Christmas Traditions 1: Potiça for the In-laws (and the rest of us!)

December 23, 2010

Several years ago, when my mother-in-law told me that she rarely got potiça for the holidays, and no one made it any more, I vowed to find out what this mysterious substance was and make some for her as a surprise. Only I didn’t know how to spell it. It took a while for me […]


Got cranberry sauce? Make muffins!

December 1, 2010

I love cranberry sauce, but Uncle Pasto, who is a supertaster, basically can’t eat more than a bite of it before declaring it “too sour”. He likes cranberry bread, though. So when I brought home two cups of the family cranberry sauce, I knew I’d have to do something with it, rather than just serve […]


Current Reading and Rosemary-Buttermilk Scones

October 6, 2010

I make extensive use of my library system. Mostly, this is because if I bought every book I wanted to read, my house would be overflowing with books and I’d be broke!

This week’s library food-related selections are:

* Farm To Fork, Emeril Lagasse
* Why Italians Love to Talk About Food, Elena Kostioukovitch
* The Art of Eating In, Cathy Erway, of Not Eating Out in New York
This wasn’t initially supposed to be a book review post, but what the heck. Quickie reviews.

…. Now, on the subject of those scones. I had buttermilk in the fridge and an intense desire to bake last night, so …


Mesquite Rolls

August 22, 2010

(Yes, I still owe you folks a Utah update. I’ve been writing it, I just haven’t finished it yet. It’s sitting in my Drafts folder. Only so many hours in the day.) It was finally, finally, FINALLY cool enough to bake tonight. Which is a good thing, ’cause we just ran out of hamburger and […]