If you’re looking for a new appetizer to whip up for your next party, Chef de Cuisine Derek Biazo of deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa has a showstopper for you to try: tartare de carne. It may not be the easiest recipe to tackle, but your guests will be talking about it long after the party is over. “If you take the time to do it, you’ll be the star of the show,” Biazo says.
When preparing, Biazo suggests making the plantain chips first because they’re the most labor intensive, then tackle the aji verde sauce, chorizo powder and finally, the tartare. Make sure you get a high-quality, deep red filet and chill the meat before slicing, Biazo says.
Thin Mints. Samoas. Tagalongs. Trefoils. Do-si-dos. Everyone has a favorite.
The humble margarita may be my favorite adult beverage. Tequila, lime, salt – what’s not to love?
Unfortunately, not every margarita is created equally. I’m looking you at you, frozen, glorified slushies with a ton of too-sweet sweet-and-sour mix. I’m getting a headache just thinking about you.
Making pizza from scratch requires some serious kitchen skills, but there are plenty of shortcuts you can take to make it easier, including buying prepared dough and bottled sauce. Fred Morgan, owner of one Valley-based Fired Pie locations, offers up a recipe for pesto chicken pizza that you can modify with ingredients purchased from your local grocery store.
A few days ago we rounded up Valentine's Day activities for the anti-romantics; today, we're here for the lovers. Looking for a romantic setting to pop the question? Or how about celebrating an anniversary? Are you trying to be subtly impressive but not overwhelm a first date? No matter the occasion, we've got you covered with a list of the best Valentine's deals at Valley restaurants.
February is fondue month and to help you celebrate, the folks at the Melting Pot have shared their cheddar cheese fondue recipe. And while a sinfully decadent meal at Arizona's favorite fondue palace makes for a great Valentine’s Day, this recipe is sure to impress for a romantic night in.
When Jim Gallen, chef/owner of Tom’s Tavern, was recovering from chemotherapy and radiation treatments for tongue cancer, he would often find himself awake in the middle of the night due to side effects from the medication. During many of those sleepless nights, Jim and his dad (who moved in to help Jim get through treatment) watched the Food Network. As they watched in the wee hours one morning, Jim’s dad mentioned that he hadn’t had meatloaf in a while, so Jim got to work on a new recipe. He came up with veal meatloaf, now a bestseller at Tom’s Tavern.
In this time of controversy, tensions are high across the U.S. The country is polarized, and people are preparing to fight.
What? You thought we were talking about politics? We'll leave that to your distant relatives' Facebook posts – we're here for the Super Bowl. As the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons prep for battle this Sunday, so too must fans must gear up for the ultimate viewing experience. Whatever that means to them.
So whether you're a manic football hooligan (of the American variety), a sports-loving couple or just here for the wings, bro, we've got you covered with these Super Bowl viewing parties and deals happening across the Valley.
Love shows itself in grand gestures of chocolate-filled hearts and massive teddy bears but more often it’s present in the everyday stuff, like emptying the dishwasher unprompted. And while lifelong love is built mainly on the latter, it can’t hurt to indulge in over-the-top romance every so often, especially with Valentine’s Day around the corner.
That’s where AJ’s Fine Foods come in.
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