Fresh Pasta There was a time when making fresh pasta from scratch was horrifying. I wouldn’t even consider giving it a try, especially after watching Dad, who’s a seasoned cook, waste some 18 eggs, struggling to get it right. Then we took a father-daughter cooking class together. Now that I know the secret, I can’t wait […]
When I was pregnant with Daisy, I read somewhere that Spaghetti & Meatballs was the one thing pregnant women crave most. Oddly enough, I found that quite true. A big bowl of warm, comforting twirls of pasta with a sweet and tangy tomato sauce is such a treat on any day, especially after a long […]
Cinnamon Apple French Toast. Did you lick the computer screen? It’s ok. Don’t be embarrassed. It’s just you and me here. I’m not telling anyone what you did. Who can blame you? There just isn’t anything better for breakfast. Warm, fragrant, covered in homemade buttery caramel sauce, this recipe will knock your socks off and it’s a […]
Last night, I actually dreamt there was a washer/dryer that automatically folded the laundry. Then, I woke up. Some dreams may never come true. Thankfully, we can make some things happen without relying on luck, like Tahchin, a delightful saffron-scented rice cake crowned with little sweet-tart red barberries called zereshk in Farsi. Before serving, the rice […]
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 ...