Thursday, May 31, 2012

Best Burgers in the U.S - Food and Wine Magazine

Food and Wine Magazine just came out with their 25 best burgers in the us and we live by 4 of them. 

Here are the 4 local places - in no particular order 
1. California: In-N-Out Burger click here for menu and locations

2. San Francisco, Ca: Zuni Cafe - This is served on a grilled rosemary focaccia- grilled buns are a must for me. click here for menu and location 

3. Napa: Gotts (formally known as Taylor's Refresher)- Food and Wine recommend the Ahi tuna burger but I would recommend the California Chicken and kevin loves loves loves the Wisconsin Sourdough 
- This has been a long time favorite and i remember taking Kevin here when we were dating and sitting out at the picnic tables. _ also take notice of their great breakfast signs because that was hubbys, brothers, and daddy work right there. :) click here for menu and location 

4. Healdsburg, CA: Healdsburg Bar & Grill - i know nothing about the place but hopefully that changes soon ---- i will try everything and give you my recommendations. click here for menu and location 

congrats to the bay area and all the local chefs for taking 4 of the 25 in the U.S 
click here to see if any burgers joints are near you and let us know what your favorite item is 

keep a look out for best ice cream coming soon- and yes we made the list 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chicken pesto pizza with red grapes

sorry about the wait fokes. My computer was at it limits and kept corrupting my picture files :(
so I had to get a new one :) !!
 it's beautiful and big and in my kitchen so I can cook and blog.

For all those who are waiting for those yummy recipes for our catering event I have one ready for you.....

click here if you want to watch a video of me cooking my yummy pizza with funky vintage lovely yes it is very embarrassing and i myself have only watched it once. 


  • 1 pizza dough crust 
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups grapes- halved
  • 8 oz shredded chicken 
  • 3 cloves garlic 
  • mozzarella cheese 
  • grated Romano
  • 1/4 t black pepper

  1. Heat oven to 450 
  2. spray cookie sheet with pam and lay out pizza dough 
  3. cover with a thin layer of pesto 
  4. add chicken, grapes, cheese and garlic 
  5.  bake for 15-20 minutes 

Thank you cooking light for another great recipe

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

catering event

We got asked to do a catering event for a good friend of mine. 
We prepared some amazing...

Chicken Pesto Pizza with Red Grapes 

Bruschetta with Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Bread
Caprese Kabobs 
Three Cheese Tortellini Kabobs with salami drizzled in balsamic  

thank you friends. 
We enjoyed the adventure. We look forward to more events in the future. 

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Review - Napa General Store

For mother's day I took my mom to breakfast in Napa. We tried some place new - 
 Napa General Store.
 I got the cornmeal pancakes. I took a few bites and said,  "I have to tell everyone about this place". Thus the picture has a few bites in it. 
The Napa General Store is an eclectic store on the napa river in downtown. If you walk through the store  the back patio has a few quaint tables and a peaceful atmosphere.  
The cornmeal pancakes - they were delicious and a nice change to normal thick pancakes. I am on a mission to make these myself. --- my new mission...
My mom got the brioche French toast- it was a tad soggy :( 
We also got the hot cocoa which was rich and deliciousness. Yes I did say deliciousness.
We saw some chocolate filled beignets pass and they looked very very good but we were stuffed.
I have not had their lunch menu but I now know my next lunch spot. Look out Napa General Store we are fast becoming BFF's 

Napa General Store 
540 MAIN STREET #100 
NAPA, CA 94559 

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