Blog

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Pound cakes have been around for a long time and began with one pound each of flour, butter, sugar and eggs, hence the name. A cake made from the original recipe is going to be plain, dense and a little on the dry side. It was a definite improvement over more primitive cakes when it was first developed, but I have never heard anyone request ... Read More »

Chocolate Silk Pie

In a bit of a twist this week, the recipe I’ve made came from Good Eats, Alton Brown‘s TV show, instead of a cookbook. In every episode of Good Eats, AB picks an ingredient or a cooking method and explains and investigates it in depth. He will cover great recipes and great techniques, even including which gadgets to use and why. He will also include ... Read More »

Spiced Up Ginger Cookies

Good things come from liquor stores. Besides the liquor, I mean. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, LCBO, regulates the sale of alcoholic beverages in Ontario, Canada. Here in California, unlike many other places, all you need is a permit to sell liquor and you can purchase it just about any time at the market or corner store. But corner store does not have a ... Read More »

Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

One of the best uses for fresh tomatoes is pasta sauce. This is particularly true when you have a jungle-like “garden” of tomato plants threatening to take over your yard. Pick the tomatoes, wash them, toss them in salads, sandwiches, soups and anything else you can think of. The problem is that these plants produce a lot of tomatoes. Recipes that use multiple tomatoes are ... Read More »

Craig Claiborne’s Cardamom Cookies

You can’t go wrong with Maida Heatter. I’m sure that there are recipes of hers that are not universally popular (Check out the judging panel’s comments in Cathy’s Mondays with Maida to see if they ever find a bad one), but I have yet to try a recipe that does not work. And, of course, I love just about all of them. Case in point, ... Read More »

SHF #10: Oh, Honey – A roundup? For me?

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who participated in this month’s Sugar High Friday. All 50 of them! Let’s see what we ended up with, shall we? Kicking us off is the creator of Sugar High Fridays, Jennifer, with Bee-Nut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. Lashings of honey topped the Honeyed Oranges with Baked Sweet Ricotta that EatzyCath made. The Baker contributed not one, ... Read More »

SHF# 10: Homemade Violet Crumble

My entry for this month’s Sugar High Friday┬ácomes from my addiction to Violet Crumble. Ok, ok. I am overstating things a bit. It’s not an addiction because, frankly, it has always been difficult to get the stuff in the States. Fortunately for me, it is becoming much more common in stores and markets. Violet Crumble is Australia’s most famous candy bar. It is a delicate, ... Read More »

Grilled Pizza

Given the heat wave that some of us are experiencing now that summer is upon us, outdoor cooking is looking much more appealing than it usually does. It’s only logical: to avoid heating up your kitchen by cooking indoors, you just stand in front of a 500 degree grill outside where it’s already hot. Plus, I don’t really want to turn on my oven and ... Read More »

Scroll To Top