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Buffalo Chicken Rumaki Bites

Appetizers

Whatever happened to Rumaki, that vaguely Polynesian appetizer that they used to serve at tiki themed parties in the 70s? Maybe making buffalo-style rumaki will help modernize them a bit and bring them back into […]

The Italian Stallion Hot Dog

Chicken

This no-recipe recipe is my tribute dog to Sweathog, Vinnie Barbarino. Slice an Italian roll across the top, not the side. Spoon a tablespoon of warmed marinara sauce inside the cut roll, then tuck in […]

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites With Sprinkles

Celebrations

We all know that rainbow sprinkles make the world-go-round and this super-easy recipe is fun, festive and good for you too. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave which makes it the perfect treat for a hot summer’s day. […]

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The Muddler

Celebrations

I’m a bit muddled thanks to the help of my friends, and it smells a little bit like tequila in here. Lately, people have been sending me wonderful presents and coincidentally two of them were […]

Taste of Tucson: Sonoran Style Recipes

The Mexican Street Corn Hot Dog

Celebrations

Inspired by Mexican Style Street Corn, this whole beef jumbo hot dog is topped with roasted corn, mayo, lime and spices and served in a top-cut, whole grain bolillo roll. Food photo and recipe by Jackie Alpers. […]

Quinoa Burrito Bowl With Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette

Comfort Food

This recipe originally was written for and published on Refinery29 as part of an article on easy and affordable grain bowls. Check out the rest of the recipes on their site. The Greek yogurt adds a little […]

Recipes from Sprinkles: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicous Desserts

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites With Sprinkles

Celebrations

We all know that rainbow sprinkles make the world-go-round and this super-easy recipe is fun, festive and good for you too. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave which makes it the perfect treat for a hot summer’s day. […]

Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches With Sprinkles!

Chocolate

This may be one of the easiest recipes ever. It was originally written for and published on Refinery29 where you can find seven more of my Oreo recipes. I literally wrote the book on sprinkles, so if you’re […]

Black & White Sprinkles! Cookie

Baked Goods

Look to the cookie. These soft and cakey half-and-half cookies are the perfect palette for your favorite sprinkles, jimmies, confetti, or dragées in elegant shades of black and white. This recipe is from my book Sprinkles!: […]

How To Make Edible Holiday Centerpieces

Appetizers

In my latest article for the Food Network I show you how to make 5 fun, edible holiday centerpieces, including this tree made out of powdered sugar doughnut hole. Here’s how!

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Appetizers

Buffalo Chicken Rumaki Bites

Whatever happened to Rumaki, that vaguely Polynesian appetizer that they used to serve at tiki themed parties in the 70s? Maybe making buffalo-style rumaki will help modernize them a bit and bring them back into […]

Chicken

The Italian Stallion Hot Dog

This no-recipe recipe is my tribute dog to Sweathog, Vinnie Barbarino. Slice an Italian roll across the top, not the side. Spoon a tablespoon of warmed marinara sauce inside the cut roll, then tuck in […]

Celebrations

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites With Sprinkles

We all know that rainbow sprinkles make the world-go-round and this super-easy recipe is fun, festive and good for you too. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave which makes it the perfect treat for a hot summer’s day. […]

Baked Goods

Bombshell Boxed Brownie Dessert Pan Pizzas

These individual brownie pan pizzas are baked and served in Lodge 3.5” cast iron skillets. You can use one 9” cast iron skillet instead if you prefer. The options for different toppings are endless. Have fun experimenting […]

Baked Goods

Mini Brownie Stack Cakes

Remember, that brownie mixes now come in gluten free varieties too! This recipe was first written for Refinery29. Ingredients 1 package brownie mix Cooking spray 2 cups mixed fresh berries 1 cup whipped cream. Instructions […]

Celebrations

The Mexican Street Corn Hot Dog

Inspired by Mexican Style Street Corn, this whole beef jumbo hot dog is topped with roasted corn, mayo, lime and spices and served in a top-cut, whole grain bolillo roll. Food photo and recipe by Jackie Alpers. […]

Comfort Food

Quinoa Burrito Bowl With Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette

This recipe originally was written for and published on Refinery29 as part of an article on easy and affordable grain bowls. Check out the rest of the recipes on their site. The Greek yogurt adds a little […]

Comfort Food

Recipe: Sweet Corn Paletas

Sweet Corn Paletas Mexican ice pops often incorporate more exotic ingredients than their northern counterparts and my Sweet Corn Paletas are no different.  Makes 12-16 servings Ingredients 1 cup milk, I used almond milk but any kind […]

Baked Goods

Recipe: Three Sisters Pizza With Corn Masa Crust

Corn, beans and squash are three of the earliest domesticated crops grown by Native Americans in the Sonoran region. For this recipe, prepared corn masa, which is usually used to make tortillas or gorditas, is […]

Baked Goods

Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough

This recipe has only two ingredients! The fine folks at @refinery29 made made the video. With this pizza dough trick, you’ll be a pie-making pro in no time. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Yield: One large or two […]

Chocolate

Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches With Sprinkles!

