Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

Pesto is a bright green sauce that is Italian in origin, specifically from Genoa. Traditionally, this sauce consists of fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and a hard cheese such as parmesan or pecorino. I grew up eating this green sauce, as my mom made it 

Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip

My mom made these delicious and chewy sourdough pretzels from scratch, so of course I had to make a beer cheese dip to go with them. Beer cheese dip is a rich and creamy cheese dip incorporated with beer and spices. You can find it 

Bright Red Chunky Salsa

Bright Red Chunky Salsa

My boyfriend loves salsa. I mean, LOVES it. I think it’s probably his favorite food. When we go out for Mexican food, we always get chips and salsa. And then more because we can’t stop eating it. Brad’s favorite salsa is a classic red chunky 

Mango Jalapeno Salsa

Mango Jalapeno Salsa

This mango jalapeno salsa is both sweet and spicy and has such a fresh taste with ripe and seasonal mango. Perfect with fish tacos, grilled chicken, or as a snack and appetizer. Popular Salsa I took to social media to decide what type of salsa 

Creamy Tangy Guacamole

Creamy Tangy Guacamole

Ways to Guacamole Guacamole is one of our favorite things to eat. Avocados are so creamy, nutritious, and filling. Guacamole goes well with pretty much all Mexican food, but it’s also great to have as a side or topping for your entree. When it comes 

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

Tzatziki is a yogurt-based sauce that is often used with Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll see it at every Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, and it is a must-have for me. Whether I get a gyro, a platter or a salad, you will see tzatziki on it! Tzatziki 

Simple Arugula Salad

Simple Arugula Salad

This simple arugula salad is one of my favorites, and it has become a staple for me. I first had a salad like this at Phoenix Public Market on the side of a quiche. It was so simple, elegant, green, and delicious. Who would have 

Chicken Herb Meatballs

Chicken Herb Meatballs

I’m really into meatballs lately. Before I was never a huge fan, but the more I experiment with them the more I love them. I like that they have so many different variations, and so many ways to eat them. Any flavor combination works, and 

Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Smoked salmon pinwheels are my all-time favorite party snack. My mom has made these for years, and I ask for them anytime she has company or makes appetizers. Such a simple, but so incredibly delicious snack that is the perfect size for a bite. It 

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite fried foods. I just love the breaded ones dipped in ranch dressing, oozing with melted cheese and steam. Unfortunately, as we all know, these aren’t the healthiest snack. Plus, who has time to deep fry foods all the 

Hot Sandwiches with Crescent Dough

Hot Sandwiches with Crescent Dough

I found a new way to use Crescent Roll dough, and I’m so excited. Hot Crescent Sandwiches. We are right in the middle of this pandemic, and I have resorted to buying whatever food we can find these days. Also, more cost efficient food that 

Crispy Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Crispy Cauliflower Pizza Crust

If you haven’t jumped on the cauliflower crust train yet, don’t worry, you can still catch it. I must admit that I was not too into the idea at first. I teach keto cooking classes at a local place called Mix Cooking School, and the 

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Instant Pot and Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip Over a year ago, I came across an amazing opportunity to teach cooking classes at a local place in Chandler called Mix Cooking School. Not only do I get to teach a cooking class, but I get to 

Hatch Green Chile & Bacon Breakfast Egg Muffins

Hatch Green Chile & Bacon Breakfast Egg Muffins

Breakfast Egg Muffins I have been making these breakfast egg muffins for many years now. The best thing about these portable muffins is that you can get creative and put whatever you want in them. The first breakfast egg muffin recipe I posted was Spinach