New England Style Sausage Stuffing

It's important to have the best stuffing recipe for your thanksgiving dinner.
One of our favorite dishes at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner is sausage stuffing. Sarah’s family is from Massachusetts, and Bell’s stuffing has been a part of her holiday meals for years. It is by far our favorite stuffing mix we’ve used. Bell’s started as a seasoning blend in New England in 1867. The company has made the seasoning using... Continue Reading

Distillery Tour & Pink Peppercorn Hot Chocolate

The Taste SF visits the Hangar 1 Vodka Building in Alameda for a tour and tasting
The moment everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! Hangar 1 Vodka is open to the public for tours and tastings. We went on a tour last weekend, led by Head Distiller Caley Shoemaker. We’ve distilled the entire experience into three main reasons you should go. First, it’s so close to San Francisco.... Continue Reading

Brussels Sprouts Baked in Stilton Cheese

Baked Brussels Sprouts with stilton cheese is a simple delicious side dish with the taste sf
Christmas is just a few weeks away and we wanted to share a perfect stocking stuffer for the chef on your shopping list. We don’t keep a lot of specialized tools around the kitchen, but when we recently had the opportunity to try one of Chef’ns newest products, the Twist’N Sprout (c/o), it earned a place... Continue Reading

Spicy Italian Brussels Sprouts

The Taste SF makes their recipe of spicy italian brussel sprouts with prosciutto di parma
As we move into fall and winter, we turn to one of our favorite side dishes, brussels sprouts. We love finding new ways to make them pop. We think brussels sprouts are most flavorful when roasted in the oven, and this time we decided to add some spice! If you think you don’t like brussels sprouts, think... Continue Reading

Canelés de Bordeaux

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Canelés are a specialty of the Bordeaux region of France, and we think these delightful little pastries make an amazing holiday treat. The flavor is similar to creme brulee, with rum and vanilla flavor and a rich, caramelized crust. The texture reminds us of bread pudding! We guarantee that a platter of cannelés will impress family... Continue Reading

Rustichella d’Abruzzo Panettone

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Sarah’s family is Italian, so panettone is a Christmas tradition in our house. It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Rustichella d’Abruzzo pasta, so when we saw Rustichella d’Abruzzo panettone at Bi-Rite, we asked our friend Giacomo, who handles social media for the brand, which panettone he recommended. He said that the fig... Continue Reading

Chocolate Soufflés with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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We love to make these individual gooey chocolate soufflés topped with ice cream for small dinner parties or a special date night. Clayton’s mom makes these with Valrhona chocolate. They are remarkably easy to make but are decadent and perfect for those of you who like something with a gooey center. Resting the batter overnight in the refrigerator... Continue Reading