Coccante Signore: The Crispy Mister

What’s my position on meat? I love it. I crave meat and I probably eat too much of it. that, and chocolate. and coffee oh yes, wine too. To be healthier, I could give up some of the above. But I can’t. You’d have to pry that grilled steak from my hungry, greedy hands. There are too many reasons to …

Peanut Pesto and Peas Pasta Salad

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In the Tampa, Florida, Summer began sometime like in March. No kidding. The season RIGHT NOW is called too “*!%!$@*$ HOT.” The moment you step outside into 99.9% humidity coupled with 98F temps, you wonder why you even bothered to dry yourself after a shower. But never mind, because while Summer Fest is almost unbearable in my backyard, it’s in …

Potato Dominoes

Potato Dominoes Recipe

Andrew just celebrated his sixth birthday last week, and like many little boys, he’s obsessed with Star Wars. We’re currently at the height of the Lego craze and for Andrew’s birthday all he wanted was go to the Lego store inside Downtown Disney, you know, the free part of Disney where everything is double the price, which makes it not-so-free …

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 …

Kelly’s Hollywood Moment: Julie and Julia

Last week, I gave away an all expenses paid trip to Hollywood to participate in the Julie and Julia movie screening. Because I couldn’t go, I gave away an opportunity for one of you to go in my place and be the Steamy Kitchen correspondent. Well that lucky winner was Kelly of Barbaric Gulp! Kelly wined, dined and schmooooozed 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 …