All about cooking, cleaning and eating soft-shell steamer clams!
Adelaida Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Estate Reserve 2005 (Paso Robles) ~ "this is pornographic"
view of stephan vineyards from inside l'aventure winery, "haute couture viticulture." we fell in love with stephan and his Estate Cuvee, so brought one home (along with an Optimus)
This is for those of you who need or want a great basic all-around barbeque seasoning (or "rub").
Apple pie with Gala and Granny Smith apples. Just enough sweet and just enough tart.
Not quite a balanced breakfast, but French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes are a great way to start any morning!
Macerating strawberries in balsamic to make the perfect vinaigrette for a strawberry-blue cheese-pecan summer salad.
bagel chip with nutella and sea salt
Coconut snowball cupcakes from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
a ring so pretty you wish you could eat it. oh wait, you actually can! sliced dried fruit mixed with silver makes some lovely rings.
Whoopie Pies - cakey chocolate cookies sandwiched with a marshmallowy frosting. And low fat!
Stir-Fry Mixed Vegetables
Mongolian Beef with Maitake and Green Pepper Stir Fry
We taste-tested a dozen family meatloaf recipes in a Recipe Round-Robin to find the best.
Coq Au Vin and my kitchen is on fire. A cautionary tale.
Pasta shells with anchovies & pangrattato. Crispy and delicious!
Lamb chop with piquillo pepper marmalade.
Chili Pappardelle with Chicken & Mushrooms
Grilling up some Olive and Rosemary Pizza and Potato and Caramelized Onion Pizza
EASY, QUICK and GOOD, Chicken Cacciatore for two~
Chicken and Monterey Jack Taquitos. In this case, baked IS better than fried.
Vegetarian lasagna with ricotta cheese and frozen spinach
Roasted Tomato and Bacon Croquettes coming out of the fryer. Croquettes stuffed with bacon, cheese, and roasted tomatoes, with a tomato-basil sauce aurore.
Carrot-potato soup with oregano pesto
Roasted Ratatouille, a summery French vegetable stew with zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes and bell pepper.
Mixed Berry Brown Sugar Tea Cake
Come meet a rice farmer, and feast on this wehani rice salad with a trio of cherries, almonds, and mint
brown rice salad with dill
Put your feet up and enjoy this Salted Plum soju cocktail. Low in calories and high in refreshment, this could be one of spring's most guilt free pleasures.
Ice cream and sorbet made without an ice cream machine!
salted, flourless, chocolate, cake.
Homemade Pop-Tarts with much, much more filling. They're easy too!
Bacon & Chocolate - Together at last!
Chocolate Fudge Bacon Brownies. Tasty....