Hip Hop or Hip Op….

To look at me you would assume I am someone’s Mom. Aside from the 3 tattoos and odd name I blend into the crowd of over 30’s. What you don’t know is I lived on “The Grid” (midtown and downtown) for many, many years – before it had a cool name and spent a lot…

Lets Travel Back In Time…

Lets travel back in time and learn a little something from the bakers that have come before us. They may have worked with less kitchen gadgets, tools and far less exotic ingredients but they pulled out some amazing bakes. Case in point: Tunnel of Fudge Cake, winner of the 1966 Pillsbury Bake Off. The inventor…

Beef Bourguignon (Mimis Cafe Recipe Contest)

Rarely do I participate in a recipe contests. It depends on the company it’s put on by and what are the prizes. I am a huge fan of Mimi’s Cafe and I always ready their emails. I came across their contest looking for an American/French comfort food recipe and will be judge by none other…

Asian Spiced Salmon with Bok Choy and Water Chestnuts

Normally I don’t tout my own cooking – in fact I am my hardest critic. But this recipe rocks! It’s also super quick: little prep and easy clean up. Even if you are a beginner in the kitchen you can’t mess this up. 1/3 cup(s) soy sauce 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 Tbsp sesame…

Breakfast Cookies. No milk, no bowl, no spoon – no worries.

While eating cookies, I was trying to come up with a quick alternative to a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Something quick, portable and semi-healthy. So the breakfast cookie try-outs began in my kitchen. Here is the version that won. 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup shortening (butter flavored is great) 1 cup packed light…

(Not my) Mom’s Cream Cheese Pie.

I’ll admit it – I’m not a huge fan of cooking shows. Primarily, because I haven’t had cable in about 4 1/2 years, amazingly enough I don’t feel like I am missing anything. Some I like – anything Giada De Laurentiis is good. It’s the cooks that take a teeny tiny bite and then fake…