Remember a couple weeks ago when I said I’d share a savory recipe with you? Today is the day! Sadly, in my rush to take a few quick photos so we could eat this tasty-looking lunch, I only managed to take one photo of the savory puffs and one of the squash butter. Food blogger fail.
Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like you smell faintly of whatever you cooked for dinner the previous night? That is happening to me right now (and yes, I swear I DID take a shower this morning.) Apparently the latke/matzoh ball soup smell migrated directly from my kitchen into my closet, despite being on opposite ends of the apartment. Oh well, I suppose there are worse things I could smell like.
It’s December! Can you believe it? Excuse me while I shamelessly dance in my desk chair at work (not chair dance, as I think dancing in a chair and chair dancing might be two different things, one far more appropriate than the other…) to my Christmas with the Rat Pack album and stare at my twinkly USB holiday tree.
How was your thanksgiving/friendsgiving? Ours was delightful. We didn’t overcommit on the cooking/food front, for which I am very glad. It was totally non-stressful. The turkey enchiladas were insanely delicious, and made much better leftovers than 10 million slices of roasted turkey (though I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss my traditional day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich a little.) While I neglected to take photos of the enchiladas, kale salad, and potatoes, I did manage to get some snaps of our lunch/appetizer situation and the pies. I’ll share the pies with you today, and the savory profiteroles and squash butter with you later this week. Continue reading →
Thanksgiving Friendsgiving is upon us, y’all! Our first batch of friends flew in on Saturday evening, and we’ve been having fun showing them the city. I do feel a little bad, though, since they happened to arrive on what has been the coldest weekend we’ve had all year. They’re coping quite well, though, especially for being used to the barely-ever-under-50-usually-in-the-70s winter weather of southern California.
I won’t be posting a recipe later this week, but I will have a bunch of festive recipes for you next week! Some pies, and more gifting ideas, too.
I originally had a different recipe to share with you today, but while the particular item in question tasted great, it also looked a little bit gross in photos. It happens, right? Continue reading →
So, I initially called these “shortbread fingers,” but it sounded weird. And “shortbread strips” made me think of chicken strips and that is definitely not cool.
This shortbread is insanely easy…it takes maybe 15 minutes to throw together, which makes it a great option if you need a last minute treat or something to gift to some very lucky person. It’s also a pretty versatile recipe — you can change up the extracts or add spices to tailor it to your buds (your taste buds, that is…#dadjokes). Continue reading →
I have what you might call “a thing” for making caramels. The time and effort (which mostly consists of babysitting molten lava sugar) put into them makes them special, and homemade caramels taste so so SO much better than the store bought mass-produced kind. They also make the perfect gift.
There is a candy shop near my apartment that makes their own passionfruit and raspberry caramels, and it got me thinking about how to incorporate some fall-like flavors into a caramel situation. Continue reading →