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Handheld Ham and Cheese Pie (aka Ham and Brie Pop Tarts!)
This ham and cheese pie are made with ham and brie, making them the perfect savory hand pie for a meal or just a fun snack! “Let’s do a guys night out!” I said to my friend Peter and Hadley one weekend while we were up in Sonoma. For most people, a phrase like that would […] The post Handheld Ham
Strawberry Plum Jam with Rosemary
This luscious summer fruit jam is bursting with flavor while the touch of rosemary tempers the jam’s sweetness. “Hey are you planning to make plum jam this season? Can I tag along for a team jam session?’ texted my friend Tina. I had given her a batch of my vanilla and bay leaf plum jam […] The ...
Summer Minestrone Soup
This easy summer minestrone soup recipe takes advantage of seasonal vegetables for a dish that is bursting with flavor. Summer is in full swing and, as always, my eyes are bigger than my mouth and stomach when it comes to the grocery shopping. Going to the supermarket (or the farmers market if I ...
Arancini Recipe, otherwise known as Fried Risotto Balls
This arancini recipe (fried risotto balls) is an updated version of the classic Italian appetizer, using Panko crumbs for extra crunch! “I think I lost track of how many I’ve eaten.” said AJ when I asked him if he liked the arancinis I had made for the dinner party. That’s a solid sign that he […]
Ribs In the Oven Recipe
This ribs in the oven recipe means you can have deep flavorful barbecue ribs year round with minimal work and effort! “I hope ribs are OK for dinner” I said to AJ as I had picked some up on sale at the grocery store. His eyes widen in excitement and that was all the answer […] The post Ribs In the
How I learned about the SCOTUS ruling, legalizing same-sex marriage for 50 states.
Deep in slumber, I dreamed about a boring conference I was attending. Trapped in the middle of the 2nd row of black chairs, the person next to me was spilling his papers all over the place. I impatiently reached for my cell phone for the millionth time, anxiously awaiting the SCOTUS ruling on ...
Asparagus salad with radishes, peas and fresh mint
This fresh and easy composed asparagus salad had steamed crisp tender asparagus with thinly sliced radishes, peas and fresh mint. “So they’re not REALLY vegetarian. Just sort of vegetarian.” said AJ when I asked about what I should make for dinner. Our friends Alic and Kevin were coming over and it
The Forest Negroni, and a visit to the Sunset Magazine Campus in Menlo Park
The Forest Negroni is a modern outdoorsy inspired version of the classic negroni cocktail. About a week and a half ago I had a chance to head down to Menlo Park to visit the campus of Sunset Magazine to get a sneak peak preview of their Sunset Celebration Weekend. A weekend of demos, seminars, ...
Homemade English Muffins with Brown Butter
These rich homemade English muffins are world’s better than store bought because they’re made with brown butter! The alarm I set on my iPhone went off this morning with an annoyingly chipper 60’s song that I had apparently had set in a misguided attempt to make waking up from a deep slumber a ...
Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels’ Star Chefs and Vintner’s Gala 2015, part 2
A couple of weeks ago I shared a number of photos form the Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala that I attend back in April. They raised an astonishing $2.6 million from that event alone, which is just fantastic. My partner AJ and I tried our hardest to run around and take as […] The post