Category Archives: Appetizers / Snacks

Shout-out to my mom who was making gourmet toast long before the hipsters. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s made a resurgence along with high-waisted shorts, Pokémon, and the Clintons. What’s been met with serious fanfare was a common occurrence in our little house on Avenue C. Homemade whole wheat bread, buttered and toasted, with […]

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  I teamed up with Castello cheese to bring you recipes inspired by the new culinary film “Burnt“, starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, and Daniel Brühl. Burnt released last Friday and tells the story of Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper), a renowned chef battling the demons of his past while pursuing his dream of a third […]

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To be perfectly honest, I can’t even remember the last time I watched the Super Bowl. I don’t like football. (I know. I know. It’s an “All American Sport” and blah, blah, blah!) Oh, and my birthday is on January 31st and for most of the last decade I’ve spent it in LAS VEGAS! So, the weekend […]

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Every year, my wife and I throw a Christmas extravaganza for 50 of our closest friends. We used to make them dinner: tortilla soup, tamales, beans, rice, and everything that goes along with that. But, now, with the hustle-and-bustle of the holidays and preparing to leave the country (we spend New Years in Costa Rica)…ain’t […]

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There’s a lot of perks to living in Southern California. Beach. Desert. Mountains. Doesn’t matter! They’re all just an hour away from my front porch. The sun is almost always shining (although, I do love the rain!) and dozens of major cities and adventures are just an afternoon’s drive away. Oh, and we can get […]

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