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No-Knead Bread courtesy of Sullivan Street Bakery

Here's a recipe that I cannot take credit for, but "kneads" to be part of your baking repertoire.  Making bread is usually a painstaking and messy process, but thanks to Jim Lahey at the Sullivan Street Bakery it is now something that any (and I mean any) home cook can easily pull off.  This bread is unbelievably…


Posted by Kirk Leins on March 29, 2011 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Guinness and Cheddar Spread

If you are looking for a quick, easy and delicious appetizer for your St. Patty's Day dinner, look no further. This is my go-to recipe for a great cheese spread that works perfectly with soda bread, crackers, thick pretzel sticks, or even apple slices.





Posted by Kirk Leins on March 16, 2011 at 3:56pm

Nori-Crusted Filet Mignon

If you love steak and you love sushi, this a recipe I highly urge you to try.  It's simple, fast and incredibly delicious. The best part is you can substitute the filet with any type of steak, even ahi tuna.  Enjoy!



(4) 5-6 oz. portions of Filet Mignon (1…


Posted by Kirk Leins on March 8, 2011 at 3:16pm

Easy Linguini with Clam Sauce

Believe it or not, linguini and clams is one of my 6-year old son's fave dinners. Here's my recipe for a quick and easy version. enjoy!


1 lb. dried linguini

4 6.5-oz cans chopped clams, drained and liquid reserved

½ C dry white… Continue

Posted by Kirk Leins on February 23, 2011 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Soupe l'oignon au gratin flambé

Soupe l'oignon au gratin flambé (Baked and flamed French Onion Soup)

There is the gender distinction of the feminine Soupe from the common accents found upon the 'a' (à) and 'e' (gratiné), and the abbreviated determiner (l'). And then, my favorite, the word oignon itself, which gave a new use for my polyglot tongue of exaggerated French accents. Impressive, yes; delicious, you have no idea. I had fun with this robust plat principal.… Continue

Posted by Michael Stice on August 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Kids Cook Mondays

Meatless Monday Campaigns is kicking off its new campaign called "Kids Cook Mondays". Here is an introduction video created by Jesse Pomeroy of Genre Pictures with myself and debuting my baby girl, Maya (ok...not a baby as she is almost 5 years old!!! and starting Kindergarten in the… Continue

Posted by Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D. on July 12, 2010 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

Spıcy Bread Slices

Ideal for SSMB :) ( Sunny SUnday Morning Breakfasts )....or as an appetizer. Here is the list :

* Some bread ; I use wallnut bread, opr bread with wallnuts..don't know what to call it ...

* Some cheddar cheese

* Some butter

* Some cumin, dried red pepper, thyme

Put some butter on each of the slices, then put some cumin and red pepper.Put the cheddar slices and finally put some thyme on top. Heat the… Continue

Posted by çiğdem durukan on July 10, 2010 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Meatball Sliders and Quick N Easy Cobbler


Here's the latest recipe from chef Jill Fisher! Jill, a licensed Personal Chef, teaches cooking classes at Conejo Valley Adult School and Williams Sonoma in Thousand Oaks and has written articles for local food magazines such as 805 Living. In December,… Continue

Posted by Conejo Joe on July 2, 2010 at 10:07am


I am from the south part of Turkey where the RED PEPPER PASTE ıs the number one actor of the meals. Now here is the recipe, easy and YUMMY

We need

* 1/2 kgs of minced meat ( beef and lamb meat mixed )

* 2 onions ( grated )

* 7-9 cloves of garlic ( crushed )

* Salt / Black Pepper / Thyme

* 7-8 slices of bread

* 1 tblsp of red pepper paste

* Some parcley

Some oil to fry

* Now soak… Continue

Posted by çiğdem durukan on June 22, 2010 at 2:35pm — 3 Comments

Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce (For 6)

Ingredients You Will Need:

Shallots (minced fine) 3/4 of large shallot

Unsalted Butter 1 tablespoon

Garlic (chopped fine) 5 cloves

Jim Beam Whiskey 1/4 cup

Aus Jus Chicken Stock (recipe below) Use All

Heavy Cream 1 1/4 cups

Fresh lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon

Corn Starch ( optional...I don't use) 1/4 teaspoon

Freshly Cracked black Peppercorns 2 teaspoons

Whole Green Peppercorns 2… Continue

Posted by Mike Brandt on June 22, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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Mike's RibsTake slab of ribs out of package and rinse.Remove membrane from back of rib.Salt and pepper..Cut ribs into 4 to 6 inch pieces.Wrap in foil and place on cookie sheet.Cook at 350 degrees for 2 hours.I also wash, spear, and place potatoes on sheet.Than reduce heat to 275 degrees and cook an additional 2 hours.Remove from heat and unwrap. Ribs should be done and fall-apart tender. Check  potatoes by squeezing  to see if they are done . If they need more time on grill.Set…See More
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