There are two dishes that are staples at Armenian households, one of which is macaron. No, no, don’t get excited. I don’t mean the delicate French almond meringue sandwich cookies. Our macaron is a pasta concoction made with seasoned ground beef in a tomato sauce steamed slowly over a bed of potato slices. I know, […]
Ever since we started dating, I have baked a new cake for Shawn’s birthday. This is actually not wise, because, in most cases, it was the first time I was using a recipe and the end result was usually a disaster. The first year, there was what was intended as a strawberry shortcake, but qualified […]
The Impatient Cook New York is one of my favorite places (my fav uncle lives there), but I never understood how people enjoy its namesake cheesecake plain – no cherries, berries, chocolate sauce. That was until I made the burnt cheesecake that put a tapas bar in San Sebastian on the map. This cake is […]
Comfort Food, Party Food Today is our little sweetheart’s birthday and the theme is going to be everything ninja, as per the birthday girl’s request. She is taking karate lessons and loving every minute of it. In one of my moments of ambitious venturing, I decided I would not only bake Daisy’s birthday cake, but also make all […]
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 ...