Pumpkins have many uses. Other than serving as Cinderella’s transportation to the ball, pumpkins are carved into Jack-o-Lanterns around Halloween, and a pumpkin also served as the Headless Horseman’s “head” before he threw it at Ichabod Crane. I neither have use for a Jack-O-Lantern nor a pumpkin for a head (mine is still in good… Continue reading Pumpkin!
My friend said to me that these cookies were music in his mouth. Of course, he had them without the chocolate drizzle because I gave him leftovers, which I didn’t bother fancifying. If he had them with the chocolate, I wonder if he’d have said that there was a symphony in his mouth? But more… Continue reading Matilda, Music, and Malfatti
When you are cooking for the masses, you need a strategy. You need to conceptualize your menu, draw up a grocery list, and prep your ingredients as much as you can ahead of time. That is, if you don’t want to go crazy the day of the event. So in an effort to prevent insanity,… Continue reading Cooking For the Masses
All day at work, I looked forward to making the butternut squash soup that is the first topic of this post. Today was a very rainy, blustery, cold October day and I kept thinking of how perfect this weather was for my soup and bacon/cheddar scones. Butternut squash is my favorite soup next to matzoh… Continue reading Fall Comfort Food Part II: The Soup and The Cookie
Today was probably the coldest day so far during this Fall season that is upon us, and thoughts of my favorite soup — butternut squash soup — started drifting into my brain. And then I remembered a recipe I found for a bacon and cheese scone, but upon second look, the measurements were in the… Continue reading Fall Comfort Food Part I: Bacon and Cheese Scones
Tonight’s entry is brought to you by the word “improvisation.” Inspired by a recipe I found while going through The Kitchn for perfectly portioned frittatas, I took my mom’s recipe for quiche and made a hybrid of the two recipes to create…ta-da! Quiche cupcakes! Well, really you can call anything you bake in a cupcake… Continue reading Quiche "Cupcakes"
I sit here, Edith Piaf crooning her classic, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien in my face via iTunes, completely relaxed after having cleaned my kitchen of the debris from tonight’s cooking, wearing one of my favorite hoodies…images of France in the 1940’s playing through my head…And as the song ends, Etta James comes on. I… Continue reading A Potluck of Sorts
Spent pretty much the whole day cooking and baking (and cleaning up after myself)…just as I wanted to do, but I hadn’t quite wanted to do it literally all day. However, the fruits of my labor were indeed sweet and it was worth it. I made the savory crepes with a filling made with a… Continue reading Savory Crepes and a Mention of Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
I think my favorite rainy day song is Norah Jones’s Don’t Know Why. Everytime I hear it I just think of raindrops falling from a tin roof (don’t ask me why I chose tin, I’m not sure myself, but just go with it) and dripping down to a puddle outside connected to a small stream… Continue reading Musings in General, Cake Musings and Pasta Mama