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February 17, 2020

Roasted potatoes with a simple drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper is always tasty. You can, of course, add some fresh sprigs of rosemary or other fresh herbs for an extra punch, but this recipe with the addition of an infused flavored olive oil and the savory nature...

February 17, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs - Super Bowl Champions!

Kansas City Style Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Ingredients:

1 (4-5 lb) beef brisket

2 tbsp celery seed, divided

1 tsp sea salt

4 tbsp Espresso dark balsamic vinegar, divided

20 whole black peppercorns

2 cups Espresso Barbecue Sauce (recip...

February 17, 2020

I was inspired by a local restaurant in West Little Rock, the Pantry, by their Deviled Eggs and had to try my hand at emulating it for my customers. This has been a total hit with our community as I have made them for parties and trade shows and they are the first food...

February 17, 2020

I'm reading a new book by Cal Orey titled "The Healing Powers of Olive Oil". The basic premise is that olive oil is not just delicious, it is good medicine! Olive oil has been coined as "Nature's Liquid Gold"!

Olive oil is the key ingredient to the Mediterranean Diet (#...

October 3, 2019

Poached Sea Bass with Fried Great Northern Beans and Crispy Hearts of Palm

Ingredients:

Fish Pouch

1.5 lbs fresh fish filet (Sea Bass, Tilapia, Salmon)

2 tbs. Garlic Olive Oil 

dash of salt/pepper

1tsp Greek Seasoning

Crispy Hearts of Palm

1 can Hearts of Palm

½ Cup Gluten Free...

October 3, 2019

Restaurant menus often feature salads with "house made" vinaigrettes. These are usually excellent, but should in no way be intimidating to someone wanting to make their own. Without question, a well executed dressing can transform a salad from something mundane, to the...

June 29, 2018

Vera Cruz is, typically, a flaky fish smothered in European ingredients for flavor. These include olives, garlic, tomatoes and peppers/spices. I chose a flaky white fish like tilapia because it's a mild fish that doesn't have a lot of flavor to begin with and since my...

June 20, 2018

So many things come to my mind when I hear the word, "Summertime," but the first few words are grilling, watermelon, and the lake. Growing up, my dad was always grilling something outside for dinner. Steaks, kabobs, burgers, chicken, ribs, and pork chops were most comm...

June 6, 2018

I have LOVED tomatoes since I can remember. Like, eat them like an apple, love. Not to worry, I haven't done that in years. However, tomatoes become their own food group during the summer in my family.

In salads, sliced with cottage cheese, caprese salads, dipped in hum...

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