IMG_6654It was one of those nights where I kept putting off dinner because I didn’t know what to make and I thought I didn’t have anything to make anything with, even though my freezer and pantry was full. But I was missing one ingredient for every possible recipe I could think of, but it’s so hot here in Scottsdale right now, so I didn’t want to leave the house, cook, clean, or do laundry. Basically, I don’t want to move until midnight when it’s finally down to at least 97 degrees outside.

I recently purchased this new cookbook called “Paleo Take-out.” As it turns out, the majority of the recipes are Asian, and it’s not exactly what some would deem strict paleo. Nonetheless, the dishes have been quite good.  So, the other day, I ventured out in this crazy heat and made a trip to one of the Asian grocery stores to stock up on some of the items listed in the book that were essential for cooking some of these recipes. I didn’t really have a plan, but I figured if I had some of them on hand, they would become useful at some point. So ha-ha! They were! Read More →

Tuscan Chicken Mushroom Rice Casserole

I always buy these giant containers of mushrooms at Costco that I have no idea what to do with it. So I had to figure out how to use them all up. Read More →

Crispy Shrimp Tacos

When I really wish I was in Northern Mexico, like on the beach, in a beach house, smelling salt water and seafood, this is what I make. Read More →

Chewy Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

My kids are always asking me to make chocolate chip cookies. For some reason, I make cookies, but usually not chocolate chip. I’ll make some lemon ricotta cookies with lavender syrup or some fancy schmancy thing like that. Then nobody eats them but me and that’s not good.

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Fresh & Chunky Guacamole

This is the guacamole that will win over even the guacamole haters. Read More →

Coastal Cheddar Crustless Quiche

“Scrambling” to come up with a quiche idea.

I’ve got this brunch to do on Friday, and quiche is on the menu. My first choice of flavor combinations is Spanish chorizo and roasted poblano peppers with manchego cheese. Read More →