Thanksgiving is pretty much the best holiday there is since it doesn’t involve anything other than hanging with people you love, watching football, and eating so much yummy food. And you know what makes it even better? When you don’t have to cook any of that yummy food. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with family or doing a […]
Having some friends over for Halloween? Going to a spooky themed party? Impress everyone with these awesome Halloween inspired treats and recipes. NOM NOM!
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Peanut Butter Crunchy Bites:
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It’s raining and you forgot your umbrella. And your rain boots. This evening you’re going to need something warm and incredibly easy that you can whip up in less than half an hour. We know the feeling, so we’ve come up with 17 amazing quick and easy soup recipes for a tasty and speedy dinner that will warm you from the inside out […]
It’s time to kick baking season into high gear.
Christmas Light Sugar Cookies
An assortment of crushed starlight mints, rock candy, dragees, M&M’s, and string licorice comes together for some beautiful bulbs. Varying amounts of texture add even more interest.
Get the recipe.
Wrap the edges of a cardboa […]
Everything you need to know in infographic form.
1. Make sure you buy enough (but also not too much) food, based on the number of people you’ll be hosting.
Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed
Use these amounts to calculate what to request from people, too, if you’re asking guests to bring appetizers, desserts, wine, or other parts of the me […]
So you decided to have everyone at your home this year. It’s a big undertaking, but we’re here to help.
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year—and maybe the most delicious. There’s nothing like the after-dinner food coma that evening, and knowing you have leftovers to get you through breakfast, lunch, and d […]
The turkey might be the main event, but offering a variety of side dishes–from sweet potatoes to green beans–will keep your guests full and happy this holiday.
Sweet Potato-and-Cauliflower Salad
Pump up a side salad with warm, roasted vegetables.
Recipe: Sweet Potato-and-Cauliflower Salad
Fresh Herb Spoon Rolls
These homemade […]
House Beautiful has some mouth watering recipes for fall. I couldn’t help but pick out a few delicious stand outs to share here with you. Don’t hesitate to invite us over to help you taste test these amazing dishes. 🙂
LENTILS WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES
A splash of rosé transforms healthy legumes into an addictive dish. Tos […]
Mixology is all the rage these days and anyone can do it. Below is a simple bitters recipe to spruce up any cocktail, soda or drink of your choice
John Edgar Park’s Ultimate Bitters Recipe
Photo by Hep Svadja, Make: Magazine
151-proof grain alcohol, 375ml
100-proof bourbon, 375ml
Zest of one lemon peeled with a vegetable […]
Eating well during the week doesn’t have to be hard. Check out these delicious simple recipes from Bon Appetit and treat yourself.
Cacio e Pepe e Roasted Vegetables
When a dinner of cheese and butter and noodles sounds a bit too indulgent, just add roasted veg. Boom.
Miso Soup with Veg and Tofu
Wholesome, fill […]
Five San Francisco bartenders share their favorite summer cocktails to sip on hot days.
The Cocktail: Invisible Gin
The Bartender: Gabriel Lowe, Black Cat
“The Invisible Gin is a classic drink, originally made with gin, pineapple, and ginger ale, but I wanted to adapt it by making my own fresh ginger solution and adding Amaro Noni […]
Appetizers are always a great treat in the summer. Check out these light and simple recipes.
EVERY HERB PESTO
Seven fresh herbs give this pesto ample flavor while ground Marcona almonds add subtle crunch. You’ll want to put this every herb pesto on everything.
1/2 cup Marcona almonds, toasted
2 cloves garlic, peeled
Tap that juicy beauty and prepare for the “oohs” and “ahhs.”
A classic idea but always a party winner, the watermelon keg is what your next poolside gathering needs. The concept is simple: big juicy melon, your favorite fruity elixir (loaded or virgin) and a fun little tap. A cake stand and cute glasses com […]
Whether you’re just trying to steer clear of the sugary drinks, or aim to really help your body flush out any toxins lurking in your system, this refreshing blend of foods and flavors will satisfy your taste-buds needs.
