Amish Sugar Cream Pie

Paul is a great baker, where I am definitely not. He follows recipes slavishly, whereas I use a recipe as a guide and modify it to hell and back. Which doesn’t work when it comes to baking, because of the delicate balance of food chemistry and physics. Baking is not much more than kitchen science, […]

Spicy Fideo and Black Bean Pie

Other food blogs are a constant source of new recipes for me – it’s amazing how many recipes that are on regular rotation in my household either come directly from or are inspired by other bloggers. This one is extremely filling, and is easily made with ingredients I usually have on hand. What are your […]

Pots de Creme

I first saw this recipe in Food Network Magazine a few months ago. Once in a while I get an intense craving for chocolate, and this is the perfect cure – highly chocolatey, super creamy, and so easy to make that even a dolt with egg-based recipes like me can keep from screwing it up. […]

Mighty Migas

I think I have a love-hate affair with Rachael Ray recipes. So many of them sound great in theory, but when it comes to execution, some aspect is lacking, and requires many changes to make them edible, let alone good. This is one of the notable exceptions. It is one of my favorite ways to […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 8/26/09

I usually don’t hit mid-week markets, but after tasting the fabulousness that was the Paul Robeson tomatoes from Wayward Seed Farm the past weekend, I headed out in hopes of scoring some more without having to wait until Saturday. I’ve got to say that I’m really thrilled with the Wednesday Dublin Community Farmer’s Market. It’s […]

Review: Anatolia Cafe

My husband and I are die-hard Middle Eastern food fans, and luckily, we have a lot of choices for that type of cuisine here in Columbus. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that one of our favorite holes in the wall, Anatolia Cafe, offers a weekday lunch buffet. And what a deal it is! […]

Italian Frangipane Plum Tart

I think late summer/early fall is truly the best time ever for baking, because you can get virtually any fruit or veggie available, with the exception of some early summer berries. But there are apples, pears, peaches, winter squash, just to name the few. And then there’s one of my personal favorites – Italian plums. […]