We held a baby shower for my nephew’s wife (my niece-in-law?) last weekend; chocolate-dipped strawberries were on the menu!
I turned to my go-to source for recipes, the Cook’s Illustrated member website. Some of the content is available to all who visit the site, but many of the resources – including recipes, tests of kitchen equipment [...]
Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient (from the Editors of GRIT Magazine)
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (April 10, 2012)
What the book is about (back-of-the-book blurb): Using lard in cooking dates at least as far back as the 1300s. It is prized by pastry chefs today, and it is an excellent [...]
The menu board at "In a Pickle"
I love breakfast – a great way to start the day and all that. I was never one to skip breakfast, even back in high school when it seemed to be the thing to do (I did often eat a pre-packaged Hostess apple “pie” with a Tab in [...]
I did not make this cake!
My neighbor Sue baked it. You remember Sue, the ultimate hostess, like Martha Stewart (but much nicer! and she’s never done jail time!). Those genes have passed through her family - her niece Monica decorated the bunny.
Isn’t it wonderful!?
I took this picture just before my Little Guy cut into the [...]
My friend Kristine alerted me to the International Edible Book Festival, which is held around April 1 in many countries around the globe. The idea is to make consumable book-themed food. Their website seems to need a little updating (no info for the 2012 Fest), but the photos from previous years are fun to look [...]
Did you read this wonderful Spotlight on Bookstores post about Northshire Bookstore that was written by author Sarah Pinneo? Her novel, Julia’s Child, is a quick, fun read about a woman juggling motherhood and her own small business (that is, a second small business — parenthood itself can be compared to running a small army [...]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Those sneaky leprechauns were here last night, rummaging around for some gold (but being satisfied with shiny pennies), and leaving this “magically delicious” treat for us.
For other kitchen stories – recipes, cookbook reviews, discussion of food-themed movies, etc., turn to Beth Fish Reads’ Weekend Cooking.
This past week was the winter break for my kids — while many of their friends were off playing in the sun and surf, we stayed home for some “staycation” fun.
Often a day or week off school is a good excuse for us to create a silly dessert, have breakfast for dinner, or explore a [...]
Have you taken a look at the spices in your cabinet lately? A really good look? A recent conversation with my husband made me realize that it was time to weed through those carefully alphabetized jars.
J and I were reminiscing about a wonderful couscous dish we made years ago; it was full of Middle Eastern [...]