I think I had my first fried dough as a kid at the Albany Tulip Festival, which is coming up.
Let’s find out the history of fried dough and its fried fair food siblings.
I’m on a (slow-going, years long, I’m-dragging-my-feet) mission to learn more about baking.
Let’s find out the difference between pastry cream and buttercream.
The great Cake War of 2015!
We played games. We ate sandwiches. We drank alcoholic beverages.
And by God, we had cake.
There are “regular” breadcrumbs and then there are Japanese-style Panko breadcrumbs. What gives?
When I say “the pretzel” I mean soft pretzels. Because everybody knows hard, crunchy pretzels are not that great.
This macaroni and cheese recipe is adapted from SteamyKitchen.com, where it was originally a lobster mac and cheese.
I prepared the lobster mac and cheese for our most recent Game Night Food Competition – and I lost by just five points.
Cayenne pepper and nutmeg come together to create a perfect smokey flavor.
Add the lobster if you can. I didn’t just because, well, it’s expensive. But it is just as excellent without it.
*Please note for local folks: The Gruyere I used here is from Trader Joe’s, and I much preferred the Hannaford brand I used when making this recipe before.
**The breadcrumbs I used here, just to sprinkle on top, are Italian seasoned breadcrumbs; Panko breadcrumbs are used in the original recipe, because they’re for coating the lobster. Do use Panko if you’re cooking with the lobster.
Side note: Someone please buy me a cheese grater for my next birthday. It is the one kitchen item I did not receive as a wedding gift and I desperately need it, because this cute but laborious baby is what I’m currently using.
Don’t you just love definitions like those?
Exhibit A: Banana. Exhibit B: Fruit that looks like a banana.
We may have to dive a bit further to determine the difference between bananas and plantains.
I’ve been trying to eat more turkey. Well, I’ve been trying to eat less red meat and I already eat chicken constantly, so amping up the turkey intake seemed like the next step.
This recipe was an excellent transition into adding turkey to the dinner rotation.
Thank you, Food.com.
The mac and cheese off! The mac and cheese bowl! Mack and Cheez – the dynamic duo!
Whatever you call it, it’s the battle for the best macaroni and cheese.
Side note: We need to take more pictures. We need to take more pictures *before* the challenge has begun.