About Cindy Pawlcyn

Cindy Pawlcyn

Cindy Pawlcyn is the chef and owner of several restaurants in the Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay Area, including Mustard’s Grill in Yountville and Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen and Wood Grill and Wine Bar in St. Helena. She is the former owner of San Francisco’s popular Fog City Diner and the author of many cookbooks, including Cindy’s Supper Club and Mustards Grill Napa Valley Cookbook.

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Swedish Meatballs

“Delicious.” “Simple.” “Beautiful.” “Easy.” That’s what our testers are saying about this Swedish meatballs recipe.

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  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
Cheese-Stuffed Gypsy Peppers Recipe

Cheese-Stuffed Gypsy Peppers

The creamy tang of the cream cheese and the salty bite of the feta cheese are wonderful complements to the smoky sweetness of the grilled peppers.

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  • 30 M
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  • 2
Crispy Sesame Crackers Recipe

Crispy Sesame Crackers

These impressive little nibbles are a snap once you learn that the trick to really thin crackers, which is passing the dough through a pasta machine.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
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Duck, Olive, and Fig Skewers Recipe

Duck, Olive, and Fig Skewers

Chunks of duck breast are steeped in an herby marinate then threaded along with olives and figs on skewers and grilled to perfection.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Lemon-Buttermilk Pudding Cake with Chantilly Cream and Berries Recipe

Lemon-Buttermilk Pudding Cake with Berries

Sweet-tart lemon infuses this soft pudding cake. On top is a sweet vanilla whipped cream and a tumble of fresh in-season berries. A great summer dessert.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Spiced Lamb Burgers with Vietnamese Herb Salad Recipe

Spiced Lamb Burgers with Vietnamese Herb Salad

These lamb burgers are spiced with mint, cilantro, and onion, and lime. The burgers are pan-seared. Served with an herb salad, the lamb burgers are a hit.

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  • 1 H
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Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Salad and Avocado Recipe

Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Salad and Avocado

As fresh tasting as it is colorful, this Japanese inspired tuna tartare appetizer is best with cucumber, red onions, and chiles from the farmer’s market.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
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