The Italian Stallion Hot Dog

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 a couple of slices of provolone, Top with a grilled spicy Italian...
Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti with Sprinkles

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti with Sprinkles

This triple-chocolate double-baked treat is dipped in a dark chocolate coating with sprinkles on top. Arizona is one of only three states in the US where pistachios are grown and chocolate and sugar are two of the most revered ingredients in Sonoran cuisine.

Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough

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 small pizzas. 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat or 2% 1...
Spinach Linguine with Walnut Pesto

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 of an article on easy pasta recipes....

Monster Eggs

Looks can be deceiving; my favorite monsters are scary looking, but innately good. Just like these monsterized eggs, which have been turned green and frightening looking, but are completely delicious. They are also monstrously easy to make. Fried Eggs with Pesto &...
Artichoke Week!

Artichoke Week!

(Self proclaimed) Artichoke Week continues! Grilling makes artichokes taste even better. My newest article for Broadway and Thresher explains how to do it properly.

Consider the Artichoke

There was a basket of cute purple and green baby artichokes in the produce section of the market. My intent was to buy the larger globe artichokes for my recipe but these charmed me. I figured that I would grill these up and serve them with a lemon-butter dipping...
Parmesan Pepperoni Crustless Pizza

Parmesan Pepperoni Crustless Pizza

If you bake a layer of Parmesan cheese in the oven it will crackle and pop after a while, turning into a crispy, brown cheese cracker that’s much tastier than any pizza crust I’ve encountered. I topped this baked cheese crisp  (which is a popular dish...

Red Wine Sausages With Creamy, Cheesy Noodles

It’s the middle of the end of summer and it’s insanely hot. Today it was 112 in the shade (my thermometers under an overhang); and yet, I still felt the urge to cook up this markedly autumn dish… I may be ready for fall. The deep maroon hue of the...

Sicilian Shrimp with Hot Peppers and Lots of Garlic

There was a line in front of the fish case at the market today and everyone in front of me was buying the rock shrimp. As soon as I got up to the counter I saw why. They were firm, shimmering and as big as my palm – at only $6.99 a pound! Right then and there, I...
The Best Fettuccine With Whole Clams

The Best Fettuccine With Whole Clams

I came up with this recipe because I wanted a more creamy, cheesy sauce than the traditional version. I started with a really basic cream sauce using a combo of milk and some of the juice from the clams as a base. I’m using Fiber Gourmet pasta which is an...
Healthy Lox and Cream Cheese Frittata Recipe

Healthy Lox and Cream Cheese Frittata Recipe

Growing up, in my family we liked our salmon smoked. Preferably on top of a bagel and cream cheese. Well, I haven’t eaten a bagel since I decided that the payoff wasn’t worth the 450 calories of bad carbs. I still love the lox and cream cheese combo, and I...
Quick and Easy; Rotini Pasta with Caviar and Parmesan

Quick and Easy; Rotini Pasta with Caviar and Parmesan

I had a lot of left over caviar from my deviled eggs recipe so I boiled up some pasta and mixed it in with a hearty dose of Parmesan cheese. This recipe is super simple and really tasty. I love the way the caviar sinks in between the pasta’s nooks and crannies....
Homemade Thin Crust Pizza

Homemade Thin Crust Pizza

More often than not, Sunday night is Pizza Night at my house. It took me forever to figure out how to make a thin crust pizza at home. I practiced stretching the dough for months. First I tried to roll out the dough onto a pizza stone. That did not work. Then I...

Pin It on Pinterest