That's right, I'm not making Creme Brulee, which was chosen byMari of Mevrouw Cupcake. Not because I lack a butane torch - I have one. And I know how to use it. But since I've made Creme Brulee plenty of times in the past, I thought I'd try out one of the recipes I missed. And since I… Continue reading TWD Rewind – Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread
Dorie? Dorie who? This is MY work table now. I don't really care what day it is. I'm not moving.
I'm going through the checkout line with Julia a little while ago. The cashier is simultaneously ringing up my items and having a conversation with the bagger. And then she (the cashier) says to me: "You got a lot of weird-lookin' pasta."
I keep getting cookbooks. Publishers send them, and they're starting to pile up faster than I can test drive and rate them. So guess what - you benefit! I just can't see myself keeping everything that comes through my kitchen door - I already have more cookbooks than a small Barnes & Noble - and… Continue reading Time for Another Cookbook Giveaway! Yippeeeee!
Chepiwanoxet is a Narragansett Indian word that means - depending on who you ask - "devil's island" or "at the small separated place." Personally, I like the latter.
I'm not at all sure why I photographed it still covered in plastic wrap. Another mystery for the ages, I suppose. This was another cake for a coworker. Her favorite kind of cake was angel food cake, so that's what I used for part of it. The center was a 12" round angel food,… Continue reading Cakes – Sunshine – 1997
How can this be true? R.I.P. Mr. Newman.
For Reddy. Alex's Betta, or Siamese Fighting Fish. Here's Reddy in his original set-up. (photo by Alex) Cute little tank, some pretty colored glass and some fauna. All a little red bachelor fish could want in an aquatic pad. But then these two came on the scene: n't Adorable little babies, weren't they? Well,… Continue reading Heightened Security Measures
Last night while dinner was in the works, Julia asked if she could have a slice of cheese. It was still a while til dinner would be ready, so I said sure. She had two slices, in fact. And I told her that was IT until dinner. A little while later, Alex was hungry and… Continue reading Ham, Ham, Ham, Ham and Ham
Bill has bronchitis and a sinus infection, both of which were accompanied by a bad sore throat for two days. Ever since I've known him, there have been two things that soothe his throat and make him feel better mentally, if not physically. One is tea with honey and fresh ginger. The other is a… Continue reading Easy Miso Soup – To Soothe Your Soul. And Your Stomach.