Recipe: Three Sisters Pizza With Corn Masa Crust

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 pressed into a cast iron skillet for the crust. If...

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. If you want a...
Sweet Pepper Poppers

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 for a kick of heat that’s milder than traditional poppers. Top...
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...

Win Friends With Salad

I am going to make a bold statement and say that you can indeed win friends with salad in stark contrast to the Simpson’s clip I’ve posted below. Here’s a good one to start with: Greek Country Salad with Lemon-Anchovy Vinaigrette 1 cup cherry...

The Wedge

The Wedge salad is one of these very classic, simple recipes that’s accessible to everyone. One that’s been loved for generations and modified along the way to accommodate changing tastes. When I’ve had this at steakhouses it’s usually served...

I love brussels sprouts!

Brussels sprouts and bacon compliment each other so perfectly that this may be my favorite food of all time. You cook the bacon in with the sprouts so that a little bit of bacon grease seeps into them and makes them crispy. I can’t explain why this dish is so...
Grilled Chipotle-Lime Mexican Style Corn

Grilled Chipotle-Lime Mexican Style Corn

Every year on the 4th of July I make a different version Mexican grilled corn, which along with the Sonoran style hot dog is a popular street food around here. This year I modified a recipe from Cooks Illustrated that they have been featuring on their site. You can...
Thai Green Papaya-less Salad Recipe

Thai Green Papaya-less Salad Recipe

Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad) is my very favorite Thai dish. It’s crunchy, salty and spicy and I swear that it will cure whatever ails you – known or unknown. Here in Tucson it’s really hard to get fresh green papaya, so I use packaged coleslaw mix...

The Week of Gazpacho

My husband woke up, looked at me in from his side of the bed and declared this the “Week of Gazpacho”. And so, it is. I got a handy little device called Vegetable Chop and Measure at Williams-Sonoma a couple of years ago. Without it the Week of Gazpacho...

Classic Caesar Salad Recipe and Photo by Jackie Alpers

CAESAR SALAD DAYS This is a story about choices, creativity, personal power, and a salad. Specifically, the Caesar salad from the 1967 Joy of Cooking. My mother made it table side at a dinner party in our home during her wilder bachelorette days. It had been an adults...

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