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Spicy Pulled Pork  InstantPot, InstantGratification

Spicy Pulled Pork InstantPot, InstantGratification

I just received an InstantPot pressure cooker for my birthday!  I have previously professed that I am a KITCHEN GADGET FREAK.  I am not exaggerating, I love kitchen appliances.  I am the “what was I thinking, forehead slap” owner of donut hole pans, a strawberry corer, […]

Sheet Pan Magic (Chicken Tikka)

Sheet Pan Magic (Chicken Tikka)

Miss me?  I have been on an extended break from the blogosphere.  Knocked down by the flu during the holidays, my post-election blues (I promise to refrain) and the wet dreary weather kind of got the best of me.  But I’m back!  Ready to tackle 2017. […]

Happy Dance in my Mouth-Middle Eastern Herb & Garlic Chicken

Happy Dance in my Mouth-Middle Eastern Herb & Garlic Chicken

It has been a little while since I posted Ottolenghi’s recipe for Turkey Zucchini Burgers.  A flavor packed dish that uses both fresh and dried herbs not usually found in my kitchen.  Tangy sumac, refreshing mint, thyme and parsley,  a welcome addition to my familiar repertoire of flavors. […]

Food, Food Can Bring Us Together (Turkey & Zucchini Burgers)

Food, Food Can Bring Us Together (Turkey & Zucchini Burgers)

Wes planted 2 squash plants this season and I am totally dumbfounded by the number of squash you get from 2 plants…and apparently all at once.  Looking for recipes that will put a dent in the supply of zucchini that is monopolizing my vegetable crisper.   I remembered a […]

A Fable of Sablefish (Miso Black Cod)

A Fable of Sablefish (Miso Black Cod)

Surprised? Forehead slap in disbelief that this is not another sugar filled dessert recipe?  I know, me too!  But this dish is so yummy and so simple I just had to pass it along. Lately I have been going to Whole Foods to shop for […]

The Great Burger Cook-off

The Great Burger Cook-off

It started last year when Jamie’s friend Sam came from Houston for a visit.   The gauntlet was thrown down when Sam casually remarked one day, “I make a mean burger”.  Oh really?  Caught up in the competitive spirit as the Warriors were playing the […]

Grillin’ and Chillin’ (Vietnamese Grilled Chicken)

Grillin’ and Chillin’ (Vietnamese Grilled Chicken)

Summer!  Time to fire up the grill and take the cooking outdoors.  You will actually find us in our backyard cooking quite a bit and not just during the summer. Yes, we are that family that uses the barbecue at Thanksgiving or before the Rose Bowl game […]

Corn Porn (Sweet Corn Pesto with Pappardelle and Zucchini)

Corn Porn (Sweet Corn Pesto with Pappardelle and Zucchini)

Ha, bet that got your attention!  It was a bit sneaky and underhanded but I think you will thank me in the end.  Summer means fresh corn on the cob.  For as long as I can remember we have been cooking our corn in a […]

Where’s the Beef? (Korean Short Rib Stew)

Where’s the Beef? (Korean Short Rib Stew)

Last week felt like winter’s last stand.  The temperature dropped, it rained (yay, we can always use the precipitation even when summer is just around the corner) and Jamie and I were hit with the cold/flu bug.  So, despite being the month of  May I found myself […]