~Holy Pazole!~

The cure for everything, is right here in this pretty little bowl. This traditional Mexican sopa is filled to the brim with heart healthy ingredients and antioxidants as well as feel good spices and all over comfort. Chicken is simmered in tomato, broth, white wine, herbs and garlic and then laden with chile, hominy and … Continue reading ~Holy Pazole!~

Peruvian Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce

This roasted chicken dish is loaded with latin inspired spices and marinated over night. Heavy notes of chile and paprika give it a lovely redish color and hints of smoke. I am a firm believer in 'never to much garlic' and we've also added lime, cumin, sea salt, cilantro, olive oil and red pepper. My … Continue reading Peruvian Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce

Papi’s Homemade Meatballs :)

Came home the other night to one of my favorite dishes. Hand shaped beef and pork meatballs in a rustic marinara with shallot, garlic, fresh herbs, parmesan, tomato and sherry. Served over gluten free pasta with a side of fresh tomato mozzarella caprese salad.  My husband William made this delicious meal and helped me stage … Continue reading Papi’s Homemade Meatballs 🙂

Blistered Tomatoes

This. Just.Happened. Yep. FML ( in such a fabulous way) Blistered Grape, Marzano,Sunburst, Vine Ripe and Sundried Tomatoes with a Heavy Splash of Chardonnay, Hand Picked Herbs, Garlic, Shallot, Olive Oil and Sea Salt.  Roasted in a Cast Iron Pan for 20 Minutes and Then Topped with Buffalo Mozzarella and Creamy Goat Cheese. Hi Broiled … Continue reading Blistered Tomatoes

Horseradish Roasted Salmon….(f☆ck yeah) :)

Back ground story: Years ago I had the honor of working side by side with Chef Arpad Olah who is not only a creative genius but a close personal friend and mentor. He and his beautiful family are dear to my heart and I think of them each time I recreate this amazing dish. This … Continue reading Horseradish Roasted Salmon….(f☆ck yeah) 🙂

Brazilian Pica Flor ♡

This is a spin on my personal cocktail recipe and is actually a variation of a luxurious Brazilian Lemonade. This drink is traditionally made with fresh squeezed limes, sweetened condensed milk and sugar water. I've added Silver Patron and a Pinch of Jalapeño because I love a little heat to balance out the acidity and … Continue reading Brazilian Pica Flor ♡

This Little Piggy…

Tender Pork Tenderloin, Pounded Out and Stuffed with Pan Roasted Shallot, An Jou Pears, Crumbled Gorgonzola and Ravage Cabernet. Sprinkled lavishly with sea salt and cracked pepper- then tucked and rolled, tied with fresh rosemary and then lovingly basted while roasting with the pan sauce left over from the pears and shallots.  One hour on … Continue reading This Little Piggy…