Recipes That Say “Fiesta” Not “Siesta”

Inspiration can sometimes come from the most unexpected places. I just read an interview with a famous journalist—known for covering race and politics—who discussed his love of comic books (when I get a moment to read, I like to read everything!). One thing he said that really stuck with me was how much he liked plot twists in comics. Now, I’m no journalist, and I’m not a (conventional) superhero, but I do love a twist too! Just because a recipe is quick and easy doesn’t mean it should be predictable. Which brings me to this amazing shrimp cocktail. Continue reading

Asparagus: No Knife, No Prob

Magically appearing right beside me is a special skill my kids have in the kitchen. The second I put a pot on the stove, children materialize out of nowhere to sit cross-legged on the floor or stare aimlessly into the fridge. Which is why I am forever enlisting them to do non-knife things, like wash lettuce or prep asparagus with this brilliant hack. Continue reading