• Appetizers
  • Birthday Margaritas, Tostones, & Tortilla

    There was a time when birthdays caused me great distress. Spending my childhood steeped in worry—about anything and everything—it’s no surprise my innate penchant for anxiety permeated most aspects of my life. Especially when it came to the oppressing passage of time. It felt like cold hands around my throat tightening with vice-like quality with […]

  • Appetizers
  • Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa

    With temperatures on the rise and summer solstice only weeks away it’s time for everyone to commence with copious amounts of grilling. Everyone, that is, except yours truly. My only real complaint about moving to The Valley (other than the heat) is the fact that I don’t have access to a grill at my new place. Insert […]

  • Appetizers
  • Irish Nachos with Beer Cheese

    Happy almost St. Patrick’s Day! Whatever that really means to you. As a child it meant wear green, pinch those who weren’t in compliance with the dress code, and eat an infinite amount of verdant-hued treats. Growing up I eventually learned that this festive day is a centuries-old holiday—a religious celebration/feast on the anniversary of […]