Lazy Spanish Tortilla + Alexia Foods Giveaway

September 23, 2012

A former coworker of mine used to say he wasn’t being lazy, he was being efficient.  While we would usually argue back that it wasn’t efficient if it ended up taking us longer to figure out what he’d done, I do think he had a point. And as you know, I apply this principle to […]

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Cinco de Mayo + Cheesy Chorizo Waffle Fry Nachos

May 5, 2012

Happy Cinco de Mayo! My celebration started a day early – with plans for dinner at Rosa Mexicano.   The week was FINALLY over and the weather was beautiful, the perfect time to catch up with friends and food! First things first. There has to be queso, preferably with chorizo. I’m a bit obsessed with […]

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Aloo Bhorta – Bengali-Style Mashed Potatoes

February 26, 2012

Flavorful and fiery mashed potatoes made with mustard oil, onions, and red chilies, aloo bhorta is the perfect example of Bengali comfort food. Sometimes at random times, often during work, I get a craving for the flavors of my childhood.  Since I live many states away from where I grew up, it’s up to me […]

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Decisions, Decisions – Which Fry Did I Pick?

July 20, 2011

This was a VERY hard decision to make.  I really appreciate everyone’s feedback — the black pepper lime sweet potato fries and the bruschetta waffle fries were both popular choices.  Just taking the number of comments and votes into consideration, the black pepper lime fries were definitely in the lead. But after looking at many […]

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My Final Four for the Alexia “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge

July 17, 2011

I know I’ve been such a fry-tease the past couple weeks, showing you pictures of my fry creations and not telling you what they are. I do apologize. And to make amends, I have decided to reveal my creations later on in this post so that I can get YOUR feedback about which flavor appeals […]

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Happy National French Fry Day!

July 13, 2011

As if I needed an excuse to eat fries!  I did my civic fry duty today.  Twice.   Got waffle fries at lunch from Chick-fil-a and I tested another batch of fries tonight for the Alexia “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge.  I’m so dedicated!  Just don’t tell my bootcamp instructor . . . Today’s experiment is […]

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Tasting My Way Through the Alexia “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge

July 10, 2011

I’m not going to lie. I’ve been checking out the competition in the Alexia “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge to see what they’ve been coming up with so far. It gives me an idea of what’s already out there so I don’t waste my time on something that’s already being done.  I want something unique […]

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Valentine’s Day 2011

February 14, 2011

Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day, however you choose to celebrate it! Mr. Spice and I decided to make dinner at home tonight and take it easy. Rib-eye steaks, roasted zucchini and mushrooms, and Alexia olive oil, rosemary, and garlic oven fries, courtesy of the FoodBuzz Tastemaker Program.  I had a coupon to try […]

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Rotis on the brain

December 19, 2009

Hope you’re having a good weekend so far!  Mine has been busy but good. Last night we went to my company’s holiday party — LOTS of excellent food and company.  Everyone got a number when they came in and later we drew for gifts.  So you went up according to your number and then drew […]

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Recipe Review: Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes

December 2, 2009

Full disclaimer here:  I absolutely LOVE potatoes in pretty much any form, unless it involves cilantro, bleu cheese, goat cheese, or some other Spiceaholic-repellant. If you haven’t heard of Ree Drumond, aka “The Pioneer Woman,” then please do yourself a favor and go visit her site.  Your tummy will thank you. And while you’re at it, look […]

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