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Buying Herbs and Spices

I have been buying herbs and spices from San Francisco Herb and their sister company Atlantic Spice for more years than I care to remember. Back in the day, I’d drive down to their store in San Francisco and just browse and buy on the spot – taking...

Sunday Spaghetti and Meatballs

There’s nothing better than a big ol’ plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs – especially when you have fresh-from-the-oven¬†bread to eat along with it. Unless, of course, you’re a 92 year old who no longer likes spaghetti. Or homemade sauce....

Multi Grain Sandwich Bread

When you make a lot of bread, you get a feel for the dough. It speaks to you as you’re kneadin...

Pork Chops Milanese alla Victor

I brought home a couple of pretty nice bone-in pork chops, yesterday. I was thinking a Pork Chop Mil...

Chicken Stew

We have a Freeze Warning, tonight. It’s April 19th. I am not amused. I don’t mind the ra...

Sausages and Artichokes

I am pretty certain my 23 and Me Ancestry is wrong. I’m Sicilian – pale, peeling, cancer...

Chili con Carne

I bought a tri-tip roast on Friday with plans to grill it, today. I knew it wasn’t going to be...

The Weekend Food Fest

It doesn’t get much better than having dear friends over for the weekend – especially wh...

Ricotta with Date and Pecan Pesto

Here we go with another fantastic recipe from our new cookbook Shaya! It’s one of those recipe...