BBQ Pitmaster Chef Paul’s Sweet & Smoky Ribs

BBQ Pitmaster Chef Paul’s Sweet & Smoky Ribs

Another sweet and smoky recipe? Yep! I can sweet and smoky anything - even tofu (maybe next week!) BBQ fans are loving the new BBQ Pitmasters Show on TLC and I was lucky enough to get a recipe for Chef Paul Peterson's Sweet and Smoky Ribs. New Twitter friend, Steve...

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Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes

Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes

This is possibly one of the best 10 minute meals I've ever made! I'll take clams any which way (well, except rubbery overcooked) - steamed, raw, fried, smothered and creamed in soup. When I'm lucky enough to get my hands on really fresh manila clams, I always invite...

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BBQ Central Smoky Sweet Wings

BBQ Central Smoky Sweet Wings

The owner of the wing joint down the street told me that their biggest day for wing sales each year is always Superbowl. People order dozens of wings, bring them to their party, but by the time they get eaten, the wings are a sad, lukewarm pile of skin, fat and bones....

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Citrus Shrimp Cocktail

Citrus Shrimp Cocktail

It's not your normal Shrimp Cocktail -- find out what makes this a "cocktail" -- recipe at Steamy Kitchen on TLC (btw, this sparkly, citrus shrimp cocktail recipe makes a perfect app for Valentines Day!)

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Cola Glazed Baked Wings

Cola Glazed Baked Wings

  I met award-winning cookbook author Virginia Willis about a month ago at IACP Portland, and within seconds of meeting, we were giggling about....oh I don't even remember! After a couple glasses of wine, chocolate bar and bite after bite of seafood cooked on...

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Steak with Creamy Whiskey Mushroom Sauce

Steak with Creamy Whiskey Mushroom Sauce

Every cook should have a great steak topping in their repertoire. Either because you A) enjoy having a sauce smothering your steak B) want to to stretch out a piece of meat to feed the family or C) attempt cover up a botched steak job. I'm in category A, especially if...

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Salad with Warm Goat Cheese on Toasted Baguette

Salad with Warm Goat Cheese on Toasted Baguette

Happy New Year! I thought I'd start the new year right with a light salad (just don't eat too many of those warm goat cheese rounds on toasted baguette, ok?!) Wishing you and your family a fun-filled, healthy and prosperous New Year! It's a brand new year and I've...

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Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip

Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip

Forget the sour cream. Forget the cream cheese. Spinach dip made with mascarpone cheese is an absolute winner! Lighter (texture...sorry...not in calories) and I bet you'll love it. I'm normally all over anything served warm, spreadable and dippable, but I had never...

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Kale Chips Recipe

Kale Chips Recipe

This Kale Chips recipe makes the perfect snack with a satisfying crunch! They’re easy to make with basic ingredients and they’re a great healthy snack for on the go, plus kids will love these 'chips'! Why This Kale Chips Recipe Is So Good Easy to make, you can use...

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Chicken Wings, Momofuku Style

Chicken Wings, Momofuku Style

I was lucky enough to share the green room with Chef David Chang of Momofuku while we were both cooking on View From The Bay television show in San Francisco. If you've never heard of David Chang, he's the guy that Anthony Bourdain calls the one of the best chefs in...

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Pork Ragu Recipe

Pork Ragu Recipe

Oink! Oink! This is probably my most favorite Good Bite video of all time - Elise, Ruhlman and I had a great time talking about one of our favorite subjects ever... And for the recipes and videos: my Pork Ragu over Pasta, Ruhlman's Grilled Pulled Pork with Chipotle...

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Sweet Pumpkin Fried Wonton Desserts

Sweet Pumpkin Fried Wonton Desserts

If you are not up to making pumpkin pie (me) these little treats are perfect. Bite sized, filled with pumpkin puree, cream cheese and pumpkin spices- like clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Fry 'em up and an instant dessert that even the kids will love. Oh, and serve them...

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How to Dry Age Steaks at Home with UMAi Drybag

How to Dry Age Steaks at Home with UMAi Drybag

How to dry age steaks at home What you'll learn: How to dry-age steaks at home, with results just like expensive restaurants Use inexpensive vacuum bags designed just for dry aging beef, use your own vacuum sealer Honest review of the UMAi Dry Aged Artisan Steak Kit...

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Pasta, Bacon and Peas

Pasta, Bacon and Peas

I feel like that commercial for Beggin' Strips... baconbaconbaconbacon...BACON! It's a recipe I've adapted from Marcus Samuelsson's brand new book, New American Table....recipe for Pasta, Bacon and Peas. Pasta, Bacon and Peas Recipe 1 pound dry pasta1 tablespoon olive...

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Pan-Fried Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage

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...

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Halloween Candy Inspired Cocktails

Halloween Candy Inspired Cocktails

Snickertini. Peppermint Pattini. Starburst Martini. Almond Joy Martini. See this sexy woman right here? (my husband saw this photo and said, "cocktails? what cocktails?!") This is Jessie Jane Lee, a very talented bartender who helped me mix, taste test some fantastic...

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Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I know there are certain foods that I really shouldn't mess with, one of them being fried chicken. And after all these years of cooking, last week was the very first time that I made real buttermilk fried chicken without tinkering, gourmetizing or ethnic-tizin' with...

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Swiss Onion Soup on TLC

Swiss Onion Soup on TLC

My husband, Scott, is a big French onion soup fan, ordering it whenever possible when we're eating out. For me, though, the traditional French version is just a little too rich, too heavy for my tastes. All this time, I thought what Scott liked about the soup was its...

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Matsutake Mushroom Dobin Mushi Recipe

Matsutake Mushroom Dobin Mushi Recipe

One of my favorite cooking shows of all time is the original Iron Chef. No, not the modern version that plays over and over on Food Network right now, but the one taped in Japan with the silly English dubbing that always cracks me up. The episode that I drooled most...

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