Octopus over confited calçot, potatoes and romesco sauce.
Millionaire's Shortbread with twist - chocolate caramel and white chocolate topping. Crazy good...
Luscious pork belly -- cooked sous vide, then served with wonderful farro risotto.
San Francisco Bay Area restaurants celebrate spring with lamb and asparagus. One featured dish is roasted leg of lamb.
A wine-tasting in the Napa Valley like no other -- complete with gourmet smoked salmon-chevre canapes and other gourmet eats.
Catalan Flatbread from IACP nominated cookbook Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Friends. Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Warabi - baby ferns that are popular in salads, grown in Hawaii. These were at the Hilo Farmer's Market on the Big Island.
A foodie tour around Oregon. Marion-berry pie, fish tacos, gourmet coffee...
The secret to light and airy chocolate waffles...
Butterscotch Date Tea Cake - A simple cake to eat with a cup of tea and a good book.
Wild Onion and Mushroom Polenta - Recipe
Sampling the chocolates at San Francisco's CocoaBella
Caramel Rice Krispy Treats topped with more caramel and chocolate. YUM!
Pizza...a wonderful chewy, light dough baked on an oven stone.
Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting. Moist, decadent, & addictive.
Even cowgirls have a sweet side: Liz Lovely's Cowgirl Cookies.
Unwrapping a six-month clothbound cheddar! Removing the cloth reveals the golden cheese within.
Best class I ever took was from the Culinary School of the Rockies.
simple and versatile homemade pasta dough
Duck Rillettes, a creamy delicious pate great to spread on bread or to use as a filling for the best omelette ever!!
Garbanzo burger panini - CRAZY GOOD!
Salmon with Balsamic and Lime. "Squeaky Gourmet" cookbook review.
First stop in my NYC Dining Out Veg Series: Raw Food! One lucky Duck Takeaway Taco Salad and more....
Homemade baby food with this nifty appliance.
Polenta Lasagna - full of vegetables and none of the cholesterol. Gluten Free.
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Great way to use up leftover ham: Cheesy Baked Penne
Warm Spring Potato Salad
Here is my stepdad's amazing authentic caesar salad, complete with anchovies and raw egg. SOOO good!
Homemade fettuccine with morel powder, butter sauteed morels, and creamy morel sauce.
A sampling of true French chocolate is rivaled by little else.
Spicy, Cajun Shrimp from CopyKat Recipe's new cookbook, served over sweet Corn Maque Choux.
The Blood and Sand is proof that cocktail greatness is sometimes the result of unconventional thinking.
Grits Cakes from IACP & James Beard nominated Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller, photo by Deborah Jones. Plus cookbook giveaway!