Did you think I would stop with the sourdough sandwich posts? For real guys, I have an entire fresh, mouth watering loaf of San Luis Sourdough® Bread calling my name! I might have to go eat a slice with butter after I finish this! It’s that good! But seriously, sourdough bread is my weakness. You read the blog, you know the truth! Anyway, I was trying to think of more uses for my beautiful loaf besides just dipping it in soup and slathering it in butter when I remembered we had the makings of cheesesteaks in our fridge from last week! So I got to work.Continue Reading
I’ve been meaning to share my recipe for the most perfect herb crusted prime rib that you’ve ever tasted for awhile now. I mean, like, years. But it’s not really a cheap thing to just make on a whim in the afternoon just for a blog post, so I had to wait until New Year’s Eve before I could even take a photo.
Every year on New Year’s Eve, I make prime rib for dinner. I like to end the year with a bang – and a big expensive, super filling meal that leaves everyone in a food coma is the perfect thing to end the year on! It also doesn’t hurt that rib roasts are usually deeply discounted that time of the year, so I always end up grabbing one anyway.
I’ve had family members call me on the phone and ask me to walk them through the way I prepare my roast, and I have finally decided to just sit down and write it all down, step by step, exactly how I do it. Normally with a food post, I would create a printable recipe, but not this time. I’ve decided to approach my method more like a normal blog post. It will be much easier to follow along that way, I promise.Continue Reading
The wet El Nino winter the weatherman has been promising us for months is finally here in San Diego! I might be one of the only people here that loves this kind of weather according to my Facebook page of people complaining that their backyards are now lakes and they’ve finally got the pool that they’ve always wanted. The last time we had a crazy El Nino winter was almost 20 years ago and to this day it’s still one of my favorite experiences with weather that I’ve ever had. Something about bundling up and watching the rain pour outside, splashing out of the gutters, flooding the planters and sidewalks, rushing down the embankment is oddly comforting to me. It makes me want to drink hot cocoa, and bake cinnamony things. It makes me want to create simple, rustic meals that warm you up on the inside, like this delicious stew.
So maybe you’ve noticed, but the holidays are here. And since the holidays are here, I bet you’re going to be getting invited to a lot of parties, or at the very least, hosting some of your own. I don’t know about you, but most holiday parties I go to are potluck, which means you’re on the hook for bringing something and that can getting pretty time consuming and expensive if you’re popular – and I know you are!Continue Reading
I used to live in Los Angeles in my early 20’s. This was way before I knew how to cook and I survived with frozen meals and takeout. I used to make a mean pot of IKEA meatballs back in the day, for real guys. It was pretty bad, so I spent a lot of days watching The Food Network, and a lot of nights ordering takeout.Continue Reading
I woke up this morning chilly. To most of the rest of the country, this is not a big deal, but to us down in the lower southwest corner of the states, the fact that there is finally a fall chill in the air is the best news ever. Summer tends to hang out awfully long around here, and it’s starting to actually feel like fall. So I decided to make some soup for dinner, because I am a big fan of soup as a meal. I am not talking a bunch of broth with some noodles, but a nice thick hearty Tuscan Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, loaded with loads of fresh veggies.Continue Reading
It’s been one of those days, y’all. The kind where you look at the clock and what you’ve gotten accomplished and wonder what happened. I had such high hopes for today, finish my daughter’s Halloween costume for Disneyland, clean the kitchen, do some laundry. Don’t even get me started on what’s for dinner…
Dairy is a staple in my family. Big surprise there, right? I love cheese and ice cream and milkshakes. Yogurt? Heavenly! Sour cream? Pile it on! I use milk in smoothies and mashed potatoes; I use it in gravies and sauces. I cook with milk every week and most of my favorite recipes contain it.
But, I rarely find myself reaching for a tall glass of it. There, I said it; transparency is best right?Continue Reading
As a kid my dad use to make some pretty rad grilled cheese sandwiches. Lots of butter and American cheese on butter top wheat bread. It made my sister and me squeal with glee. It was always a delicious option for an after school snack, or a Sunday afternoon lunch. We used to make them on our old sailboat, anchored in Avalon on Catalina Island. Even now as an adult, I make them for my own kids. In fact my husband is the self proclaimed “Grilled Cheese Expert” around these parts.Continue Reading
Last night we had the most rib-stickin’, hearty, rustic pasta sauce poured over perfectly al dente short noodles. The only thing missing was the weather. My husband has been “pretending it’s winter” in hopes that the weather might take notice and this heat wave in Southern California will give it a rest. So far his efforts have been in vain. I told him to keep it up at least 3 months if he really wanted to see any progress.Continue Reading