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Archive for December, 2008

December 31, 2008

Better Odds Than The Lotto

Guess what…. We’ve raised over $50,000 $61,506.00 this year for Menu For Hope! Holy hungry hippos. You guys rock. In case you haven’t bid on prizes yet, here is the master list of prizes and First Giving’s site where you can enter your bid. In the prize pool, there are some hidden gems, prizes that […]

December 29, 2008

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo Recipe

This was one of the recipes that I had wanted to include in my cookbook, but totally forgot about it! Too late now, as all my recipes and photos have been submitted to the publisher. boo for me but yay for you! And yay for Nathan, who loves Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo so […]

December 25, 2008

Winners of the Big Holiday Giveaway!

Oh you guys totally rock – over 800 entries to the Steamy Kitchen Big Holiday Giveaway! Baby, I just gotta say I love ya and I wish that I could give each and every one of you a nice little gift. But yeah um maybe when I win the lottery. While I’m waitin’ for my […]

December 23, 2008

Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta Recipe

Click for 6 additional photos of Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta It’s not easy trying to come up with great recipes I think you all will enjoy. Some weeks, I just want to cuddle up on the couch and French kiss a bag of Styrofoam cheese puffs. But I doubt that […]

December 22, 2008

Menu For Hope: Dear Santa Edition

A quiet place to eat…a boy in Lesotho and children at school in Lesotho. Pics from Chez Pim – here are the rest of the series of photos. Pimpin’ Out Prizes As of Monday morning, we’ve surpassed $20,000! Still a long ways to go to catch up to last year’s record number of $91,000, so […]

December 20, 2008

What the Heck Did I Say to Ming Tsai?

Just when I thought Steamy Kitchen would be without this recording of a convo I had with superstar Chef Ming Tsai on the phone , the fabuleux Lenny of Chez Us came to my rescue and helped me put up the recording! Here are the highlights of my chat with Chef Ming Tsai: (0:01) I […]

December 17, 2008

Yay for truffles and Marx Foods (vote for me will ya?)

I might just hurl the Wii remote at the television Because right now as I type on the couch, Scott is playing this war game called Call of Duty. I bet a duck liver that the production team for this game had a sound budget of $100, because the ONLY sounds that are coming from […]

December 16, 2008

Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Ming Tsai’s Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney I had a chance to chat with Asian superstar chef Ming Tsai a few weeks ago – andI’m too lame to learn how to turn our recorded phone convo (.wav format) into a podcast. Too busy too figure it out too! Plus, I’m a highly […]

December 15, 2008

2008 Menu For Hope: East Coast Prizes

This year, I’m so lucky to be the East Coast USA host for Chez Pim’s fifth annual Menu For Hope fundraiser that supports the World Food Programme. Last year, we raised nearly $100,000 through the online food community and that money went to supporting the school lunch and farming program for the children in Lesotho. […]

December 14, 2008

2008 Menu For Hope: Calling for Prizes!

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? We’ve just experienced one of the most volitile years in recent memories (ok, remember I’m only 22), the fall(ing) of economy, the yo-yo-ing of gas prices, smashing of racial barriers, a man who would never make a very good Sopranos character (dude. what a lame mobster you’d make. […]

December 11, 2008

Steamy Kitchen’s Big Holiday Giveaway

This year, I want to make each holiday gift really count, as I’m being frugal AND thoughtful. I’ve got to be careful and really teach the bebes about the value of money and the art of selecting the perfect gift for each person. I’m not doing a great job, as yesterday I gave Andrew $33 […]

December 9, 2008

Andrew Solving the World’s Problems

We just got back from 5 days of pure blissdom and I haven’t quite gotten back into the groove of reality yet – I’m still half expecting Luscious to show up with 2 drinks in hand and a massage table. The kids had a blast at their Mini Club Med – which should be renamed […]

December 4, 2008

Dear Buddha wondering if the afterlife includes Passionfruit Caipirinhas?

Scott and I on the beach. See my magic bracelet? LOVE all-inclusive resorts! We’ve all arrived safely in the Dominican Republic, and are totally taking advantage of the “all inclusive” spirit of Club Med Punta Cana. This place is simply heaven, as I’m sitting here at the outdoor bar, sipping Passionfruit Caipirinha and gazing longingly […]