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“Meat” Fried Rice – Four Ways

My editor, Jeff Houck, sent over a picture of pan-fried Scrapple slice and my heart fluttered like crazy. “Scrapple? Scrapple! What’s Scrapple? I asked him,” and within 30 minutes was off to the supermarket to find Scrapple, a distant cousin to Spam. Yes, I have an odd fascination with meat that comes in it’s own coffin. “hmmm…I wonder if I …

Bring home the bacon, baby!

Scott is a semi-professional poker player -and I say “semi” because: a) he’s got a business he tends to 10am-6pm and he plays poker in the evening after the boys go to bed b) I think my mother would freak out if she thought my husband, the man of the house, provided for the …

Figs With Bri needs our help

Bri is one of the 5% of women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 30. That was two and a half years ago. In her words, “I was 28 … I was told I would need a mastectomy (full removal) of my right breast. It was horrifying and surreal. Particularly since I watched my mom…

Sign of Things to Come + Cookbook Update

I was eating cold slices of leftover grilled steak and just had to take a photo. I love happy meat! The arranged slices are out of order – I had already eaten half of the steak by the time I noticed. But wouldn’t it have been fun to arrange them in order, fan through them like one of those…

Why did the chicken cross the road???

This one is funny….and sure to make you laugh! Ok, you’ve probably have already read this joke in your emails…but I want to hear what you think food celebs would say? Martha? Rachael Ray? Guy Fieri? Morimoto? Flay? Martin Yan? Chairman Kaga? <–that would be a funny one!

Need Food Fluffer Desperately!

I’m working on a photograph for the cookbook, Grilled Pineapple with Chocolate Coconut Rum Sauce. And thought I would take a photo of me holding the skewers for the cookbook. It didn’t quite work out, but come take a look at the little video…

New Steamy Kitchen web design!

I can’t wait to tell you about my visit with Martin, I’ve got a ton of photos plus a video to share with you showing off Martin’s awesomely talented knife skills. I just want to go on record and say, move over, Jackie Chan..the Yan man can carve a whole chicken in 18 …

Another one bites the dust…

Instead of showing you some the of photos that are going into the book, I thought I’d show you one that isn’t. This is a photo of Indonesian Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce. I do looooove the photo, however, I’ll have to re-shoot…