Pizza Margherita

So excited to share this wood fired Pizza Margherita recipe on my new Green Mountain Grills pizza oven! According to legend, the Pizza Margherita was named for the Queen of Italy, made to represent the colors of the national flag: the tomato (red), mozzarella (white) and basil (green). Here are the ingredients you’ll need for …

Southwest Sauce

Use my Southwest Sauce recipe in everything from turkey avocado wraps to grilled chicken sandwiches. You can also use it as a topping for nachos, or drizzle it over tortilla soup or enchiladas. It’s also great served as a drizzle on crisp French fries! Be sure to let the flavors meld in the refrigerator overnight …

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Today I’m making a grilled shrimp taco recipe in honor of the summer grilling season. These healthy grilled shrimp tacos are great for a summer dinner party or barbecue. Feel free to add your favorite toppings, but fresh diced avocado, cilantro and the chipotle cream sauce are a must. This grilled shrimp taco recipe makes …

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

This classic Jumbo shrimp cocktail recipe is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes, but really it’s terrific year-round. Serve this as an appetizer with a nice filet mignon steak dinner, or a classic dish of fettuccine carbonara with a nice bottle of wine. For dessert, keep it simple with some good-quality vanilla ice cream …

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Here’s one of the most simple and romantic recipes you can add to your cooking arsenal – a classic French mussels in white wine sauce. Also known as Moules Marinière, this timeless French bistro dish can be found on menus throughout Paris and London, as well as most seafood restaurants here in California. This Mussels …

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

This Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich recipe is something I learned to make a long way back, when I was working as a cook at UCR. I’m using La Brea Bakery Torta Rolls on this sandwich, along with my signature Southwest Sauce.