Gather ‘Round the Kitchen Table

Marcy Makoviecki combined her passion for food and community to create Mix Cooking School. Foodies of all ages can come together to learn new skills and great recipes and then enjoy a dining experience at the end of class.

The Best Spring Pie Ever

I absolutely love fresh strawberries when they are in season and my favorite way to enjoy them is when they are covered in chocolate! My mom was always a great cook, as is my sister. But I never did well following recipes because I loved improvising. A few years back, I was about to make a cheesecake and some chocolate-covered…

Classic Salad Nicoise

After indulging in all the heavy foods of winter, I’m now ready for something fresh, easy and a little lighter on the palate. My ‘go to’ dish this time of year is frequently salad, especially one that has some good protein in it and is best served not quite so chilled.

Perfect Pairings

Fred and Ginger, hugs and kisses, wine and chocolate…some things just naturally go together! When we think of decadence or special occasions, we frequently think of chocolate and wine, a food and drink combination that beckons to the gourmand in all of us.

Sweet Gatherings

Bloggers From Around the Valley Share Their Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

Bountiful Gatherings

Time is a valuable commodity around Thanksgiving. There never seems to be enough of it to get all the trimmings for the big dinner finished at the same time. Luckily, these quick and easy side dishes are a holiday life saver—they can be easily prepared ahead, and are sure to earn rave reviews from your guests.

Linguine with feta, tomatoes, fresh oregano and shrimp

Looking for a light summer dish? Queen Creek Olive Mill provided this delicious meal using simple and fresh ingredients such as vine-ripened tomatoes and local olive oil. Queen Creek Olive Mill is a place where people can come and enjoy a real Agritourism experience in Queen Creek, featuring olive oils, balsamic vinegar, olives and specialty goods. Queen Creek Olive Mill…

When the Southwest meets Wine Country

Nothing says summer better than a festive outdoor dinner table laden with fresh salads, grilled seafood and a glass of crisp, chilled wine. And with the summer heat still lingering, this is a great dinner option that doesn't require you to heat your oven! Our ceviche recipe takes a classic Mexican dish and gives it a little twist of California,…