Cedar Planked Mussels

If I had to choose one person to come over to my home and cook for me right now, it would be Ted Reader.He’s a madman. And he even looks like one with hair tricked up in directions only possible by riding a rollercoaster with a can of AquaNet and a blow dryer. But the things he can do with …

Video: my boys bake Ina Garten’s Country Cake

He knew EXACTLY what kind of cake he wanted for his 6th birthday. And it sure wasn’t Mommy’s same old shortcut, store-bought cake mix crap. You see, I’m so not a baker. I love my sweets…I just want someone else to bake it for me! The trouble with cooking for a living is that I’ve turned my boys into little …

Grilled Shrimp with Chili Lime Butter

It’s another episode of Good Bite, this time our topic was shrimp, which is such a biiig….wiiiide…topic! I continued my lovefest with Dr. BBQ and chose a recipe from one of his cookbooks, Grilled Shrimp with Chili Lime Butter, a seriously easy yet cool-looking recipe because you serve the chili-lime butter in a shot glass! Genius. Since it is in …

The Ultimate Breakfast Pancake

Update 12/8/09 I’m thrilled to share that I’m a featured blogger for Oprah’s Holiday 2009! Looking at this photo, you can only come to two conclusions. Either I had way too much to drink the night before, and this was my hangover cure… or I must be pregnant. Sadly, neither are true. I was just hungry. They say never to …

Korean Style Tacos with Kogi BBQ Sauce

My parents live in Los Angeles and until just recently, so did my brother. About three times a year, I go back to LA to hang out with the family, get my In-N-Out Burger fix and get the very important big dose of smog and traffic. It’s important because it gives me that fantastic talking point when the Los Angelenos …

Carolina Barbequed Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Spicy Tangy Slaw

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Yesterday, Dr. BBQ andI tag-teamed on a Daytime segment. Ray brought his Big Green Egg to the roof of the studio end filmed a segment on pulled pork sandwiches, western North Carolina style. This thing really does look like a muppet character with its mouth wide open, huh!? GIMMEEEE PORK….. That above right there in the mouth of the Egg …

Julie & Julia: A Winner!

Okay, so 274 comments…and I had to pick ONE. That’s like picking a favorite. Do you know how much therapy would have been needed if I had to choose ONE favorite reader? Sorry, but my insurance doesn’t cover that! So I asked someone on Twitter to help me out. That someone is @ksiddiqi92, a 17 year old high-school student and …

Xanadu Cocktail: Basil and Grapefruit

Last week, I was in Asheville North Carolina with a few of my very favorite bloggers. I do travel quite a bit, so when I have a chance to invite along Diane and Todd of White On Rice, I always do. And has nothing to do with how fantastic, gorgeous and radiant I look when the duo works their camera …

Momofuku’s Pickled Wild Leek/Ramp Bulbs

(Step by step photos on how to pickle wild leek bulbs or ramp bulbs) [imagebrowser id=20] It’s the end of wild leek or ramp season, and what’s left in some markets are just the bulbs, which last much longer than the entire thing. For these strays, it’s best to pickle and preserve so that you’ll get to enjoy them all …

Good Bite Launches!

After weeks and weeks of keeping this project super-hush…I’m so happy to announce the launch of Good Bite, a site dedicated to fabulous recipes from food bloggers around the world…come take a look! My Good Bite Co-Conspirators Look who’s involved! My good friends… Our first Good Bite Roundtable Elise of Simply Recipes and Deb of Smitten Kitchen and I talk …

Wasabi Smashed Potatoes from Bitchin Kitchen

I don’t know how to quite describe Nadia G. I guess simply put… she scares the freakin’ fava beans outta me. And I love it. Nadia is the creator, writer and host of BitchinKitchen.tv. This girl’s sexy, sassy, “rawk ‘n roll” but honey, she can cook gefelte fish dumplins better than your bubbe. Yes, even wearing strip-teasin’ heels, fishnets and …