Chocolate Mousse

Living in Southern California during the summer can get pretty hot.  Granted, there are hotter places, but either way, you don’t want to have to turn on the oven during the summer to bake up a tasty treat.  I am looking forward to the winter months so I can get my baking on, but in … [Read more…]


A friend introduced me to Kofta.  I was surprised at how tasty ground beef could be when I first tried it.  Typically I just use ground beef in dishes where it is mixed in with a bunch of other things and you can’t really taste it.  It is never the star of the dish or … [Read more…]

Pineapple Salsa

I was never really a fan of cooked fruit until recently.  I never liked eating pie, or having pineapple on pizza, or grilled fruit.  But I have discovered that a little heat is not that bad.  The heat caramelizes the sugars in the fruit and brings out its sweetness.  You also don’t have to eat … [Read more…]