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Nana Recipe Wednesday–Easter Favorites

Apr 16, 2014

Happy Almost Easter!  Easter is nice.  It’s a chance to get together with your family and eat half-a-year’s worth of your annual allotment of eggs in a single day.  Some of these recipes are Nana’s, some are mine.  I just thought it might be helpful if you needed some ideas for this weekend–although feel...

Jen’s Secret Mashed Potatoes

Apr 14, 2014

Once upon a time, about one hundred years ago, I used to go out with this guy that lived in San Francisco with his friend.  His friends’ girlfriend and I became friends and we’d both visit on the weekends.  The boys lived in a Victorian that had been divided into 2 or 3 flats–I...

Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing

Apr 7, 2014

There’s this Mexican restaurant in Sacramento that has the creamy cilantro dressing equivalent to the creamy basil salad dressing from the Old Spaghetti Factory.  It’s just the free salad that comes with your dinner but that dressing is kind of addicting. I shopped at Mercado Loco on the way home so you might not...

Food Foto Friday

Apr 4, 2014

The original ‘French dipped’ sandwich, since 1908!  The one on top is beef, the one below is lamb.  Consensus at our table was that lamb was superior. From the website:  “In 1918, in the process of making a policeman a sandwich, Mathieu accidently dropped the sliced french roll into the roasting pan, which was...

Braised Red Cabbage

Mar 31, 2014

Braised red cabbage is just one of the dishes I had never eaten until I was an adult.  In my youth (long long ago), cabbage some something reserved for coleslaw and our peanut-cabbage salad.  Although I guess I didn’t know it at the time, I was really missing out. I have no idea where...

Food Foto Friday

Mar 28, 2014

I had no idea that the coffee was trucked in by tanker.  I mean, seriously, that’s a lot of coffee.   Seen on Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento.  (Don’t worry, we were stopped at a red light). Bookmark to:web design

My Dinner at Mother

Mar 26, 2014

Hey guys!  It’s been such a busy week that Nana didn’t get around to making a recipe for you this week.  But in honor of Nana (her birthday was yesterday–she would have been 93), and mother’s everywhere, I will tell you about my visit to Mother Restaurant. (photo courtesy of the Mother Facebook page)...

Roasted Broccoli

Mar 24, 2014

Is there anything simpler than just throwing some kind of vegetable on a sheet pan, tossing it with oil, salt and pepper and tossing in in the oven for ten minutes?  I think not. And it’s hard, really, hard to believe that the result is so satisfying that you find yourself eating enough of...

Food Foto Friday

Mar 21, 2014

Hipster burger!  This one is ‘the classic’.  So pretty but it gave me a tummyache. UMAMI BURGER Multiple locations Shown:  189 The Grove Drive, Suite C-10 Los Angeles, CA 90036 t. 323.954.8626 Bookmark to:web design

Nana Recipe Wednesday–Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Mar 19, 2014

Well hello there.  Nana has brought you some sexy sexy chocolate cookies today.  They are so very seductive, they are like chocolate truffles disguised as cookies.  I could barely contain myself when these cookies were nearby. There must be about a million chocolate crinkle cookie recipes out there, but this is Nana’s.  Mostly.  I...

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