Included: Watermelon/cucumber, lemon/lime, mint leaves, and water.
Why Watermelon (or cucumber): Watermelon helps th […]
Some things come along that are so great you are bursting to talk about them. I realize this may not be new to some… but it is to me. Hatchery, have you heard of it? It’s essentially a subscription food box that comes once a month to your door for a mere 25.00 (monthly). I should clarify that this isn’t a CSA or food box […]
Peeps are an Easter staple and now you can make them in the comfort of your own home.
The general technique is simple: pipe a teardrop that is about an inch and a half long onto either a sugar-coated plate or a lightly greased piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Both the sugar-coated surface and the greased paper will prevent the m […]
Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best. Check out these great 5 ingredient meals that will not only save you time but will lighten your pocket book. Most of the recipes below feature things you may already have around the house in your pantry. Bon Appetite!
Gemelli with Broccoli Rabe, Bacon, and Chickpeas
Penne works well in th […]
Super Bowl Recipes 2016
Super Bowl 50 is upon us and you’re probably trying to figure out some ideas for food to bring to a party. Appetizers are an easy way to go and we’ve got five options for you, starting with this one above. This Cheddar Beer Cornbread is easy to make, only involves 10 minutes of prep time before baking, […]
Warm up friends and family with these 5 delicious cocktails.
Mott & Mulberry
Leo Robitschek of The Nomad Bar in NYC uses fresh apple cider and maple syrup in his perfect cold-weather cocktail.
1 ounce rye
1 ounce Luxardo Amaro Abano
3/4 ounce apple cider
1/4 ounce pure maple syrup
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
5 thin a […]
Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce
For this beef stew, Jacques Pépin uses a special piece of the shoulder called the flatiron steak. This long, narrow piece is extremely lean, tender and moist, and it makes an ideal stew. He does not use stock, demiglace or even water. He makes his stew strictly with a robust red wine. This rich, winey beef st […]
Spotted at Oakland’s Juhu Beach Club. A local must!
Everyone wants to eat like Anthony Bourdain, the enfant terrible of the food world turned its leading man.
Juhu Beach Club is taking that quite literally, and in anticipation of an upcoming Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Bay Area episode airing this Sunday on CNN at […]
It’s that time of year again to cozy up on the couch watching your favorite show with a delicious soup. Try this simple recipe.
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 apple, peeled and diced
2 cups fresh pumpkin (roasted and diced, see note below)
1 tablespoon sage leaf
3 cups ch […]
6 Recipes from Food.Com’s list of 25 Best Dinner Favorites. See more Here. Now get in that kitchen and make some scrumptious favorites of your own.
“OMG! I have died and gone to heaven. The chicken was tender, juicy and delicious.” -The Boopster
Recipe by LinMarie
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
Creamy B […]
Love to cook? Looking to improve your skills or simply learn some new techniques and recipes. Check out these local schools that can help you BBQ like Flay, get goofy like Julia, and have the know-how like Ramsay.
San Francisco Cooking School
690 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Cooking School offers fresh, ne […]
Are you ready for the upcoming heat wave schedule to hit the Bay Area this upcoming week. Try out these foods that promise to keep your cooled down.
Grilled Halibut and Fresh Mango Salsa
mango in a lime-cider vinegar dressing, this salsa strikes the perfect balance between sweet and savory. It also brings out the natural sweetness of […]
Here are the top 7 tools of the trade for any home cook.
1. The flexible Cutting Board.
Yes, yes.. I know this tip is straight out of your grandma’s kitchen and simply put… it rules.
2. Garlic Peeler
At first glance you may see a big empty noodle.. well fear not, that’s not a noodle. Simply stick you cloves of garlic i […]
I love watching cooking shows and some online forums.I especially like the easy methodology to cook healthy and proactively. Here are some of my favorites that are healthy and not healthy at the same time.
I love “Fit Men Cook” – this online vlog addition to creative and healthy eating is great!!
