I got some cider from our local orchard the other day, when I bought my favorite honey crisp apples and yummy cider donuts. I will occassionally have a glass of cider with my donuts but when the donuts are gone, the cider sits there. I just don't have the urge to drink it otherwise....more
Here is my first crack at a Smitten Kitchen recipe. I decided to try Deb’s Flat Roasted Chicken. In the book, Deb says she can have this on the table in an hour. I figured that meant, I could have it on the table in about an hour and a half (hey, I’m a slow cook, what can I say?). The most difficult part of the recipe was cutting the backbone out of the chicken. I forgot that my kitchen shears are horrid and thus, cutting out the backbone was a display of my strength (seriously. it was work)....more
Beloved veteran food blogger Deb Perelman of The Smitten Kitchen is known for her precise recipes and friendly, welcoming writing. That combination is coming to a bookstore near you tomorrow, when The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is officially released. It's a solid collection of interesting and useful recipesI turned to it for a breakfast casserole for a recent houseguest and was more than pleased at the resultsand includes lots of great general cooking knowledge that even veteran home cooks will appreciate. I caught up with Deb about her cookbook, food blogging, and recipe writing recently. Read on to learn more about how she approached writing this book.
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