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!


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 for  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 […]


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 […]


Fresh & Fruity Sangria #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on May 4, 2013

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday marking the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While it’s a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States it has grown to be a major celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. This week for #SundaySupper we’re observing Cinco de Mayo, and […]


Homemade Limoncino (Limoncello)

by Anne Papina on August 19, 2012

After reading the The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken, I fell in love with the idea of traveling to Italy. To Sestri Levante, to be exact. To visit mia famiglia. To bring back the recipes passed down for generations, just like Laura Schenone had done, there along the Italian Riviera. As it turned out, my […]


Fresh Bing Cherry Lemonade

by Anne Papina on May 5, 2008

(ARA) – The beginning of the summer brings to mind bare feet in the grass, running through sprinklers and eating cherries with juice dripping down your chin. California Bing cherry season is short, so the time for delicious fun with cherries is now. Fun Facts About Cherries * Not only are cherries delicious, they’re a […]


Pomegranate Martini

by Anne Papina on January 1, 2005

This simple martini variation is perfect for the holidays. Pomegranate Martini   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   This simple martini variation is perfect for the holidays. Author: Anne Papina Recipe type: Drinks Cuisine: American Serves: 1 Ingredients 2 parts vodka 1 part pomegranate juice splash triple sec garnish with […]


Tropical Smoothie

by Anne Papina on February 22, 2002

Tropical Smoothie   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Recipe type: Drink Serves: 1-2 Ingredients 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1 large banana, peeled, cut into pieces ½ cup guava nectar ½ cup coconut-pineapple nectar or juice 4 ice cubes Instructions Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until […]


Honey Eggnog

by Anne Papina on December 6, 2001

Honey Eggnog   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 15 mins   Contributed with permission by the National Honey Board and ARA Content. Author: National Honey Board Recipe type: Drinks Cuisine: American Serves: 4 Ingredients 3 cups whole milk 1 egg, lightly beaten ⅓ cup honey ⅛ teaspoon ground […]


Mexican Hot Chocolate

by Anne Papina on July 3, 2001

When I worked at the Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon Bay, we made this chocolate to serve with breakfast, and it was always a big hit. You can find Mexican chocolate in the hispanic section of your local grocery store. It has a rich, cinnamon taste… yum!