Yum! Yum! Yum!
Asparagus is in season and I wait all year long for it. It’s one of my favorite veggies to eat and offers some great health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, this superfood aids in anti-aging amongst many other things. I could lecture all day about eating your greens but what I would really like to do is share some of my favorite […]
Our friends Jared Hirsch and Absinthia Vermut Baum have made a wonderful super popular cocktail syrup called “Caged Heat” and they need your help. The syrup is so tasty and such a big hit that NickelDime (their company name) started a KickStarter. Please check out this great project that started right here in the good old Ba […]
Nothing beats a deliciously cooked pork. This is the easiest recipe EVER! I’m not kidding and you will be amazed at how easy this is and how amazing it will taste. The pork literally will just fall off the bone and melt in your mouth.
– 4 – 6 lbs of pork shoulder (bone in)
– 25 garlic cloves – peeled […]
I don’t know about you but I’m really into the idea that if you have something good that works than no need in fixing it. You may be wondering what I’m talking about… Cocktails of course!
I love a good classical cocktail of yesteryear. I like it even more that the trend has come back a lot in past years.
There are a ton of pot pie recipes out there.. and many folks claim they have the best recipe or know of the best. I’ve made it a point to perfect a delicious pot pie without much fuss. I’m not going to give you a specific recipe or anything. I’m just simply going to tell you about what I’ve done and works for me.
Want to try something different this Thanksgiving. Perhaps go with a different side or dare I say not have a turkey. Here are some great alternatives that you could try this Thanksgiving.
A Turkeyless Thanksgiivng
Be thankful on Thursday for some new serving ideas. Contemporary ingredients turn up in Greens with Roasted Corn and Pepper Sa […]
Meaty Meaty Pea Soup
1 package bacon, chopped
1 package pre-cooked no nitrates andouille sausage (Niman Ranch is a good one), chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
8 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
6 celery stalks, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced
4 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
I love peach cobbler… a lot!! My mom would be upset at me for sharing this! But, it’s too good to keep it to myself! Everyone should know what an absolute delight this desert is. Your guests and family will be begging you for seconds.
This recipe serves about 4.
– 8 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and […]
Have you ever gone to a restaurant that serves a dish which you could savor forever?.. FOREVER!!. Me too! And then, one evening when you’re wondering what to make you crave it? Again, me too!
One of my favorite local dinner spots is Burma Superstar on Clement St in San Francisco. Burma Superstar makes overwhelmingly flavorful dishes […]
Delicious and fast, mouth watering and healthy Staek Salad with Tomato and Blue Cheese recipe by Christina Mueller & Kelly Snowden brought to us by Sunset. Thank you!
Fast-cooking and flavorful, skirt steak perfect for grilling weekend dinners. The steak starts out quite large; cutting it into three pieces before grilling helps it co […]
Photo credit: Julie Clancy/Getty
You may recall a past article “Brussels sprouts are SO out…” Well, guess what? They’re back! Surprised? Us too!
But here’s what we found Associate Food Editor, Rachel Tepper bragging on behalf of Brussels Sprouts about:
When he was in his 20s, Momofuku chef David Chang began […]
We were looking for another way to celebrate Easter in a lovely and natural way. Here’s what we found. Enjoy!
From Tim and Mary. A pair of creatives with really interesting ideas and a great story.
One of our favorite traditions this time of year is decorating Easter eggs. As children, we’d buy the brightly colored cardboard […]
These delish’ green salad recipes rack up so many green points!
