Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Moscato Gravy #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on December 15, 2013

As you might imagine, my Swiss-Italian family is quite large and spread out, yet back in the day, we always seemed to find time to get together. Some of my most cherished childhood memories stem from the gatherings at Nona Mary’s house. That was the family home, a place where there was always a spot […]


Last weekend Morgan and I hosted our annual holiday party–something we look forward to every year. Certainly, there’s nothing like enjoying the good company of family and friends. We are, after all, very social creatures. So, when the #SundaySupper crew announced a holiday party theme for this weekend, I dove in. This week I have […]


Spiced Rum Balls #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on December 9, 2012

Yesterday we had our annual holiday shindig, and this week totally escaped me! So I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. This week’s #SundaySupper is all about the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Exchange–with over 50 cookie recipes to tempt your taste buds below. My contribution is these boozy, chocolatey Spiced Rum Balls, which are […]


Classic Kahlua Pecan Pie

by Anne Papina on November 25, 2012

Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head to the point of distraction? I really just wanted to get into the spirit of things while prepping our Thanksgiving meal, which included this luscious Kahlua Pecan Pie, and now the Andrews Sisters’ Merry Christmas Polka is swirling around in my noggin like a broken […]


When it comes to holiday dinners, I tend to pass on the pumpkin pie. Yet, if sweet potato pie is involved, well, that’s a whole ‘nother story. Around here, the sweet potatoes always end up as a side. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But wouldn’t it be nice if for a change sweet […]


Harvest Rice with Apples and Pecans #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on September 23, 2012

This weekend marks fall’s official kickoff, but unofficially, over the last two weeks, that cold bite has been here every morning, urging me to remain tucked within the snuggly folds of a warm bed. Oddly enough, San Francisco doesn’t have “seasons” in the traditional sense. In fact, if anything, fall is usually our summer, or […]


Yummy Bars

by Anne Papina on September 16, 2012

As much as I relish my time in the kitchen–that methodical and soothing rhythm unfolding as you work a masterpiece–sometimes the moment calls for something semi-homemade. This is one of those moments. I wanted to prepare a sweet treat this week, and a quick stroll down memory lane brought me to the “famous” Yummy Bars.


Baked Spiral Sliced Ham with Sugar and Spice Pecan Rub

by Anne Papina on October 10, 2006

(ARA) – Each holiday season families across the country are faced with the classic entertaining conundrum – how to put a special meal on the table without spending an eternity in the kitchen. In recent years there has been an increase in classic holiday comfort foods made in shorter preparation times. These time-saving innovations deliver […]


Sweet Potato Brownies

by Anne Papina on October 4, 2003

Sweet Potato Brownies   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 55 mins   Contributed with permission by Louisiana Sweet Potatoes and ARA Content. Author: Louisiana Sweet Potatoes Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Serves: 24 Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 1½ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 […]


Sweet Potato Crunchies

by Anne Papina on October 4, 2003

Sweet Potato Crunchies   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Contributed with permission by Louisiana Sweet Potatoes and ARA Content Author: Louisiana Sweet Potatoes Recipe type: Snack Cuisine: American Serves: 12 Ingredients 3 cups fresh sweet potatoes (yams) cooked and mashed or 2 (15-ounce) cans sweet […]