I made chocolate chip cookies numerous times during my pregnancy. It's crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I like the use of coarse sea salt in the recipe, it gives a little bit of texture and is just enough savory to balance the sweetness. The brown sugar adds depth to the cookie that isn't too sweet. You'll have to try the recipe, you won't be disappointed.
Cilantro lime rice is simple one pot dish that is full of robust flavors. Sauteed onions, garlic and ginger adds an aromatic and savory touch to the rice. The rice is then lightly toasted in butter, cooked in chicken broth and infused with lime zest to add flavor and a refreshing twist. The rice is then fluffed with chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice to brighten up the dish. It's a decadent
It's the perfect weather to cozy up with a warm and comforting bowl of tomato soup and a hot grilled cheese sandwich. This is exactly what I did last week for lunch. I headed to Panera Bread for a bowl of vegetarian creamy tomato soup and a "big kid grilled cheese". I was inspired to make this comforting meal for Derrick this week. I've always wanted to make my own tomato soup. It's a good fe
Oreo cookie balls or truffles are a simple concept but the results are pure decadence. Oreo cookies are finely crushed and mixed with cream cheese then rolled into bite size balls and dipped in chocolate. It's a little bite of rich Oreo heaven.
It's the holiday season and granola is a fun treat to make to share with your friends and family. It can be packaged in cute mason jars for gifting and the best part is that's easy to make. This holiday granola is punched up with aromatic nutmeg and cinnamon which are are the perfect holiday spices. Pecans, cranberries, dates, maple syrup and white chocolate chips adds texture and a touch of swe
Happy Holidays! Taylor would like to share with you one of her new favorite treats, Zuke's Lil Links! They're little sausage shaped treats that are grain free and are packed with antioxidants. They come in three flavors: Chicken & Apple, Pork & Apple and Rabbit & Apple.
Pumpkin is synonymous with the fall season. The warm orange hue combined with aromatic spices make pumpkin dishes comforting during this time of year. These pumpkin bars are moist, fluffy and not too sweet. It's topped with cream cheese frosting which adds just the right amount of richness to this simple but very satisfying dessert.
Fall is here and I am in the mood for taco soup. It just sounds so good to me: ground turkey, hearty beans, olives, corn and tomatoes in a warm spicy broth topped with cheese and a dollop of sour cream. The best part is this dish is so easy to make and wonderful for feeding crowds or for potlucks.
Grilled pound cake with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream and a generous serving of fresh strawberries and blueberries is the perfect no fuss dessert. Lightly grilling the pound cake makes the cake more aromatic and brings out the richness of the cake. The warm cake is then topped with a scoop of sweet and creamy vanilla ice cream and then covered with beautiful fresh strawberries and blueberr
Labor Day Weekend is the last three day weekend signaling the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Could there be a better time to celebrate all things food? Amazing restaurants, fabulous food, and some of the most influential chefs behind the Los Angeles food scene will be present at this weekend's The Taste. We are looking forward to this year's event and of course eating, drinking and at
Taylor is turning 5 on Friday, August 3rd and to celebrate her birthday we wanted to share a wonderful giveaway with you and your pup from Zuke's, a healthy and natural dog treat company.
Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a sweet and salty retro dessert. The crust is a layer of crushed pretzels, butter and a sprinkle of sugar. It is baked until golden brown and then topped with a layer of sweetened cream cheese and whipped topping. The last layer is made up of sliced strawberries and strawberry jello.
I'm excited to share that today is National Can It Forward Day! Jarden Home Brands, the makers of Ball® brand fresh preserving products, and the Minnetrista Master Preservers will stream live demonstrations and answer audience questions to demystify the art of canning. I'll be watching today to learn tips and recipes and will be posting my canning experiences soon along with a fun giveaway.
Summer is around the corner and what better way to enjoy the warmer days than with a cold scoop of ice cream with all of the toppings and a fun umbrella? Serving ice cream in a cupcake liner is the great way to prep for a party or to transport to another location such as the park or even work. This saves time and is great for clean up. Since the ice cream is already pre-scooped you don't have t
Taylor, our golden retriever mix, is a big part of our family. She brings us so much happiness and continually teaches us the true meaning of love and what it means to be a family. This weekend we decided to create a gift basket to donate to the Irvine Animal Shelter. The Irvine animal shelter helps thousands of abused, neglected and homeless animals every year. I think the Irvine animal shelt
Chocolate Dipped Caramel Biscotti: caramel bits are mixed in to the dough, baked twice and then dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with coarse sea salt. The dark chocolate and sea salt helps cut the sweetness from the caramel and it enhances the flavor of the cookie. Caramel, dark chocolate and sea salt is a combination that never disappoints.
