Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños

Game Day Jalapeño & Shrimp Poppers

On January 30, 2014 Comments Off on Game Day Jalapeño & Shrimp Poppers
In Fish, Puente, Vegetables

For Game Day I’m not so much a ‘wings’ fan as I am an everything-else-fan. Shrimp stuffed jalapeño poppers included! And yes, I realize that this is the… Read More »

Pork Spare Ribs with Gaujillo BBQ Sauce

Super Bowl Spareribs with Guajillo BBQ Sauce

On January 29, 2014 11 Comments
In Meat, Puente

Yes, over half the country is experiencing record freezing weather, while we spoiled Californians are lying out on roof decks sun tanning and enjoying the BBQ. Here’s a… Read More »


Giving Up Gluten? Lemon Polenta Cake with Brown Butter & Walnuts!

On January 25, 2014 12 Comments
In Sweet Pastry

Two weeks ago I stand facing my kitchen with arms crossed ready to do battle. My husband sits perched at our bar Americain watching cautiously, sipping his morning… Read More »

Amy Glaze

Turning 40, Letting Go, and Loving Life

On December 28, 2013 16 Comments
In Chef Stories

This story has been sitting in the field for a few months and needs to get cut off the leash before it composts away in our warm Winter… Read More »

Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

How to Make Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

On November 27, 2013 4 Comments
In Sweet Pastry

I’m blessed to work with so many organic farms in Pescadero, California who grow such beautiful winter squash that the thought of using anything out of a can… Read More »

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

On November 27, 2013 241 Comments
In Sweet Pastry

If you’ve ever celebrated Thanksgiving outside the United States you know how valuable this pie is. Pecans are worth more than gold in Paris and sell out of… Read More »

Smashed Rutabaga and Parsnip for Thankgiving!

Smashed Parsnips and Rutabaga with Bay Leaf Olive Oil

On November 26, 2013 3 Comments
In Vegetables

Every time I buy either parsnips or rutabagas at the store, without fail, some one always asks me what do with them. Sunchokes too. No one seems to… Read More »

Delicata & Golden Nugget squash with Nogada Sauce

Winter Squash in Walnut Sauce

On November 26, 2013 Comments Off on Winter Squash in Walnut Sauce
In Vegetables

I love Winter for all the beautiful squashes! And there are so many more out there to choose from besides butternut and pumpkin! If only the markets the… Read More »


1979: Giving Thanks & Growing Up in Restaurants

On November 19, 2013 5 Comments
In Chef Stories

The year is 1979. Musically speaking ‘My Sharona’, ‘Bad Girls’, and ‘Le Freak’ (Chic) are topping the charts. ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ is not far behind. ‘Ohhh… Read More »

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes with Homemade Ranch

On November 11, 2013 Comments Off on Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes with Homemade Ranch
In Recipes, Tunitas Creek Kitchen, Vegetables

Your’e right,  November is an odd time to be posting about a summer fry basket, but I’m trying my best to get in all my Pig Roast Sides… Read More »