Monthly Archives: April 2014

Four Days in my Kitchen

I spent the last four days cooking.  It’s not often I get to do that. Starting Friday afternoon, I made black bean burgers on brioche buns, tacos al pastor with homemade tortillas and salsa verde, pressed tortas with grilled pineapple salsa … Continue reading

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever or Why I Love J. Kenji López-Alt

The Internet is full of recipes claiming to be the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever.  There are fake Mrs. Fields’ cookie recipes, old family recipes, bald rip-offs of the Toll House Cookie recipe from the back of the chocolate chip … Continue reading

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Most bottled blue cheese dressings are disappointing.  They rarely have enough of the blue cheese tang I love. This blue cheese dressing is an exception.  It’s got a great balance of flavors. Since I’m making it myself, I can use … Continue reading

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Updated – Toasted Buffalo Chicken Ravioli Recipe

[Updated 11/23/16 – I’ve added celery seed and vinegar powder to the chicken filling to get even more of that great Buffalo Chicken flavor. Vinegar powder is available from Amazon.] Saturday I perfected my Toasted Buffalo Chicken Ravioli recipe.  It … Continue reading

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Toasted Buffalo Chicken Ravioli

It’s taken me four tries, but I think I’ve finally gotten this right. Toasted Buffalo Chicken Ravioli with homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. I got the idea when I went looking for interesting things to put in ravioli and stumbled upon … Continue reading

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Bison Sous Vide

Bison is a low-fat meat that is hard to cook without drying it out.  Sous-vide is a technique for perfectly cooking even the most challenging cuts.  Seems like a match made in Heaven. Except I’ve never cooked bison before and … Continue reading

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My Pledge

I posted a slightly different version of this in another forum on April 1st. In just 60* days, I will reach my 21st** birthday. Taking stock of my life, I realize that, among other things, I could really stand to … Continue reading

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