Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon

In Chicken/Poultry On December 25, 2014 Comments Off

I’ve always loved Cornish game hens.  Growing up they were our traditional New Year’s Eve dinner for many years.  Not only were they delicious, they also catered perfectly… Read More »


Honey Glazed Pork Chops

In Main Course, Pork On October 3, 2014 0 Comments

I really struggled with pork chops when I first started learning how to cook. I served up several meals of dry borderline inedible pork chops before I discovered… Read More »


Scotch Eggs

In Main Course On September 11, 2014 0 Comments

Saturday, September 13th I auditioned for FOX TV’s MASTERCHEF. It’s a culinary competition for home chefs – with judges Gordon Ramsey, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich. The request… Read More »


Curried Peaches

In Main Course On September 8, 2014 0 Comments

It never occurred to me to roast peaches with curry – but honestly, it is one of the most groundbreaking dishes for me. You can alter the spice/sugar… Read More »


Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Mushrooms

In Main Course On August 22, 2014 2 Comments

I actually got this idea from Gordon Ramsey – – here’s his video – he makes it look so super easy – and honestly, it is! My filling… Read More »


S’mores Cupcakes

In Dessert On July 25, 2014 0 Comments

So – I’m not a big baker. It’s not that I can’t – it is honestly that I usually don’t have time to do it right; and just… Read More »


Three Step Orange Pork Chops

In Main Course, Pork On June 27, 2014 0 Comments

The McGoldberg household loves pork chops! This is one of our favorite preparations. The combination of fresh herbs and the tart orange flavor of marmalade are surprisingly compatible…. Read More »

Tuna Tar Tar with Mango and Peppers

In Ahi Tuna, Appetizers, Seafood On June 26, 2014 0 Comments

Put vinegar in small pot over medium heat and reduce it until it will coat a spoon and reserve. Trim the tuna of any skin, blood spots and… Read More »


Southern Soul Brunswick Stew

In Main Course On March 29, 2014 0 Comments

Georgians claim that Brunswick stew originated in their state. Their recipes often include green (English) peas; if you want to add them, do so in the last 10… Read More »


Tomato Tortellini Soup

In Main Course, Soup On March 28, 2014 0 Comments

Tomato soup has always been my favorite. You can’t go wrong with a classic. And by adding cheese tortellini, it just makes it that much better. You will… Read More »


Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

In Main Course On March 21, 2014 0 Comments

The whole point of using a slow cooker is to get the ingredients into the cooker quickly and then be able to walk away. For this easy pulled… Read More »


Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

In Beef, Main Course On February 17, 2014 0 Comments

Particularly when heavy long-distance biking season kicks in (March, April and May) I am always looking for dishes I can cook in the crockpot. My Mom used to… Read More »


Fresh Vegetable and Shrimp Stir Fry

In Main Course On February 15, 2014 0 Comments

Sometimes you just want a meal that is fast and fresh. Well this one certainly fits that bill. It’s a single pot meal – which can be served… Read More »


Basil Pesto

In Side Dishes, Vegetarian On January 30, 2014 0 Comments

Seeing people buy expensive “designer pesto’ at the store makes me sad, because it so so SO much better freshly made. And if you have five ten minutes?… Read More »

Gnocchi on board

Homemade Gnocchi!

In Main Course On January 29, 2014 0 Comments

Pasta is one of those dishes that can be super-high on the home cooking intimidation scale. But – if you’d like to start out a bit simpler in… Read More »


Baked Ravioli for Two

In Main Course On January 3, 2014 0 Comments

This is as close as I get to posting a recipe that is pretty much heat and serve. Using tomatoes and enchilada pepper sauce as a base, this… Read More »


Blender Cayenne Hollaindaise

In Main Course On January 1, 2014 0 Comments

A few years ago, I bought myself a birthday present that I’d been wanting for a very long time– Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” There’s… Read More »


In the Kitchen #38:
French Gougeres with Lavendar & Gruyere

In Appetizers, Side Dishes On December 22, 2013 0 Comments

Pate a choux derives from the old French meaning “to cherish” or cabbage paste because of its shape, this pastry has been in use since the sixteenth century…. Read More »


Mom’s Beef Stew

In Main Course On December 13, 2013 0 Comments

Honestly – a good old fashioned beef stew recipe like this is a comfort food everyone can remember from their childhood. I love making it – because it’s… Read More »


