Breakfast

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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Shoofly Pie Recipe and Cookbook #Giveaway

by Anne Papina on October 13, 2013

A few months ago when I first saw the press release for William Woys Weaver’s latest book, As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine, I had to have it. As I may have mentioned before, I have a thing for cookbooks. Throw in a history lesson or two, and […]

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Apple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake

by Anne Papina on September 27, 2013

What is it about fall that sends us into baking mode? Does that nip in the air propel us to the kitchen, whisk in hand? Gearing up for the holiday season to come? Meanwhile the markets are brimming with pumpkins and other squashes that work oh-so-well with sweet spices. And of course there are the […]

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Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on July 29, 2013

One of my favorite weekend rituals is hitting the local farmers’ market, and San Francisco has no shortage, with one in nearly every neighborhood. This weekend #SundaySupper is all about farmers’ markets and enjoying the local bounty–T.R. over at Nobody Likes Crumbley Cookies is hosting. Of course, the farmers’ market is the best place to […]

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Personally, I could eat breakfast all day. How about you? I’m not talking about the sweet stuff either. Sure, I enjoy a short stack every now and again, but I’m a savory gal through and through. So, when Conni over at the Foodie Army Wife said she was hosting a Breakfast for Dinner #SundaySupper, I […]

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Whole Grain Apricot Walnut Muffins

by Anne Papina on March 10, 2013

Life has a funny way of getting in the way sometimes, which is what led to my brief hiatus. Life. But it’s all good. Family always comes first, you know. And there’s nothing like a health crisis to put those things in perspective! These Whole Grain Apricot Walnut Muffins are a great way to kick […]

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Spicy Turkey Sausage Patties

by Anne Papina on February 6, 2013

What’s this? Another heart-healthy recipe? Why, yes! As much as I love decadent entrees and ooey-gooey desserts, it’s not practical to eat like that every day. Truth is, I love to eat as much as I love to cook, so keeping snacks such as these spicy turkey sausage patties on hand helps keep me in […]

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When it comes to the kitchen, I’m pretty fearless. In fact, one of the first meals I ever prepared included chicken cordon bleu with a chocolate charlotte for dessert, both recipes from Seventeen Magazine. I was hooked. Shortly after that, my mom signed me up for the McCall’s Cooking School cookbook series, which provided a […]

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New Beginnings & A Zucchini Frittata

by Anne Papina on July 29, 2012

  Before we begin, I felt we should start with proper introductions. My name is Anne Papina Smith, and Webicurean.com is my pet project. Some of you may recognize me from my CompuServe days, others perhaps from TechTV, but more recently, you may know me from my lengthy stint in the legal industry. Of course […]

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Scrambled Eggs

by Anne Papina on July 31, 2008

(ARA) – A popular TV commercial for an office supply store depicts a dad gleefully dancing through the aisles, filling his cart with back-to-school bargains while a singer croons “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” in the background. But when it comes to back-to-school grocery shopping – and especially breakfast shopping – you […]

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