November 2014

Bacon and Leek Arancini (fried risotto balls) [Sponsored Post]

November 29, 2014
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The first time I tasted the Arancini a deep-fried risotto ball filled with cheese I was at a dinner party potluck. A fellow food blogger had brought them and my partner AJ and I immediately gravitated toward them. How I lived my life without them in my life I have no idea because clearly my […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014
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Photo Essay: A Food Tour of the Mission with Negra Modelo & Rick Bayless [Sponsored Post]

November 24, 2014
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I’ll fully admit that I’m not a huge beer drinker. In fact, I’m not a huge drinker of alcohol. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a good beer, especially when it’s paired with awesome food. So when Negra Modelo reached out to me for a food tour of the San Francisco Mission (my neighborhood) […]

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Rosemary Honey Orange Glazed Roasted Rainbow Carrots [Sponsored Post]

November 22, 2014
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My mom is obsessed with the sweet earthy carrots that I make every Thanksgiving. I often offer to give her the recipe but she always just waves her hands, saying that she’d rather have me make them for her. It’s something to look forward to each year. But the years roll by and every time […]

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Mocha Hot Chocolate Recipe with Kahlúa Especial [Sponsored Post]

November 20, 2014
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This easy recipe for mocha hot chocolate adds a touch of rich Kahlúa to the drink and the whipped cream for the best mocha you’ve ever had. In former life, when I was still living in the Midwest, I was a bookseller at a small independent bookstore. It’s still in existence (which is more than […]

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Cooking with my Partner Makes the Moment: Moroccan Spiced Chicken [Sponsored Post]

November 17, 2014
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This easy Moroccan Spiced Chicken with vegetables is bursting with flavor but quick enough to make that you can serve on a weeknight. Honestly it took me awhile to really love cooking. Baking I get. I love to bake. I love to throw things into a bowl, pour it into pans and stick it in […]

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Caramel Pumpkin Pie with Rosemary Crust [Sponsored Post]

November 15, 2014
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“This tastes like Thanksgiving in a bite!” exclaimed my friend Kevin when I served him a slice of the Caramel Pumpkin Pie with Rosemary Crust that I made for Anolon. I was thrilled to team up with Anolon, as they make some of my favorite cookware but I was even more thrilled at Kevin’s response. […]

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How to Butterfly a Chicken

November 13, 2014
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Wanna learn how to butterfly a chicken? Here are easy step-by-step instructions with photos on how to do it! Roasted chicken is one of the simple comfort food pleasures that most people love. But for those who don’t know how to do it, it can be intimidating. It’s why precooked rotisserie roasted chickens can be […]

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A bar and bite crawl with Time Out San Francisco [Sponsored Post]

November 10, 2014
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“Did you guys order Mashed Potatoes?!” asked a fellow TimeOut San Francisco Night Out reveler. I was on a bar and bite crawl with a number of awesome folks and our third stop was an actual meal! Good thing too as we had been drinking for the past three hours with just some nibbly chicken […]

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Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies with Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha [Sponsored Post]

November 6, 2014
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These beautiful peppermint cheesecake brownies are made with Kahlúa Peppermint mocha liqueur for an added depth of flavor! “I love chocolate, and I love mint, but I’m just not super fond of the combination…” said my partner AJ when I told him that I was making peppermint cheesecake brownies with Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha. There is […]

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Congo Bars Recipe

November 3, 2014
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This fast and easy congo bars recipe is better than the average blondie bars because it uses brown butter and almond meal! I had totally planned on making my congo bars recipe for the Halloween potluck dinner. That is, until AJ informed me that the costume party we were going to was actually a sit […]

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