Fig, Blue Cheese, Basil and Pancetta on Rocket Salad

Nothing tastes as good as biting into a picked straight-from-the-tree ripe fig warmed by the afternoon sun. Well at least, at that moment in time, nothing tastes better. Wrapping figs in prosciutto or other thinly sliced cured meats and pairing them with honey, balsamic vinegar, nuts and fresh herbs is one of my favorite ways to eat…

10 Authentic Brazilian Recipes for the 2016 Olympics

With the 2016 Olympics opening in Brazil on August 6th, I thought it would be fun to cook a Brazilian dinner for opening night. After peeking through my recipes, I realized I have never cooked any Brazilian food. I’ve eaten it in restaurants, but never cooked it at home. I find that a little sad, since…

Reduced Fat Caesar Dressing

I have gained a few pounds over the winter. I could just blame it on the winter gain but most of it has been from not feeling well due to secondhand smoke from my neighbor’s place. It really is amazing how smoking kills the respiratory system of everyone around, including those who do not smoke….

Slow Cooker Cooking: Cubano Sliders

It is another addition to the hotel cooking series using the slow cooker. This addition brings a slow cooker version of the famous Cubano in the form of a slider. Version being the keyword, because while being completely yummy this version does not compare to the beautiful Cubanos I have had in Florida. It came…

Polenta Souffle Recipe from Chef Jonathan Power of The Populist

Recently the hubby and I had a date night out at The Populist, a small farm-to-table restaurant at 31st and Larimer in Denver. The food and the atmosphere was excellent as well as the awesome staff. I know most of you aren’t from Denver but service is an issue in many of the restaurants here, so when…