I thought I would post one of my favorite recipes today to get the weekend started. This is the famous coffee cake recipe from my bakery in Portland, Maine. I used to make at least one of these babies a day, and if there were any leftovers I would ...more
Yesterday, for the first time in about 25 years, I made chocolate éclairs. My love for éclairs began with my paternal grandmother, a rotund and (mostly) jolly woman who loved her cakes. Whenever we'd visit her house she'd always provide a large ...more
I have many food obsessions. Spice has to be one of them. A serious one of them. I think I can safely say I am a collector of spices. At present, I have more than 70 in my possession. A whole kitchen cupboard has been given over to this particular ...more
Quesadillas are a favorite around our house. I love this version. It's healthy, fresh, full of veggies and protein and loaded with flavor.Quesadillas are so versatile and can be filled with just about anything. ...more
All good things must come to an end. January was a great month to test out vegan eating. I was inspired, I learned, I tried all kinds of new foods and new preparations.But in the end, vegan eating just isn’t for me. ...more
I’ve mentioned a few times in other posts that Ryan is a “pie guy.” When we first met, without realizing they were all pies, he said his favorite foods were chicken potpie, shepherd’s pie, and banana cream pie. Over the years I’ve made some of these dishes for him. I’ve also expanded his food horizons quite a bit, which is a trait that comes from my family. I am pretty sure my mom would brag that she is not, in any way, a pie lady. We rarely (if ever) had those dishes growing up. The words “pie” and “casserole” were only mythical dishes from another world.
BlogHer Food '14 in Miami is just over two months away. I know we're getting excited as we continue to make plans for an amazing conference. Did you see our recent announcement about our closing party? It's going to be so awesome! If you're excited as we are for food, friends, and fun in Miami, grab a badge for your blog....more
The lunch line at my local Subway store is long. The ads in the window tout the flatbread sandwich specials. I’m pleased that the restaurant has made a move to remove azodicarbonamide from the bread they use for their sandwiches. This chemical additive is banned in United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, though it is commonly found in American products. It has been linked to causing asthma and other respiratory problems.
Curry powder, cardamom and cinnamon, with a kick of cayenne, make this fragrant rice dish a delicious and easy one-bowl meal for busy days when you are short on time. Adapted from Patricia Well’s Vegetable Harvest. My husband travels a lot on business so friends often ask me if I cook when he’s gone ....more
Lately dieters have been looking at other types of "natural remedies" that have been put to the test for weight loss. One of those supplements that Dieters have become more interested in, are those that contain bee pollen, because there is a common belief that bee pollen can play a role in helping you to drop the pounds quickly....more
I’m convinced that at the end of every rainbow is a pot of beef stew. A happy, dancing little leprechaun and a steaming hot cauldron of bubbly beefy-carrot-peas-and-potato goodness. Better than gold anyway, I’d say! ...more
"As always at an Irish dinner party, there were three desserts - vanilla ice cream, a chocolate mousse covered with whipped cream and chopped nuts, and fruit salad with maraschino liqueur and thick cream poured on.Sherry was served with the grapefruit, a Rhine wine with the chicken and champagne with dessert.Coffee and liqueurs were served in the drawing room, and entertainment was supplied by collection of stereo slides of American scenes. There were enthusiastically received, for no one had ever seen stereo slides before…"by Margaret Rudkin 1953Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more