Apple Brown Butter Upside-Down Cake

If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know that I have a special place in my heart reserved for America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated Magazine.  Last April, I was chosen as a finalist for their “Learn To Cook” series.  Alas, I did not win, but I still love them and put my fullContinue reading “Apple Brown Butter Upside-Down Cake”

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”

Pasta Night

So, the other day, Scott and I stood in the kitchen and discussed how many foods have a “night” of their own during the week?  Meaning, par exemple, when say, Thursday rolls around, is it Taco Night or Chicken Night or Chili Night in your house?  When I was growing up, we most definitely hadContinue reading “Pasta Night”

Four o’clock Sugar Rush

I’ve never worked in a proper office.  I’ve never had to sit in a cubicle.  I’ve never had a conversation by a water cooler.  And in the many jobs I’ve held, only few were the kind that supported “food days.”  These are the types of days (birthdays, themed soup days, staff meeting days, etc) whereContinue reading “Four o’clock Sugar Rush”