Green #1. Natural earthy ingredients; green salad, kale and lime
Green #2. Stored in recycled Mason Jars
Green #3. Eaten in the same recycled Mason Jars reduces washing and saves precious water
We saw this combo and simply couldn’t resist including as part of o […]
Last month we celebrated this kind of Green:
In April, traditionally celebrating our lovely environment we’re looking at earthier versions of everything wonderfully and naturally green. Today we’re looking at this kind of green. This power drink will help get you beyond the hump and recover from the worst April fools jo […]
I am not kidding! Surprised us too! So what are we going to do? Celebrate of course! And share the fun by passing on one of our very favorite party dips:
Yummy, gooey and creamy, 5 star rated Spinach and Artichoke Dip, courtesy of Alton Brown at the Food Network.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach
1 ½ cu […]
Despite the beautiful weather we’ve been having here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is still technically winter time. And that means citrus fruit is in season! Check out the recipe below for Pomelo and Tangerine with Spiced Honey Yogurt, from local non-profit, CUESA, Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture.
Mango Chicken Tinga
You simply must try this recipe!
Makes: 6 servings
Prep 30 mins
Slow Cook 4 hrs to 5 hrs (low)
2 to 2 1/2 hours (high)
1 sweet onion, cut into wedges
1 mango, halved, seeded, peeled, and diced
2 pounds chicken thighs, skin removed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper
3 cloves garlic, minc […]
Dinner Tip for a Busy Week ~ Include the Slow Cooker
Here’s 3 of our favorite slow cooker recipes:
We heard from a client this morning who with a mixture of excitement and exhaustion shared; “Great weekend but ahead of schedule the week began while I was busy not preparing for it. Help!”
In a few moments we plotted a str […]
For the last official BBQ of the 2013 summer season why not grill up something unexpected… like:
A Pitcher of Grilled Lemonade. Yes, g r i l l e d lemonade. Tangy, smokey, sweet refreshment.
Dip the cut sides of 16 halved lemons in sugar and grill until marked, about 5 minutes; let cool
Simmer 1 1/4 cups sugar with 1 3/4 cu […]
It’s summertime and the growing is easy. This July our favorite flavor boasting big, broad leaves and unmistakable aroma is Basil. Chopped, sprinkled, torn, whirled, tossed or muddled basil gets our vote for The Herb of Summer
3 sublime recipes featuring our hot weather herb:
Tomato Orecchiette with Brie and Basil
A Farmer’s Market Feast
~ I absolutely LOVE June! And many of my favorite reasons can be found on Saturday morning strolling by the stands of our Farmers Market. The strawberries, asparagus, honey, breads, spinach…. just gorgeous and waiting to be included in something scrumptious. Here’s a delicious recipe with Far […]
See, we told you on Monday that Friday would be here before you knew it! Well, we didn’t really, but it’s here isn’t it! =)
This little ditty is a great idea for people like me, who LOVE dessert, but don’t particularly love the calories. Soooo, bring on the jello. Thanks to Sunset, this dessert was a hit at a d […]
There is nothing more American then Hot Dogs. There’s also nothing more.. done.. at the tradition summer kickoff bbq than Dogs. But…not these barkers.
Thanks to Wolfgang Puck
TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
In a nutshell – He splits the dogs, fills them with cheese and wraps them in bacon. Once they’ve been roasted, he […]
Saturday marks the 139th Kentucky Derby-
Also known as The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.
How does one celebrate such an elegant tradition with just a hint of horseplay? We recommend serving up 2 of our track favorite Mint Julep Derby Day Delights!!
1. Mint Julep – Sipping Style
4 cups bourbon
And watermelon radishes are in!
Over the last year, I’m sure you’ve noticed that practically every restaurant is serving their perfected plate of brussell sprouts. And don’t get me wrong, they can be delish, but I’m also getting a little bored. So, enter the watermelon radish. Not only are these guys super pr […]
Nothing Bundt Cakes serves up THEE best bundt cakes on the planet. This Thanksgiving I prepared my own and the fam fell over, yearning for more. The Coconut Bundt Cake with powder sugar icing is off the charts. Make it, try it, serve it. You won’t be sorry!
3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butte […]
1 pt. whipping cream
.5 cups milk
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 stp. each ground ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.25 tsp salt
.5 cup coarsely crushed gingersnaps
2 tbsp. bourbon (optional)
1. Whisk all ingredients except gingersnaps and bourbon in a bowl to blend. Strain into an ice cream maker and freeze […]
A great summer picnic dish, this chicken salad will have your friends and family saying, ‘ooooyeeee, yum!’
