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The Dish: Cocktail Popsicles


Stay cool by the pool this summer with these adult popsicles. Of course you can make them non-alcoholic and they’ll still be delicious but that little extra kick just makes them so much more special. This recipe for super simple strawberry margarita popsicles is amazing! Replace the alcohol with the same amount of sprite or… Read More →

The Dish: Pesto


Take advantage of the last moments of spring with delicious homemade pesto. Use basil from your own garden for the best tasting pesto you’ve ever had! Find this recipe and more summery delights on Scottsdale Living: The Dish on Pinterest. If you want to save your pesto and use it throughout the summer and even… Read More →

The Dish: Peas and Prosciutto


One of the tastiest things to come out of the garden in spring are English peas. Now, sadly in Arizona peas are hard to come by fresh from the farm. Thankfully frozen peas are picked at the peak of ripeness and available year round even here in ever warm Arizona. Prosciutto adds a wonderful saltiness… Read More →

The Dish: Strawberry Rhubarb Tarragon Tart Tatin

Courtesy of: Adventures in Cooking

I have a small obsession with rhubarb. Whether it’s in a pie, tart or crumble I love it but that wasn’t always the case. For years I was leery of rhubarb for its similarities to celery, which I hate. I feared it would be stringy and flavorless; the bane of salads and soups alike. How… Read More →

The Dish: Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Jazz up your spring salads with this homemade raspberry vinaigrette recipe. It’s light and fresh, and super simple! Store bought dressings are full of hidden calories; making your own is much healthier and very easy. If raspberries aren’t your thing try this recipe with strawberries or blackberries. Back in January I gave you my personal… Read More →

The Dish: Porter Cake

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If you’re like me, you’re over the bar scene associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Skip the green beer this year and make yourself a proper Irish breakfast. Pour a nice cup of Irish Breakfast tea or better yet an Irish coffee and enjoy a slice of Porter Cake. If you’re interested in a true Irish… Read More →

The Dish: Spring Pea Puree

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One of my favorite things to make each spring is pea puree. It’s so fresh and light; perfect for a spring day. In truth, you can make it any time of year, but I like to make it in the spring and summer when you need a great no-cook recipe. Don’t let preconceptions about the… Read More →

Pomegranate Linzer Hearts

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If there’s ever a good time to be a little hokey, I say Valentine’s Day is it.  Instead of getting your sweetheart the usual heart-shaped box of just-okay chocolates and a teddy bear holding roses why not surprise them with something homemade. When I want something delicious and just a little bit hokey I make Linzer… Read More →

The Dish: Fresh Orange and Beet Salad

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My ultimate go to salad for any occasion is this orange and beet salad. I found it in a cookbook on New Orleans cuisine years ago and I make it every chance I get. It’s great for serving a crowd or makes a light lunch during the week. This salad is perfect for the winter… Read More →

The Dish: Xmas Morning Strata

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The last thing you want to worry about Christmas morning is what you’re going to feed your family after they’re done tearing through presents. Strata is the perfect solution. A savory bread pudding, great hot or at room temperature and can be made ahead of time and either cooked later or reheated. Assemble the strata… Read More →

The Dish: Kentucky Eggnog Spike


Georgia has the best peaches and everyone loves California wine but Kentucky knows its bourbon. Celebrate the holidays with a taste of the South by making this eggnog spike. One glass will be sure to have you kissing under the mistletoe in no time! This particular concoction is best made at least a week in… Read More →

#ThirstyThursday: The Movie Star

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This #ThirstyThursday is being brought to you by Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. This favorite happy hour spot of mine recently introduced a new drink menu and on it sits The Movie Star. It’s a tasty margarita with an added twist of pineapple and ginger. It is light and crisp, and I guarantee you won’t be able… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Pumpkin Cocktail

Pumpkin Cocktail
by in Lifestyle | Thirsty Thursday

Taste the flavors of fall! This #ThirstyThursday we’re craving the ever-popular flavor of pumpkin. This cocktail, courtesy of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, is sweeter than your aunt’s Thanksgiving pie. No need to thank us, but you’re welcome.   What you need: 1 ounce maple whisky 2 ounces vanilla vodka 1 tsp. pumpkin spice ½ ounce… Read More →

The Dish: Honey Butter Recipe

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by in Blogs

Honey and butter, sounds like a match made in heaven! This simple homemade treat adds a special touch to your morning toast and can be a great housewarming gift. Try spreading it on homemade biscuits or stop by a local bakery like Bread Basket Bakery and pick up some fresh made bread! Honey Butter —… Read More →