For six years, my husband and I lived in the Bay Area near some old, dear family friends. The combination of Portuguese heritage and a home in the hills of Berkeley, meant that the kitchen of our friend's mom was the place I most wanted to be. Every year during Dungeness crab season, Jan cooked … Continue reading Cioppino

Polenta & Chicken with a Balsamic Pan Sauce

There comes a time in every child's life when they decide that protesting their dinner is worth sitting at the table for an inordinate amount of time. I remember my first sit-in, and to this day have not taken another bite of Chicken √† la King. For one of my sisters, it was lima beans. … Continue reading Polenta & Chicken with a Balsamic Pan Sauce

Blue Apron: Night 1

This afternoon, a big box full of fresh produce, quality cuts of meat, and all the little odds and ends you need to make two new recipes arrived on my doorstep. I love¬† Blue Apron*. Something new and different for dinner, all the ingredients are prepackaged in recyclable containers, no grocery shopping needed, and zero … Continue reading Blue Apron: Night 1

Grilled Comfort Food

My new favorite thing about cooking with a Sun Bucket: indoor grilling. Instead of firing up the old gas grill and tending to it in this afternoon's sweltering heat, I stayed cool indoors and grilled burgers. A side of corn on the cob and southern-styled baked beans and this summer dinner was done in under … Continue reading Grilled Comfort Food