Sponsored Post: Wild Mushroom Stuffing

November 6, 2015

This wild mushroom stuffing has leeks and sourdough bread to make a fabulously flavored Thanksgiving side dish. I’m always on the lookout for vegetarian options for my Thanksgiving menu. This wild mushroom and leek stuffing is the perfect solution. Instead of using chicken stock or baking it in the bird itself, it uses plenty of […]

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Kitchen Tip #6: The Countertop Garbage Brown Bag

November 5, 2015

Skip the “garbage” bowl and use a countertop “garbage” brown bag sack instead for convenience and ease! Here’s another fantastic kitchen tip from an ongoing series of kitchen tips that I do every now and then. This time I take on prepping! People often complain about prepping and the amount of scraps that it creates. […]

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Sponsored Post: Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

November 4, 2015

These turkey cranberry meatballs are the perfect appetizer for the holidays! The holiday season is starting and that means holiday parties! Though I’m known for almost always contributing desserts, occasionally I asked to bring along a savory item or appetizer to share at someone’s party. Meatballs are always a welcome addition appetizer to any party […]

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Sponsored Post: Herbes de Provence Roasted Turkey

November 3, 2015

This Herbes de Provence Roasted Turkey is moist and succulent because I roast the turkey upside down first! My partner is a man in love with turkey. We usually only have it once or twice year for the holidays, but if it was up to him, we would be having it year round. Roasting a […]

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Sponsored Post: Apple Cobbler with Pumpkin Biscuits!

November 2, 2015

This apple cobbler with pumpkin biscuits has luscious apples and dried cranberries with a pumpkin pie spiced pumpkin biscuit topping! I’m a huge fan of cobblers, mostly because they are less fussy than pies and they can serve a large crowd of folks. I opted to fully embrace fall by not only making an apple […]

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NaBloPoMo 2015

November 1, 2015

Oh no! What have I done? Last November I was crazy hectic in my life, but this year, I decided to commit to publishing a blog post every single day in November! Yes, I’m doing NaBloPoMo once again folks! For those who don’t know, NaBloPoMo is National Blog Post Month. I participated in it back […]

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Roasted Green beans with Dried Cranberries and Sliced Almonds

October 26, 2015

This Roasted Green Beans recipe has dried cranberries and sliced almonds. It’s a super tasty, easy and fast side dish that anyone can make! “Can you make sure to get a vegetable for dinner?” asked AJ. This request seemed unusual coming from him, as he’s usually a fairly meat-centric sort of person but lately it […]

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How to Use The List App (ie. what is The List App?)

October 19, 2015

If you are curious as to what is The List App or how to use The List App, the new social media network by B.J. Novak, read this tutorial! For the past 9 months I’ve been obsessed over a social media network that was private and only available to a select few by invite. The […]

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SPONSORED POST: Lobster Newburg Crepe

October 15, 2015

The New York Wine & Food Festival is happening mid-October and though I’m sad I won’t be able to attend it, I was thrilled when Anolon asked me to create a crepe recipe inspired by the grand city of New York. Though New York has a multitude of different signature dishes (blackout cake! pastrami sandwiches! […]

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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls with Pecans and Cream Cheese Frosting

October 12, 2015

“Is it ever Fall weather there in San Francisco?” asked my sister on our weekly conference call with the family. Every Sunday my parents and siblings get on the phone to catch up with everyone else. As usual, weather was a topic, and it turns out that the east coast was cooling off as per […]

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins (aka The Dirt Bomb – Pumpkin Spice Edition)

October 5, 2015

These pumpkin spice muffins (otherwise known as dirt bombs) are like cinnamon donuts in muffin form! Super easy recipe, incredible flavor! “So what is a ‘Dirt Bomb’ muffin?” I asked the guy behind the counter at the local bakery a few years ago. I had never heard of it before and it didn’t sound too…appetizing. […]

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Feast Portland 2015 – Smoked

October 2, 2015

Three blocks away and I could smell the smoke. I was heading to the final evening event at Feast Portland and it was lived up to it’s name, SMOKED! I was wary of the change up, as I wasn’t sure if an event focusing on smoked food would be too…one note. But I should have […]

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Feast Portland 2015 – Night Market

September 30, 2015

One of the absolute highlights of Feast Portland is the Night Market event. An evening of small bites inspired by Night Markets from around the world, this outdoor event has becoming one of the signature events of the weekend. Though shuttle buses are provided for bloggers from the media lounge (and I’m told it’s a […]

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Feast Portland 2015 – Sandwich Invitationals

September 28, 2015

“I’m trying to think of something yummy for me to take you to…” said my friend Sue when she picked me up at the airport in Portland. I had just landed there a half hour earlier just in time for lunch. I shrugged and told her that it didn’t need to be yummy. I was […]

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Sponsored Post: Plum and Peach Galette (and a GIVEAWAY!)

September 21, 2015

I dread the end of summer like a 4th grader. It’s not that I have to go back to sitting in the boring classroom (I actually liked school, unlike other kids). It’s because it’s the end of all the peaches, plums and other berries. So in the last burst of summer stone fruit that hits […]

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Sponsored Post: Spiced Rubbed Pork Chop with Maple Blueberry Sauce

September 18, 2015

AJ was incredulous when I told him that I was making pork chops with blueberry sauce. Sure he was excited about pork chops. The man loves a juicy cut of meat. But the blueberry sauce gave him pause. I told him to trust me on this one, as the spices in the rub and the […]

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Sponsored Post: Summer Squash Au Gratin

September 16, 2015

A Facebook friend of mine recently mentioned how her zucchini plant was so prolific that her neighbors had politely come over to tell her to stop giving them more zucchini. They couldn’t use it up fast enough. How I wish I had a neighbor like that! I adore zucchini and summer squash, though I know […]

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