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Walnut Creek, CA, US

Recent Reviews

Re:Grilled Bruschetta with Rosemary-White Bean Purée & Heirloom Tomatoes

Delicious! I've been making these for years and they are always a hit at parties. I've substituted store bought hummus for the white bean puree when in a rush, but the white bean puree is superior in flavor.

Posted: 02:28 pm on January 19th 2016

Re:Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Gingersnap Crust

I made this as a practice Thanksgiving recipe since I couldn't find my usual Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. I agree with a previous reviewer that this was too rich, but it did get rave reviews from everyone who tested it (about 10 people). unfortunately I will keep looking for a lighter recipe,

Posted: 08:20 pm on November 24th 2015

Re:Southern Devil’s Food Cake

Delicious. I brushed Kahlua on the cake layers and added a little Kahlua to the ganache. Everyone loved it!

Posted: 04:48 pm on December 8th 2010

Re:Sear-Roasted Pork Chops with Balsamic-Fig Sauce

This was soooo yummy!! The pork chops come out juicy and flavorful - and the sauce... oh my ... you have to try this sauce!

Posted: 12:39 pm on September 28th 2009

Re:Asian-Glazed Braised Short Ribs

This was an excellent recipe - I have made it several times, all with rave reviews. Since the meat fell off the bones, I tried it with boneless short ribs and did not notice any difference in flavor. Excellent recipe that really impresses the guests.

Posted: 12:37 pm on September 28th 2009

Re:Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Stuffing & Port Wine Sauce

I followed this recipe to the letter and it was a terrible disaster - my husband said the mushroom stuffing was the worst thing he ever tasted. The meat itseft was quite tasty but overall a very expensive mistake.

Posted: 12:34 pm on September 28th 2009