Brownie Krinkle Cookies

A while back, I reviewed a cookbook called Cookie Lover over on Munching on Books, but I usually don’t think cookbook reviews are really complete until I’ve written about at least one of the recipes. People who want cookbooks areRead more…

Yuzu Blueberry Poundcake

I know almost nothing about Japanese desserts, except that I’ve had green tea ice cream. And I have no clue if that’s even traditional. So I was really interested in seeing what the new cookbook, Kyotofu, might have to offer.Read more…

Three Recipes: Grape, Pistachio and Goat Cheese “Truffles,” Beet “Tartare,” and Camembert Grilled Cheese with Apple

In November of 2013, I went to a cheese fest where there were a number of speakers. Best, for me, was Hosea Rosenberg, who prepared three quick recipes while he took questions from the audience. A lot of what heRead more…

Rolling the Dice Cocktail: Rye and Orange

I have to admit that I’m smitten with the idea of the TV show, Chopped. Some days, my cooking is just like that. Open the refrigerator and pull out several things, and brainstorm. Unlike Chopped, though, I’m working with thingsRead more…

Cucumber and Shaved Radish Salad #OXOGreenSaver

When you hear about how much food Americans waste, what’s the first thing you think of? Is the picture in your head about uneaten food on plates? But what about all the food that never makes it to the plate?Read more…

Southwestern Pierogi Ravioli with potato, corn, and chiles

Have you read my review of the Fonde ravioli pin made by Repast Supply Company? You should. Right after you check out this recipe. Because this is a little bit crazy. I was trying to think of something different thanRead more…

Tarted Up Spinach and Beet Greens

Not too long ago, I did a sponsored post for Cut ‘n Clean Greens, which fulfilled my obligation to them. It didn’t however, take care of the vast amount of greens they sent me. I’m beginning to turn a littleRead more…

Spicy Pork and Mac Stew – Is it chili, or is it hot dish?

My mother was the queen of transforming leftovers into something that didn’t look like leftovers. Sure, sometimes we had reheated reruns. But other times, it was alchemy. Some might say it was her depression-era need to use every scrap ofRead more…

Super-Easy Lemon Bars

A while back I reviewed Christina Tosi’s book, Milk Bar Life on my book blog. Shortly after that, I wrote about the ranch dip mix in the book. But that recipe was a Milk Bar recipe, and not really oneRead more…

Strawberry-Orange Margarita – and Sandra Lee

If there’s one thing we can all agree on about Sandra Lee, it’s that she knows her way around the cocktails. So when a mystery package containing two bottles of Sandra Lee pre-made margaritas showed up at my door, IRead more…

Rum Citrus Punch – Make some for your next picnic or barbecue!

I love tart flavors. Even as a kid, I was a fiend for pickles and vinegar & oil salad dressings, and pies filled with sour cherries. Sure, I liked sweet, too, but I was more likely to grab a dillRead more…

Gin and Dry Juniper Soda – A light and summery cocktail

I used to think that I didn’t like gin. What I eventually realised was that gin isn’t just one thing, and some gins are absolutely delicious. The funny thing about my dislike for gin for all those years is thatRead more…