Sweet Potato Chicken Salad

*sigh*

While I have taken innumerable food photos over the nearly 5 years that I have been doing my 365 Project, I seem to have singularly failed to take a photo of this item.

I have photos of bread, of cookies, of stir fried chicken & shrimp, of loaded cheese fries, of take out sushi, [...]

Do It Yourself

We do a great deal of baking in this house. DH makes chocolate chip cookies 2-3 times a month. I make muffins, brownies, pound cake, and non-chocolate chip cookies.

We go through vanilla extract like water.

I’ve seen recipes for homemade vanilla before but given the cost & quality of beans I can find locally, [...]

Pan sauce

I make a lot of pan sauce. It’s easy if you are cooking meat in a pan, just drain off most of the leftover oil & add half a tablespoon or so of butter, then toss in some flavoring (garlic, shallots, onion, ginger, etc), let them soften & brown, pour in something alcoholic to deglaze, [...]

The Great Cookie Extravaganza part 1, 2, & 3

(I seem to be doing lots of ‘parts’ lately)

Part 1 of the Great Cookie Extravaganza of 2011 began Monday morning with the mixing of a batch of chocolate sugar cookie dough

(I use Cook’s Illustrated’s recipe, it’s uber choclately due to blooming the cocoa in melted butter)

And then, after a chill in [...]

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