Pecan Brittle (a.k.a. Buttercrunch)

Pecan Brittle (a.k.a. Pecan Buttercrunch) For many years I have been making Buttercrunch, the first version I tried appeared in the now defunct “Chocolatier” Magazine. Many recipes are really good but I prefer a higher nut to candy ratio in my Buttercrunch which pretty much switches to a Brittle. Also many of the recipes I…

Thanksgiving, this shit just got real.

With all the rules and tips for Thanksgiving etiquette guides, I felt like something was missing. Most, if not all seemed to leave out one important factor: actually giving thanks. Guess what…no matter how much you plan, do in advance – things are still going to go wrong. That’s life. I’m not saying pack in…

A truly Storybook….oh, no….wait.

Today I will be switching topics from food to travel. Recently I saw a post on Twitter about “Our Storybook Trip to Some Place”. Now I don’t mean to be a Debbie-Downer. If there is really is a “Storybook” trip at any time. I wish them well but I smell some bullshit. It has been…

White Velvet Cake

White Velvet Cake – just the name made me melt. Fluffy vanilla cake, it must be like eating a cloud. Or so I thought. What came out was more like a Sprinkles Vanilla cupcake texture: rich and dense. I’ve seen this cake recipe all over Pinterest, re-pinned on a lot of food blogs, so I…

Why Ugly Fruits and Vegetables Are So Chic.

I have to say when I first heard about people only eating fruit they deemed “pretty” I was surprised. Sure we eat with our eyes as well as our noses, but refusing to eat fruit that isn’t picture perfect I do not understand and doubt I ever will.  If you bake apples, blueberries  or pumpkins…

Crispy Potato and Garlic Cake (Gweneth Paltrow’s)

It seems like there are a million Celebrities that want to be chefs and who can blame them? One of the few that I have seen that actually eat – seriously eat is Gwyneth Paltrow. When she did a show on PBS with Mario Batali and Michael Stipe her eating was a throw down-showdown of…