Yvonne made dinner for me. Rather, Yvonne made a drum. It was not the rat-tat-tat kind, but more like the yum-yum-yum kind. Rachael Ray would be proud. Basically, she boiled Rigatoni until it was just al dente, coated the noodles with Olive Oil and grated Parmesan and allowed them to cool. She then proceeded to […]Read more "I Will Never Be Thin"
Wet and dry items mixing together to combine Flour, buttermilk, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla, sugar and that secret key ingredient A lumpy and grainy batter with just enough texture to look scary Don’t over stir or they could dry out I remind myself I can smell the crackling bacon frying up in the pan […]Read more "The Waffle Waltz"
Fried chicken is damn near perfect food. Now, I did not say it was healthy food, but it does reek of deliciousness and confounded ‘scrumptious-ability’. The aforementioned word being a compound adjective meant to define the chicken’s skill set to withstand its sinful flavor. Soaking the fowl in a bath of hot oil is perhaps […]Read more "Day 111: The Chicken Dance"
Every couple of months we get together with frienmily (family who are also friends) to celebrate Lazy Sunday club. We eat, drink and do nothing. Most of the time I nap in between bits of food here and there, sharing the triumphs and woes of our lives with people we love. We plan trips we […]Read more "Day 48: Flavor Variations"
When all else fails, turn to this cake for comfort… INGREDIENTS: For cake layers: 3/4 cup boiling water 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process) 1 teaspoon instant-espresso powder 1/2 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened […]Read more "Day 28 Part Two: Chocolate Absolution Ganache Sin Cake"
If you have ever spent any time with a child in the kitchen, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. True, you may not want to let little Sophia beat the egg whites if you are making a soufflé for a dinner party with your boss, but she can certainly […]Read more "I Want to be a Little Chef Too!"
I have a neighborhood haunt I frequent at least three times a week called Ally’s Comfort Cafe. It is a small, diner looking establishment that serves, as the name says, comfort food. The hostess of the place is Judy (Ally’s mom) and the Cook (she will tell you over and over again that she is […]Read more "Ally’s Anonymous Post"