When it comes to cooking, I am very much my mother’s daughter. I constantly catch myself saying and doing the same things she does in the kitchen. It’s gotten to the point that my family calls me her Mini-Me when they see us in the kitchen together, bossing everyone around and instructing them on proper [...]
Posts from ‘January, 2010’
Why? Because it’s my blog and I’ll deviate from the theme if I want to. Also because my friend Sara tagged me for this in her blog, A Note on the Screen Door. She knows that I can’t resist these silly getting to know you internet memes. And finally because many of the things that [...]
On January 1, I considered making a traditional New Year’s Day meal. There are certainly enough food traditions revolving around that date. People believe that by eating anything from black-eyed peas and pork to soba and tangerines, they will have good luck in the coming year. However, I’m not particularly superstitious, nor do I like [...]
In general, I take lunch to work with me. My job doesn’t lend itself to going out to lunch very often. So I try to make my lunch break a true break. It’s nice to take time during the workday to relax and enjoy good food while catching up on blogs and Facebook or chatting [...]
Sometimes, the best recipes are the simplest ones. This Twist is a great example. It combines crescent dough roll, vegetables and cheese to make an appetizer that is satisfying to eat and pleasing to look at.
Buttercream frosting is the classic birthday cake and sugar cookie frosting. I have played with my own recipe for awhile now. The problem was finding a mix that had the classic buttercream taste while being firm enough that frosted cookies could be stacked atop one another. Adding some meringue powder to the mix did the [...]