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Appetizers
Recipe: Cowboy steak

Aug 22, 2011
Recipe: Cowboy steak

I recently received an email from a reader who wanted to know a couple of my favorite places to get a good steak. I cut right to the chase: Walk to the back of Corti Brothers, peer through the glass at the various cuts of beef, and pick out something c...

Appetizers
Recipe: Biba’s Bologna-style ragu

Aug 5, 2011
Recipe: Biba’s Bologna-style ragu

Biba Caggiano has a nice new book, "Spaghetti Sauces," 129 pages of spaghetti sauce recipes of all kinds, from basic butter sauces ready in 10 minutes to seafood sauces and and meat sauces like the one I have simmering right now -- simmering for 2-plus...

Sac Foodies
Recipe: One pot dinner

Jul 25, 2011
Recipe: One pot dinner

When I think of potlucks, the first thing that comes to mind is comfort food that can be easily prepared in advance and that will be appetizing to a variety of palates.  One of my favorite go-to recipes utilizes my favorite cooking technique (aka the “set it and forget it” crock pot).  It also...

Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Steak kabobs

Recipe: Steak kabobs

I am completely in love with summer and you will never catch me complaining about the heat. During the winter, after the excitement from the holidays has died down I patiently wait for the sun to come out and for

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From Dates to Diapers
Recipe: Flank steak with lime and cilantro marinade

Recipe: Flank steak with lime and cilantro marinade

TweetTonight was a great night for something special and we had the perfect thing ready to grill – a flank steak that had marinated overnight, much like the one found on allrecipes.com, with just a few minor adjustments. We prepared this fabulous pre-Father’s Day meal tonight for under $30, thanks to Walmart. A glass of...

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Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Meatball sandwiches

Recipe: Meatball sandwiches

So I have not mentioned this yet because I don’t like to brag, but at the end of this week my husband and I will be traveling to Italy for the first time. Just him and I, no kids, zero

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Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Bolognese lasagna

Recipe: Bolognese lasagna

Even though my blogging career has been short, I’ve already had to refocus and remind myself why I wanted to do this in the first place. It’s easy to get sucked into the blogging world and concentrate on google analytics

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In Search of the Finer Things
Recipe: Portuguese sopas

Recipe: Portuguese sopas

Photo from Rowdy ChowgirlFor Mother's Day, I made my mom one of her favorite dishes, a traditional Portuguese soup that we call sopas. This simply means "soup" in Portugese and isn't a very descriptive name, but as a child I had a different term for i...

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Poor Girl Eats Well
Recipe: Spicy beef, pepper and asparagus udon noodles

If it's true that you are what you eat, then I have turned into a 5'6" asparagus spear. It's the beginning of asparagus season and with Stockton & Isleton (California's asparagus capitals) just about an hour away, little green stalks are startin...

Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Wednesday: Bul kogi, or Korean Bar-B-Que steak

Nana Recipe Wednesday: Bul kogi, or Korean Bar-B-Que steak

Nana, in the front yard of their house in Hayward…..probably saying something along the lines of “take the damn picture already”…..I don’t know if Nana hated having her photograph taken or what–but so many of these pictures have her grimacing, making a silly face, or most often, sticking out her tongue. Maybe that’s where...

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