Tarragon Chicken Salad
Rub 3 6 ounce boneless chicken breasts with olive oil. Roast at 400 degrees until cooked through, about 14-16 minutes. Let cool, then shred. Mix together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup chopped tar […]
This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe IS the Real Deal
I have always had a dream of someday being the mom that makes the best chocolate chips cookies on the block. Silly, yes, I know, but true!
So, over the past decade I have been working to make this domestic dream a reality; having tried multiple recipes, and tweaking the ever so famous ev […]
No more venturing to street festivals with a thermos full of lemonade crytstal lite & vodka! Here are a few great ideas to spruce up your tasty & refreshing lemonade drinks for the fab summer parties you’ll be throwing or picnics you’ll be attending!
Thyme & Lime Lemonade
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup vodka
Do you miss St. Patrick’s Day already? Well let me tell you about this little ditty…. I tried this one out, borrowed from simplecomfortfood.com, and it’s soooooo good!
2 cups of cooked corned beef, diced
1 cup of green cabbage, finely shredded
1/2 cup of cooked sauerkraut
4 slices of Swiss cheese, dice […]
Big Girl Mac n’ Cheese
(Serves 6 – 30 minutes)
12 oz. ziti pasta
4 oz. thick-cut bacon – cut into tiny pieces
2 tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
4 oz. gruyere cheese, shredded
4 oz. Italian fontina cheese, shredded
2 oz. Parmesean cheese, shreddd
1tbsp. chopped chives
1. Cook pasta.
2. Fry bacon in a saucepan on medium heat until […]
Italian Chicken Sausage & Artichoke Soup
Courtesy of Sunset Magazine… Enjoy!
(Serves 4-6/40 minutes)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. Italian chicken sausage – casings removed & broken into chunks
3 cans (15 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 lb. frozen artichoke hearts, thawed & halved
1 bunch chard (1lb), stemmed &a […]
I am a newly hooked “juicer”. I’ve heard so much and read a lot about the benefits of juicing – including improved health, stronger fingernails, prettier hair and clearer skin, increased metabolism, decreased appetite…I could go on and on. I never really understood the appeal though, until I started doing the juicing for a n […]
Super easy, super delish…with the rain falling like crazy this week, I thought I would post something that is perfect for this kind of weather!
2 cans enchilada sauce
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 bag of grated cheese – Mexican blend, or whatever you prefer
2 small cans of slice olives (optional)
1 yel […]
Potato chips are amazing, yes. However, they’re also terribly bad for us. Soooo, this tasty, healthy alternative will have you leaving those old chips in the dust. I have been making kale chips for about a month now, and they are so easy and delish! Here’s a great recipe from a really cool gal @ www.glutenfreegirl.com
Baked Ka […]
This dish is shockingly easy to prepare…as in after you had a really late night and are suffering from a slight hangover, you can still make it! It tastes phenomenal – buttery, fluffy, eggy with a tinge of browned crustiness. And boys, your lady will be impressed if you serve this up in bed!
3 tbs butter
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup flour
Tasty Thai Chicken Soup
1 qt reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 cup cooked rice
½ tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup veggie oil
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 tbsp flour
½ cup cilantro
½ cup Thai basil leaves
1 red jalepeno, halved & sliced
These little treats will make you happy when the sun is hiding out for days or the rain seems like it’s never gonna end. These aren’t cupcakes, rather mini chocolate cakes. They are rich, have a fudge-like consistency, and will put a smile on your face for sure. Guaranteed. Makes about 18 mini cakes.
6 eggs, room tempe […]
Sure the holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean that we stop eating and drinking all together! I wanted to share this fabulous (and healthy!) recipe with – one Off Your Plate used for countless parties catered during the holiday season. This dish is good year-round…doable anytime…and pleasing ALL the time! This tried-and-true re […]