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What da…yes, you heard it, a Mac ‘N Cheese sandwich that is decadent and full of flavor. I made my standard truffle Orichette Mac N’ Cheese which has thin slices of potato at the bottom. So between the pasta and the potato sandwiched in between slices of toasted Brioche bread, it’s the trifecta of carbs.
Adapted this recipe from a BBQ at my friend David’s house…ran home, bought a chicken and roasted it and it was perfection. The blend of lime and garlic on the chicken skin made it tangy and succulent. Hot paprika on the base of the skin gave it a little kick. Absolute winner and easy to [...]
So when Safeway has their 30% off wine sale on any combination of 6 bottles or more, you get another 10% off your purchase. This is a great deal and we all run to Safeway to load up. But not all Safeways have the same stock nor the same prices as we have found out.
I was invited to an East Indian dinner by my gourmet cooker friend Damon–he is known for making Thai crack but that’s another story…anyway, I was in charge of the ‘wine program’ for the night. Hmmm…what to bring. I brought this bottle of Alsacian wine that went fantastic with the dinner of lamb, curry lentils, [...]
I was invited to shabbat dinner to my Moroccan Jewish friend’s house and made a spicy lamb meatball as my contribution. Well, they went wild over the dish and asked for the recipe. I love the mix of spicy and sweet, so to finish my dish, I used Orange blossom honey.
The key to making really [...]
I tweaked a recipe for Forbidden Fried Rice that came out delish. Forbidden rice is a nutty black grain rice from Thailand. I mixed it with a brown jasmine rice. The ingredients I used for the flavorings include: roasted garlic (12 cloves), slawed brussel sprouts, egg, scallions, and the piece de resistance…Chinese duck and pork [...]
Safeway is having a great sale, where any bottle of wine over $20 is 30% and if you buy 6 or more, another 10% off. Sale ends 1/8/2012. You can mix and match, and mix the $20 bottles with lessor bottles and still get the 10% off the lessor bottles. So, recently we opened two [...]
I love, love Mac N Cheese and was (and still somewhat) addicted to the Kraft Velveeta squeeze out of the bag stuff. That processed cheese in a packet can’t be good for you so I searched for a recipe that was healthier and then made it my own.
The adapted recipe uses butternut squash like a [...]
Farrallon’s Pinot Fest 2011–great pinot tasting event
Went last nite to the festival at the Kensington Hotel, featuring 50+ wineries producing pinot noirs. You can’t possibly taste them all so I made a B-line to my favs and found some new ones that knocked my socks off. I like, mouth-full round and balanced pinot noirs. Burgundian [...]