Monthly Archives: September 2013

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies are a sweet and delicious treat combining the flavors of fall, perfect for Halloween parties and events!

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Last weekend I was invited to attend a BBQ with a friend… about two hours before the BBQ.  Being a food blogger, it is completely unacceptable to show up to a BBQ empty handed… even when you only have two hours notice!

I was trying to figure out what I had in my pantry that I could toss together that didn’t require a trip to the grocery store. Luckily I had a bag of white chocolate chips and a bag of Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses staring at me from the pantry.

It was one of those moments where you look at two items, a light bulb goes off and you immediately think “the two of you need to meet and become friends!”

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Purchase The “Buffalo Style” Cookbook

Buffalo Style Cover

After thousands of copies sold, the “Buffalo Style” cookbook is no longer in print.

Check out dozens of “Buffalo Style” recipes on the blog to get your buffalo sauce fix!



Crispy Cactus Tacos

Crispy baked strips of cactus are combined with fresh corn relish, avocado cream sauce & queso fresco in this recipe for delicious, vegetarian cactus tacos!

Crispy Cactus Taco Recipe

One of my best ideas ever. Crispy Cactus Tacos.

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Superfood Pumpkin Smoothie

The perfect way to welcome in the fall season, this superfood pumpkin smoothie is both healthy, delicious, rich in potassium and vitamins, gluten free and vegan!

Superfood Pumpkin Smoothie

Earlier this week I met with Beaming Juice and Superfood Bar about hosting a cooking demo at their store later this month.

I knew I wanted to include a recipe that helped usher in the fall season, and since Beaming is all about smoothies, I decided to take the ingredient I most associate with autumn, pumpkin, and turn it into a healthy, vitamin packed, scrumptious smoothie recipe!

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No Bake Protein Bites

These easy homemade No Bake Protein Bites are loaded with healthy ingredients such as buckwheat groats, almonds and dates, perfect for a post workout snack.

No Bake Protein Bites

Last week I hosted a cooking class at Beaming Juice and Superfood Bar in Del Mar.

This place is all about raw, vegan and gluten free healthy eating, so I created a couple of new and delicious recipes to match their mission.

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Arugula Walnut Blue Cheese Pesto

This rich walnut blue cheese pesto combines arugula with blue cheese and walnuts for a bold, creamy sauce, perfect for serving on top of grilled steak!

Arugula Green Onion Pesto

I needed the perfect sauce to top my Walnut Crusted Grilled Tri Tip, so I thought why not incorporate more walnuts, add some fresh arugula and green onions, then throw in some blue cheese. Because what is better on a freshly grilled steak, than flavorful blue cheese!

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Grilled Tri Tip with Arugula Blue Cheese Pesto

Grilled tri tip steak is coated in balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard, crusted with red walnuts, rosemary and garlic, then topped with a savory pesto sauce.

Grilled Tri Tip Steak with Arugula Pesto

While Coffee Crusted Tri Tip will remain my favorite dish of all time, this new tri tip recipe is also seriously delicious!

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Apricot Dessert Tacos

Apricots are caramelized in brown sugar, added to tortillas with sweet mascarpone cheese, rolled up, baked & topped with honey for tasty dessert tacos!

Caramelized Apricot Dessert Tacos

In my house, Tuesdays are all about “Taco Tuesday”. I’m always looking for new and delicious taco recipes to add some flavor to Tuesdays!

This week, I prepared these delicious dessert tacos and I have to say, they were unbelievably scrumptious!

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Basil Flatbread

Homemade fresh basil flatbread is easy to make and the perfect crispy base for a flatbread pizza to top with your favorite ingredients for lunch or dinner!

Grilled Basil Flatbread Recipe

I love making my own homemade pizza dough, so I figured it was about time I made my own flatbread as well!

Flatbread is the thin and crispy sibling of pizza that is perfect for topping with a number of delicious ingredients!

I made this homemade basil flatbread as the base for my Grilled Peach Flatbread with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction. The result was crisp perfection!

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Grilled Peach Flatbread with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction

The perfect vegetarian summer dinner, this grilled peach flatbread topped with goat cheese and balsamic reduction is sweet, salty and super scrumptious!

Grilled Peach Flatbread with Goat Cheese

Instead of ingredients or recipes, some days I simply head to the grocery store with a list of ideas like “balsamic peaches, chocolate bacon donuts, pizza with goat cheese, creamy avocado dressing and grilled flatbread.”

Sometimes each item in the list becomes its own dish, sometimes they go together!

I decided that “chocolate bacon donuts” could pretty much stand on their own and “creamy avocado dressing” would go on a delicious new salad, but I thought the “balsamic peaches, pizza with goat cheese and grilled flatbread” could all be combined into a sweet, salty and scrumptious new recipe. That is when this dish was born!

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Healthy Cobb Salad

This Healthy Cobb Salad Recipe swaps out cheese for creamy avocado and bacon with crispy baked apples, giving a slight sweetness to the famous salad!

Healthy Cobb Salad

I figured if I was going to be on the news on Labor Day, I might as well make the segment fun and useful to those at home on the couch, possibly nursing the almighty hangover from the previous nights festivities!

That is why I decided to make “At Home Hangover Remedies” with my friends at San Diego 6 News! First up was the Tropical Hangover Juice, then came this delicious Healthy “Hangover” Cobb Salad!

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Tropical Hangover Juice

Wild night left you with a rough morning? Blend up this healthy, tasty, tropical hangover juice combining banana, kiwi and coconut water for instant relief!

Tropical Hangover Juice Remedy Recipe

Has Labor Day Weekend left you with a little Labor Day Hangover?  Never fear, I have the cure!

This hangover juice combines 5 ingredients that all help remedy that rough morning after having a few too many cold ones the night before!

It’s filled with potassium which is a key ingredient in bringing yourself back to life the next day!

Read the full recipe here!