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…

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…

Huevos Rancheros Taco

A simply delicious and ridiculously easy breakfast to make! I saute a few little garden tomatoes and jalapeno in olive oil with crushed garlic and a tiny pinch of oregano. salt and pepper. Once caramelized, gently crack egg into pan. Cover and lower heat and cook for about 2 minutes. Heat a tortilla up then…

Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken

I roasted this little beauty with herbs, Meyer lemons and peppers all from my plants! I bathed her in sage, jalapeño peppers, bell peppers and some juicy Meyer lemons! A little salt and black pepper and in she went to a long hot sauna in the oven. It was a delicious master piece! Also…this is…

Pie Baking with Kate McDermott

Who loves pie? I know I do! I don’t consider myself a dessert lover but I do love pie! I love it so much, I nicknamed my daughter Pie, because she’s the most perfect thing in the universe…just like pie! So you can imagine how thrilled I was to be able to attend a pie baking…

Little star

  The other beat of my heart. My little star. My perfect slice pie! I never knew what love was and how much it could hurt or how much happiness I would feel until I met you. The first look I shared with you That very moment I knew nothing would ever compare to you….