Scone

Pronounced like ‘gone’, not like ‘bone’. (Though I promise note to scoff if you pronounce it like the latter.) Either way, I don’t really take issue with the way people choose to call it. Instead, I rally against what most people think of as scones.
Scones, in the US at least, tend to fall into one [...]

Toasted Ravioli

Last week I fried some left over mac and cheese, this week, I give ravioli the same treatment. Toasted (or fried) cheese ravioli actually ends up being more of a fried cheese delivery mechanism than anything else. Similar to mozzarella sticks, but with a bit more breading. The pasta exterior only serves to contain the [...]

Puffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are the third and final chocolate chip cookie by Alton Brown. The first two were the chewy and the thin.
Asking me to rank these cookies is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child. Like the parent, I can’t say which cookie I love the most (but if I was the parent, [...]

Fried Mac and Cheese

After a holiday potluck, I had quite a bit of baked macaroni and cheese left over. Rather than reheat this in the microwave, I decided to follow in the footsteps of any good state fair: Fry it.
This isn’t health food. It’s good food. Crispy, cheesy, and a little spicy (a little cayenne is always welcome) [...]

Cucumber Fix

People who know me know I like gin. Oh, I like other spirits, beers, and wines too, but when I reach for a spirit for mixing, I go for gin. And tonic. With a lemon (not lime). But that is another story. This one is about getting a cucumber fix.
I mentioned this drink when I [...]

Tarte aux Poires (French Pear Tart)

Not only was there no turkey, but there was also no pies this Thanksgiving either. As my father was taking care of the British style dinner, my mother countered with a French dessert, a Tarte aux Poires.
This tart is a simpler version of those commonly found in French patisseries. The elaborate versions are sometimes made [...]

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

That was my Thanksgiving dinner. Not very traditional is it?
I know that in America turkey is traditional. Most people cannot imagine a Thanksgiving without turkey, I mean, it IS Thanksgiving after all. But that would be most people. So, if you think that roast beef and Yorkshire pudding sounds more appropriate in the house of [...]