My recent coffee crunch cake and chocolate cakes experiments, having turned out so well, makes me want to try more! But before I do, I’m thinking about enrolling in this cake-baking course from America’s Test Kitchen…one of Dad’s Helpers :). Here’s the infomercial…. [viddler id=a217991f w=545 h=307] Advertisements
So many recipes start with diced onions…chili, pasta sauces, casseroles, you name it. So, knowing the standard and very effective way to dice an onion will save you lots of time and possibly angst, as well as make you feel like you’re really getting better at the basic cooking tasks that help you become a moreContinue reading “Dicing onions”
I don’t usually shop at Wal-Mart on principle….As I was leaving, I thought, “All the food that it took to make all these people overweight would feed the people of Darfur for many years.”
Everyone (even the kids) say these are really good scrambled eggs. Tasty, fluffy, buttery…etc. So, they have become the gold standard around our house. The technique is the most important thing here. Update 2019: Better eggs really do taste better. Better = organic, really free-range. Larger, darker-yellow yolks, no animal stuff in the feed, noContinue reading “Dad’s scrambled eggs”
Hey, Dad really likes pasta with sauce…or without sauce, actually. I could eat it evey day probably. But then…you get it.
My beloved Scots-Irish grandmother was famous, at least in our family, for her apple pie. She made a pie, it seemed, every week or so until she was well into her eighties. Her pie, which I’ll cover in another post, was made with lard and only with Granny Smiths. It wasn’t too sweet or runny. It was a great, if rustic, pie, and unlike any pie I’ve had since.
We hear all the time about how much of the food we eat is bad for us…but the food that’s recommended instead is boring or bland! Well, the heck with that. Let’s enjoy getting healthy!
Ten months ago, I started eating healthier. Organic, natural, humane…yada, yada. I also started taking a daily multivitamin. So what?! Has it made any difference whatsoever in my healthiness? Don’t know for sure. But no colds, feel pretty darn good, generally. Lots of achey joints, but I’m an old guy and don’t get much exercise.Continue reading “So what???”
The only thing French about this recipe is the suggestion to use French bread.
I’ve just finished reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan and its sequel, In Defense of Food. It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything so inspiring and, in my opinion, a must-read for anyone who cares about food, cooking, nutrition, or contributing to a better world. This will come through loud and clearContinue reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”