Challah French Toast

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…

Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup

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…

American sandwich bread

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…

Pot Stickers

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…

Dutch baby!

One of my favorite things to do is share a Dutch baby with my husband on Sunday morning. They are quite delicious. However I often get asked, what is a dutch baby? A Dutch baby, also called a German pancake, is like a very egg-y pancake. It’s baked in a skillet in the oven where…

Cupcakes gone wrong

So you know how all the cupcake recipes you read always tell you to let the cupcakes cool before you frost them? They’re not kidding. I was in a rush to go to a party on Friday and had promised the hostess that I would bake cupcakes. Well, since I was in a rush, I…

Cow Tale Cupcakes

So, I really wanted to enter Cupcake Hero and this month’s ingredient is marshmallow. I love marshmallow which should be obvious. I sat and thought long and hard about something fun to make and came up with a few ideas but a lot of them just didn’t sit with me (or I had done them…

Cooks Illustrated Chocolate Cupcakes

Well, with all that wonderful ravioli, we had to have some dessert. And since we had all sorts of cool pastry tips and glitters from shopping at the Home Cake Decorating Supply Co, we had to make cupcakes. 🙂 I decided to make the Cooks Illustrated chocolate cake recipe from Bakers Illustrated with their buttercream…

KitchenAid Ravioli Maker

While I was in Seattle the other weekend visiting B&D, I managed to convince them that they needed the KitchenAid Ravioli Maker. They had some pasta attachment that goes with the meat grinder, but it’s not the same. I show them the videos of Peter Pasta and they were (okay, B was) sold in much…

Making Pasta with Peter Pasta

A while ago, I was in Williams Sonoma and at the demonstration table they have there, the man was demonstrating how to make pasta using Ecco la Pasta pasta mixes and the KitchenAid attachments. I was mesmerized. It was the coolest thing. He made ravioli and some fettuccine. I tried the fettuccine and it was…