Holiday Hosting Takeaways from the SDBWFF

At last year's San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, I was introduced to the talented mixologist Steve McDonagh of the Hearty Boys. Besides being a charismatic riot, Steve can really mix a cocktail. However, this year, he was joined by his partner Dan Smith. Together they took over the stage during the Lexus Grand Tasting and again during Pizzapalooza. While Steve intoxicates you, Dan will feed you to ensure the party keeps on going. If you want to know...

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just a little egg toast

Having fresh bread on hand is one my greatest wishes.  I would just love if there was a stupendous bakery on the corner or if I simply didn't get a C in chemistry and understand the finesse needed to make a good loaf of bread.  I'm in need of a good bread making lesson(s).  In any case, Whole Foods in La Jolla has been my go-to for fresh bread because I'm addicted to their ficelles and they don't taste the...

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just a little caprese salad

During the summer, salad gets prepared a lot more frequently in my kitchen for a couple of reasons: bikini season and it is just too darn hot.  That being said, I'm craving some gooey chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven with a cold glass of milk right now.  But no cookies for us!  Instead, I'm offering you a sweet caprese salad using heirloom tomatoes that I procured in my CSA basket from Be Wise Ranch.  I really love the...

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just a little savory sweet burger

I have Recipe Runner to thank for this delicious edition of Just A Little Piece.  The honeyed goat cheese is so simple yet decadent and adds a sweet and tangy edge as a burger spread.  I'm also a sucker for caramelized onions and in my version I swap bourbon for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey whiskey (yes, I'm still making my way through the same bottle).   I'm stoked to share this recipe with you and introduce another great food blog but...

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just a little weekday french toast

When I started this blog several years ago, I knew I wanted a creative outlet but I had no idea what I wanted it to evolve into.  Today, I'm still not a hundred percent sure but what I do want to encourage with my blog is health-minded eating and living.  That being said, I'm not a total crunchie, my house is stocked with organic food including produce from Be Wise Ranch, a local CSA that I am a member of,...

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