Tag Archive: dinner party

Funny Pasta

As we enter into the darker part of the year, a friend invited me to a feast in honor of our ancestors. One part of it was to bring a dish that reminded… Continue reading

Informed Voter Tomato Tart

Last night my friends had a pot luck to research and discuss the many people and measures on the Oakland ballot so that we would be ready for Tuesday. I decided I wanted… Continue reading

Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers

The inspiration for this one was: 1) I was having folks over for dinner and every dish I had planned was (miraculously) regionally cohesive, but I needed an appetizer. 2) There’s this restaurant… Continue reading

Sweet Corn Zucchini Mushroom Bake

    This was, according to dinner guests, “crack” – so delicious (probably because of all the butter and cheese…) and the sweet corn was definitely the star so don’t skip that! Another recipe… Continue reading

Korean Beef Tacos with Magic Green Sauce

  So this was delicious – the meat especially. And honestly not that time consuming to actually make, seeing as the somewhat time consuming parts you can do ahead. It’s from Pinch of Yum (whose interlinking blog… Continue reading

Maple Acorn Squash with Sausage, Kale, Parsnip, Apple, and Sage

I was visiting my family in Phoenix (who you may remember from last year’s Lemon Raisin and Chocolate Orange Spongecake extravaganza) and this year we had a couple of other winners, including this one, which I… Continue reading

Cranberry Kale Salad

The original recipe from Nourishing Meals calls this Christmas Kale Salad, which I totally didn’t get until I started making it and at one point it looked like a wreath!   The kale in this… Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut and Ginger

Since my previous attempt at butternut squash soup was kind of a misadventure, and since I needed to make something for a large group of people (14) that was in line with everyone’s… Continue reading

Macadamia-Ricotta Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Ham

The original recipe from Nom Nom Paleo calls for these to be wrapped in prosciutto instead of ham, which I’m sad we weren’t able to do – but only because then the title of this… Continue reading

Avocado Beet Salad with Kumquat Vinaigrette

Here’s another recipe living on my Pinterest for seven months that got to surface for my dinner party with Rebecca. It was somewhat time-consuming and prep-requiring, but my brother who hates beets (a… Continue reading