One of the greatest things about being a mom is getting to cook for my daughter. She's the reason I get up in the morning, the reason I eat right, and the reason I push on to be a better me. I want the food she eats to be good for her and satisfying and … Continue reading A Reason
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If you're like me, you settle for the best you can manage when it comes to cooking eggs. They're tricky, and it's much easier to order them than to make them the way you like. My second most difficult egg struggle has been with fried eggs. I like a perfectly cooked but not burnt egg … Continue reading How to Make the Perfect Fried Egg
The food of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s in all of its photogenic glory endlessly fascinates me. It's not just the pictures. Trying to imagine the flavor combinations, themselves, is at once nauseating and entertaining. As disturbing as it sounds, I have always wanted to try recreating one of these monstrosities, maybe for Halloween. Here … Continue reading Oh, the Horror!
The people that love you are likely to forgive you for a great many things, but bad coffee is not one of them. There are rules about coffee now. We have professional baristas explaining to us which coffee goes with which food and on what day, even! You can put lemon in your espresso, but … Continue reading Coffee Talk
I think I should be upfront with you about my addiction. You're going to find out soon enough, anyway, so I might as well warn you now. I. am. stupid. about. Autumn. Even though we're still in August, I'm already freaking out over the first cool weather today. We're below 80 degrees, so I take … Continue reading My Autumn Addiction
The term "mise en place" is used by chefs the world over. It's French for "everything in its place," and it will change your life. When I started cooking, I would be stressed throughout the process, and I would completely destroy my kitchen and feel utter despair at the thought of cleaning it afterwards. I … Continue reading The Importance of Everything In Its Place