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Puff Pastry Lemon Rolls

By |2016-05-01T20:12:57-07:00January 24, 2016|

When I cook with citrus, there are three essential kitchen tools that I use to take recipes from average to professional: a reamer, a microplane and a strainer. Most citrus [...]

Best Ever Sweet Potato Rolls

By |2017-01-28T10:50:48-08:00October 25, 2015|

One recipe for the best ever sweet potato rolls with 3 step-by-step instructions to shape them for sandwich buns, party rolls or sweet cinnamon treats.

Chopped Mango Kale Salad

By |2015-08-24T07:40:50-07:00August 23, 2015|

It’s hard to eat healthy at potlucks because dressed salads don’t hold up. This chopped mango kale salad is your salad solution. Find out why...

Root Beer Rum Horchata Float

By |2018-07-15T15:29:07-07:00August 6, 2015|

Root beer is one of my favorite sodas because it’s so smooth and spicy. Each sip has a buttery note with accents of cloves, cinnamon, ginger and other sassafras brewer specific combinations.

Summer Grilling and Wines to Match

By |2016-02-20T08:56:23-08:00July 18, 2015|

By Astrid Young, professional sommelier Summertime is prime time for grilling, the outdoors, soft breezes and late day sunshine are a perfect pairing backyard parties and good friends. What better [...]

How to Decorate Sugar Cookies

By |2015-06-25T20:23:36-07:00June 17, 2015|

Looking for a new way to keep your kids entertained this summer? My friend over at Peanut Butter and Julie has just the solution. She’s launching a new video series [...]

Grilled Garlic Pork Loin Salad

By |2018-02-04T12:05:04-08:00May 21, 2015|

I discovered an olive oil and vinegar bar close to my house in Henderson, Nevada. Admittedly, I’m kind of an olive oil snob. I’m the adopted parent of an olive [...]

Happy Independence Day

By |2015-07-13T08:44:01-07:00May 4, 2015|

There's nothing complicated about this Independence Day breakfast. Just three ingredients ~ Greek yogurt, blueberries and strawberries ~ to start your patriotic day. For me, I'm working all day, but [...]

Charred Brussels Sprouts with Almonds

By |2017-01-28T10:50:59-08:00April 29, 2015|

Charred vegetables have been trending at Las Vegas restaurants, and I’m in love with them. I never thought I’d be satisfied with a bowl of cauliflower or Brussels sprouts as [...]

Grilled Zaatar Pork Loin

By |2015-03-19T08:57:27-07:00March 3, 2015|

One of the best ways to take a food journey is to travel the spice aisle in your local grocery. I’ve been so impressed with the ethnic selections in recent [...]