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A handful of leafy arugula is muddled with lime juice and honey simple syrup, then shaken with woodsy gin. Finish with a sprig of mint.
Sitting atop a layer of earthy walnut ricotta is small handful of arugula leaves simply dressed in lemon juice and a rich, soft-boiled egg.
Tender and creamy, this Homemade Ricotta is dressed with just a drizzle of olive oil, bright lemon zest, black pepper and flaky sea salt. So simple. So delicious.
Made with blood orange zest and juice, this luscious Blood Orange Frozen Yogurt is tart, creamy and complex.
Finished with a sprinkling of sliced scallion and crumbled bacon, this Shaved Asparagus and Bacon Pizza is well-balanced and packed with mouth-watering flavor.
These Pickled Carrots with Dill and Serrano are made with garlic, dill seed, fennel seed, sliced serrano chile and fresh, fragrant dill.
Light, crispy and nutty, Kale Chips are a salty snack made with just three ingredients and minimal effort.
A San Diego version of a classic ice pop. Coconut, sugar, milk, cinnamon and fragrant spiced rum. Yum!
Red Pozole is a flavorful Mexican stew made of pork, ancho chiles and hominy.
Made with vanilla, toasted pecans and potato chips, these salty-sweet confections come in two variations: salted crumble and chocolate dipped.
Dark Chocolate Chile Ice Cream is made with bittersweet chocolate, complex pasilla negro, fragrant vanilla and sweet coffee liqueur. Smooth, flavorful and impossibly creamy.
Maple flavored marshmallows studded with candied bacon are torched till golden, topped with bittersweet chocolate then sandwiched between two graham crackers.
These Homemade Graham Crackers are flavored with cinnamon, dark brown sugar, and honey then topped with turbinado and smoked sea salt.
Crispy bacon, tomato, onion, cilantro, lime and smoked chipotle chiles are mixed with ripe avocado to create a festive dip that is nothing short of scrumptious.
Rice, almonds and canela are steeped overnight then blended into a creamy concoction. Almond Horchata is sweet, smooth and incredibly refreshing.
This wonderfully fragrant vodka can be enjoyed on the rocks with a splash of soda water or mixed into a cocktail. It’s absolute heaven in a Meyer Lemon Drop.
Dark stout beer meets effervescent sparkling wine in this intriguingly simple cocktail. A delicious addition to your New Year’s Eve celebration. Cheers!
These sweet tamales are filled with vanilla roasted pineapple and riesling poached raisins.
Dark, rich, gooey spiced cookies topped with sweet, creamy vanilla frosting. A Holiday treat from The Cookiepiedia.
Chanterelles, king eryngiis, oyster mushrooms and shiitakes are coarsely chopped then cooked with butter, shallots, white wine and heavy cream.
White rum infused with bright, fragrant pink grapefruit.
Fresh green beans are baked with homemade wild mushroom soup then topped with crispy fried shallots. The finished casserole fresh, well balance and 100% worth the extra time.
Bold and comforting, this spiced Turkey Chili has a hearty texture that is oh so satisfying. This soup is a perfect use up for leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
Day 2 of the Sourdough Starter experiment. A starter is a mix of flour & water that houses an active wild yeast culture. Signs of life are visible!
This Pumpkin and Apple Cider Fizz is a seasonal blend of pumpkin puree, vanilla vodka, cider and ginger beer. The cocktail tastes very similar to pumpkin pie.
Moist and decadent, these cream cheese frosting filled pumpkin cookie sandwiches are spiced with comforting ginger, clove & cinnamon.
Simply spiced with toasted cumin, salt & pepper, these Oven Dried Tomatoes have a moist center, crisp edges & a concentrated tomato flavor.
Fresh, fragrant purple basil is muddled then shaken with white rum, lemon and honey. Garnish with a single, "fallen" basil leaf.
This Yucatan-Style Slow-Roasted Pork is rubbed with a tantalizing array of spices including annatto, cumin, allspice, paprika & ground ancho. [video]
Vibrant beets are roasted with poblanos, red onion, olive oil & Worcestershire then finished with lime & cilantro.
Flavored with aromatic ginger simple syrup, this Peach Ginger Sangria is crisp, refreshing and oh so easy to prepare. [Video]
This recipe for Figs with Basil, Goat Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette is sweet, salty, fresh, earthy, spicy and peppery. Super balanced.
Butternut squash is brushed with olive oil, cardamom & allspice then roasted. Finish with lime, chiles, cilantro & a yogurt-tahini dressing.
A mixture of golden watermelon juice and simple syrup produces a smooth sorbet with a clean, crisp flavor.