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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

So it’s been a while since I posted something. So here’s an easy go to side dish, Garlic Mashed Potatoes. It’s a great go to and a great way to use those potatoes that you have lying around.  You can use any type of potato you desire.  I used colorful fingerling potatoes because those are … Continue reading »

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Who doesn’t love pizza?  Well, it’s even better when homemade because you get exactly what you want on top.  However, it does take some time if you want to do it right.  The only way is by making your very own pizza sauce.  Plus it comes extremely handy if you have tomatoes that need to … Continue reading »

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon

This is a must have in your recipe repertoire.  It is the classic holiday side dish done a bit on the healthier side but still just as delicious!  No need to continue…I think it’s self explanatory Ingredients: 3 large sweet potatoes 1 cup of orange juice 1/2 cup of butter 3 tablespoons of white sugar 2 tablespoons … Continue reading »

Sauce

With a name like sauce, it has to be good.  Well, it was!  It really was!  It was so good that we went back the following weekend with another group of friends because we loved it so much.  What’s not to love when you see what amazing food and drinks they cook up for their … Continue reading »

Bottle Cap

Yum, yum, and yum.  The food was amazing, the service was okay but the waitress was funny.  She kept keeping us drinking so we’d forget that the kitchen was backed up.  This year old restaurant in North Beach was well worth it’s rave reviews.  All the food came out hot, delicious and beyond our expectations. … Continue reading »

The Perfect Tri Tip

Cooking a steak is an art form especially a Tri-tip.  If you under cook it, you’ve ruined it and if you over cook it you’ve ruined it.  Where is that happy medium?  Well, the key to success is keep it simple!  If you have a good cut of meat, all you need to do is … Continue reading »

Lunching at Neiman Marcus’s The Rotunda

There is nothing like lunching at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.  Plain and simple, it’s a treat and an experience.  There really is not much more that I can say but to show you exactly why! Your first experience inside is this breath taking view.  It’s simply stunning. Sitting at your table…this is your view. … Continue reading »

Cedar Hill

Who says that great BBQ can only come from the south?  Not us in San Francisco!  Cedar Hill is breaking the mold.  Not only do they have AMAZING BBQ with every famous BBQ sauce possible (I love NC personally) but they make a mean brunch menu.  However, after eating here, you’re not going to want … Continue reading »

Baked Mac + Cheese with Cauliflower

Who doesn’t love Mac + Cheese.  No matter how old you are it never gets old.  However, the key to this dish is making it homemade.  Instead of using my normal recipe that isn’t the healthiest,  I decided to tried this alternative compliments of Penzeys Spices.  It was definitely a crowd favorite.  I didn’t use any of their spices … Continue reading »

Three Cheese Grits and Shrimp

I’ve never been a fan of grits until I visited my future mother-in-law who made me cheese grits and shrimp in Nashville, Tennessee.  I fell in love.  So I figured if I’m going to marry a southern man, I might as well learn to cook a few southern recipes.  Luckily, my southern man likes to … Continue reading »

The City of Country Music, Nashville

Nashville is one of my favorite cities.  It has great people, great food and of course great music.  I don’t think it gets any better than that.  The draw back is that it gets REALLY hot and humid in the summer.  This is something that my San Francisco self can’t handle for long periods of … Continue reading »

The Windy City Exposed

I’ve never been to Chicago except for the random layover at the airport and I have to say that it is not a bad place to hangout.   Except for the humidity, I quite enjoyed Chicago and can’t wait for another chance to visit.  The food was extraordinary, the people were friendly and the architecture was beautiful. … Continue reading »

The 36th Annual Union Street Festival

Union Street Festival is one of my favorite events in San Francisco.  Held in the Cow Hollow district between Gough and Steiner, this free event showcases art, food, culture, and fun.  This year, I choose to take my camera and document the event by capturing some of the booths, food and of course animals.  No … Continue reading »

Blue Light

Blue Light off of Union Street has a special place in my heart.  It was here that I met my fiancé through mutual friends.  It later on became a favorite place to hang out after softball games since the bar sponsors his team.  Many fun memories have blossomed at Blue Light which is why I felt like … Continue reading »

Dining at the Mall

When do you ever think of gourmet and food court together? The answer is NEVER.  Well, Westfield Shopping Center in San Francisco has done it.  I guess it only makes sense considering that this “mall” is full of super high end retail stores such as: Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Bloomingdales, Herve Leger and many … Continue reading »

Dallas Weekend

They say, “Everything is bigger in Texas!”  Well, that’s certainly true in Dallas.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and drinks! So let me share my experience. First stop: Company Cafe                     This place was great. We sat outside under the stars.  There were a … Continue reading »

Super Duper Burgers

    Super Duper Burgers is fast food meets fresh, organic and quality.  In a way, it’s a higher end In-n-Out.  I’m not really a big red meat person but my first trip to Super Duper Burger definitely wowed me.  It started with getting a homemade dipped cone as a snack that lead to a mini burger … Continue reading »

Comstock Saloon

Off of the bustling street of Columbus Avenue in San Francisco, I discovered a new culinary gem called Comstock Saloon with my fiancé and friends. The atmosphere was great.  The food was amazing and the drinks were unique.  This is definitely a restaurant worth visiting if your in the area or even if your not.  Comstock Saloon has a … Continue reading »

Burger Heaven

If your craving a great burger, don’t waste your time at a fast food joint!  The instant gratification is quickly followed by deep regret and self loathing from a terrible decision.  As you get up from the table uncomfortably and you take your walk of shame you think, “Maybe I should have eaten something better.”  With so … Continue reading »