Posted in July 2009

Raspberry Coffee Cake

Some days, breakfast just isn’t worth having without coffee cake. When E was born, I perfected this recipe so I would have something yummy to look forward to when I woke up with him before dawn. Of late I have been subsisting on Entenman’s raspberry danish twist. Which is great, but not always so fresh … Continue reading

Veal Marsala

The veal is a bit expensive, but you’re almost paying for the convenience of having such a primo meal in under 30 minutes. So far it seems very forgiving and simple since I’ve tried it a few different ways and they all turn out yummy. We discussed trying it with chicken, but the effort of … Continue reading

Strawberries macerated in Cointreau

Inspired by my shortcake recipe and without the time to make shortcakes, we’ve been eating the strawberries in Cointreau straight up. I also had to try the reddi-whip on the fourth of July to bring to a pool party–not making homemade whip cream on site with 2 bambinos in tow and I didn’t think it … Continue reading

Spaghetti a la Carbonara

Spaghetti a la Carbonara In my first ever attempt at photographing food with my new fancy blackberry, you will behold this stick-to-your ribs, creamy, salty masterpiece. Used Giada’s Everyday Italian recipe with a few tweaks. Note: I used frozen pancetta since I couldn’t make it to the grocery store due to competing nap schedules. I … Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie Experience

After collecting all the ingredients for roast chicken with vegetables, I find that there is no acceptable chicken in the grocery aisle. I would have gone for whole birds even though that seemed a little intense for a Monday. But the only ones they had looked like they were about to pop their plastic vacuum … Continue reading

Salmon with Balsamic Glaze

I deviated from my usual soy-brown sugar glaze because I actually looked up the recipe for once only to find that it was never soy sauce at all but balsamic vinegar. Interestingly, this was the very last recipe in my epicurious recipe box when it default sorted by when they were added. I can only … Continue reading

Indoor Root Beer BBQ

This recipe is from Bon Appetit years ago and we have it at least once a summer. Normally, it’s so labor intensive–brining, rubbing, basting, smoking– that D saves it for company. Since the wee ones are preventing us from doing much entertaining, I had to figure out a way to get our fix and it … Continue reading

Day late and a dollar short

Started reading Julie/ Julia book which is a book about a blog about a (cook) book. The girl is from Austin and lives in NYC in a crap old apartment similar to the Amateur Gourmet. Why is cooking in a crap old tiny NYC apartment so intriguing to the general public? It is to me … Continue reading

Grandpa’s Birthday

Evan sat at the table with us for a nice steak dinner for Grandpa’s birthday. He ate corn on the cob (or do you say “corn off the cob” when emphasizing that he picked it up and ate it rather than us having to cut the kernels for him), 1 bite of creamed spinach, french … Continue reading