Corn dogs are one of those great polarizing foods: Peeps either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Me? Call me a savage, but I need once like once or twice a year, usually in the thick of summer, right around Labor Day. They remind me of steamy August afternoons spent at town carnivals. Corn dogs. Cotton […]
Calling kids of all ages (and all you H.P. Lovecraft fans) out there! OK, so these are really silly. And I should note that I didn’t invent these little suckers. There’s a whole sub-culture dedicated to making cute food to put into Japanese-style bento box lunches, including hot dogs. (Check out the fabulous bento […]
There’s just something about a pig in a blanket. Maybe it’s because they make us feel like we’re 8-years-old again. Maybe they remind us of the BEST SUMMER EVER when we were teenagers. Regardless. I’ve seen these little babies totally delight some of my hard-core foodie friends. I’m talking about my gourmet-est, food snobbiest […]
Let’s get one thing straight: This ain’t your grandma’s bathtub gin. This Homemade Gin is subtle and fragrant and herbal with notes of Bay, rosemary, and cardamom. And? It’s easy to make at home in just about 24 hours.
Step-by-step instrux for making sweet and savory turnovers, stuffed with apple, bacon, and cheddar cheese–and fragrant with warm spices.
This is my appetizer entry in the Breakstone’s Battle of the Kitchen Bloggers! Check out what Food Network’s Sandra Lee thinks of my recipe! Plus, you can vote and enter to win a grand prize of $2,500!
I put figs in the same camp as black licorice: People love them—or hate them. There never seems to be a middle ground. If you’re in the first group, then man-oh-man, are you in for a treat. Personally, I love figs. (And black licorice, if you’re keeping score.) They’re sweet; they’re earthy. Not to mention, […]
I’ve always had an active imagination. I am that auntie who likes to tell your kids stories. If you know me, you know what I’m talking about. And if you have kids under five, chances are that I’ve told your wee ones a tall tale or two. For example, if your kids think that squirrels […]
See, I do eat vegetables. (Granted, they’re almost always wrapped in some kind of pork product, but still.) Asparagus, even! Some folks would say it’s not possible. When I was a kid, I hated asparagus so much that I used to hide it behind the couch. True story. Oh, how times have changed. So, this […]
Prime Rib: It’s not just for Christmas dinner. I’ll make this whenever I can get my paws on one at a good price (or the rare super sale). It’s a great excuse to have a party. In fact, if you’re sick of ham on Easter, consider giving Roast Beast it’s day in the (springtime) sun. This is a restaurant technique that’s practically guaranteed to produce a moist, juicy, evenly cooked roast beast. And it couldn’t be simpler.