Posts by Chef Alicia P.

Ninjabread Men – Gingerbread with a Kick – WA-GA!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Cookies, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

Ninjabread Men – Gingerbread with a Kick – WA-GA!

Ninjabread Men (recipe follows) – Last year I was surfing around on Amazon and I came across the coolest thing ever. Ninjabread Man Cookie Cutters. I know, super cool, right? So, upon finding said cookie cutters, I placed them in my Amazon shopping cart and much to my dismay I was rejected. Has this ever happened to you? You’re all excited about some cute purchase and snatch, it’s stolen out of your cart because you didn’t check out quick enough and the last one sold. It’s rare, I know, but it’s happened to me twice. That’s right twice. So, anyway....

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Ultimate Body Boot Camp

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Food Journal, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Ultimate Body Boot Camp

So, a few weeks ago I was surfing around on Groupon and found this great deal for Ultimate Body Boot Camp – something I would probably never actually sign up for except that it was a really, really good deal and I can’t pass up a sale. Doesn’t the word boot camp just sound scary? It makes me think of like all of the movies where I’ve seen the drill Sargent screaming at the people and basically torturing them. Also, the first group was full, so I had to wait a month to start – more time to be nervous. Oh, you may be wondering what this has to do with food, after...

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Strawberry Pie – It’s So Berry Good!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Food Journal, Pie, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Strawberry Pie – It’s So Berry Good!

Strawberry Pie (recipe follows)- If I were to ask 100 people what their favorite part about the summer is, I imagine that most would say either the weather or the break from school/work. Me, well, I love school being out because I get to have the kids at home and as for the weather, yeah, not so much. I live in Phoenix, so this is more the stay inside time of year. But, besides school being out, one of my favorite things about summer is the produce. Yes, the produce. I want to sing a little song that goes like ♪ berries, berries, berries ♫ (wow, I can’t think of the name of the tune...

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7 Layer Dip – Greek Style!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Appetizers, Food Journal | 0 comments

7 Layer Dip – Greek Style!

7 Layer Dip (7 layer dip recipe with instructions and video tutorial follow) – 7 Layer dip is one of those things that you find at like every get together you go to right? So, how about we put a fun little spin on it today! I took this over to my in-laws last week for the Fourth of July party and it was a super big hit. Everyone sat at the table ignoring the regular favorites like the french onion dip and the chips and salsa – not that it’s a competition, but if it were, the Greek Dip would have taken first place in the great chip and dip race to the empty bowl race...

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The Best Eggplant Caponata Ever

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Appetizers, featured-slider-post, Food Journal | 0 comments

The Best Eggplant Caponata Ever

Eggplant Caponata – (recipe and instructions with video tutorial follow) – Eggplant caponata is one of my favorite summertime dishes. It is perfect for picnics, potlucks, and really any get together because it can be made ahead of time and is served at room temperature. Here are a few helpful hints for your eggplant caponata success. First of all, eggplant is in season during the months of July – October (in most areas). That means that this is when they taste the best. Choose an eggplant that is firm to the touch, and has a smooth, shiny skin. Avoid buying eggplants with...

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