Burber Omellete

In Breakfast, Eggs On December 11, 2013 0 Comments

This recipe was posted on NPR’s food blog – and well, looked way too good not to post and share here on Bob’s Cooking. The best thing about… Read More »


Cream Biscuits

In Main Course On November 30, 2013 0 Comments

I recently made brunch and posted pictures of my cream biscuits, and I had several requests for the recipe – the recipe is from the fabulous baking blog,… Read More »


Easy Sausage Hash

In Breakfast, Eggs On November 28, 2013 0 Comments

Nothing says weekend breakfast more to me than poached eggs over hash. And from the looks of things (how quickly the plate gets empty?) so does my husband…. Read More »


Cornbread Pudding with Squash and Leeks

In Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetables (non-vegetarian) On November 25, 2013 0 Comments

This is based on an Alton Brown recipe for Sweet Corn Bread Pudding. The original uses stale bread cubes, creamed corn, and a cornmeal-parmesan custard to create a… Read More »


Slowcooker Apple Butter

In Main Course On November 21, 2013 0 Comments

Apple butter has become one of my favorite things to stock up on during the fall season when it’s plentiful at farmer’s markets, orchards and local grocery stores…. Read More »


Tartin Style Baked Apples

In Dessert, Main Course On November 21, 2013 0 Comments

Recently I experimented making tartin apples. Basically its apples cut in the style for a french tart, but without the crust. I adjusted the baking time a little… Read More »


Buttered Peas and Pearl Onions

In Side Dishes, Vegetables On November 19, 2013 0 Comments

One of my biggest lessons in the kitchen is that incredible food isn’t always super duper hard. My fellow blogger Carianna Gischer (Check out her aweseomness @ asked… Read More »


Beet Salad with Feta and Pomegranates

In Healthy Eating Tips, Salad On October 13, 2013 0 Comments

I admit it – while they are in season – I eat a lot of beets. Fresh beets versus the scary red ones in the can are a… Read More »


Herb Citrus Turkey Breast

In Main Course On October 12, 2013 0 Comments

Gobble, Gobble – it’s turkey time again. Last year when I was home with family in Oregon – I winged (see what I did there?) this recipe with… Read More »

Dover Sole in Parchment

In Fish, Seafood On September 28, 2013 0 Comments

I love dover sole, but it’s a delicate fish and a lot of cooking methods destroy it quickly. Take my word for it – it doesn’t bbq well… Read More »


Gingered Pears with Creme

In Dessert On September 25, 2013 0 Comments

Ginger is an amazing ingredient. When matched with a sweet fruit, it transforms into one of the most delicious dessert combos I know of. This recipe uses seasonal… Read More »


Indian Cucumber Salad

In Main Course On August 26, 2013 0 Comments

I love english (seedless) cucumber – and use it a lot in salads and side dishes. It is often crunchier than a traditional cuke; and absorbs and takes… Read More »


Tandoori BBQ Chicken with Grilled Tomato Jam

In Main Course On August 22, 2013 0 Comments

There are few food that make me happy like Tandoori Chicken Breast. When I have lots of time – I’ll do it the traditional way (see my recipe… Read More »


Pluot Chutney

In Side Dishes On August 22, 2013 0 Comments

I really made an effort to this summer to get into salsas and savory chutneys. I tried several – and the only real standout I wanted to share… Read More »


Stir Fried Tamarind Eggplant

In Main Course On July 11, 2013 0 Comments

Eggplant is notorious for absorbing the oil when it’s fried, so to solve that problem we start by stir-frying cubed eggplant in just a small amount of oil… Read More »


Dover Sole Duglere

In Fish, Main Course On June 14, 2013 0 Comments

“Filet of Sole, poached in white wine, mushrooms, tomatoes and shallots finished with a tarragon infused fish veloute sauce” is how this dish was described to me bv… Read More »


Chicken with Citrus Butter Sauce

In Chicken/Poultry On June 6, 2013 0 Comments

Pan sauce chicken is a weeknight staple in the McGoldberg Treehouse. Slowly cooking chicken in a rich citrus sauce is pretty hard not to knock-out-of-the-park every single time…. Read More »


