Failures and Wins (Apple Cake with Bourbon, Cardamom, and Thyme)

When it comes to cooking and baking, I’m no quitter.  I will try and try again if something doesn’t work out.  In my last post you may have read that I had a terrible day in which most things went horribly wrong.  One of those things was a cake.  I wanted to bake a seasonalContinue reading “Failures and Wins (Apple Cake with Bourbon, Cardamom, and Thyme)”

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Hog #50 (Pork Chili)

Going to the market is one of my favorite things.  But so is not going to the market. I love looking in the fridge and pantry at dinner time and realizing that I have everything I need to make a dish.  Especially after the day I had yesterday. 6:45 a.m. came way too early yesterdayContinue reading “Hog #50 (Pork Chili)”

You Write What You Eat

I wanted to share with you, dear readers, my first professional food-related writing.  I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to write a restaurant review for The Omaha World-Herald.  The restaurant is called Ponzu Sushi and Grill. Huge thanks to my dear friend and food writer Sarah Baker Hansen, for the opportunity.  CheckContinue reading “You Write What You Eat”

To Conquer the Cookie

Growing up, my mother always seemed to bake the most perfect chocolate chip cookies.  I used to think her success was genetic, as my grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies were nothing short of life-changing.  Oh, how wrong I was when I tried to follow in their culinary footsteps.  I absolutely could not bake a decent chocolateContinue reading “To Conquer the Cookie”

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork)

“Less cake, more meat!” This was the single comment left on my last post.  The post about cake.  I know I post a lot about desserts.  I know this. As I was writing, this song happened to pop up.  It seems fitting, no?  The great Dizzy Gillespie had it right:  Hey Pete! Let’s Eat MoreContinue reading “Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork)”