It is said that the recipe for Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies is hard to make, fussy, time-consuming, demanding. The magic formula, which is all over the internet, calls for two kinds of fancy flours, neither of which is the one in your pantry. What’s more, the dough must be chilled no less than 24 […]
We wish for chilly weather just so we can have Guinness Stew. Start cooking around early lunchtime or so. About an hour before serving, start baking the Irish Soda Bread. Speckled with sweet currants and peppery caraway seeds, it’s so lovely with Guinness Stew. Nix the meat and this is perfect for your veggie friends. Fortunately, […]
California is rich with Mexican culture and, this time of year, Dia del Los Muertos is everywhere. The festivities start on October 31st and continue through November 2nd. Sugar skulls in the shape of coffee mugs, flower vases, even toasters are plentiful, but it wasn’t until I watched Coco that I understood the sentimentality behind […]
It’s the night before Halloween and we’ve got something super-cute brewing in our kitchen with a chocolate Cauldron Cake decked out with ghoulishly green pistachio pudding slime on top, gumball bubbles and cotton-candy steam! We’re saving time, but not skimping on taste with boxed cake mix and Nutella for the frosting, ’cause we fancy like […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...