I see these dance skirts all around and I’ve always thought to myself, “I could make that.” So I had some extra lycra lying around. (Okay, actually I cut up a dress I made that went horribly wrong. Sorry there are no pictures of it, but it’s probably for the best.) It was all very…Details
So I really put my bread machine through a workout this weekend and we also made pizza. We used Mitch’s Basic Pizza Dough recipe and made it in the bread machine. This is the one I typically use. Here it is: 3 1/2 cups flour (I use all-purpose unbleached) 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons…Details
As anyone who has ever had french toast knows, there is no french toast like that made from challah. I was testing out a challah recipe for the holidays this past Monday. It came out quite well. The recipe I used came from allrecipes.com and can be found here. I like this recipe for multiple…Details
Yes, you see that delicious, creamy looking tomato soup? It actually contains no cream! Got this recipe from the most recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated. I love creamy tomato soup, but being lactose intolerant, I tend to avoid it. The secret ingredient? Bread. Who would have thought? Those people are geniuses I tell you. It…Details
Oh, they went there. Get a nectarine and a plum in the same room, put on some mood music, dim the lights and of course–you get a necta-plum. Quite delicious. Also from the farmer’s market.
Okay not related to my usual crafts or cooking, but I took this picture of this super cool flower. And a bee flew into the picture as I was doing so and I think it turned it out pretty neat. Mostly it’s just a cool flower.
You may grow up to be a pig! Fortunately I have a fig (although arguably I am already a pig so it is too late 🙂 In any case, went to the farmer’s market and turns out figs are in season. I love figs. They are delicious. I got two types. The dark ones are…Details
I decided to try my hand at bread. I’ve made it before. This time I made it without the bread machine. I’ve had bad luck with bread machine breads because the crusts always come out rock hard (and once I almost cut my finger off trying to cut through the crust of some bread I…Details
These are some of the new plates we got as wedding gifts. They are from the Alpico Zen collection available at Williams Sonoma. I think they really make any food look better and more appetizing. Even plain old pasta.
After watching an episode of America’s Test Kitchen where they made pot stickers, I was determined to make them. I made them along with Thai Chili Beef. The beef was not so good. The pot stickers came out pretty decent. That’s just soy sauce we used to dip them in. The recipe actually made a…Details