Mango Bread Pudding
I have been saving the last pieces of my French bread for the past two weeks with this bread pudding recipe in mind.   This morning I decided I was going to put in the little Georgia peaches I bought this earlier this week, but they were so good that I couldn’t resist and just ended up eating them all....
Baby Bok Choy w Mushrooms & Oyster Sauce ~ Quick, Easy & Delicious
When ever I am on the road, one of my non-guilty pleasures is dinner at a Chinese buffet.  Armed with an eBook and headset or pair of ear plugs (the good Chinese buffets tend to be crowded with families from the surrounding area and packed with noisy children), I walk the buffet line to peruse the offerings.  Once I...
Mushrooms w Oyster Sauce – Easy, Low-Fat, Delicious Recipe
I have been on a Chinese food kick lately, and I have recently fallen in love with the powers of Lee Kum Kee Premium Oyster Sauce and Chinese rice wine to make food taste “Just like in the restaurant.” So, in light of my recent discovery of these two ingredients, last week I made one of my all-time favorite...
The fruit of the tomatillo
If you ask a farmer at your local farmer’s market, or if you have a well-stocked produce section you might be lucky enough to catch the last tomatillos of the season. Tomatillos grow on bushes similar to tomato plants gone wild The fruit of the tomatillo is about the size of a golf ball and covered in a papery husk. Tomatillos...
Homemade Organic Yogurt Recipe ~ Yogurt Maker Not Required
Whoo hoo! My yogurt maker works like a charm! When I was little my mother had a yogurt maker, and I always loved her yogurt. So, about a month or so ago, I decided that I really wanted a yogurt maker of my own. Partly to be closer to my mother, partly because I really like good yogurt. I did...
For an aspiring food blogger, the road is not as easy as one might think. I, for example, keep getting about halfway through whatever delicious thing I am eating before realizing “Doh! I should have taken a picture of that!” Which is why today I submit to you “The Last Bite.” This is a picture of the last bite of the...
Bánh Xèo – Crispy Vietnamese Crepes
One of my favorite discoveries during my trip to Vietnam were Bánh xèo, Vietnamese savoury fried pancakes or crepes made of rice flour, water, and turmeric powder, and if you’ve ever seen them made, it will come as no surprise that the name literally translates as “sizzling cake”. Individually sized Bánh xèo is one of the signature dishes of Central...
Bagel w Lox & Cream Cheese ~ A New York Classic
The everything bagel with lox and scallion cream cheese is a NYC classic. In New York you can hardly walk down the street without tripping over a bagel place.  You have the traditional silver sided coffee carts selling bagels along with their coffee in the blue paper cups with the traditional Greek key pattern.  You have Starbucks selling bagels that...
Coffee Bean’s Rice Crispy Square is No Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treat
For many of us, Kellogg’s Rice Krispie® treats brings back fond memories of childhood.  Peanut butter Rice Krispie treats, or Rice Krispie treats topped with melted chocolate were especially decadent options. Having hippie parents who didn’t hold much truck with junk food, for me they are mostly memories of Halloween or after-school snacks when visiting friends. I remember watching a...
The Fluffernutter ~ Marshmallow Fluff & Peanut Butter in Harmony w the World
Remember the Fluffernutter® sandwich? That combination of Marshmallow Fluff® and creamy peanut butter on white bread? Food of the Gods! In fact, it is so good that there is a website in England selling Marshmallow Fluff for £15 per jar! Since our house was a junk food-free zone devoid of such delicacies as Marshmallow Fluff, Fluffernutters were always a special treat...