Braided Blueberry Cheese Danish

Last week I had the pleasure of spending some time in lovely Madison, Wisconsin.  My dear cousin lives there with his wife and three darling children, and it has been 13 years since I last visited.  It was due time, for sure.  We spent a lot of time at the house, but we also hadContinue reading “Braided Blueberry Cheese Danish”

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Chocolate Banana Bread

If you’re like me at all, you have a collection of overripe bananas in your freezer, destined for bread.  I have a pretty fool-proof (and delicious) recipe for banana bread given to me by my mother, but I wanted to change things up this time around.  And what better way to do that than withContinue reading “Chocolate Banana Bread”

Beignets

Fat Tuesday was this week and while others around the nation were stuffing themselves, I was eyeball-deep in required reading for class.  As a reward for my academic diligence, I thought I would whip up a batch of homemade beignets. After some research, I began to feel a little intimidated.  I don’t have a veryContinue reading “Beignets”

Challah Bread

Things have been really busy around here since Thanksgiving.  I’m right in the middle of finals, so writing a final paper on The Picture of Dorian Gray is proving to be much more important than blogging about what silly things I’m trying in the kitchen. However, I just couldn’t take it anymore, so I decidedContinue reading “Challah Bread”

St. Patrick’s Day (Belated)

So, last week I decided that I wanted to prepare something for St. Patrick’s Day.  I realized how much I love corned beef so I thought, “What the heck, I’ll brine a brisket for the big day.  How hard could it be?”  Ever the culinary optimist, I headed out in search of all the ingredientsContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day (Belated)”

Sunday Afternoon Culinary Therapy

As I’ve said before on this blog, this semester has been rough, to say the least.  I feel like I’ve not any extra time to do anything besides study, let alone cook and blog about it.  Just so you know, I haven’t forgotten about you (those of you who read this).  I appreciate your stickingContinue reading “Sunday Afternoon Culinary Therapy”

Beer and Bread

Ever since I started taking food and cooking seriously (about 8 years ago) I have always tried to adapt recipes to suit me or whatever ingredients I happened to have on hand.  I would scour cookbooks (old and new), browse blog after blog, and question interrogate friends, family member, and sometimes strangers, in order toContinue reading “Beer and Bread”

Snowy Weekend

This weekend, my beloved and I finally got our house back!  Our recently refinished wood floors are now smooth, shiny, and glow by the light of our first Christmas tree.  On Saturday, we lifted, moved, and adjusted our furniture back to their default settings and enjoyed watching through the window as the heavy snowflakes fellContinue reading “Snowy Weekend”