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February 13, 2020

Our beautiful city has been BLESSED with the ability to grow some amazingly prosperous citrus trees!  We see them all over the valley in the first few months of the year, and by late February or early March we see people setting giant boxes of uneaten oranges, lemons a...

January 27, 2020

Well, Scott Pasmore is finally getting his wish for a KC Chiefs super bowl!  He specifically asked me NOT to bring in lots of veggies, because "they don't have those in KC!"

I'm focusing on easy comfort food, and how to create that smoked KC BBQ chicken flavor without h...

December 30, 2019

The start of a new year and a new decade always brings lofty new personal goals and many of the media's food journalists and chefs are predicting that 2020 will be the year of the plant-based diet!  With developments of vegan meat alternatives like the Impossible Burge...

November 18, 2019

I've received some staff requests for SOUPS, so today's GMAZ segment is dedicated to those hearty bowls of comfort food in fall!  There's something for everyone, whether your style is "football" or "fancy"!  I'm somewhere in between and I love them all! 

Lobst...

September 25, 2019

Thank goodness fall is finally HERE !!!  We pray for cooler temperatures in Scottsdale, as the summers are often over 110 degrees on a daily basis.  I'm not breaking out the leather boots YET, but I'm REALLY excited that the temps are only double digits.  I'll take any...

July 31, 2019

I can't believe summer is over already! My kiddo is starting at a new school, he's grown over an inch during the break, and we're completely unprepared with clothes and supplies. Sound familiar?!  Oh yeah, and I've gained about 7 lbs. 

SO, breakfast will be pretty...

July 30, 2019

These rolled tacos were one of he first things I learned to cook as an adult.  I lived with a Hispanic family right out of high school.  They spoke very little English, swore in Spanish A LOT, and cooked some really delicious food. I picked up on the swearing and the c...