David Lebovitz’s 5-Star Chocolate Sorbet

In Dessert On May 27, 2013 0 Comments

I don’t make a whole lot of desserts, particularly ice creams because of the often high fat content. (and my inability to have just a little) Despite having… Read More »

bacong and egg

Captain Adorable’s Bacon & Egg Muffins

In Main Course On May 13, 2013 0 Comments

This past weekend my Mom was in town, and my friends Rick and Kevin (aka, Captain Adorable) treated her to a brunch at their beautiful East Bay home. … Read More »


Roasted Chicken with Citrus, Rosemary & Fresh Garlic

In Chicken/Poultry, Main Course On May 4, 2013 0 Comments

Few things say comfort food like roasted chicken. This is a quick and easy way to get that slow roasted citrus chicken flavor but in a whole lot… Read More »

Asparagus salad 107

Asparagus, Melon & Crispy Prosciutto Salad

In Main Course On April 29, 2013 0 Comments

I originally saw this on Food Network with Giada Delaurentis, and I have to be honest – not all of her recipes have been “knock’em out of the… Read More »


Bowtie Pasta with Creamy Leeks and Pancetta

In Main Course On April 10, 2013 0 Comments

This meal took about fifteen minutes to make. It was so easy. But more than that, it was absolutely delicious. And now for the truth: I am a… Read More »


Wild Mushroom Risotto

In Main Course On March 20, 2013 0 Comments

Few dishes are the “zen” of cooking like risotto for me. Risotto takes patience, and the perfect blend of flavors. I had an evening free tonight and broke… Read More »


Maple Brine Pork Chops with Roasted Pear Chutney

In Main Course, Pork On March 2, 2013 0 Comments

Pork Chops used to slay me in the kitchen – until I learned brining. Today – I’m brining pork chops in kosher salt, maple syrup, dijon mustard, hot… Read More »


California Salad Nicoise

In Main Course On March 2, 2013 0 Comments

Salad Nicoise is such a simple and fun dish. and most of the components can be made ahead of time, since it’s a cold salad. Neither the hubby… Read More »

Spicy Green Salad with Pears and Manchego

In Main Course On February 19, 2013 0 Comments

  Need a simple weeknight meal – or a crowd-pleasing meal starter on the weekends? Look no further than this salad. The gutsy contrast of assertive greens with… Read More »

Satsuma Mandarin Sorbet and Bob’s Bourbon Fruitcake

In Dessert On January 26, 2013 0 Comments

Right now – mandarins are in season and they are my favorite seasonal fruit. (okay, summer peaches come close, but…) nothing comes close for me to the natural… Read More »

Appetizer: Kumquat Chutney

In Appetizers On January 18, 2013 0 Comments

If you are looking for a fresh seasonal ingredient to try something new in your kitchen, I bet most of us have never cooked with kumquats. This unique winter… Read More »


‘New York Style’ Clam Chowder

In Main Course, Seafood, Soup On January 11, 2013 0 Comments

Well – this recipe was fun to research. My husband, Dave, is not a fan of traditional creamy New England Clam Chowder.  It turns out however, he’s in… Read More »


Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

In Main Course On January 5, 2013 0 Comments

I love mole – and it was a recipe that intimidated me for a very long time. That was, however, until I found this slow cooker version –… Read More »


Cranberry Quinoa

In Main Course On January 1, 2013 0 Comments

Cranberry Pomegranate Quinoa 1 cup rinsed quinoa 2 cup CranRaspberry Cranberry Juice Coctail Combine the juice and quinoa in a pan – and bring to a gentle boil…. Read More »


In Main Course On December 16, 2012 0 Comments

Every year for David’s birthday – I make ciopinno. (OMG, I’m sounding like the Barefoot Contessa and her gay husband!) It’s a labour of love that takes a… Read More »


Easy Swedish Glögg

In Main Course On December 3, 2012 0 Comments

This past weekend I was treated to a delicious glass of Glögg. My friend Tom served it as part of our book club lunch on Saturday. Glögg has been… Read More »


‘In-The-Kitchen #37′ : Roasted In-The-Pumpkin Soup

In Main Course On November 3, 2012 0 Comments

I love squash soup – and this variety of roasted pumpkin, with the added sweetness of apples and sweet corn really is fantastic. But – cooking it in… Read More »

Butter-Poached Tilapia with Lemon Basil

In Main Course On November 2, 2012 0 Comments

I do love tilapia and most white fish – and for our “Friday Night Plate” – my friend Gary suggested poached fish for dinner. Who am I to… Read More »


