I wanted to try something outside of the lunch box, so I drove a few extra blocks to Los Tacos Restaurant on Royal Palm Boulevard in Coral Springs (FL). Based on the recommendation I was not surprised at how tasty the food was. What amazed me was the atmosphere. Everywhere my co-worker and I looked … Continue reading Los Tacos – Adding Color to an Ordinary Day
In the New York Times Cook Book (Revised Edition) first published in 1961, you will find a collection of recipes that span generations. This is a recipe for Gingered Figs, originally from that book and also revised to span more generations in my family. I will be honest with you. I am not a huge … Continue reading Desserts of the New York Times
As a child I found the world of candy making as easy to comprehend as rocket science and I was confused by Willie Wonka's chocolate factory but wondered how those candy bars of his really tasted.
My co-worker and I went out after work the other night and were very hungry. We decided to stop at IHOP. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all on one menu, what's not to like? I wanted something "healthy" and tasty but more on the tasty side, sort of cheeseburger and fries tasty. After searching around I … Continue reading Salad -The Healthy Camouflage
I have adjusted to the idea of the holiday season arriving again, so soon. I do not want to take for granted the opportunity to celebrate. No one can tell what lies ahead, so I am going to spend as much time as I can enjoying the occasion. I have begun the holiday food shopping … Continue reading Holiday Times – Making the most of them
Today was a very busy day and left me feeling worn down. I needed a special pick-me-up so I decided to stop at Doris Italian Market on my way home. They have great meats and deli, but most of all I love their butter cookies. It seems like such a simple term for something so … Continue reading Dessert for Dinner
Truffles (Mushrooms): The great fungi are found in Amsterdam, The U.K., and Italy and various other regions. Many emit an "intoxicating fragrance" while others are said to be a little stinky. Whichever, you choose, this mushroom type food is likely to look unsavory on the outside but tastes quite delicious on your pizza. That pizza … Continue reading Truffles – Mushrooms or Chocolates?
I watched my first Holiday Season commercial and was offered my first piece of holiday cake. Then I smelled it, the flavored coffee and now I am off and running. It's not like I lost weight in anticipation of the holidays this year, so I'm trying hard not to think about it but it's there, … Continue reading The Desserts Are Coming!
"What's the problem with Choux?" asked my friend Todd. "It's not filling enough to avert my temptation for more. Put a cream puff or éclair in front of me, and it is not long for this world. But I love the stuff, and always will." said I. Choux, a light pastry dough had its inception … Continue reading Choux the Elegant Pastry Dough
Last night I was asked to bring something, anything baked to the Birthday Bash for a long time friend, Oliver. Our baker extraordinaire was out with a cold. It was going to be a large crowd and there wasn't much time after the baker's certainty she was well enough to do her thing but wasn't, … Continue reading Dessert? The Last Minute Bundt