Pike Place Public Market Center Sign during daylight; IFBC 2015 is Bubbling; 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Excitement for IFBC 2015 is Starting to Bubble

Although the IFBC conference is still a couple of months away, the excitement is beginning to simmer and will soon be at a full boil. Friends are connecting on email and social media, starting to make plans to arrive a day or two early to spend time together. Roommates are being found and discussions about where to eat are popping up, with favorites and new hot spots surfacing for consideration. The pre-planning is underway and we are anticipating another fantastic experience.  ... continue reading...

Celebrating herbs with Homemade Cilantro Mayonnaise; 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Salute to Herbs with Homemade Cilantro Mayonnaise #ProgressiveEats

Welcome to the second year of Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a progressive dinner party! I can't believe it's been a year already. This group of ladies is so incredibly talented and I am honored to share these fun events with them! This month's theme is Everything Herbs hosted by our founder, Barb of Creative Culinary. With gardens coming on strong, it’s a great time to add herbs to your menu and we’ve got them; from appetizers to drinks to desserts! Make sure you check out the links ... continue reading...

The Best Chewy Brownies in the World (Gluten-Free); 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

The Best Chewy Brownies in the World! (Gluten-Free option)

Sometimes simplest is best. We see fancy recipes all over the Internet, chefs trying to outdo each other and come up with the next big craze like the Cronut (cross between a doughnut and croissant), and home cooks changing up classics with new ingredients. It is a lot of fun, but when it comes to comfort foods, I prefer to go back to my tried and true longtime favorites. ... continue reading...

Learning to make butter and herb mayonnaise; Day at the San Francisco Cooking School; 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Learning How to Taste at the San Francisco Cooking School

  Did you know that San Francisco has 50% more restaurants per household than New York? With our world renowned growing regions, food artisans, bread bakers, and award-winning chefs, San Francisco is truly a culinary epicenter. As one highly lauded chef once said, "New York chefs dismiss San Francisco's food scene, not because it is less successful than theirs, but because they wish they could live here and have year-round access to the ingredients grown here." ... continue reading...

Slice of Upside Down German Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free); 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook

Upside Down German Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free) SRC

It is Secret Recipe Club time again and this month I was assigned the wonderful blog, Cook with Sara! Because I switched to Group C (posting on the 3rd Monday of every month) this is a new blog to me and I was delighted to have a chance to get to know more about Sara and drool over all her recipes! ... continue reading...

KitchenAid-Mixer-Giveaway

Special KitchenAid Mixer GIVEAWAY!

  Everyone needs a mixer! The uses for mixers are endless: mixing bread, cookies, cakes and more! It's a KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway! This would be perfect to help you make our Chocolate Monday recipes and anything else your heart desires. I have had mine for over 20 years and it is the hardest working appliance in my kitchen. I honestly don't know how I survived without it!  Do you need a KitchenAid Mixer?? Vegetarian Mamma and Our Life As An Epi-Family have partnered with ... continue reading...