As I sifted the flour, baking powder and salt and beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together, I thought about a mother making muffins for her young son who would grow up to become a man, an airman in the Air Force, a husband, an attorney, a father of three boys, a scoutmaster, and a grandfather. Continue reading Remembering Dad, Family and Vanilla Muffins
We chose Peking Garden, one of Maxim’s Chinese Cuisine’s longest-standing among its many provincial themed restaurants that serves authentic Peking cuisine Continue reading A Review of Peking Garden in Hong Kong
Northern Chinese families celebrate the new year reunion dinner by making dumplings together. Continue reading Celebrating Chinese New Year with Family and Homemade Dumplings
The garlic, dill, olive oil, acidic juices from the pickles and the crunchy pickles themselves really taste great together on an airy, crisp crust with melted mozzarella. Continue reading Dill Pickle Pizza . . . Seriously!
The visual success of this recipe depends on sourcing vegetables which can be sliced into similar-sizes and arranged into patterns. Roma tomatoes, Asian eggplant, and leeks can be found in diameters which approximate that of most zucchini. Continue reading Ratatouille Tart with Red Pepper Paste
Hot meats, burgers and hot dogs from the grill and heavy, carbohydrate-rich side dishes tend to dominate outdoor barbecues in the summer. This fresh vegetable treat can bring some balance to your next barbecue. Continue reading Cool Cucumber Canapés
Dining at Alinea stimulates all of the senses (taste, touch, scent, sight, and sound) and explores elements of earth, wind, water and fire. Continue reading Beginning something new with Alinea
Chipotle tries too hard to be funny and finds a way to boost fiber intake in chips and salsa. Continue reading I Ate at Chipotle so You Don’t Have to . . .
A peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich tastes like a tangy peanut butter sandwich. Continue reading Taste Testing the Great Depression?