Frozen Vanilla Bean Custard

Ice cream season is upon us. The weather is warm enough that I’ve started making ice cream regularly. I have recipes that I like, and I also like creating my own recipes. But I also like trying new recipes fromRead more…

Picadillo Tacos

A while back, I made a recipe from the cookbook Melissa’s DYPs. At that time, I didn’t happen to have any actual Dutch Yellow Potatoes (that’s the DYPs in the book title), so I used regular potatoes. The recipe workedRead more…

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…