recipe

From what I gathered on the internet, the egg rolls you find at Chinese restaurants are evolved from the more delicate spring rolls actually found in China. Spring rolls are so called because they are served in the spring time, and at Chinese New Year. Egg rolls are so called because the wrappers (or “skins”) […]

Raw Hummus

As mentioned, I’ve been sprouting seeds lately. In my travels around the world while sitting in darkened office poking at a keypad and staring at the compooter, I came across the idea of sprouting beans. Maybe it makes them more digestible, they say. If you adhere to a raw diet, it’s definitely the only way […]

Sicilian Fried Dough Balls – Christmas in Italy

Part eight in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Italy, focus on: DOUGH BALLS! Big thank you to my friend Mel for joining me on the show again to share her family tradition! Yay! Fried dough balls! A simple bread dough; little bites of it filled with cheese or pepperoni or anchovies, then […]