Kale + Brussels Sprouts Salad

This salad is the shit.  Light, tangy, and refreshing – we made this as a side for our Christmas feast, which was warmly welcomed as a nice balance to the heavy gratins and… Continue reading

Pancetta Wrapped Dates with Manchengo

  Sweet, salty, happy finger food.  Need I say more?  After years of ‘dinner and wine” (mostly wine) nights at neighborhood favorite Tapeo, I figured it was time to attempt my favorite appetizer… Continue reading

Swedish Meatballs with Gravy

Blame it on my beloved (and large) group of Swedish friends, but no party or holiday is complete without Swedish Meatballs.  Oddly fun to make and pleasing to diners of all ages, these… Continue reading

Magnolia Bakery: Banana Pudding Recipe

Everyone knows Magnolia Bakery.  Everyone knows about the cupcakes.  Yea, yea, yea.  But perhaps the BEST kept secret is the Banana Pudding.  I have made this several times, and my dad has polished… Continue reading

Frankies Spuntino: Roasted Beet and Avocado Recipe

In addition to the delicious Cavatelli recipe from Frankies Spuntino, the Roasted Beet and Avocado salad was a “must order” every time I visited their (now closed) location on New York’s  Lower East… Continue reading

Frankies Spuntino: Cavatelli with Sausage and Sage Browned Butter

My best friend and I had our ‘usual spot’ in New York, where we dished about life, love, work, and many other wine-fueled juicy details.  Needless to say, we also had our ‘usual… Continue reading

Pies-n-Thighs Chicken Biscuit Recipe

If you are in Williamsburg, Pies-n-Thighs Chicken Biscuit is a must.  Since moving to San Francisco, I have had too many cravings to not attempt this dish on my own.  Here is the closest I… Continue reading

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