Category: Recipes

Thinking about – National Food Month

  Really? We need a month to celebrate food?  Says who? And why? (maybe it started out as someone’s not so brilliant April Fool’s joke…and then the idea stuck?) Oh, and it’s also Gardening Month.  Good to know.  NOW I’ll go out and get my… Continue reading

Artisan Bread – Chew on that!

  Flour, water & salt – these are the basic ingredients for bread.  Though, most breads are also leavened and so we can add yeast to the list. From these 4 ingredients come a veritable cornucopia of deliciousness.  Even the gluten intolerant are able to enjoy non-gluten… Continue reading

Bacon Lettuce & Tomato – Heavy on the Bacon!

  Pigs get a bad rap.  Really. When we see someone eating more than what we think is their fair share, what do we call them?  A pig. Is that fair to the pig.  Probably not.  Unlike cows, pigs don’t over eat. Maybe we should… Continue reading

Thinking about – Potato Chips

  We’ve all heard the adage that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’. No statement could have been more true for Chef Crum. It was a warm summer evening, and by all counts Chef Crum was having a bad night. One of the patron’s had… Continue reading

What’s at steak? – Salting your proteins!

  Spring training started this weekend. Summer time is just around the corner and grill masters everywhere will be dusting off their mitts, tongs, skewers and other outdoor culinary paraphernalia. Cooking the perfect steak (or burger, or pork chop) can be quite the challenge. You… Continue reading

happiness IS just a lick away!

  Without the function of the tongue and the palette, we would be unable to enjoy the pleasure that comes from the simplest of flavors. The concept would be as unimaginable as the notion of color to someone born blind. And yet, when presented with… Continue reading

Thinking about- What’s IN a name?

  In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet we are introduced to the concept that the names of things don’t matter, only what things are. Juliet soliloquizes (speaks her thoughts out loud) while on the balcony, in part stating that “a rose by any other… Continue reading

Squeeze Me! – Blood Orange Chicken

  Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Banana   Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Banana   Knock Knock! Who’s there? Orange you glad I didn’t say banana again? (Yes, we know… it’s a terrible joke. But it got your attention, and that was the idea!) Arizona is home… Continue reading

SuperAwesome Superbowl Slider #3 – BBQ Beef

  Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend already and we promised you THREE SuperAwesome Superbowl Sliders! Today we deliver slider #3. Sliders are typically beef, and this one won’t disappoint. However, this one strays a bit from the concept of a traditional slider in that… Continue reading

Eggs Bene Bites & SuperAwesome Superbowl Sliders #2

  What do you do with 40 quail eggs? Before we answer that question (as though the picture or the title doesn’t already give you a big enough clue), perhaps we should explain how we came to be in possession of 40 quail eggs. A… Continue reading