Archive for August, 2007:

Aug
09

Chef’s Table – a Bay Area Dining Experience Not to Miss

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I received a comment which reminded me of a recent dining experience, and decided that I had to write a post on it.  If you’re a foodie and looking for a truly unique dining experience in the Bay Area, I HIGHLY recommend visiting The Chef’s Table, in Lafayette.  The concept:  renowned chef couple cooks for […]

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Aug
08

Midweek Morsels

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By Melinda McRae   Check out Kira O’Donnell and the Real Pie Company in today’s Sacramento Bee food page:http://www.sacbee.com/107/story/313154.html  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]

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Aug
07

M.O.A.C.C.I.

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(“Mother Of All Chocolate Cake Inventions,” as named by Cindy’s husband, Brian) 1 bar (4 ounce) German Chocolate Bar 1 box plain vanilla cake mix or yellow cake mix 1 box (3.4 ounce) vanilla instant pudding mix 1 cup whole milk 1 cup vegetable oil 4 large eggs 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven […]

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Aug
07

Cousin Carol’s Toy Soldiers

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1 block Monterey Jack cheese, cubed 1 can pineapple chunks 1 jar of green olives (pimento-stuffed) Toothpicks Cut cheese into ¾-inch cubes and spread out onto a cutting board or serving plate. Stick a toothpick into each cube of cheese, so the toothpicks are anchored vertically, “standing at attention” (like a soldier). Slide a pineapple […]

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Aug
06

Call Me Cheesy

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Snacking on cheese might just be my favorite pastime. A mozzarella stick is the first thing I grab when I get home from work to tide me over while I make dinner. Slices of cheddar washed down with OJ are the best on the weekends, in between a big breakfast and dinner out with friends. […]

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Aug
02

Breaking Bread

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Can you judge a restaurant by its bread?  Maybe not, but I haven’t dined at a good restaurant that didn’t serve good bread.  However, I have had good bread but not enjoyed the rest of the meal.  I’ve also had bad bread, bad dinner.  Whatever the correlation, bread starts so many of our dining experiences […]

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