Is it Summer Yet?

Good gosh will this winter ever end?! Nothing says channeling warm weather like something blended in the coupe. So drink up my lovelies! And don’t just hoard this strawberry syrup for cocktails. Stop paying for flavored seltzer and make your own. Or strawberry whip cream or vinaigrette. Or drink it by the spoonful. Just sayin’…Continue reading “Is it Summer Yet?”

Homemade Mayo (not Fallen Chocolate Cake)

The dog ate my cake (and survived both the chocolate and me). So here’s a picture of the mayo. And the dog. I didn’t intend to make mayo, but ignored a golden rule for making hard boiled eggs (fresh eggs, what was I thinking?! See link below) and wrecked the whites late Friday night duringContinue reading “Homemade Mayo (not Fallen Chocolate Cake)”

Summer Salvation 

                                            Ennui (noun) – a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction. Miriam-Webster.comKitchen ennui (noun) a a feeling whereby the cook lacks inspiration. An infectious state of culinary boredom, weariness and dissatisfaction. Betsy Karetnick  It’s notContinue reading “Summer Salvation “

Eat Your Veg

It's the “It” vegetable of the day, but don't let that deter you from making this dish at home. I will also say – unless you're meat free, ordering cauliflower as a main while dining out is a big fat…well, you know. It's a pretty big markup for little investment. Do it if the chefContinue reading “Eat Your Veg”

Inspiration For The Salad Bowl

I'm thinking you can slavishly follow this recipe, or pick and choose among your fave ingredients. If you're living grill-less, skip the charring of the vegetables and use them raw. Whatever you do, toast the almonds and overload on the ricotta salata. Just a thought…I've got your back 🙂 Click here for the recipe. EatContinue reading “Inspiration For The Salad Bowl”

Party Trick Cake

It must be my Bon Appetit week. I committed to this confection for a last minute get together. I was so distracted by wine and company, I made a couple of “alterations”. I skipped the fresh ginger, using half the amount of dried which I added to the dry ingredients, not the wet. I alsoContinue reading “Party Trick Cake”

Better Baked Beans

With back to back weekly snowstorms you can cook or clean. The former is more fun. Plus the latest 8-10 inches gave me a chance (an excuse?) to go through my recipe file. The root beer in the recipe caught my eye first, THEN I remembered its author, and my friend, Rick Rodgers gave itContinue reading “Better Baked Beans”

Halloween Midday Madness

I made the kids cake for Halloween! Actually I made myself cake, but I gave some to them too. I needed cake. Knowing Halloween and all its Twix goodness was coming couldn't deter me. I actually went out of my way to buy the mayo to make this cake from Bon Appetit. (Click here forContinue reading “Halloween Midday Madness”

The Pasta My Mother Would Never Make

…I say that with love as I had a tasty and healthy upbringing. But never, not in million years, would my mother lace pasta with bacon and cream for an everyday, weekday dinner. What you do with this Bon Appetit recipe is up to you and your cardiologist. (Click here for the recipe) However, ifContinue reading “The Pasta My Mother Would Never Make”

Caramel Chicken

Mine is not as pretty as the recipe in the October Bon Appetit (I have so little patience for browning!). BUT, it is super tasty and a great alternative to any of your other chicken standbys. Read the recipe carefully. (Click here to read it) It takes as much time as predicted which is moreContinue reading “Caramel Chicken”