Easter 2008: Main Dishes

So, about the rest of Easter dinner – each of these recipes were winners, and went over like gangbusters – so much so that everyone was fighting over the au gratin potatoes. My mother declared them the best she’s had in her 56 years. I guess that recipe, along with the others, is going into […]

Daring Bakers: Perfect Party Cake

Well, I promised you all that I would finish posting about our Easter Dinner. Since I rejoined The Daring Bakers this month, I decided to make this month’s recipe, Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake, as the culmination to our Easter feast. I can assure you it really was much more pretty than this picture makes […]

Heaven in a Hot Dog Bun

Call me a heretic, but I really, really hate White Castle. I used to be able to withstand their ratburgers if I was really, really drunk – because they actually tasted good back in the day when paired with cheap beer. But sober? No friggin’ way. Anyway. Back to White Castle. Years ago (must be […]

St. Patrick’s Day Redux

I figured I may as well post about what we had for our St. Patty’s Day spread before it ceases to be relevant. We had my mother and her boyfriend over for the meal, and in addition to a really nice cheese plate (that I won’t bore you guys with), we had this: While I […]

8 Step Kitchn Cure 2008 – Week 1 (Before)

OK, I have a major confession to make: my kitchen is a frickin’ mess. I’ve got a big problem with stockpiling food. I think it stems from being really poor (I had three jobs – 1 full time and 2 part time, all paying minimum wage at the time; if that’s not a good reason […]

TWD: Caramel Topped Flan

I had to skip out on last week’s Brioche Snail Rolls because last week was just too crazy for me – 3 appointments in the span of 3 days meant very little getting *anything* done in the kitchen, let alone a baking project that required multiple hours. For this week’s contribution to Tuesdays with Dorie, […]

Easter 2008: Deviled Eggs

Wow. Wow x 2. We just had the most incredible Easter dinner – from start to finish, everything was just fan-friggin-tastic. Over the next couple of days, I’ll share a few dishes with you, starting with the appetizers and working our way to dessert, which I’ll post at the end of the month for a […]

Review: Johnnie’s Tavern

You know, I’ve lived in Columbus for over a decade now and the amazing thing about this city is that it has these little “blink and you’ll miss them” neighborhoods full of history and character. Take Riverlea for instance. Adorable houses full of character, quiet as can be, close-knit community that I never knew existed […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 3/22/08

I was happy to be able to get up early to go to the Worthington Winter Farmer’s Market this morning, as it’s been an entire month since the last one was cancelled due to blizzard. It was quite nippy this morning, with snowflakes that danced in the air but thankfully didn’t stick to the ground. […]