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Baby Back Ribs with Fiery Peach BBQ Sauce

For weeks, my little girl has been begging me to do ribs. If she happens to be with me at the market, I can count on her to tug on my elbows at the butcher counter: Mama,...

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Simple Sundays | Feeling Cheesy: Tillamook Sandwich Week

This weekend’s Simple Sundays comes to you a day early because I thought you might want to know about a tasty event in San Francisco that starts today. I won’t even bother asking if you like cheese...

Monkey House | Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake

No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks… Today was the last day of school for my little monkeys. I’ve been looking forward to this day for weeks now — looking forward to a...

Video | How To Cook Rice {without the fancy stuff}

Place me in a cookware store, and I’m like a kid in a candy store. I could spend hours marveling over juicers and tart pans, or nifty gadgets that serve one single solitary purpose (you know, like...

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Simple Sundays | Jonathan Waxman’s Bucatini with Artichokes, Cipolline and Fava Beans

It feels like spring eternal here in the Bay Area. The rain refuses to go away, almost taunting us, pouring in June. Cold, dreary rain in June is unheard of, at least around these parts. I’m not...

Friends at the Table {cookbook} | Southwestern Potato Salad

I broke the cardinal rule of entertaining last weekend. Don’t try a new recipe when cooking for guests. It’s a rule I am often guilty of breaking, but I try to limit it to one course (with...

Simple Sundays | Santa Maria Tri-Tip: It's All In the Rub

I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. In case you haven’t ironed out your menu, I wanted to usher you over to my favorite recipe for a Santa Maria Tri-Tip. With origins from the Central Coast,...