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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 »

Terzo

This January I went Terzo for a friend’s birthday dinner and was blown away.  Located in Cow Hollow, this Italian restaurant had me urging for more.   Terzo is a casual but yet sophisticated restaurant that features both small and large plates.   This interesting combo allows you to try a variety of small meals or … 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 »

Trader Joe’s Easy Pizza

So I kind of feel like I’m cheating on this one but I just had to share.  In the past, I’ve made my own pizza dough.  It’s simple, quick and always delicious.  However, this recipe is even quicker for those who want a great homemade meal without much effort.  The key….Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough! Personally, my … Continue reading »

Italian Wedding Soup

I really wanted Minestrone soup so my fiancé decided to whip up this gem instead.  Like Minestrone, it’s very hardy but with a twist.  Check it out and see if it intrigues you like it intrigued us.  This recipe was from Cook’s Illustrated Magazine: Issue 115, March + April 2012. Note: This isn’t a recipe for the faint of hearts.  It takes … Continue reading »

Pesce Seafood Bar + Restaurant

Not too long ago, I was looking at restaurants to try on Polk street with a friend.  Pesce kept coming up with rave reviews.   I thought it had to be good with over 500 reviews and 4 out of 5 stars. Sadly, that night would not be my first experience at Pesce.  Rather, a … Continue reading »

Orzo, Kale + Portobello Mushroom Pasta

I honestly didn’t know what to make for dinner tonight.  All I knew was that I had kale and I needed to use it before it went bad.  Kale is not only a superfood but very tasty when cooked correctly.  So I found a recipe and made it my own.  Adapted from, allrecipes.com, this Orzo … Continue reading »

Healthy Turkey Pasta

We had ground turkey in the fridge that needed to be eaten.  So we figured…PASTA!  This meant that store bought sauce would not do.  So we made a simple homemade sauce to go with our turkey because we don’t likes preservatives.  I surfed the web to find a recipe a new recipe.  When I found “the” … Continue reading »

Delarosa…Again

If you’ve read the top 10 places in SF in my blog, you’ll know that Delarosa is on that list.  It’s one of my all time favorites.  I could eat there weekly!   The interior of Delarosa…simple but comfortable.   The wall of beer…yum.   My absolutely favorite salad of all time: Carpaccio of sliced … Continue reading »

Amazing Turkey Meatballs

We were starving and did not know what to make for dinner.  Should we order pizza or actually cook something?  I remember seeing a recipe that inspired me to make some homemade turkey meatballs with whole wheat angel hair pasta.  Yum!  The Former Chef always seems to make these incredible dishes that I always want to … Continue reading »

Revised Turkey Lasagna

Ingredients:  1.5 lb ground turkey (optional) 1/2 red onion 2 garlic cloves half a bunch of chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 1.5 teaspoon of salt 1 (29ounce) of diced tomatoes 2 (6ounces) cans of tomato paste 12 dry lasagna noodles 2 eggs 1 pint of skim ricotta … Continue reading »

Turkey Lasagna @ Home

This is an amazing Turkey Lasagna recipe.  You’d be amazed how much better homemade lasagna is than from a box!  It’s so simple. Ingredients: 1.5 lb ground turkey (optional) 1/2 red onion 2 garlic cloves half a bunch of chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 1.5 teaspoon of … Continue reading »

Delarosa

Delarosa is a must if you’re visiting San Francisco’s Marina District.  Located on Chestnut Street, you quickly learn that Delarosa is one amazing place.  However, before you start picking everyone on the menu…try these first!  They are a must in my opinion: One of the most amazing salades you will ever try: Carpaccio of sliced … Continue reading »