Are you sick of sweets yet? I promise that next week I'll give you at least 1 recipe that involves real food....like, actual vegetables. But for now, MORE TREATS! What are your favorite winter treats? On a snowy, cozy, winter night what do warm drink do you want in a mug? Tea? Classic hot chocolate? Fancy peppermint hot chocolate with some booze and whipped cream and candy cane pieces? Well may I submit to you...horchata white hot chocolate.Read More
What is it about the Holidays and treats? I mean, we could make cookies and hot chocolate and marshmallows all year long. And, I mean, I do make cookies all year long, but not Christmas cookies! There's just something so cozy and lovely about Christmas cookies. This year I've made a whole slew of treats. Most of them have appeared over on Edible Baja Arizona's blog, but I wanted to collect everything here in one place for you so you can get your baking done!Read More
I think the Moscow Mule has had resurgent popularity the last few years. I'm not much of a drinker, but I'd never even heard of one until a few years ago, and now they're everywhere! What's not to like about a spicy, sweet, fizzy, tart drink? It's basically everything I'm looking for in booze. The first time I had a grapefruit mule was in Austin, Texas. My friends Jeff and Joel made them for us to sip on as we boated around the warm water of Lake Travis. I'm not sure why we associate grapefruit and citrus with summer. Perhaps because it's juicy and refreshing. But what they know in Baja Arizona is that the best citrus is available in the winter.Read More
Is cranberry sauce a standard at your Thanksgiving dinner? We generally have it, either from a can or homemade. After making my own version this year, I've decided that it's a highly underrated side dish! Of course it's delicious with turkey and potatoes, but what about on top of pancakes? I'd eat that! Or perhaps stuffed inside some cookies (watch for a recipe in a couple weeks), or even just slathered on some toast! I think we need to think outside the box a bit.Read More
Recipe ideas come to me in lots of different ways. This one was slowly, piece by piece. Originally I was going to make curried delicate squash (maybe I still will someday), but I decided to use cabbage instead. The idea reminded me a bit of an Ethiopian cabbage dish.
Instead of chopping the cabbage up, Ethiopian-style, I decided to cook it in wedges so it'd be tender on the inside, but a bit of char on the outside.Read More
Nearly everything about my mother got passed down to me. Even as a child I would walk into a building, and everyone immediately knew who I was there to see. Now that I'm an adult, we're basically little twinkie twinsies. My husband lovingly said "Well, I know what you're going to be like when you're older." Aka....exactly like my mother.Read More