Category Archives: food/restaurants/recipes

Another series of thoughts on that perennial favorite, the classic chocolate chip cookie


Ok, so I haven’t posted anything about chocolate chip cookies for at least 6 months.  After all, I thought I had written the quintessential article on the subject with my post The without a doubt absolutely very best chocolate chip cookie! … Continue reading

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What is Chicago Style Pizza?


There is extensive research to point to the ancient Pompeiians as the creators of the first pizza, who formed a coarse bread dough in a round or rectangular shape and baked it in crude but effective wood fired ovens. Naples … Continue reading

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How about a Tiki Cocktail?


Mai Tai–Roa Ae.  In Tahtian this means “out of this world–the best Well, the weather is starting to show signs of spring and that makes me think of drinks with umbrellas in them.  Or, at least, drinks with a fruity … Continue reading

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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT INTELLECTUAL FRAUD?


  And by that, I mean plagiarism, to my mind one of the worst kinds of frauds, as it steals someone else’s ideas to present them as your own. The particular example I found while researching a recipe for tomato … Continue reading

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Gazpacho—A Summer Delight


Tomatoes are now at their best, especially if you can get them fresh at the farmer’s market.  And what better way to highlight some of the best of summer than to put these wonderful fruits to use to create one … Continue reading

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Belly up to the bar cookie take 2


Another holiday season, and all the blogs and cooking sites are trying to claim that they have found the perfect cookie (or pie or entrée [you get the idea]).  I would not want to make such a outreaching claim, but … Continue reading

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Looking for a cake with “Wow”


My cousin throws an annual party that has evolved from a “Death by Chocolate” theme to encompass all food, but the heart of the party is still chocolate.  I have enjoyed the competition, but the success that I have in … Continue reading

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While it’s still summer, let’s make ice cream


My son’s girlfriend gave me her Cuisinart electric ice cream maker, a vast improvement over the hand powered ice cream maker I had previously used.  For the upcoming block party this weekend, I’ve already made turtle cookie bars, so why … Continue reading

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Making the best Chicken Parmesan better!


I watched America’s Test Kitchen show on classic Italian fare, and thought that their preparation of Chicken Parmesan solved many of the problems of this dish.  http://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/7323-best-chicken-parmesan However, I thought it through and realized that by eliminating one step, it … Continue reading

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In the pursuit of caramel uses, take 3


As promised, I’m still looking at uses for the excellent caramel sauce (the recipe is in a prior post 3/3/14).  Today, I took the lessons learned from the less than perfect caramel chocolate cookie and applied it to a bar … Continue reading

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