“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” -Unknown This quote, while quite humorous, is so accurate and already on Day 2, I’m learning so much about how what we eat impacts our health. Yes, I’m finding that it does take a little more time and that is why leftovers and …

New Year’s Day is typically considered a day in which we focus on the positive changes we want to make for the new year. This seems especially true when we embark on a new decade that offers so many possibilities. At 53 years old, I realize more and more the value of how food impacts …

Being a huge foodie, I’m always on the lookout for the latest food trends and it’s hard to ignore the recent trend towards a more plant-based diet. I did do a Pescatarian Diet about 7 years ago and truly never felt better. Basically, that is eliminating all meat such as beef, pork, and poultry but …

“Carnitas” in Spanish means “little meats” and I fell in love with pork version of carnitas in Mexico long ago and they have always been one of my favorite Mexican dishes to cook in my slow cooker. I use these tasty, meaty bites in tacos, burritos, nachos and even soups. I usually try to make …

After a week of dreary winter weather including snow and freezing temperatures, nothing hits the spot like comforting soup simmering away on the stove.  One of my favorite soups is Winter Minestrone Soup with Pancetta.  Minestrone soup is an Italian soup featuring in season vegetables and basically whatever else you have left in the refrigerator…kind …

Normally, when you think of poppers. an image of jalapeno and cheese comes to mind instantly but in the foodie world, the term “popper” means a bite size treat that you can just “pop” into your mouth.  As most of you know, one of my signature dishes that I’m known for is my “Smokey Jalapeno …

One of my very first blog post 3 years ago was about our Seafood Ceviche recipe which we had tweaked and finally perfected (to our taste, of course). Now, I have added a new twist to this recipe by creating a mini taco version of them but with a unique twist…the shell is a round …

Today’s blog is in honor of Ashleigh English Pitt, my incredible daughter who will be 26 years old this week! The apple never falls far from the tree and my beautiful, daughter, Ashleigh is an excellent example of this.  As she has gotten older, just like her mom, her interest in cooking continues to grow …

Since I will be making this on WBIR/Fox 43 on Tuesday morning, I thought I would reshare this recipe with a little change.  Two years ago, I posted a blog on a mexican-inspired grilled shrimp taco recipe that I created.  My goal was to make a lighter, healthier version and find a way to create …