Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups

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I’m not normally into cute food. I’d rather have my food look delicious and say, “Eat. Me. Now.” Cute food makes me a little sad and guilty when I take that first bite, especially if the food has an adorable smiley face on it. Poor disfigured thing! Am I right?!  But these Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups are cute. But …

Peppercorn Crusted Filet Mignon with Balsamic Red Wine Sauce

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We splurge on filet mignon a few times a year, it’s the most expensive cut of steak because it’s incredibly tender and you can only get about 9 filets per cow. Instead of buying the filet mignon piece by piece, we always get the entire tenderloin and spend the time to carve it up ourselves for a 50% price savings. …

Asian Slaw with Ponzu Dressing

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When I think of a summer slaw to go with the barbeque, I want something light, tangy, cold and crunchy. Traditional coleslaw just doesn’t do it – its heavy mayonnaise dressing really weighs down the vegetables. Instead of a mayo-based dressing, my Asian slaw is made with a bright, citrusy ponzu sauce – one of the most versatile Asian sauces …

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

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Jaden is knee deep in paint, tiles and packing boxes today, so she asked us to step in and tell you guys about this amazing tomato and watermelon salad. Today, we are introducing Zov Karamardian from the internationally acclaimed restaurant Zov’s. Jaden had the chance to meet Zov at IACP a couple of weeks ago and we could not be …

Rosemary Garlic Steak

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I’ve been fortunate in my life to meet some of the greatest people who have influenced food in a major way, from television chefs like Martin Yan to cooking greats like Jacques Pepin. But the person who I’ve enjoyed meeting the most is Marcella Hazan, who happens to live here in Florida. (read about when I first met Marcella and …

Steak with Whiskey Mushroom Sauce

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For our family, if there ever was a PERFECT cut of steak, it would be the bad-boy Porterhouse steak. It’s big. It’s massive. One giant hunk will feed our family of four. But before I get into our love for Porterhouse (because I’ll get carried away and will forget about anything else I was supposed to tell you), a word …

How to Make Kimchi

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Learn how to make authentic Korean Kimchi recipe with step by step video from Amy Kim of Kimchi Mom.

Bouillabaisse

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A couple of weeks ago, I hosted my buddy Hank Shaw of the award-winning Hunter Gardener Angler Cook at our home and hit 2 out of the 4 activities from his blog name: fishing and cooking. If you must know why those 2 specific activities, our garden is winding down for its summer rest and hunting involves either a gun, …

Carrot, Pea and Mint Salad Recipe

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Hi everyone! I’ve been traveling quite a bit this month (okay, traveling A LOT) and I have so much to tell you about, including a offshore fishing trip with Hank Shaw, meeting wonderful bloggers at BlogHer Food and introducing you to 2 brand new members of the Steamy Kitchen team! I’m finally back home on Saturday and hopefully will be …

Carrot and Zucchini Linguini Salad

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The anatomy of the perfect salad for me goes something like this: happy produce + vivid colors + variety of shapes and textures + big crunch topping + light, tangy dressing For Scott and the boys, it’s: cheese + cold, crispy lettuce + cheese + crunchy croutons + cheese + ranch dressing + topping of more cheese Given that, I’ve …

Fried Smelt

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In a previous life, I used to work for a giant booze company. I used to commute between my home in the San Francisco (which was only 7 miles away from the office but took 40 minutes to drive sometimes) to the office near the Embarcadero or to the winery in Napa Valley in my little beloved 2-seater fancy pantsy …