Recipes, Gastronomy, Food + Food for Thought
classic chocolate cupcakes
Whatever happened to magic? When I was growing up magic seemed, if not quite at Houdini levels, popular enough that there were a few television specials every year. At least once a summer CBS would trot out David Copperfield to make corny jokes, inappropriately dance with scantily clad women ...
classic vanilla cupcakes
Just a few months to wait for the vanilla counterpoint to those chocolate cupcakes. That's nothing. Absence makes the heart go hungrier is how the phrase goes. Happy Halloween! What did you go as? Oooh spooky. Or oooh sexy. I went as nothing, because I'm an adult. Just kidding, adults can dress up.
Chicago Food Bloggers 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
View it here. Download it here (11.5MB) It's here! It's here! It's our very first Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide! At nearly 150 pages, it was quite a doozy to put together! But we think the results are worth it -- there are gifts for every foodie in your life, and even a few that go ...
homemade hamburger buns
I love any business makeover show. Hotel Impossible, Tabatha Takes Over, Restaurant Impossible, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (and the lesser American equivalent), Bar Rescue . Except for the screaming and yelling; that I could do without. Particularly Restaurant Impossible's Robert and Bar Rescue's
braised beef over orange zest pappardelle
How bout them Super Bowl commercials? Pretty great, eh? Almost as great as how much talk there is about them. It must be nice to work for an advertising agency and you just film a dog dancing for 30 seconds and CNN reports it as news. "Wasn't that Pepsi frog funny? You are in the Situation Room." I
day twenty-two - final challenge
Note: For six weeks, July 5 - August 11, I will be enrolled in the culinary arts cooking and pastry/baking certificate programs at Boston University. Cooking is Monday and Tuesday, baking is Wednesday and Thursday. We have to keep a daily journal of the experience, so I'll be blogging about the ...
A skull under glass in our dining room, crows perched on a shelf in our apartment, our candlelit dining room table and a few eerie pictures on our wall.
fancy food show
When you say you've eaten so much cheese that you can't eat any more cheese, people don't believe you. "That's not a real problem." "I can't imagine ever not wanting cheese." " I could eat an infinite amount of cheese and still want more cheese." That's what people say. And then you go to the Fancy
parker house rolls
There was one year that we decided to wake up early and go to the Black Friday sales. Should "Black Friday" be capitalized? Probably. Is it a national holiday now? Well, now that it's ON Thanksgiving I guess it's a de facto national holiday. Anyways, at the time I didn't really know how Black ...
brown butter vanilla rice crispy treats
I'm just going to act like it's been one week since I updated this blog and not over six months. A lot has happened in that week. I moved back home to Chicago! There just weren't enough shootings in Boston, you know. I already miss the oysters. And the people. Hi Danielle! Hi Daphnie! Especially ...