Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Do you remember your first spring roll? I remember mine…
I was in college and up until that point the only “international” cuisine I had was Chinese take-out and my non-Italian mom’s homemade spaghetti. So yeah, I basically hadn’t had any international food. (Up until college that is my sad truth.) (more…)
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
So, let’s talk cheese.
Everyone likes cheese, right? Ok, I guess not everyone.
But in my whole life I’ve only come across three people who don’t like cheese. And each of them has a caveat as to when they will eat it. (more…)
Friday, April 19th, 2013
I know you’re going to see this caramel and think I’m a liar.
You’ll think it was made with naughty things heavy cream, white sugar, and bricks of butter. (more…)
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Time can be a funny thing.
Sometimes when life gets hectic I’ll be racing along, thinking I have just enough time to finish what I need to do, with tunnel vision for the task I’m working on. I settle into the mindset that I barely have a moment to spare, especially if it’s to take time to do something trivial like enjoy a cup of tea. (more…)
Monday, April 15th, 2013
I have an exciting announcement today…I’m now a contributor to Recipe Girl’s other food blog, Culinary Covers! Lori has an incredibly talented bunch of contributors over there, and I’m honored to be included. The premise of Culinary Covers is to make and review cover recipes from food magazines and cookbooks to determine whether they are really cover-worthy; because we all know that although some cover recipes look insanely delicious, there are times when they turn out to be not-so-much worth the effort, let alone worthy of the coveted cover spot. It’s such a fun idea!
The first recipe I made for Culinary Covers was from the cover of Lori Lange’s cookbook, The Recipe Girl Cookbook. To give you deeper look into the book, I decided that it would be fun to make a few of the other recipes from Lori’s cookbook as well. So far I’ve made five recipes from her book, and here’s what I thought of them… (more…)
Friday, April 12th, 2013
After snow flurries last week, spring has finally sprung here! What better way to enjoy it than with a beautiful, refreshing salad? This carrot salad is a bit of a surprise and nothing like the average picnic-staple carrot salad you might be more familiar with. It boasts a citrusy Moroccan-spiced dressing, onion for a savory pungency, and sweet Medjool dates and navel oranges to add sweet balance. Head over to my post on Honest Cooking for the full recipe!
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
If you’re a coffee drinker, I think you’ll swoon over one of these cakes with your coffee. (But yes, they are wonderful paired with a cup of tea as well!) These golden-colored beauties have a soft crumb that’s subtly sweet, tender, and moist, and they’re faintly scented of pistachio, citrus, and vanilla. Thanks to their lovely rich yellow color from both cornmeal and pistachio oil, they make a pretty afternoon snack or breakfast treat along with some fresh fruit. (more…)
Friday, April 5th, 2013
I made these muffins a long time ago. So long ago that I almost forgot what they taste like.
So long ago that it was before I cut myself off from biscoff spread, realizing it was just a little too dangerous to keep in my pantry. (more…)
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Grilled cheese, the iconic American sandwich, is a favorite of most kids growing up and never stops being comfort food, even to adults. Crisp and buttery outside and gooey with melted cheese inside, it’s the perfect sandwich, even in its most basic form.
I grew up on American cheese-grilled cheese sandwiches, usually paired with tomato soup, which was of course the perfect accompaniment for dipping purposes. As my sister and I would greedily scarf down our sandwiches and soup, my mom would enjoy grilled cheese of a different kind: a much more grown-up version, usually with a sweet flair. (more…)