One-Pot Chicken and Artichokes

Don’t you love one-pot meals? I certainly don’t mind making a mess in the kitchen, but when it’s time to clean up and I see a multitude of pots, pans, bowls, measure cups … that’s when cooking isn’t quite asRead more…

A Real Whisky Sour

I’ve made drinks that were adaptations of the whisky sour, but after I read the description of the drink in How to Drink, I decided I needed to make the full, real, version. The one thing I’ve always left ofRead more…

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…