White Chocolate and Almond Red Velvet Cookies

White Chocolate and Almond Red Velvet Cookies

White Chocolate and Almond Red Velvet Cookies pretty much says it all, folks! I am giddy beyond belief just making and sharing this soft and decadent cookie recipe! Red velvet anything makes me irrepressibly happy and is just is one of the few chocolate deserts I really go nuts over. Don’t get me wrong Chocoholics, it’s not that I don’t like chocolate or cocoa. Nay nay! Given the choice, however, I’m simply more likely to go after a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting than the walnut brownie or fudge square (so maybe its a texture or consistency thing). And here’s what’s funny: after all these years, I had no idea that “red velvet” was little more than red food dye dropped into a chocolate batter (and...

Deconstructed Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Deconstructed Stuffed Sweet Peppers

As far as I know, everyone loves baked stuffed sweet peppers. During my childhood, my mother would make a “home-style” version with tomato ketchup, white rice, and hamburger baked inside bell peppers which I really enjoyed. Now that I am an adult child, my tastes might run a little more sophisticated ingredient wise, but there’s still no beating the classics. Over the years, I’ve made many attempts at modernizing this recipe. I have used ground chicken, pork, and/or beef; and I suspect there’s a veal or lamb stuffed pepper recipe out there with my name on it! In fact, I cook with peppers so often (either attributed to the southwestern flavor I lean toward or indicative of the availability of fresh produce here in Phoenix), that...

Incredible Dubstep Dancing

Incredible Dubstep Dancing

Somebody That I Used to Know / Dubstep Anti-gravity dubstep. If you don’t know what dubstepping is…you need to watch this video!  

Devonshire Cornish Game Hens with Sausage and Sage Dressing

Devonshire Cornish Game Hens with Sausage and Sage Dressing

Now say it aloud in a singsong Julia Child voice. “Devonshire Cornish Game Hens with Sausage and Sage Dressing.” It sounds really good, right? Obviously, I’m not Julia Child (or some remorseless blovelist impersonator). I am, however, attempting to appeal to your senses. So imagine succulent cornish hens, chocked full of moist, sweet and savory deliciousness, served with a completely unnessessary (but woefully complimentary) clotted cream sauce thats been infused with a buttery chicken stock. It can tell you that this dish somehow manages to be both mild and sumptuous at once. And though my version is somewhat less providential, if it lacks English charm or authenticity, the Julia Child accent would at least give it the proper elocution (i.e.,...