Five Kitchen Tips Every Home Cook Should Know

Cooking is a science that requires a lot of time and effort to truly master the ins and outs of the kitchen. However, there are a few handy tidbits that everyone should be aware of. The following includes a list of five helpful hacks. 5. Crack Eggs on a Flat, Hard Surface Eggs are the…

Six Best Holiday Events in Scottsdale

With winter right around the corner, many places of interest across the West’s Most Western Town are preparing for the holidays. With the absence of snow or any real winter weather, everyone will be celebrating the last days of this year in our sunny desert. Below are a few notable events occurring for the Scottsdale…

Why Desserts Make Up Half of Our Breakfasts

Sweets have always been associated with sinful indulgence – you know you want to eat that entire platter of macarons, but you also know that you really shouldn’t. That’s why we save the most delectable desserts for the end of the day right after dinner; we treat ourselves to a quick slice of heaven after…

Recipe – Louisiana Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo

Gumbo is one of the staples of a Louisianan’s diet. Consisting of the “Holy Trinity” of vegetables (celery, bell peppers, and onions), flavored stock, meat, shellfish, and a thickener, this stew aims to bring Cajun flavor to your bowl. What makes this Gumbo hail from New Orleans is its dark roux created from bread flour….

Recipe – Mussel and Salmon Soup

Complex, hearty, and bright! This salmon and mussel seafood stew has a delightfully fresh tangy flavor and a deep savory finish. Even though this is a warm stew, it is a tremendous option to have on a summer evening with a glass of white wine. Though it might have some more expensive recipe items, it…

The Real Deal with Airplane Food

We’ve all been there: a long flight where there most certainly will be an included meal for everyone. Regardless of what you have planned for the ride (catching a movie you downloaded, finishing up a lengthy book, staring down at the screeching baby two aisles in front of you, etc.), the stewardesses will be on…

Recipe – Orange Fruit Soup with Spices

A great summer dish to cool down to. Easy to prepare, this wonderful appetizer or dessert soup can be customized to your individual tastes. Keep the soup basic, but add your own spice mixture, including such treats as cardamon or saffron. Fruit can be substituted out for others as well; as long as orange juice…