I grew up in one of those meat-and-potatoes households and as a child found myself fascinated with the old Hidden Valley Ranch commercials. Could snacking on veggies be that fun?! As you might imagine, greens were hardly in my vocabulary back then, so when my buddy DB over at Crazy Foodie Stunts said he was […]


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 […]

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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 […]


Penny’s Taco Salad #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on September 29, 2013

Ever notice how some cravings revolve around texture rather than taste? Sometimes I want something creamy, decadent, then other times it’s all about the crunch, which happens to be the theme of this week’s #SundaySupper! Susan over at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen is hosting a crunch-fest, and below you’ll find dozens of […]


Caprese Tortellini Salad #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on September 1, 2013

Parades, picnics, and barbeques all go hand-in-hand with Labor Day, which for most simply marks the end of summer. There was a time, however, when American workers weren’t afforded the luxury of a day off, and Labor Day honors the contributions and achievements of those who struggled to improve working conditions for everyone. Of course, […]


Classic Shrimp Louie

by Anne Papina on March 28, 2013

With Good Friday upon us, I thought I’d write about one of my favorite Lenten dishes. I may not have grown up in a religious household, but we did follow certain Catholic traditions. For example, each year for Lent, we’d give up sweets (although I seem to recall Sundays were cheat days).  And certainly we’d […]

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Have I ever mentioned I’m a big fan of potatoes? Well, it’s true. So when tasked with bringing a dish to this week’s virtual tailgate party–hosted by none other than the #SundaySupper crew–the first thing that came to mind was potato salad. I know, I know, potato salad has been done all over the place, […]


Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad

by Anne Papina on July 31, 2008

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad Prep time 15 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 20 mins   Contributed with permission by the National Honey Board and ARA Content. Author: National Honey Board Recipe type: Salad Cuisine: American Serves: 4 Ingredients ⅓ cup honey ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 cloves garlic, coarsely […]


(ARA) – World famous chef Curtis Stone, star of the hit TLC show “Take Home Chef,” knows that each season is unique. With all the bounty of the summer season, cooks take advantage of the available produce to experiment with lighter fare and all the fresh vegetables that are readily available. “Each season presents different […]


Tortellini, Fresh Tomato and Pea Salad

by Anne Papina on July 23, 2007

Tortellini, Fresh Tomato and Pea Salad Contributed with permission by ARA Content. Recipe type: Salad Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 pound frozen cheese tortellini 1 cup frozen peas 4 tablespoons prepared Italian or balsamic salad dressing, divided 1 pound fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes, cut in chunks (about 2-1/2 cups) ½ cup salad greens, such as […]