Recipes

Where oh where has summer gone? Weekends at the lake (or lounging around the pool), soaking in the rays, cycling about with no particular place to go, grilling anything and everything that comes your way, sipping on a chilled glass of wine surrounded by tiki torches–this is summer. With Labor Day fast approaching, we scramble […]

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Hot Pastrami Sliders #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 17, 2014

It’s hard to believe summer is nearly a fait accompli, and soon we’ll be counting the days until winter break. Getting meals on the table in short order can be a challenge, so this week #SundaySupper has culled an assortment of quick and easy meals to get you off on the right foot. Tammi over […]

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Refrigerator Pickles #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 10, 2014

When I was a young cook, I fancied myself mastering things such as yeast breads, summer preserves, and berry pies, delicacies that required time and patience to prepare. I envisioned a kitchen lined with blue ribbons from county fairs, living in a place where my preserves were recognized at least three towns over. Silly dreams […]

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Mom’s Classic Macaroni Salad #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on July 20, 2014

Fire-up the grill–it’s time for a #SundaySupper BBQ Party! This week’s shindig is being hosted by Melanie over at Melanie Makes and Jennie from The Messy Baker. Since I don’t have my grill yet ready for the season, I’m bringing Mom’s Classic Macaroni Salad.

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Nona’s Potato Salad #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on May 17, 2014

When it comes to food, nothing epitomizes comfort more so than the potato. Whether mashed, hashed, home fried, deep fried, baked with or without obscene amounts of cheesy, creamy goodness, the potato reigns supreme. With picnic and barbecue season just around the corner, potato salads are prime to take center stage. So, when the Sunday […]

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Pink Moscato Sangria with Strawberries & Hibiscus

by Anne Papina on May 14, 2014

We’re having a heat wave here in San Francisco, and what better way to cool off than with a refreshing pitcher of sangria? As it turns out, pink moscato makes an excellent base for this fruity concoction–just add some strawberries, hibiscus, and a little sparkling water, and voila!

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Mango Moscato Sorbet #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on May 3, 2014

It’s time to raise your glass as we toast National Moscato Day! This year, the #SundaySupper crew is teaming up with Gallo Family Vineyards to bring you a fresh and innovative assortment of recipes in celebration. My contribution to the party is this silky mango sorbet, with a surprising twist–it’s made with Moscato wine.

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Drunken Chicken and Potatoes #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 27, 2014

The five-ingredient challenge–that’s the focus of this week’s #SundaySupper, and Alice over at Hip Foodie Mom is hosting. For me, this was a no-brainer–Auntie Marcie’s Drunken Chicken and Potatoes–a meal in a pan.

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Happy Easter! We’re not terribly religious around here, but we do take time to celebrate the major holidays, Easter being one of our favorites. This week’s #SundaySupper is all about the holiday feast, and Alaiyo over at Pescetarian Journal is hosting. Occasions such as this bring the family together and deserve a special meal, so […]

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Chicken with Cashews (Balti Murgh)

by Anne Papina on April 13, 2014

I know, it’s been a while. A long while. A few weeks ago, my mom’s heart condition landed her in the hospital, and life has been a little topsy-turvey here since. Despite having my computer with me while I travel, I haven’t had the energy to post here. But this is an escape, and I […]

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