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Perfect Roast Chicken with Citrus Gravy

So, we all know my life is a little hectic right now. I may be flying off the grid for an undetermined amount of time in the very near future. Be that as it may, I thought I would share one last recipe before full scale madness ensues. We are packing up and moving, we […]

Grilled Sirloin Flap with Strawberry Salsa and Chipotle Balsamic Reduction

Some friends are family; you have no choice but to have them in your life. You love them, you hate them, you would hurt whoever hurts them, love whoever loves them. Let’s go back in time and space to Lake Nacimiento, CA, 1986…say, October-ish. A close group of married couples and their young kids are […]

Pan Seared Scallops with Whole-Wheat Pasta and Fresh Pesto

Pan Seared Scallops with Whole-Wheat Pasta and Fresh Pesto serves two Ok, so I get that there is more than one way to cook a scallop, but who are we kidding to deny that there is quite simply one BEST way to cook a scallop. Cast iron my friend. Cast-Iron. Nothing gets that perfect sear […]

Lemon Curry Brick Chicken with Spicy Kale and Curry Mashed Potatoes

Lemon Curry Brick Chicken with Spicy Kale and Curry Mashed Potatoes Ok, let’s be honest here. This recipe and post really only exist for one reason, and that reason is the word spatchcocking. I think it’s a pretty awesome word…it just rolls of the tongue in a fun way. Spatchcocking. Say it.  Love it. Moving […]

My Grandmother’s Paella…but not really

I thought it would be appropriate to start my blog with homage to my grandmother. My grandmother was born and raised in Puerto Rico and brought so much culture and life to our family. I believe from her cooking (or what my father lovingly refers to as “spic” food) stemmed my passion for food, with […]