Month: January 2009

Tuile Cookies

Tuile Cookies

When I saw the Daring Bakers challenge this month, I was stoked! As much as I enjoy the occasional time consuming multiple step dessert like last month, I knew this month would not be possible for such a feat. These tuile cookies were just up […]

Maybe this time… doh!

Maybe this time… doh!

Has everyone seen The Bee Movie, the animated one with the voice of Jerry Seinfeld? There’s this part when the bee is trying to get inside and he runs into the glass of the window. He keeps saying “maybe this time” each time he bounces […]

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Another cool blast came through South Florida and I used the opportunity to make braised beef short ribs. I often order short ribs when I see it on the menu at a good Italian Restaurant, but rarely make them at home. I love that you can take such a tough inexpensive cut of meat and turn it into such a delicacy.

The smell in the house while these are cooking drove us and the dogs crazy. I’m going to contact Yankee Candle and see if they will consider adding “Braised Beef Short Ribs” to their collection of scents. While I’m at it, I think I’ll pitch a new bacon scent. If Burger King is going to make a meat scented men’s cologne (Flame) then us GOOD food lovers need to band together and demand a more upscale meat fragrance. Right?

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A Toaster Oven?

A Toaster Oven?

It was Christmas morning and I was so excited, opening up the large beautifully wrapped box that clearly came from Williams Sonoma. I was thinking… is it some kind of fancy serve ware? Maybe that cool panini press I’ve been eyeing? Oooh, a new Le […]

Happy New Year Y’all!

Happy New Year Y’all!

Don’t worry, I haven’t become Paula Deen… but I do have a confession. Deep down inside, beneath my half Japanese exterior hides… a country girl. I grew up a military brat (Dad was a US Marine) in the great southern town of Tallahassee, Florida. If […]