Cream Puffs and Profiteroles | Make Ahead Mondays

  My husband turned eleventy one on Saturday. Okay, not really… He turned forty six, but to hear the guy talk, he sounds like he thinks he’s butter scraped over too much bread.  Don’t feel too badly for him, though. He is the only person I’ve ever known in my life who -when asked how [Read On]

Whole Wheat Popovers with Greek Yogurt Creme and Strawberries

Two days ago, I walked into a doctor’s office and paid them to shoot lasers into my eyes. I felt very Jetsons… very Star Trek… very Galaxy Quest. I half expected Dr. Crusher to walk into the room to scan me. My sole disappointment was the utter lack of sound effects accompanying the laser eye [Read On]

We interrupt our normal programming…

This space is usually reserved for the discussion of all things tasty and my multiple neuroses. While this is usually a winning combination I have to ask for your indulgence here just this once. Today, I want to talk about hunger and I’m warning you now, I’m going to use the word ‘grateful’ an awful [Read On]

Supreme Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches | Make Ahead Mondays

I’ve been very listy lately. By that, I don’t mean I’m leaning markedly to one side but rather that I’ve been the Queen of List Making. This is how I keep track of what I’ve done and what I have to do. I’ve tried journal or diary keeping several times over the years and ended [Read On]

Kitchen Sink Hush Puppies | Pepper Jack and Ham Deep Fried Cornbread

  I have a deep love for hush puppies that began -as so many things did- in my childhood in Kentucky. I was awfully young when we lived there and don’t have very many concrete memories of the place aside from creek stomping, salamander capturing, and sledding down coal piles in snow suits*, but one [Read On]

Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Pickled Carrots | Make Ahead Mondays

I harbour no illusions about my family’s eating habits. I know some of them are weird. Take, for example, the fact that when my sons were turning 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2, respectively, we served onigiri at their collective birthday party. Not weird in Japan, admittedly, but we weren’t in Japan. We were in [Read On]

English Muffin Bread Pizzas

I’ve entered that parenting stage where I am, apparently, running a taxi service for my children. I always thought the whole “Mom’s Taxi” thing was a cliché. It isn’t. Clearly. I mean wow. I’m still having trouble mentally adjusting to the fact that I’m a grown up, let alone that  I have an honest-to-goodness teenager [Read On]

Dijon Cheddar Scallion Puffs (Gougères) | Make Ahead Mondays

Nicolas Sarkozy has banned cheese from the Elysée Palace? Woah. That, my friends, is trés, trés scandalous. The French meal -such as is my experience with it- revolves around the cheese course. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin -the French gastronome extraordinaire- is widely quoted as saying, “A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman who is missing [Read On]