Clams Casino

Ditch the old-school Clams Casino recipe that’s usually covered with a soggy, tasteless breading. Why would I want to hide my precious clam under baked breading? If there’s anything that’s going cover the clams — it’s gonna be BACON! Clams Casino recipe over at Steamy Kitchen on TLC!

Hello, crispy skin.

We’re in K-k-k-kansas, celebrating the holiday at my brother, Jay’s new home. I’m dressed in every bit of warm clothing that I own and have decided that the down comforter doesn’t look so bad at all as a cape. The kids loved the cool weather and the massive backyard. Nice for running around and playing…but THERE’S NOWHERE TO HIDE! Gotcha! …

Review: How to Dry Age Steaks with Drybag

I know we haven’t even reach one major holiday and I’m already going to ask you to start planning ahead for your next one, whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s, etc. By then, you’ll probably be turkey’d out, so let’s talk beef. Specifically dry-aged beef. We celebrate Christmas or Chrismukkah with family and our neighborhood friends, and the one thing that’s …

Here’s to good friends

I never thought that I’d miss washing dishes in my kitchen…but after 12 days on the road, not only did I long for my own dish sponge (we all have personal relationships with our favorite dish sponge brand, right!? RIGHT!????) but I also missed my beloved rice cooker. Of course I missed my children dearly…so much that we’re not gonna …

gnocchi

Pan-Fried Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage

Update 12/8/09 I’m thrilled to share that I’m a featured blogger for Oprah’s Holiday 2009! This is one of those perfect perfect fall-winter recipes that you must make for Thanksgiving. Because it’s super-simple. If you’ve never made gnocchi before, please trust me that it’s easier than you think…please don’t be intimidated by the “gn” Two throaty letters THAT close together …

San Francisco Book Signing & Events

I’m currently in San Francisco (yay!) and this afternoon, I’ll be cooking live on View From the Bay which is also streamed live online. It’s on at 3-4pm and I think the cooking segment is on towards the end of the hour. *** Then tonight I’ll be at Omnivore Books from 6pm-7pm with a quick talk, booksigning and jackpot giveaway …

Behind the scenes

It’s hard to capture the moments on my camera sometimes when I’m smack dab in the middle of the action. Outside of my little food world in my kitchen, there’s no “pause” button or “do-over” button in life while I fumble with my camera. By the time I whip out the camera, turn it on, adjust, focus and click, The …

Giving Away 5 Steamy Kitchen Cookbooks!

Such a tacky image….but I really do suck at Photoshop. My image was supposed to convey that TLC is giving away one Steamy Kitchen cookbook every day of the week — you can enter every day! I’ve also posted one of my favorite recipes from the book, Sweet and Sour Lychee Meatballs. To enter the contest, all you have to …