Thinly sliced Yukon Gold Potatoes are layered in a baking dish, sprinkled with salt, pepper, cheddar and jack cheese and then another layer of potatoes, seasonings and cheese. Heavy cream and butter is then poured on top of the potatoes and then baked. The potatoes are like a blank canvas, absorbing all the luscious creaminess from the cream and the butter and cheese adds a savory bite to the d
Spring is here and I can't think of a better dessert to have then a tart Key Lime Pie. The graham cracker crust is filled with a silky, creamy lime filling that is bright and fresh. The lime zest incorporated into the filling and sprinkled on top of the pie adds an extra pop of flavor, color and fresh lime aroma. The pie is topped with sweeten whipped cream to help cut the tartness. I think
Blueberry Almond Biscotti is so easy to make and they require very few ingredients. Many of the ingredients are regular things that you will find in your pantry, such as butter, flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, extract and some sort of dried fruit or nuts. It's simple to make but it does requires time and patience since it is twice baked after all. Derrick loves blueberries and almonds, so I
Guess what... Kitchen Runway turns two today! Which makes it a perfect occasion for some alcohol and chocolate cake! This chocolate Kahlua cake is incredibly easy to make and is always a hit at parties...it must be because of the Kahlua and vodka. It's moist and not overly sweet and the aroma of Kahlua and chocolate is simply irresistible. I've added chocolate chips to the cake and a healthy h
Tart Cherry Soup is a tart and slightly sweet soup that is served chilled and is very refreshing. It would be a great summer soup. With Valentine's Day around the corner this pink hue soup would be a romantic starter.
Biscotti is an Italian twice baked cookie that is great as a morning treat with a cup of coffee or tea, but it's also delicious on its own (anytime of the day). This cranberry pistachio biscotti recipe is easy to make and keeps well in an airtight container for about a week. The cranberries add a sweet tartness to the cookie while the pistachios give it a slightly salty bite.
Kara-Áge is a popular Japanese dish of bite size fried chicken. It can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a meal. The nuggets of chicken are coated in a light batter that has been flavored with soy and ginger. It's moist, tender, flavorful and crunchy.
The end of 2011 was a whirlwind, we hosted and attended parties, celebrated the holidays with our friends and family and then got sick. I'm finally better and excited about 2012.
Cranberry sauce is a tradition at the holidays. There's just something about the festive red hue that makes the dinner table complete. The sweetness and tanginess from the sauce helps balance the rich and decadent dishes usually served at Thanksgiving and Christmas. With a few fresh ingredients you can whip up a bowl of homemade cranberry sauce that everyone will be impressed with. I've added
Pumpkin is a classic fall flavor and great to serve at Thanksgiving. One of the best ways to enjoy pumpkin is in a cupcake with a generous helping of cream cheese frosting. These pumpkin cupcakes moist and smell amazing while baking in the oven! The aroma from the cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice fills the house with a scent that is warm and comforting. It’s exactly what Thanksgiving should smell
Oxtail and Kabocha soup is a traditional Vietnamese soup that I grew up with. I wanted to take this traditional comfort meal and make it accessible and modern. Here in Southern California - fusion cuisine is very popular. I've seen kim chee quesadillas and carnitas French fries so why not oxtail and kabocha tacos? It's incredibly tender and flavorful. The combination of oxtail and kabocha is v
Baked Spaghetti is just pure comfort on a plate. It's the familiar flavors of spaghetti and lasagna that many of us love baked in a pan layered with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. It's great for gatherings, potlucks and you can make it ahead of time and bake it later.
Derrick and I were inspired to make our own watermelon agua fresca. Agua Fresca is a Mexican drink that is essentially fruit infused water. It's light, refreshing and delicious. It's easy to make and the best part is that it requires few ingredients. You can substitute with other fruits as well such as strawberries, cantaloupe - really any fruit that you can puree. I sweetened the drink with a
Cooking from the pantry: Thai Red Curry and Lychee Smoothie. An affordable and easy meal to prepare on busy weeknights. The curry is flavorful and packed full of vegetables and the lychee smoothie is a refreshing and sweet way to end the meal.
With fall in the air and kids heading back to school I wanted to make cookies that are reminiscent of our childhood. Peanut butter and jelly might be a classic childhood combination but adults also enjoy these two flavors together. It's nostalgic and just plain good! These peanut butter and jelly oatmeal cookies are the perfect treat to pack in your children's lunch box, while you're at it pack
Secrets from television's hottest celebrity chefs and extraordinary small bites from Los Angeles' trendiest dining establishments were all the buzz at this year's The Taste LA. Kitchen tips and secrets from the Food Network's Chopped Judge: Scott Conant and 5 Ingredient Fix: Claire Robinson.
