Blueberry Lime Maple Pie

I saw somewhere while trolling instagram that someone had made a blueberry lime pie. I usually do a blueberry lavender pie but blueberries and lime sounded like it would be delicious together! Tart and sweet…everything my tastebuds would love! I always use my pie mentor, Kate Mcdermott’s pie dough recipe. I made her all butter…

Fat Burning Coffee

Coffee – Coconut Oil or MCT oil – Grass Fed Butter – Blender. That’s all you need for a delicious, frothy, energy boosting, and fat burning cup of Jo!

Pie Weekend

When I get 3 days off in a row and the weather is cold outside, I find the desire to fire up the oven and bake some pies! If asked, cake or pie? It will always be pie! Pie dough requires a lot of love and patience. Everything affects the crust of a pie, from…

Trader Joes Beer Bread Muffins 

In my opinion the only thing pumpkin beer is good for is making beer bread. Trader Joe’s is the perfect spot to collect all the ingredients needed and they make it easy with their ready to go beer bread mix! What I did to create these tasty treats… Beer Bread Mix Pumpkin Puree Pumpkin Beer…

Food Trailer Menu

Rumor has it we may be the proud owners of an airstream food trailer. I guess when in austin…open a food trailer! Whether we are joining the fad or a little behind the Austin food trailer days, one thing is for sure…We are some crazy good cooks and we love the heat and chaos in…

Bison Chili Dogs

The chili and the dogs are made with bison. A good clean meat. Never factory farmed. Never pumped with antibiotics or other chemicals. Always grassfed. Enough said! I LOVE chili cheese dogs! So why not make them with healthier ingredients?! No high fructose corn syrup, no crazy chemical dyes, no msg, etc… Just clean and…

Cali Fresh Fish Tacos

My fish tacos were inspired by fresh caught fish from my favorite fish monger. Unfortunately my beautiful cuts of fish stayed a little to long in the freezer. Since they were frozen longer than I’d hoped, I decided to make California style fish tacos. After all, my fish did come from a California deep sea…

Clam Chowder and Steamed Artichoke

Another super simple meal… for my biggest fan and critic! My daughter. I don’t always get much time to cook for her anymore but when I do I like to whip up some of her favorites! I came up with a simple and less heavy recipe for clam chowder. It was damn good too! Maia…

Rainy Day Bolognese

A rainy, cold, SoCal day begs for a big pot of bolognese! I danced outside the box with this classic comfort food, making it with ground lamb and it was incredible! My ingredient list: Yellow onion, garlic, ground lamb, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, red wine, s&p This is the ensemble of…

Whole Foods Market Brewing Company

On a recent trip to Houston, Texas for a family wedding, I had an opportunity to visit the newest member of the Whole Foods Market family. I am a loyal Whole Foods Market Venice team member but when I get a chance to visit other stores…especially new ones out of state, I get very excited!…

Something For The Kids

I had so much fun playing in the kitchen for our Halloween menu! My daughter is a senior in high school now. I feel our Halloween days are going to be limited or come to an end. She will be off doing her own adventurous and more grown up things very soon! But for now…

Purple Slaw Dog

I heard somewhere that July is National Hot Dog Month. I guess that’s why every American I know is grilling dogs on the Fourth of July! I totally geeked out after finding this crazy all American news out and my inspirational muses started whispering sweet recipes in my ears. I’m kind of a hot dog…