Month: July 2009


Peach Pie

Stop the presses.  Stop what you’re doing and stare!  I made Peach Pie Yes, that’s right, he who does not bake made a pie.  He who finds the depths of dessert dark and dangerous prepared a perfect peach pie.  I made this pie last week and I still can’t believe it.  If you have ever […]


Fry Sauce

It’s a special sauce, it Thousand Island, no it’s Fry Sauce! If you don’t live in Utah or if you haven’t seen Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about right now.  It’s okay, I only recently learned of the existence of fry sauce and I might never […]

Eco-Cheap Cooking

#MeatlessMonday 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 6: Fried Zucchini Napoleons, Cucumber Salad, and Mashed Beets

Tonight, I am combining two fantastic traditions: #MeatlessMonday and the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative. #MeatlessMonday is my weekly commitment to show you a delicious way to eat meat-free once a week while the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative is where Shawna Coronado grows the vegetables and I turn them into a dinner for […]


Chef Mark Tafoya

It took about ten seconds of tweeting with Chef Mark Tafoya (that’s @ChefMark on Twitter), a personal chef in New York City, for me to realize he knew great food.  Probably because I’m slow, it took me a couple of days to realize he was the same chef I had been listening to on his Remarkable […]

recipes, techniques

Candied Jalapenos

This recipe takes me waaay back (to you know, like 2005) when I was desperately trying to get on Next Food Network Star Season 2.  I wanted to be unique, I wanted to be different, and I wanted to do something that would make me stand out.  So I made: Candied Jalapenos Yep, that’s right.  […]


Pickles – 2009 Nude Gardening Special

So, I can’t really call this Recipe 5 of Shawna Coronado‘s and my 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative because it’s not really dinner, nor does it meet the rules of the challenge.  However, Shawna sent me this: A Radish, a Zucchini, and a Cucumber Walk Into a Brine… And asked me what  I would do […]