When you love food like we do, going to an event that revolves around food, wine, beer, and spirits is match found in heaven. We had the pleasure of attending last year's Taste of Beverly Hills that was hosted by Food and Wine Magazine and it was truly one of those event that was not to be missed This year, Food and Wine Magazine teamed up with the Los Angeles Times, who also hosted a food event
Summer is almost over and what better way to celebrate the last few days than with a loaf of tropical coconut banana bread? The sweet ripe bananas and rich toasted coconut flakes make for an incredibly moist and flavorful quick bread. It's easy to make and simply delicious!
Summertime is upon us, so what better way to enjoy your coffee than as a creamy, velvety ice blended frappe with an absolutely addictive combination of flavors. We've come to love this quick and easy Raspberry Hazelnut Frappe. Its a decadent ice blended coffee drink that will transport you to the streets of Italy with its notes of rich chocolate, lush raspberry and fragrant hazelnut.
Marshmallow Pops for a dog themed party. Large marshmallows are lovingly adorned with paw prints, dog bone candies and dressed up as dogs for the party. Favor and treat bag ideas and instructions on how to make carob and peanut butter cups that are dog friendly.
Nutella & Reese's Pieces Cookies - a delicious nod to Taylor Thursday and the movie E.T. The cookies are soft and chewy. They're not too sweet and the bits of Reese's Pieces adds a nice crunch and creaminess to the cookies. They're great plain or with a smear of Nutella. These cookies also make a great base for an ice cream sandwich. It's so good!
Wedding Marshmallow Pops: an easy and fun idea to add to a dessert display or give as favors.
Taylor Thursday - June and July flew by and we're wondering what happened to summer. I think with the longer days we pack in so much more. I often feel that instead of relaxing I'm trying to recharge from a busy and full summer schedule. So we're pushing the "pause button" and taking time to relax. A few photos of what summer should be all about...quality family time out in the sun!
Recipe for Brownie Ice Cream Cake. This chocolatey rich ice cream cake is made up of two layers of fudge brownies, 1.5 quarts of Moose Tracks ice cream, topped with a layer of whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a sprinkle of nuts. All of the components make for a very decadent cake that is so easy to make! Great to serve at summer gatherings and parties.
Our 4th Alexia Foods"Reivent a Classic" French Fry challenge has us exploring Mexican flavors. Chili and lime is a classic Mexican combination that works. You get the spicy kick from the tajin and the fresh tang from the lime zest and juice with a touch of saltiness from sea salt and the mild and crumbly cotija cheese. The flavors are bright and makes for an addicting French fry.
The key indredient for these easy Herb & Parmesan French Fries is Herb de Provence, a mixture of dried rosemary, lavender, basil, fennel, marjoram, savory and thyme. These fries are aromatic and savory with a touch of saltiness from the sea salt & parmesan cheese. These French fries would be great with a juicy burger or a sophisticated steak or chicken dish. It's a classy European ta
Enjoy this quick and easy French fry recipe that is sure to win over everyone's taste buds at your next get together. These French fries combine the smoky flavors of barbeque along with a hint of sweetness from brown sugar. Both kids and adults alike will enjoy devouring this tasty side!
French fries with roasted black sesame, coarse sea salt, and yuzu. This Asian inspired twist on an American favorite is sure to please at your next get together. Simple and easy recipe for turning out wonderfully crispy and tender French fries.
Recipe for a healthy and easy Greek yogurt fruit cup dessert that is light and refreshing. Fresh seasonal fruit is perfect served in the crisp wonton shells, tangy Greek yogurt and drizzle of honey. Great for casual summer gatherings and parties.
Happy 4th of July! Today we're doing a guest post for our dear friends, Hong & Kim of The Ravenous Couple. They are getting married at the end of July and the month leading up to the wedding can be tremedously stressful. So we are sharing a recipe on their blog so that we can help free up some of their time so that they can focus on the big day. Marshmallow pops are a fun and easy treat t
Summer is upon us... that means it's time to dust the cobwebs off the barbecue and prepare for summer barbecue season. What goes better with a burger than some delicious French fries? We're out to create some great new fry flavors, and we would like to reach out to our readers for some ideas and input on their ideas of the perfect fry. Kitchen Runway was selected as one of 25 food blogs that w
Zucchini bread is very similar to carrot cake. The vegetable flavor itself is very mild and the spices really shine. The zucchini lends to a very moist and light bread. The spices are warm, inviting and comforting. It's a great bread to enjoy all year long and incredibly easy to make. It's also a great way to get your vegetables in for the day... even if it's in a very sweet, but satisfying w
Grilled Rib Eye Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce. Rib eyes are juicy and flavorable cuts that are great on the grill and paired with an Argentinean Chimichurri sauce. It's a fresh and bright sauce that is easy to make and so versatile.
Peach and Arugula Salad with goat cheese and pine nuts tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette. It's a simple dish that is perfect for summer.