Celina’s Craveable Kale Salad

Never before in my life had I ever envisioned posting a blog about kale.  It isn’t exactly the thing I think of when I’m craving yummy foods, and I’ve been known to make fun of people (sorry, Sean Maher, I love you) for eating it in the past.  But things have changed.  It’s delicious, my(…)

XIV by Michael Mina

XIV by Michael Mina

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: Michael Mina isn’t just a chef.  He’s a culinary mastermind, a trend-setter and a visionary when it comes to food, and if you haven’t had the luxury of eating at one of his many fabulous restaurants (18 to be exact, with 5 in Vegas alone), you’re(…)

Celina’s Braised Pork Shoulder with Rhubarb and Peas

Celina’s Braised Pork Shoulder with Rhubarb and Peas

This is a good one, guys. Not only does Celina share her latest glorious recipe find (which I got to eat, and it is as juicy tender yummy fabulous as it sounds), but she even came up with a plan on what to do with the leftovers!  Tell me what in hades sounds better than(…)

A Love Letter to Maui

A Love Letter to Maui

Get ready for a love fest. Maui means so much to me.  Not just because it’s incredibly beautiful, which it is, but because it holds a lot of really precious memories for me.  I lived there for the first few years of my life on a small mom-and-pop style resort managed by my grandparents, known(…)

Celina’s Honeymoon Carrot Soup

Celina’s Honeymoon Carrot Soup

Ever taste something that you forever for the rest of life can’t shut the eff up about? I have.  And it’s called Honeymoon Carrot Soup.  This is one of the most delicious and wonderful soups I’ve ever had, and because you are loved, Celina is going to share the recipe with you.  Bonus?  It’s vegetarian!(…)

Celina’s Key Lime Pie

World: meet Celina Dean. Celina is what I would call a modern, self-taught culinary goddess.  She bakes her own high-end-bakery-worthy bread, she invents fabulous specialty cocktails, she throws together a gorgeous lemon curd to serve with homemade scones, she whips up pappardelle from scratch… She even makes her own crackers.  She’s for serious.  There is(…)

Bacon and Pea Risotto

First off, let me just tell you about Matty: My husband is a picky little prince.  When I first met him, he was one of those people who would eat only california rolls in a sushi restaurant, a grown man who never ate a salad unless it was made of cheese, a person who would(…)