March 2, 2010 nothing beats fried chicken and waffles! My love for fried chicken, much like my love for noodles, is not very discerning. I can definitely tell the difference between good and bad noodles and chicken, but my love is so all-encompassing that I can forgive faults easily. With so many kinds of fried chicken in the world, how would I be able to tell good from bad if I didn’t try them all? Chang’s Fried Chicken in Octo Vinaigrette is pretty damn tasty, but one fried chicken recipe in the whole book just leaves me wanting more.
Amazing idea last week: lemon meringue cupcakes. I could make a lemony cake part, then bake a meringue right on top! No need to frost, super easy recipe!
This is the sort of discovery that inspires me to host a dinner party. After just one bite, I began envisioning the scene: my guests’ hands reaching to the center of the table; the plate piled high with steaming, half-mooned pastries slowly disappearing; the silence as first bites are taken. Just anticipating the reactions — “apple and cheddar?!”
There’s one appetizer that, if all else fails, we WILL order at a restaurant: spinach artichoke dip. Hey, it’s what we do.
Once upon a time, there were two friends who moved in together as roommates just after college. One was continuing on with a master’s degree in therapy. One was beginning a new job at a church (the size of a small town) leading a vocal ministry. Exciting times. Fun times.
I’m sure you’ve heard of cakes that you make in a microwave in MINUTES. I have to admit the first time I saw a recipe for one I was skeptical. I mean how can you make a cake in just a few minutes in the microwave? So I set out to test the theory. Guess what? You CAN make a cake in minutes in the microwave, and they’re TASTY!
When Intelligentsia Coffee opened in Pasadena recently, I was intrigued the lasagna cupcakes they served. The cupcakes are made by Heirloom LA , a catering business. About the size of a muffin, a single lasagna cupcake was a delicious meal.
Liven up boring oatmeal for a breakfast that provides energy and keeps you full until lunch The Ultimate Power Breakfast (Powerfoods: 8) 1 egg 1 cup 1% milk 3/4 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup mixed berries 1 Tbsp chopped pecans or sliced almonds 1 tsp vanilla whey-protein powder 1 tsp ground flaxseed 1/2 banana, sliced 1 Tbsp plain yogurt
You know the scene – you’re at a party, and it’s time for the cake to be served.
Ah, is there anything sweeter on earth than having your punk-ass little sister visit?
Farewell, blue box.
Today, class, it being late July and all, we’re going to examine our zucchini facts: •Zucchini is always at the end of any A-to-Z food list; •Zucchini and fruitcake are the undeserving targets of many a joke; •The zucchini plant literally grows like a weed, making it absolutely ubiquitous in vegetable gardens across America; •And for that reason, enterprising cooks have discovered ways to turn it into muffins, and cake, and pancakes, and… Baked Zucchini Sticks.
I mean it. Easy. E…..Z…. Peach Crunch Cake. You need some sliced peaches in syrup.
My husband is happy because I cook more at home. I kind of stopped cooking when I had my second boy… I’ve having sleeping problems since… and I still am. But it’s getting better… When you don’t sleep, you don’t usually have energy to do anything. Between that and taking care of two little ones, I just didn’t have energy to cook anymore. So we ate out quite a bit. And that’s not good for health.
As a grownup, I now know that breakfast-for-dinner wasn’t a loving concession but a well-orchestrated cop-out. Most pre-10AM treats take a hot minute to prepare and they’re always crowd-pleasers.