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All posts by Tim Dineen

Hors d’oeuvres for 4 or 40?!?

It’s no secret that I have no idea how to cook for two – or four, for that matter! I th...

Aunt Dolores’ Rum Balls

  I FINALLY got the Rum Balls made! These are by far the best Rum Balls this side of heaven! Wh...

Cookies and Lost Christmas Presents

Once upon a time – before I worked in retail – the cookie baking was very organized. Th...

Cooking, Baking, Work, and Christmas

Oy vey, it’s been busy! It seems I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time runni...

Making Cookie Dough!

Well… I’ve gotten about six different doughs in the fridge right now… I started o...

Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market

  It’s a great place to spend the day – and a lot of money – but the quality&...

Dungeness Crab

Start with 30 pounds of fresh Dungeness Crab, minutes off the boat (THANK YOU, NICK!!)  add fr...

Getting Ready For Baking Cookies

It’s time. Christmas Cookies wait for no man – or woman – and the time is upon us ...

Another Successful Dinner!

It’s over. Everyone has gone home. The house is quiet, again. The clean-up is complete. And t...

The Farmer’s Market at 6:00am

It was still pitch black outside, and a balmy 27 degrees when I left the house at 6am to head down t...

Sunday Breakfast…

Sunday Breakfast has to be one of my greatest delights. Fresh coffee brewing, a leisurely perusal o...

Dinner is SO much better…

…when someone else cooks! When I was down at the farmer’s market last week ordering the...

Born to Cook or Born to Eat?

With apologies to Shakespeare, That is the question… In my years (and in my job) I’ve m...

Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday of the year. It’s all about food. No gifts to buy, no ...

Cranberry Sauce

As a kid growing up, I thought all Cranberry Sauce came out of a can, placed on a pretty dish, and ...