Balsamic Maple Grilled Chicken and Summer Veggies

All the flavors of summer, grilled and glazed with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Easy and completely delicious. INGREDIENTS ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon of your favorite spice blend.  I’m a Savory Spice Shop junkie, so I used three different spice combos to see how they would taste:   Georgia Boys […]

Baked Stuffed Shells with Burrata and Butternut Squash

I have been cooking . . . a lot. But school interferes with free time, and my recipes are stacking up.  Time to retire!  Eventually. This is my new favorite pasta — 15 minute prep time and then put it in the oven(Kim!). Delicious autumn-y, cheesy, lemony comfort food. INGREDIENTS 1 medium butternut squash, halved […]

Pasta with Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic Confit and Summer Corn

Taste of Summer   Every time I turn on the radio or television in the past several days, someone is talking about the end of summer.  When the heck did summer end in August?  Don’t we get until at least the third week in September?  So, I started feeling nervous — tomatoes are about the […]

Rosemary Brined Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I don’t even know what to say.  This is not only the best fried chicken I have ever made — it’s the best fried chicken I have ever HAD!  Seriously.  I’ve never tasted chicken this flavorful — in. my. entire. life. I heard a story on NPR the other day about Michael Ruhlman who I […]

Ciao Down on Fish Tacos

I didn’t know I loved fish tacos until only a few months ago.  I met some friends at Cascal, and we ordered several small plates, and after I had one of the fish tacos with a cucumber and jalapeño margarita, and that’s all she wrote —  that’s all I wanted the rest of the evening. […]

Tacolicious Guajillo Shortrib Tacos

Tacolicious Campbell.  That’s at my house these days.   These tacos and an Achiote Chicken have been my breakfast and dinner for several days.    Who could ask for anything more? Tacolicious is one of my favorite restaurants in SF — and sure, it’s easier to sit outside on Chestnut Street, sipping a beer and […]

Asian Turkey Burgers with Ginger Sesame Slaw

All the flavor of my favorite potstickers without the tedious wrapping and folding.  Both burgers and slaw  take about ten minutes of chopping, and then YEAH!  Gold stars for us!   Ginger, lemongrass, and that delicious jaw zapping umami flavor exploding like pop rocks in my mouth.  It’s killing me NOT to go in for […]

Sweet Sriracha Roasted Pulled Pork

Gahhhhhh!  I just took this out of the oven!!!   It was kind of like Thanksgiving day all afternoon today — I know you know what it’s like when you smell the turkey roasting all day long, and you can’t stop salivating.  The roast pork and its sauce was smelled so delicious that I had […]

My New Favorite Roast Chicken

Move over Zuni — there’s a new chicken in town, and it might just trump your own amazing one.  Deliciously Greek-y yet somewhat Zuni-y at the same time.  I might just add those Zuni croutons when I make this again because I AM going to make this again . . . soon.  You’re gonna wanna […]

Chicken Chilaquiles

My colleague and friend, Hector, is an amazing cook.  He makes awesome salsas with complex flavors, tacos de papas, tacos de anything at all and the best chilaquiles I’ve ever had. The past couple of summers he and his wife, Belen, and Marron and Stanley have come up to Mark and Tony’s home in Sonoma, […]