Chef Watson Salad

Your robot masters have arrived, and they want to cook dinner for you. Yep, it finally happened. I am the proud owner of a cookbook written by a non-human. A robot, to be exact. His name is Chef Watson, andRead more…

Shishito Guacamole

There was an avocado sitting on the kitchen counter, glaring at me accusingly. I had plans for it the day before, but plans fell through. I knew that if I didn’t use it soon … like now, it would beRead more…

8 Tips for Making Macarons

Bonne Maman Jams, a Le Creuset Teacup/pot and home made macarons.Mother’s Day is coming, and brunch is traditional for many family celebrations. Even if the meal isn’t technically a brunch, daintier foods tend to prevail. And what’s more dainty forRead more…

Ranch Dip Spice Mix

So far, I’ve made two recipes from Milk Bar Life by Christine Tosi. One was a lemon bar recipe that started with a box of lemon cake mix. And then there was this herb and spice mix for making aRead more…

Pasta Puttanesca

Long, long ago, I worked for a family company that had the bad habit of building its empire by buying similar family companies. Inevitably, we’d acquire one or two family members who were contractually obligated to get a paycheck, butRead more…

Super-Fudgy Brownies

I recently reviewed Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen over on Munching on Books, but I wanted to share a recipe as well. These brownies were super-fudgy, just like the recipe said. They’re rich and dense and soft and chewyRead more…