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Archive for July, 2009

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July 29, 2009

Coccante Signore: The Crispy Mister

What’s my position on meat? I love it. I crave meat and I probably eat too much of it. that, and chocolate. and coffee oh yes, wine too. To be healthier, I could give up some of the above. But I can’t. You’d have to pry that grilled steak from my hungry, greedy hands. There […]

July 28, 2009

Peanut Pesto and Peas Pasta Salad

In the Tampa, Florida, Summer began sometime like in March. No kidding. The season RIGHT NOW is called too “*!%!$@*$ HOT.” The moment you step outside into 99.9% humidity coupled with 98F temps, you wonder why you even bothered to dry yourself after a shower. But never mind, because while Summer Fest is almost unbearable […]

July 26, 2009

Potato Dominoes

Andrew just celebrated his sixth birthday last week, and like many little boys, he’s obsessed with Star Wars. We’re currently at the height of the Lego craze and for Andrew’s birthday all he wanted was go to the Lego store inside Downtown Disney, you know, the free part of Disney where everything is double the […]

July 23, 2009

Cedar Planked Mussels

If I had to choose one person to come over to my home and cook for me right now, it would be Ted Reader.He’s a madman. And he even looks like one with hair tricked up in directions only possible by riding a rollercoaster with a can of AquaNet and a blow dryer. But the […]

July 21, 2009

Thai Basil Chicken with Cashew

Recipe for Thai Basil Chicken with Cashews from Chinese master chef Martin Yan.

July 20, 2009

Video: my boys bake Ina Garten’s Country Cake

He knew EXACTLY what kind of cake he wanted for his 6th birthday. And it sure wasn’t Mommy’s same old shortcut, store-bought cake mix crap. You see, I’m so not a baker. I love my sweets…I just want someone else to bake it for me! The trouble with cooking for a living is that I’ve […]

July 17, 2009

Grilled Shrimp with Chili Lime Butter

It’s another episode of Good Bite, this time our topic was shrimp, which is such a biiig….wiiiide…topic! I continued my lovefest with Dr. BBQ and chose a recipe from one of his cookbooks, Grilled Shrimp with Chili Lime Butter, a seriously easy yet cool-looking recipe because you serve the chili-lime butter in a shot glass! […]

July 15, 2009

Kelly’s Hollywood Moment: Julie and Julia

Last week, I gave away an all expenses paid trip to Hollywood to participate in the Julie and Julia movie screening. Because I couldn’t go, I gave away an opportunity for one of you to go in my place and be the Steamy Kitchen correspondent. Well that lucky winner was Kelly of Barbaric Gulp! Kelly […]

July 14, 2009

The Ultimate Breakfast Pancake

Update 12/8/09 I’m thrilled to share that I’m a featured blogger for Oprah’s Holiday 2009! Looking at this photo, you can only come to two conclusions. Either I had way too much to drink the night before, and this was my hangover cure… or I must be pregnant. Sadly, neither are true. I was just […]

July 12, 2009

Korean Style Tacos with Kogi BBQ Sauce

My parents live in Los Angeles and until just recently, so did my brother. About three times a year, I go back to LA to hang out with the family, get my In-N-Out Burger fix and get the very important big dose of smog and traffic. It’s important because it gives me that fantastic talking […]

July 8, 2009

Carolina Barbequed Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Spicy Tangy Slaw

Yesterday, Dr. BBQ andI tag-teamed on a Daytime segment. Ray brought his Big Green Egg to the roof of the studio end filmed a segment on pulled pork sandwiches, western North Carolina style. This thing really does look like a muppet character with its mouth wide open, huh!? GIMMEEEE PORK….. That above right there in […]

July 6, 2009

Julie & Julia: A Winner!

Okay, so 274 comments…and I had to pick ONE. That’s like picking a favorite. Do you know how much therapy would have been needed if I had to choose ONE favorite reader? Sorry, but my insurance doesn’t cover that! So I asked someone on Twitter to help me out. That someone is @ksiddiqi92, a 17 […]

July 5, 2009

Julie & Julia: a Hollywood Moment for YOU!

I’m not able to make it to Los Angeles for an exclusive screening of Julie and Julia Movie, but would love to choose one of you to be my correspondent, travel paid for! If you’re free this Thursday, July 9th – watch the video! About Julie and Julia Movie: “Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julie […]

July 2, 2009

Xanadu Cocktail: Basil and Grapefruit

Last week, I was in Asheville North Carolina with a few of my very favorite bloggers. I do travel quite a bit, so when I have a chance to invite along Diane and Todd of White On Rice, I always do. And has nothing to do with how fantastic, gorgeous and radiant I look when […]