Braised Chicken Thighs

In Main Course On October 29, 2012 0 Comments

Nothing makes me happier than a quick dish I can prepare at the end of a workday – and really ENJOY. Braising chicken thighs is easy, delicious and… Read More »


Spinach Orzo with Fresh Pesto and Tomatoes

In Main Course On October 29, 2012 0 Comments

If you’re among the crowds of those who have overflowing basil plants waiting to be used up before the weather takes a turn, making pesto is a great… Read More »


Ratatouille Pie

In Main Course On October 15, 2012 0 Comments

I’m always searching for ways to reinvent classic dishes – and make something healthy and delicious. The word Ratatouille actually comes from the french term “touiller,” which means… Read More »


2012 Holiday Appetizer #1:
Lavender, Feta & Carmelized Apple Puffs

In Main Course On October 14, 2012 0 Comments

Each year at Bob’s Cooking, I work to come up with three new appetizers – that are easy and fun to make. The onslaught of holiday parties that… Read More »


‘The Big Dish’ Winning Recipe!
Spinach Frittata with Mango & Tomato Salad

In Main Course On October 4, 2012 1 Comment

UPDATE: (12/9) The episode aired tonight and I’m the winner! HOW EXCITING! The recipe will be on the lunch menu at Bucks in Woodside from 12/9 to 12/22…. Read More »


Marinated Feta Fall Salad

In Main Course, Salad On September 16, 2012 0 Comments

I eat salad a lot, and entree sized ones particularly on weekday nights. Particularly if work gets you home later in the evening, it is better for you… Read More »


Roasted Citrus Chicken

In Main Course On August 31, 2012 0 Comments

Ingredients 4 or 4.5 pound whole chicken, if frozen completely thawed 1/4 cup olive oil 4 shallots, minced 4 tablespoons orange zest, from 2 medium oranges 4 tablespoons… Read More »


Yellow Mango Curry Stuffed Dover Sole

In Fish, Main Course, Seafood On August 16, 2012 1 Comment

I posted a photo of this recipe to my Facebook and I’ve never had so many people emailing me asking for the recipe. The best part of it… Read More »


Scalloped Potatoes

In Side Dishes On August 10, 2012 2 Comments

Scalloped potatoes have two kinds of fans: fans that like rich thinly sliced potatoes soaking in a thick creme sauce and those that like the crispy browned crispy… Read More »


Stuffed Tomatoes

In Main Course, Seafood, Shrimp On August 5, 2012 0 Comments

This recipe literally was the result of putting all my favorite things in a basket at the market and then deciding what exactly to do with it when… Read More »

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

In Beef, Chicken/Poultry, Main Course, Shrimp On July 20, 2012 0 Comments

Baked meatballs in a tangy sweet and sour sauce is a real crowd pleaser. I ball up my meatballs and cook them in advance; either right before making… Read More »


Hot Broccoli Crunch

In Main Course, Vegetables (non-vegetarian) On July 20, 2012 0 Comments

Broccoli crunch is a favorite summer salad – but it takes on an entire new flavor and personality quick stir fried and served piping hot. This salad has bite,… Read More »

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Millionaire Shortbread Cookies

In Main Course On July 7, 2012 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love shortbread cookies? and chocolate? and caramel? We all do – which is why millionaire shortbread is such a hit. Reducing sweetened condensed milk for the… Read More »


Old Fashioned Orange Creamsicles

In Main Course On July 7, 2012 0 Comments

So David declared one evening that he didn’t think a “creamsicle” could be made in such a fashion as to be considered a ‘gourmet’ dessert. So off to… Read More »

My Top Vegetarian “Go-To” Dishes

In Vegetarian On July 3, 2012 0 Comments

My friends Ian and Chris – both recently wrote me asking what my favorite vegetarian recipes are, so I went back through my archive and here are my… Read More »


Mango Mousse Tarts with Shaved Ginger

In Dessert On July 2, 2012 0 Comments

Mango Mousse is so easy – and a refreshing change from traditional chocolate mousse. One of those recipes that chefs try to make sound like a un-climbable mountain – mousse… Read More »


Valencian Paella for Two

In Fish, Main Course, Seafood, Shrimp On June 29, 2012 2 Comments

There are few things my hubby likes more than a paella. It’s the perfect dish for Dave – it has spice, tomatoes and a perfect combination of chicken,… Read More »