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S’more of my multiple microwave mug meals, manageable in mere minutes!

Mug Desserts at Refinery29

Mug Breakfasts at Refinery 29

Funfetti Microwave Mug Cake Recipe at The Kitchn

 

 

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Bagel Improv Sundae

“The most creative and inventive snacks are the result of mastering the art of improv” – me quoting me! Read the article I wrote for The Kitchn. The improv snack pictured is a bagel sundae topped with hot fudge, caramel sauce, popcorn, Raisinettes, whipped cream, cherries and of course sprinkles. There are also links to two original recipes I developed for The Kitchn’s Snack Week.

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How to make candy strawberries out of Red Hots, and 10 other treats to make with the cinnamon candy for Valentine’s Day, or any time you’re in the mood to spice things up a bit. My latest article and food photography for the Food Network.

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easy roasted baby carrots

Super easy, family friendly, roasted baby carrots for the Food Network. One of my 14 Tasty Ways to Use Up a Bag of Baby Carrots. Get the recipe and read the rest here.

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In my latest article for Random House’s TasteBook I share recipes for my favorite Mexican street snacks, including TostiNachos and these Walking Tacos made with Tapatio Doritos. They’re perfect for the Super Bowl, a day when it is perfectly acceptable to eat all of the junk food you’ve been attempting to avoid the rest of the year.

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I have two features in this month’s Edible Baja Arizona Magazine. For “The Plate” I selected and photographed four local dishes that should never be taken off of the menu. The Mexican street corn at NOX and the Charcuterie plate at Zona 78 are two of my picks. Visit the Edible Baja website to read the article and see the rest.

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Haile Thomas is an 11 year old chef who has been honored by Michele Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign at the White House for her efforts to teach kids about healthy eating. I photographed three of the young chef’s healthy recipes for her column, “Halie’s Swaps”.

Halie’s Vegan Breakfast Wrap
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Go beyond the cowboy steaks and traditional Mexican fare – here are my 11 must try dishes that showcase the best food in Phoenix, Arizona, written and photographed for the Food Network.

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changs summer photos Jackie Alpers

I’m very excited to share P.F. Chang’s new Summer menu with you… because I took all of the photos! 

http://www.pfchangs.com/fresh_menu/

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Good Morning America is featuring my photo of a giant Chimichanga at the El Charro Cafe, (graciously modeled by my husband Jason),  on their website. They say, “that they’ve scoured the country looking for the largest and fattiest foods.  From deep-fried delicacies to larger-than-life sundaes, here are the foods that you should probably share.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Fair Food II

May 26, 2012

 

My favorite fair food has all the qualities of a carnival freak show. It has elements of the unexpected; it’s bigger and weirder than the food I see everyday; and it evokes awe and borderline disgust. The more absurd the better. This is my second year documenting the food at my county fair, and even though some of the food wasn’t as over the top as I would have liked, I still found it all pretty intriguing. Here are a few photos:

 

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Jar of country pickles. photo by Jackie Alpers

Italian sausage in a bun (hotdog) photo by Jackie Alpers

popcorn stand photo by Jackie Alpers

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Avant Garden Art

March 7, 2012

The Tucson Jewish Community Center’s sculpture garden was the setting for a fashion shoot I did for the March 2012 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. My producer Melanie Sutton and I decided to have the model as well as the photographs themselves emulate different sculptures. Here’s a link to the rest of the story.

 

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