Appetizers

Five Spice Turkey Endive “Wraps”

by Anne Papina on February 24, 2014

It all began with a knock at the door and the delivery of a beautiful bouquet … of Belgian endive. A bunch of endive, still on the root and adorned with a red ribbon, is certainly a sight to behold, especially if you’re a foodie. This is how the California Endive Farms shows its appreciation […]

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Beef Burgundy in Puff Pastry #SundaySupper #HBTurns50

by Anne Papina on February 16, 2014

Some of the best meals start with wine. I should know–our family cooks just about everything in wine–chicken, pork, beef, you name it–if it’s going in the oven, it’s getting cozy in a bath of wine. So imagine how thrilled I was to learn that Gallo Family Vineyards was teaming with #SundaySupper to celebrate the […]

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Webicurean’s Top 13 of 2013

by Anne Papina on December 30, 2013

It’s hard to believe the New Year is almost here! As 2013 comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you forĀ  your support and all the wonderful comments throughout the year. Webicurean is a labor of love, but it wouldn’t be possible without the loyal […]

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Falafel with Israeli Salad #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on November 3, 2013

Here in San Francisco, the quest to find the best falafel seems never ending. I should know, I’ve been sampling them all over town for as long as I can remember. The one place that had it right, Just Like Home, disappeared eons ago. Meanwhile a parade of places serving dried-up hockey pucks has taken […]

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Spookalicious Halloween Treats

by Anne Papina on October 31, 2013

(Bones of the Dead Cookies) Celebrations of Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, date back to ancient times, originating from the Celtic festival “Samhain” (sah-win) — a harvest festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the “season of darkness and cold.” While the festival itself was one of joy, the Celts […]

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Ruby Port Cranberry Sauce #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on October 20, 2013

Who says cranberry sauce is just for the holidays? Around here, we love it on turkey sandwiches, so we roast turkey breast all year ’round, just for the sauce! When I saw that the Foodie Stuntman was getting all saucy this week (for #SundaySupper), I knew I wanted to bring this cranberry sauce–instead of water, […]

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Italian Stuffed Zucchini

by Anne Papina on August 30, 2013

Since relaunching Webicurean last year, my mother has been asking — “have you posted the stuffed zucchini yet?” I’ve been meaning to, honest, but other recipes keep getting in the way. I’m not sure why, though, given these are one of my favorite family treats. With zucchini so plentiful this time of year, now seemed […]

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San Diego Style Rolled Tacos #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 25, 2013

In Southern California, there’s a food phenomenon known as the rolled taco. For whatever reason, “rolled tacos” are exclusive to SoCal. Sure, we see “taquitos” and “flautas” on menus all over, but really, they’re not the same (even if technically they are). Could be in the way they’re prepared–tightly rolled corn tortillas filled with beef […]

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Skinny Buffalo Chicken Strips #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 11, 2013

Did I ever tell you about when Morgan and I met? You see, a mutual friend played matchmaker and invited us both on a ski weekend. One night, we were paired up to cook dinner, and a make-your-own taco bar was the plan. As we ran around the local market gathering ingredients, out of all […]

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Homemade Potato Chips

by Anne Papina on June 28, 2013

If you’re gonna be bad, there’s no point in holding back. That’s my thinking anyway. So when I saw OXO’s hand-held mandoline in my goodie bag from Camp Blogaway, I knew right away I needed to make potato chips. Airy, crispy, salty, honest-to-goodness potato chips. See how I’m getting all drooly at the thought? Yep, […]

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