Category Archives: Foodies and Chefs

What’s your must-see food TV?


Food tv goes far beyond just instructional cooking shows these days. Cooking is entertainment, after all. I find that I am watching more food related shows than I used to because there are so many more available to me, but I also find that I opt to check out a food reality show or a food competition at least as often as I watch regular ... Read More »

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Stick Gooey Creamy Chewy‘s Spiced Pear Streusel Cupcakes look a bit more like individual pear cobblers or crisps to me than cupcakes, but no matter what you want to call them, these little treats look absolutely delicious. They start with a cake base that is topped off with a filling of spiced pears and raisins. After the pairs go in, you get a generous layer ... Read More »

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The 4th of July may be over for this year, but that doesn’t mean there is any reason wait another year to try a neat looking red, white and blue dessert like How to Eat a Cupcake‘s Patriotic Poke Cake. This type of cake is one where brightly colored Jello is poured over a white cake that has been poked full of holes, allowing the ... Read More »

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Since 4th of July is just around the corner, I can’t resist starting out this week with a couple of red, white and blue recipes that would be a great addition to any 4th of July barbecue. Elise at Simply Recipes topped her Fourth of July Buttermilk Pie off with fresh raspberries and blueberries to add splashes of red and blue. You might think that ... Read More »

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It is fun to see sweet desserts inspired by savory things and that exactly describes Almost Bourdain‘s Popcorn Ice Cream with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce. The popcorn ice cream is actually infused with salty, buttery popcorn before going into the freezer to give it a savory note. The salted butter caramel sauce stands in for the salt and butter that you put onto a fresh ... Read More »

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Bacon is working its way into more and more foods these days, both savory and sweet. Some ideas sound better than others and the Peanut Butter and Bacon Cookies made at The Island of Dr Gateaux sound like they are one of them. These easy cookies have bacon mixed into peanut butter cookie dough studded with chunks of peanut. Keep the bacon bits towards the ... Read More »

At Dodger Stadium with Tyler Florence and California Grapes

Me, Tyler and our watches

On June 11th, I was lucky enough to be invited to an event at Dodger Stadium here in Los Angeles hosted by the California Table Grape Commission. Tyler Florence is working with the California Table Grape Commission, as well as with other organizations, in an initiative that promotes healthy eating at ballparks across the country, including the homes of the Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis ... Read More »

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I’m a big crepe fan and it would be hard for me to choose just one favorite filling, but I can imagine that the Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed Crepes with Strawberry Syrup I spotted at Closet Cooking would be close to the top of the list. These indulgent crepes are bursting with fresh berries and a rich, mascarpone and yogurt cream. The strawberry syrup on ... Read More »

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