'Entertaining / Parties'

Win dinner for 2 at North Italia Tucson

So how did you meet?

Every restaurant worth its finishing salts will be having some kind of Valentine’s Day Night extravaganza and hopefully you already made a reservation because there’s nothing worse than dining at 4:30 or 10:30 unless of course, you work until 10 PM. Acacia offers two nights of romantic dinners so if you cannot get a good …


Go team go

clever food styling

Wow! The Super Bowl is ranked as the number two food consumption event of the year; second only to Thanksgiving.

So what’s on the menu?

–90 million pounds of wings

–4.3 million pounds of pretzels

–11.2 million pounds of potato chips

–8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips with 71.4 million pounds of guacamole

–3.8 million pounds of …


Gift for the sweet tooth

Gift for the sweet tooth

Don’t panic! Check out these last minute DIY food gifts, some are a bit more kitschy than others but hey, that’s what you get when you procrastinate…

Thanks to the culinary team at Chef Works, the world’s leading supplier of culinary apparel for professional chefs and home cooks alike, for developing the following “how-to” for …


What's your Thanksgiving tradition?

What’s your Thanksgiving tradition?

“On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.” ~author unknown

I found this article in the New York Times fascinating. They provided 50 dishes with recipes from the 50 states + DC and Puerto Rico…the United States of Thanksgiving. Let’s see.

I grew up in Ohio…OMG…English Peas …


carpetbaggar steak

carpetbaggar steak

If you’re in Tucson silently praying or chanting for rain, here are some other things to do involving food and spirits around the July 4th weekend.

While many restaurants are closed, not all of them are so be sure to call first.

Here are a few of my favorites that are open:

Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails
Yep, it’s …


All day happy hour

All day happy hour

Leave it to Gio Taco to make Cinco de Mayo, a 2-day celebration by celebrating Cuatro de Mayo as well.

Wow! On May 4 AND May 5, Gio Taco will be offering happy hour all day long. Now that’s a celebration!

* Half off cocktails on tap, beers on tap and wines on tap

* One …


The April Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Wolf of Wolf’s Den . She challenged us to Spring into our kitchens and make Easter breads reflecting cultures around the world.

We actually don’t do a whole lot for Easter–in fact, this year we did absolutely nothing as family members had other engagements and we’d just spent the previous day banging …



This time, last year, I was just getting started down the Low-FODMAP road, trying to see how it might help (or not) my IBS. Considering it was the holidays, I was a little bummed about missing out on holiday goodies and picked up a copy of the Favorite Brand Name 3-in-1 Gluten-Free Cookbook at an overstock shop just to give …


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