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  • Carol’s Caramel Popcorn Recipe

    Happy National Popcorn Day! This caramel popcorn recipe is from King Arthur Flour, one of our favorite ethical companies. Its light, crisp and gluten-free. More

  • 3 Nostalgic Christmas Desserts

    As part of a series of food memories, we have collected three Christmas dessert recipes that shout HOME! They come from three very different ladies — a French cooking school impressario, a chef in New York and a registered holistic nutritionist  — but they all share the theme of love, family and sweet endings.  Enjoy! […] More

  • Food Memories: Blackened Salmon at K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen [+ Recipe]

      This food memory and Blackened Salmon with Heirloom Tomato and Two-Olive Salsa recipe come from Scott Leysath, cookbook author and cooking show host better known as “The Sporting Chef.” Back in the late 80’s, I had my first taste of blackened fish at the place where it all started, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. The line to […] More

  • Food Memories: A Yorkshire Christmas [Yule Bread Recipe]

      This food memory and Christmas recipe for Yule Bread is from Anne Willan, founder of the legendary LaVarenne Cooking School. I grew up in northern England, the only child in a small family, so celebrations were important. My Aunt Louie, a classic dowager with an imposing bosom and piled white hair, was in charge of Christmas Eve. […] More

  • Food Memories: Black Walnut Torte and a Wedding

    This food memory and Black Walnut Torte recipe comes from Peter and Laura Zeranski who are the authors of Polish cuisine cookbooks. From their book, Polish Classic Desserts, this amazing Black (Walnut) Torte was inspired by the wedding of Peter’s parents, right after World War II. More

  • 3 Updated Margarita Recipes

    I’m doing some research on 1995 for a project I’m working on and came across a quintessential 1990’s cocktail, the frozen strawberry margarita from a slushie machine. Oh, how far we’ve come. Here are three updates margarita recipes. More

  • Thirsty Thursday: SFMade Summer Cocktail [Recipe]

    SFMade is a California non-profit corporation, that is focused on building San Francisco’s manufacturing sector. As a long time support of buying local, I love seeing what comes out of SFMade and this week they really caught my eye with a local summer cocktail recipe. Local summer cocktail recipes Distillery No.209 is a true SFMade […] More

  • Memorial Day Crowd Pleaser: Strawberry-Vanilla Spritzer

    “Juicing is one of the best ways for getting the good stuff (you know, all those nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you’ve been trying to incorporate in your everyday diet) into your body. And, the best part? No fruit or vegetable is off limits. Just pick up whatever is fresh at the market and let […] More

  • Josey Baker’s Scrumptious Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

    This incredibly delicious, yet incredibly healthy, gluten-free bread recipe comes from Josey Baker Bread, the fun, new eponymous cookbook from the charming San Francisco–bread maker. With thirty-eight core recipes and lots of variations this new cookbook will teach you how to think like a baker! More

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