Posted in April 2009

TWD: Chocolate Cream Tart

I’ll just start off my saying that cream pies and cream tarts are not really my thing. Bananas aren’t either, so I skipped right over that TWD recipe, but I figured I would take a crack at this one since I at least like chocolate – maybe this could change my mind? And besides, it’s … Continue reading

My Second Artisan Bread Recipe: Cinnamon Bread

Yahoo! I’ve now made two batches of the original recipe from the most fabulous Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book. I used it to make baguettes (which sopped up a most delicious broth with mussels), and several smaller loafs which I gave to friends at work (and they RAVED about them). So I … Continue reading

My Latest Grain Obsession: Red Quinoa

In the past year or so, I’ve had this sorta love affair with whole wheat couscous – you know, the kind you can make in like 5 minutes with a little chicken broth and any random slew of herbs? Love it. And I still love it. You can whip it up with just about anything … Continue reading

TWD: Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding

I never used to like bread pudding – I think there are clearly two schools on this one, the lovers and the haters. Well, a couple years ago, my roommate said she wanted bread pudding for her birthday and well, I think that was my turnaround! I’ve made several kinds in the past – mostly … Continue reading

My Sunday Project: A Photo Light Box

I’ve always struggled with the quality of my pictures…and after having read how so many creative bloggers made their own photo light boxes, I thought I would give it a go! I still prefer natural light when I can get it – but that means only on the weekends (and only if it’s not raining!). … Continue reading

A Failed and Rescued Brownie Experiment

I might be slightly old fashioned, but my go-to-baking pans are just that – pans! I do have some silicone ones, but I reach for them more for fun colors and shapes than anything else. Well, my roommate pulled out  my mini-square silicone baking pan (I feel strange even calling it a pan!) and was … Continue reading

Turkey Burgers and Baked Zucchini

I don’t know where my cravings come from. Sometimes I see something in a commercial, and often I can attribute them to other food blogs, but then other times I just get something in my head from who knows where that I can’t shake. Like today, it was pickles, turkey burgers and zucchini fries. Luckily, … Continue reading

Risotto Cakes

I will start off by saying that I cannot take full responsibility for these. My roommate actually made them with the leftover risotto we had made from Sunday night. So, I’ll take partial responsibility in that I contributed effort to the original risotto. :-) But no matter, they were really good so I thought I’d … Continue reading