Roasted Quail Anyone?

Here’s a dish that will make you look like a pro, even if you have no idea how to cook.  Growing up, when my parents didn’t have time to cook something, they usually made us a simple roasted chicken dish with vegetables using the broiler.  The chicken always came out crispy and juicy.  The vegetables … Continue reading »

Bar Agricole

Yum, yum and yum!  New Years Eve, this was the place to be.  Well, it just so happened that this was the only restaurant that could fit our group of 13.  Little did we know that it was meant to be!  The food was excellent, the service was impeccable and everyone working there was incredibly nice.  They … 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 »

Avocado Salad with Tomato and Radish

If you love avocados, this recipe is for you.  If you love tomatoes, this recipe is for you.  If you love radishes, this recipe if for you.  If you love all three…then this recipe is REALLY for you.   In the September/October 2012 issue of Cooks Illustrated,  author Celeste Rogers stops her reader in their tracks with … Continue reading »

Sushi In

I may have a problem but I did mention that I adore sushi.  Well, I have another city favorite that may be as good as Zushi Puzzle.   Sushi In is the newest sushi addition to the Marina district of San Francisco.  The sushi is excellent.  It is pretty affordable compared to other places.  It isn’t … Continue reading »

Turkey Left Overs

It’s Turkey Enchilada’s time!!!!!  Okay, this post was meant to go up weeks ago aka after Thanksgiving but it still works for roasted chicken left overs.  It’s simply amazing and it wasn’t I who found this dish but my husband.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!  I can’t wait for a … Continue reading »

The Best Sushi in Menlo Park

If you’re looking for sushi in Menlo Park, California, Akasaka is the place for you.  It isn’t cheap but it’s good.  Is it the best sushi I’ve ever had?  No, Zushi Puzzle is still my number one but Akasaka is definitely in the top 5.  Now, I’m no sushi expert but I’ve had more than my fair share of … Continue reading »

Long Over Due

Hey Everyone! I plan on posting a ton this month.  I just returned from my honeymoon in Thailand and Hong Kong so I have a lot of juicy dishes to share.  I just wanted to give you the heads up and let you know that I haven’t forgotten about socialfoods!  So keep reading because there … 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 »

Tanpopo Restaurant & Bar

I love Japan Town in San Francisco.  I find true gems that are good, cheap and always a great experience.   I always leave happy and extremely satisfied.   This time I decided to try Tanpopo  Restaurant and Bar.  It didn’t look like anything special from the outside but it was busting inside.  The locals were all … 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 »

Sautéed Sole with Lemon Beurre Blanc

This recipe is really fun to make and somewhat simple.  I discovered it while dining in Napa and have been addicted ever since.  It’s light but with a ton of flavor.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Ingredients: 2 large pieces of sole 2/3 cup of dry white wine (like a … Continue reading »

Country Sky Best Chinese Restaurant

Family owned, family run and family loved, this is the place to get Chinese food in San Francisco or at least in the Marina.  You cannot go wrong if you order take out which is promptly delivered to your door or dine in.  The food is simply amazing and authentic.  The won ton soup is my favorite.  I … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Hearty French Potato Casserole

Again, another AMAZING recipe from Cook’s Illustrated Magazine: Issue 115, March + April 2012.  The subtitle to this recipe is what intrigued us, “In the old days, this rich dish got its deep flavor and silky texture from meat drippings.  Could we get the same luxurious results without a roast?”  I don’t know about you but that … 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 »

social foods version of a Cobb salad

Who says that a Cobb salad has to be a certain way.  Well, we say NO to that notion!  So we decided to make our own version of a Cobb salad.  Instead of the “standard” mixture of iceberg and romaine lettuce, watercress, avocado, blue cheese, chicken, chives, hard-boiled eggs and tomatoes we did it a bit differently.  We decided to … 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 »

Homemade Banana Bread

I love bananas but only when they still have some green.  The minute they are fully yellow, it’s down hill for me.  When they start getting spots and it’s all over.  So when we returned from our Calistoga get-a-way to find spotted bananas, I knew it was time to make some banana bread!!! Thank you … Continue reading »

Calistoga, California

My man and I decided to treat ourselves to a nice weekend for our three year anniversary.  I felt that no place was better suited than Solage in Calistoga.  We decide to do this since we have not been on a vacation for just the two of us ever!  This high end resort is so … Continue reading »