This may be one of the easiest recipes ever. It was originally written for and published on Refinery29 where you can find seven more of my Oreo recipes. I literally wrote the book on sprinkles, so if you’re […]

Atkins Friendly

Thai Cauliflower “Fried Rice” with Coconut

Cauliflower that has been pre-chopped into tiny rice-sized bits is my favorite new food product. It’s almost indistinguishable from real rice in recipes, yet contains significantly less carbs, so it’s perfect for grain-free and Paleo diets. […]

breakfast

Creamy Wheat Berry Breakfast Hash Bowl

Prepare the grains according to package instructions unless otherwise noted. You can do this in advance and store the cooked grains in the refrigerator to save time later. Different varieties of the same grain have […]

Cheese and Dairy

Spinach Linguine with Walnut Pesto

Walnuts are less expensive and easier to find than the traditional pine nuts and I think they taste even better. Plus they’re loaded with healthy fats. This recipe originally was written for and published on Refinery29 as part […]

Appetizers

Sweet Pepper Poppers

How To Make Sweet Mini Pepper Poppers Lay peppers on preparation surface. Slice off the front of each one, leaving a deep well and the stems intact. Fill the remaining hole with jalapeño cream cheese […]

Baked Goods

Chicken Pot Pie in a Mug

For centuries, people believed that it was impossible to make a chicken pot pie in the microwave. I have proven them wrong. This recipe first appeared in the article “10-Minute Dinner Recipes That ANYONE Can […]

Baked Goods

Black & White Sprinkles! Cookie

Look to the cookie. These soft and cakey half-and-half cookies are the perfect palette for your favorite sprinkles, jimmies, confetti, or dragées in elegant shades of black and white. This recipe is from my book Sprinkles!: […]

Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding With Frozen Berries

 Frozen berries top this easy dessert with a 5-minute prep time… because it’s hot out there. Chia seeds are truly a super-food packed with antioxidants, fiber and loads of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, so they are a […]

breakfast

Breakfast Taco Cups

Tacos for breakfast? Of course! Pinto beans add a healthy dose of fiber and low-carb tortillas erase any remaining guilt factor. Make these as mild or spicy as you like with your favorite taco sauce […]

Appetizers

How To Make Edible Holiday Centerpieces

In my latest article for the Food Network I show you how to make 5 fun, edible holiday centerpieces, including this tree made out of powdered sugar doughnut hole. Here’s how!

Chicken

Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

All of the ingredients for authentic Thai cuisine are available at most grocery stores. Sambal Oelek and Thai fish sauce can be found in most Asian food sections. This recipe was originally published on iVillage.com […]

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Southwestern Style Grilled Chicken

There are Southwestern regional influences that vary from New Mexico to Arizona, Texas, and Southern California. Here in Tucson, our regional cuisine is defined by fresh veggies, grilled meats and all of the delicacies that […]

Celebrations

Mini Ice Rings filled with Sprinkles & Fruit

In my latest article for the Food Network I give step-by step instructions with photos on how to make individual ice rings to cool down and brighten up summer drinks. They are easy enough to make for […]

Appetizers

Sonoran Style Chipotle Chicken Salad

Like all regional cuisines, Sonoran style Mexican food is evolving. My spicy Sonoran style chicken salad could easily be served in tortas (sandwiches) alongside the pork or beef varieties, or in tacos, which are now available served on lettuce leaves at local restaurants as well as on traditional corn or flour tortillas. I used store-bought rotisserie chicken which has become a staple in Mexican home cooking. […]

Appetizers

Sprinkles Fairy Bread Sandwiches

Make any day a celebration! Just barely sweet, these sparkly sandwiches make a fun breakfast surprise, after-school snack, or party food. Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Fairy Bread” in A Child’s Garden of Verses, fairy […]

Appetizers

Sparkling Cranberry and Brie Crostini

An unpublished photo from my book, Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts was nominated for the 2014 Photography Master’s Cup in the Food Photography category. Here’s the recipe to go along with the photo, reprinted from […]

Celebrations

How to Cover Easter Eggs in Sprinkles!

I made fancy sprinkles covered Easter eggs, and you can too. It’s easy! Learn how in my latest article for the Food Network. http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2014/04/how-to-decorate-easter-eggs-with-sprinkles/