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 there were beautiful hand crafted pieces of Mexican folk art … 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 fan of figs, figgy pudding, or any other fig combinations, … 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. Continue reading Marzipan O’ Plenty
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 noticed this great looking Cobb Salad which contained the typical … 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 which happens in stages over the coming week. The small … 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 colorful and lavish. I enjoy finger cookies layered with raspberry … 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 taste quite delicious on your pizza. That pizza topping would raise the price of the Friday night snack … 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, it’s always there. So I might as well get it … 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 it’s inception during the 15th century and was fully developed by the … 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, she was worse and with a fever. I ran and … Continue reading Dessert? The Last Minute Bundt