A “Super” Celebration

In the United States, Super Bowl Sunday is a holiday.  Sure it is not an official holiday, but it might as well be one.  The Super Bowl is the second biggest food holiday after Thanksgiving.  In a single weekend, Americans consume 1.38 billion chicken wings, 88 million pounds of cheese, 63.5 million pounds of pepperoni,…

Buttermilk Desserts

Sometimes I plan my cooking around what I want to eat each week.  Other times, my plans are based on what ingredients I need to use up before they go bad.  This week, I had an excess of buttermilk that needed to be incorporated into my food plan. I basically only use buttermilk for desserts. …

Rainbow Cake, a Narrative Story

I have been suffering from some major writer’s block lately.  That is why it has been taking me so long to get my posts up.  I am working on a personal statement.  This will be the most important piece of writing I’ve ever completed, and that is a bit terrifying.  Sometimes it is the pieces…

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

I am now home and back to work, but I had a lovely few days home with family for the holidays.  Christmas is a big celebration in my family.  We love giving each other thoughtful gifts and spending time together eating and being merry.  Well, the being merry part is hard for me because I…

The 25 Days of Christmas Cookies

I mentioned in my previous post that I gave myself a huge baking challenge for the holidays this year.  I wanted to make 25 different batches of cookies for the holidays.  What started out as a brainstorming session for cookie ideas turned into an over-ambitious goal for myself.  I just couldn’t decide what to make. …

The 12 Days of Biscotti

I took on a HUGE baking challenge for this holiday season.  Just part of that was challenging myself to make 12 different types of biscotti.  (You’ll see the other part soon).  I had some help coming up with a dozen flavors, but each were hand-crafted with love.  I turned my apartment into a mini biscotti…

Thanksgiving Celebration

Yesterday was a big day for me.  Of course, I was excited for Thanksgiving.  For chefs and food lovers, this is the biggest day of the year.  We are like small children at Christmas time with all the amazing food around.  I love making people happy with my food, and there is no better day…