New York Times Cooking app is one of my favorite cooking tools. A recent post featured an Upside-Down Berry Cake that caught my immediate attention since Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is a nostalgic favorite. I love reminiscing about helping my mom place the maraschino cherries between the pineapple rounds! This NY Times cake recipe has the […]
Patty and I have traveled all over the world taking cooking classes and exploring different cultures. We were ready to fly off to Morocco just before the pandemic basically closed the world. As we are still not ready for international travel despite our love of foreign adventures and culinary treats, we’ve had fun over the […]
The Ultimate Cooking Experience 🔥 It seems a waste of energy not to use all the heat generated from a burn pile. However, after a good day’s burn, it is great to sit around the fire with a cold beverage and a Dutch oven full of good eats. When I first started to cook […]
While we are still not ready for any “over-the-pond” adventures, we continue to find the treasures in our backyard. A recent trip to Sonoma County and Jenner was inspired by our culinary sentiments. Who could pass up artisan cheese, good wine and seafood? But of course, a trip to the Sonoma Coast would not be […]
After a long, lingering and enjoyable warm fall, Murphys finally turned winter-cold. The perfect setting for Jan and me to indulge in a cozy evening filled with comfort food and the crackles from our woodstove keeping us warm and comfy. Since we had a rare (for this time of year) day off, I decided braised […]
This year for Thanksgiving, my family and I decided to try something different and spatchcocked our turkey. I will say you will not get the same presentation of the whole turkey for everyone to oooh and ahhhh over right before carving into the bird. However, you will have everyone ooohing and ahhhing as they take […]
Back in January 2020, Jan and I took a trip to Palm Springs. We are a bit embarrassed to admit this was our very first stay in this unique part of California, other than the “drive-thrus” on other trips. We stayed at a mid-century modern boutique motel just blocks off the main street. In addition […]
Since traveling abroad has been postponed until it is safer, we thought we would explore our local and not so local food scenes. Secret Food Tour of the Mission District in San Francisco was a joyful find. Our guide, Mark, is a fourth-generation San Franciscan, a chef, at one time a purveyor with Naiman Ranch, […]
This is an easy one pan dish that overflows with flavor and crunch. It can be served as a salad, side dish, or a main if you serve it over rice or add beans.
R&R Getaway The anticipation and planning of vacations are one of Jan’s and my favorite past times. We love to immerse ourselves in different cultures and cuisines. It thrills us that our travels abroad have enhanced and expanded The Tin’s spice selection, introducing new spices and dishes to you. This year with Covid still lingering, […]
A sweet, tangy, crunchy and healthy take on beet salad. This can become a kaleidoscope of flavors and colors as you “play” with the ingredients.
Mediterranean Ricotta Spread The ricotta’s mild taste combined with the aromatic citrus flavoring from the freshly squeezed lemon juice and the mouthwatering herbaceous Greek Seasoning notes makes this gourmet spread a crowd-pleaser.
A stunning summer side! Stuffed zucchini with our favorite flavors from Italy. Add a zesty buttery flavor to your plate. A perfect side dish to pair your barbeque with a romantic pasta dinner. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]