My favorite sweet treat is a chewy chocolate chip cookie. A close second? The blondie. This is essentially a cookie in bar form. However, as easy of an idea it might sound it is far from easy. The issue is getting it fully cooked without over cooking the sides. Continue reading
I would think that every Jewish household that does a Seder has their own take on Charoset. The base that most will agree on is a mixture of apples and nuts but it can be so much more than that. Growing up our mixture was apple, nuts, and grape juice. There’s something about this sweet nutty mixture with the tang of the green onion that is actually quite enjoyable. So when I happened to come across a recipe in The New Persian Kitchen I was excited. Continue reading
When people thinking of stock they will usually just grab a box from the store or throw a cube into some water. This is fine if you’re pinched for time or are still working on building up your skill set but stocks play a critical role in cooking. They are the base flavor to your dish. A good stock will lift a dish and a back stock will either detract or hurt a dish. Continue reading
If you have read my blog you know I am a huge fan of The Gefilte Manifesto. Not many cookbooks can have hit after hit. I am usually happy with a cookbook if I get 3-4 successful recipes. With this book though I have yet to have a miss. I am up to eight amazing recipes. Not only do they have flavors that wow but the recipes are simple. By that I mean they are well written, straight forward, and if you take your time you will end up with something delicious. This weeks dinner, Roasted Chicken with Barley and Vegetables, is a testament to the brilliance of their recipes. Continue reading
When thinking of decorating your house for Christmas there is one room that often gets over looked but needs a little love and that’s the guest room. It doesn’t need to be a lot but a few touches to make your guest know you thought about them to make their stay special makes all the difference. Continue reading
It’s December 1st! That means it’s time to engage all the senses in the holidays! What better way to start that with the Eggnog Latte. Continue reading
Working on my blog I keep running into situations that need “featured images” and or course I have to come up with something that reflects me as an artist.
I didn’t want to do pictures of dishes I have made since they will get their own posts when when having categories to sort through my posts I want images to support the categories. That’s when I came up with the idea for “food caricatures”. Continue reading