No, not cupcakes that taste like turkeys … cupcakes that look like turkeys (sorta)!
It’s all about having fun – not perfect presentation or gourmet taste … as long as there’s sugar involved (lots and lots of sugar), these silly cooking projects we do keep us happy and help pass the time when J’s traveling.
Start with [...]
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have drunk the Cook’s Illustrated Kool-Aid, and it is as addictive as it is delicious!
Cook’s Illustrated is the parent company of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, as well as the CooksIllustrated website (with recipes, equipment ratings, taste tests, tips and techniques as in the [...]
Well, the title of this cookbook was perhaps too long for my little blog to handle … the full name is The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book. It’s written by Judy Rosenberg, owner of Rosie’s Bakery in Boston, where they “don’t scrimp on the good things.”
Rosie’s has been in business for over thirty [...]
The Lexicon of Real American Food by Jane and Michael Stern
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Lyons Press; First edition (September 1, 2011)
Back-of-the-book blurb: In The Lexicon of Real American Food, renowned foodies Jane and Michael Stern record the lingo of American food as it is spoken — and enjoyed — across the nation. With their signature wit [...]
You’re not seeing things, the title of this blog post is, indeed, “Fried Cereal.”
Remember that cherpumple the kids and I made about a year ago? That was the brainchild of Charles Phoenix, self-proclaimed “showman, author, humorist, and ambassador of Americana.” Well, Charles Phoenix is back with more kitchen shenanigans …
This recipe requires six cups of [...]
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, with Sandy Gluck
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Sterling Epicure (October 4, 2011)
Back-of-the-book blurb: Welcome to Beekman 1802, in Sharon Springs, NY — the historic home of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge. Josh and Brent star in the popular show, and have [...]
"Zesty Italian Beef Tips" photo from BettyCrocker.com
There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to turn, and there are noticeably fewer hours of daylight. You know what that means?! Crock-pot season (otherwise known as fall/winter) is upon us!
Thanks to Slow Cooker Revolution (my love letter to this book from America’s Test Kitchen [...]
When we were on vacation last month, we visited one of our favorite breakfast spots, Hangar B, at the Chatham Airport (you may remember that I blogged about the gourmet food in diner-like atmosphere at Hangar B in this post).
This year I noticed something new on the tables. The cream (and it was cream, not [...]
If you’re in the eastern part of the US, you’ve heard the news alerts – prepare for the potential of being homebound during (and in the aftermath of) Hurricane Irene. The lists of items you might need include flashlights (check the batteries!), bottled water, blankets, battery-powered radio, etc.; stock up on milk and bread (why?!), [...]
We pick up our CSA vegetables each Wednesday afternoon, and by the following Monday or Tuesday, I’m frantically searching for ways to cook or preserve any produce that won’t keep (potatoes I can ignore for a few weeks, but fresh greens give me headaches – the pressure to eat them before they go bad!).
A few [...]