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Doughnuts Doughnuts

I LooooooooooooooOoooooooooooOOooooo…ve doughnuts! How about you? My favorites are yeast doughnuts—nothing beats those! But, with a lack of time and/or frequent special occasions, I opt for quick ones, a.k.a drop doughnuts. The kind you can prepare in 15 minutes or so: 5-10 minutes for the batter and 10 minutes for frying all the batches. Now […]

“Will Write For Food” by Dianne Jacob: Book review “Will Write For Food” by Dianne Jacob: Book review

If I had to summarize my review of this book, “Will Write For Food”, to one sentence, I’d say: Dianne Jacob has done a very thorough job researching and sharing all the information her readers need to succeed in the world of food writing. And if I had only two sentences, I’d add: This is […]

The last summer cake The last summer cake

Last week I went grocery shopping. (How exciting is that?) I stopped by the plastic bags dispenser and grabbed two handful of bags, anticipating to fill up my cart with a bounty of fruits. To my surprise, there were no peaches, no nectarines, no plums, no pluots, no… no summer fruits in sight—No summer fruits! […]

In the New York Times. Again. In the New York Times. Again.

Yeah… I know… I can really get used to this. After being selected at the top 20 potluck recips with my top secret seasonal salad, I submitted my farina porridge mess to Reader Photos: What the Kids Want to Eat. Click here to see it in the NYT. Click here to grab my recipe for […]

Knive skills Knive skills

Start at a young age…      

NY Times potluck recipe collection, AND I’M IN IT NY Times potluck recipe collection, AND I’M IN IT

  Hey guys, big news today. My Top Secret Seasonal Salad recipe was chosen as one of the 20 top recipes for potluck dishes by New York Times and food52 editors, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs. Woooohhooooo! In October 2008, only 4 months after I started writing this blog, I posted a recipe for Top Secret […]

Pancakes, the one and only recipe Pancakes, the one and only recipe

If you live in the US, I’m sure you’ve made pancakes before. Probably numerous times—am I right or am I right? But, the question is, have you been faithful to only one recipe? Or are you jumping from one recipe to the next? As for me, I’ve been using the same recipe since 1996. Back […]