Oh, Do You Know the Bruffin Man?

You can have them with sweet fillings like Cherry Almond and Blueberry Mascarpone or with savory fillings like Bacon and Sharp Cheddar or Salmon and Herbed Goat Cheese. They are the latest food trend creation of Michael Bagley and Medy Youcef, and of course the humble bruffin rage begins in New York. There is a Bruffin… Read more »

Barbara S

People Who Need People

She is the only artist to be awarded the Oscar, Tony®, Emmy®, Grammy®, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe®, and Peabody Awards, as well as a National Medal of Honor, France’s Légion d’honneur, the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Now on February 15th, 2015 she will also be awarded the American… Read more »


Sunday Breakfast

As I sit here on Sunday morning munching on my oat bread with jam and drinking my coffee I can’t help but reminisce about our trip to Scotland and how we started each day with good friends and good food.  Bacon in the UK (shown below) is cut from the belly of the pig and… Read more »


2015 Food Trends

I’ve done my research, and I’ve come up with 3 very interesting food trends that I predict will take over the year 2015.  First of all, T.O.A.S.T.  In everything-beverages like tea and coffee, and in snacks like these new Goldfish Crackers – actually French Toast flavored. I also found a buttered cinnamon raisin toast flavored… Read more »

photo courtesy of Michael Y. Park

Flat White or Latte, That is the Question

I’m all about the visual, and this explains to us all that not all specialty coffees are lattes. Not a native Seattlite but living there many years and raising my family there makes me not an expert, but rather a concerned citizen of the coffee kingdom. So, judging from the diagram above, the real difference… Read more »


“Betty Crocker Was a Bore”

I start the year 2015 with my take on one of the best purchases I made for myself during the holidays. Libbie Summers’ Sweet & Vicious: Baking with Attitude book. Published in 2014 by Rizzoli International Publications in New York and photographed by the renowned Chia Chong, it’s not only “100 Wildly Delicious Recipes that Come… Read more »


january is a fresh start

blog. bläɡ/ noun  “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.” It’s the start of a new year-a time for new beginnings. Welcome to paulajeancuisine. According to the definition of a blog, it’s informal and conversational, so here’s… Read more »

Bacon: Why America’s Favorite Food Mania Happened – Businessweek

Bacon: Why America’s Favorite Food Mania Happened – Businessweek.

Just a Pinch Kitchen Crew

Real Recipes from Real Home Cooks

Have you ever just wanted to make a really good and easy 5-ingredient or less meatloaf on a Tuesday night? The kids are screaming, the dog is barking, the bank account is dwindling, and you know you only have 1 pound of ground beef to cook dinner for the entire family. Just a Pinch Recipe… Read more »

Apricot thumbprints

Tender and Apricot

I’m not sure why, but we usually only make certain cookies during the holidays. I’m thinking we do this because it makes them more special. Cherished. And that’s exactly how I feel when I bite into these tender, apricot-filled cookies made with 5 ingredients only. They take me back to a time in the 70s… Read more »