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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Sponsored Post: New England Inspired Shrimp Summer Rolls

September 14, 2015

San Francisco is notorious for having a cool summer but when late summer and early fall comes around, so does the heat. When that happens, I try to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen in front of the stove and oven. But a guy still has to eat! Though I love the […]

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Apple Pandowdy with Blackberries

September 7, 2015

This easy rustic Autumn dessert is called an Apple Pandowdy with blackberries. Easier than a pie, simple as a cobbler, just as tasty as either! I can’t believe it’s September already. The summer is clearly over, with the last of the heirloom tomatoes, peaches and plums starting to thin out. Berries are having their last […]

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Easy Fried Chicken Recipe (and what happened in New York!)

August 31, 2015

This easy fried chicken recipe uses 3 cups of oil and is finished in the oven. It’s insanely juicy, tender and packed with flavor as well! It’s with some sadness that I won’t be making my easy fried chicken as much as I used to. True, fried chicken is one of those treats that you […]

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

August 17, 2015

These roasted fingerling potatoes are insanely easy to make and are the best side dish. Ever. “The produce here is gorgeous!” proclaimed my friend Jackie who was visiting from New York. And she’s not wrong. As much as I love visiting cities, there’s a reason that San Francisco was crowned the best food city right now […]

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