Last week on sale at a grocery store, I bought three one-pound bowls of fresh fruit, one of which was pineapple. I ate the melons from two bowls and decided to roast and caramelize the pineapple chunks, some of which were used in a Moroccan-spiced couscous, steamed broccoli, caramelized red bell, onion and pine nut … More New! Roasted Pineapple & Orange Bread with My Recipe & Idea for a Pretty Salad
I asked my friend and neighbor what kind of cake she’d like for her birthday on July 15th. To my surprise, she said spice cake with caramel frosting. We talked about divvying it up with other cake lovers nearby and she said, not excited in the least, “I suppose it should be a sheet cake.” … More 2 Birthday Cakes: Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, AKA Penuche!
The title says it all, for once, but double up on the Happy New Year. Closeup shows how each slice of the hasselbacked spud has a spoonful of homemade veggie chili and the whole thing is topped with grated sharp cheddar and popped back into the oven to melt. Blog post explaining how to hasselback … More Happy New Year with Hasselback Potatoes, Vegetarian Chili and Sharp Cheddar
Who knew that spreading mayonnaise on the outside of your grilled cheese sandwich instead of butter is a thing? I didn’t, but saw it somewhere and tried it with plain mayo. It delivered the normal crunch we expect to go with melted cheese but I decided to try a flavor extender. I’m a fan of … More Chipotle your mayo for grilled cheese sandwich.
Yesterday I read in a neighborhood online community that a nearby family-owned, small local produce market called Top Banana was carrying not only vegetables and fruits but also milk. I was out of milk and am in the at-risk group who should stay out of grocery stores and all stores, even with my mask on. … More Top Banana Provided Vegetables so I Made Korma & Brown Basmati Rice
My daughter and I made an arrangement whereby she’d come to my apartment on Tuesday, we’d have a lovely homemade dinner while watching Monday night’s DVRd version of So You Think You Can Dance, a show we both love for the fantastic choreography and skilled dancers while objecting to comments unfavorable by some judge who … More Taco Tuesday Home Buffet, Not Tacos
I decided to make a half-complicated dinner for my daughter tonight before we watch the first episode of So You Think You Can Dance (wherein the top selected dancers compete with expertly choreographed pieces.) Monday night dinner and dancing where other folks do the dancing works for me. Kedgeree was my choice because the little … More Kedgeree with Smoked Salmon
Munchies were featured in a recent episode of Martha and Snoop’s cooking show and Martha made a kitchen-sink cookie that included potato chips. It was a hit, providing sweet, salt, chocolate, nuts and I don’t remember the rest. It was the addition of potato chips — known as crisps in some parts of the world … More Jalapeno Potato Chip Chocolate Chew?
A few days ago I treated myself to the Will Smith version of the genie in Aladdin and then takeaway from my local favorite restaurant, a place called Thai Thani Kitchen across the street from the cinema. I am fond of their brown rice. It’s different than any other kind than I’ve had, perfectly chewy, … More Thai Brown Rice & Broccoli Salad
Time for breakfast this morning and a decision to use Trader Joe’s (sour!) mango kefir as the sour liquid for biscuits along with some cinnamon and golden raisins in the dough. They turned out even bigger than usual and, naturally, tasty with a crunchy shell. Because the kefir is thicker than milk, it was necessary … More Cinnamon & Golden Raisin Biscuits with Kefir