That’s not a typo: I said brains.
It’s Halloween week! and around my house, that means Halloween craft projects, a near-constant debate over what costume to wear, and me holding off on buying candy until right before Halloween night due to my lack of control around the sweets of my youth.
allow me to give you this little Halloween project to make, if you so desire, for your Halloween festivities. Totally kid-friendly by design, but adults will love them also; anyone can make these, and if I were that kind of blogger, I’d call these “6-ingredient popcorn petit fours.” Continue reading →
Pre-bathing suit dieters: avert your eyes and avert them now. Go quickly to a health food blog, do an emergency keyword search for things like “quinoa” and “fennel,” and do your best to completely avoid what I have going on here. This is not the post for you. I’m swimming in the sea of early summer fruits as much as the rest of you, but I couldn’t get this out of my head, so here it is. Page one of the newest Baked offering, Baked Elements: The Good Morning Sunshine Bars, finagled by yours truly. And I did do a good amount of finagling here. Continue reading →
There’s a scene in the movie Garden State (good movie, terrific soundtrack; check it out) where Zach Braff and Natalie Portman are hanging out after Zach meets her in/gives her a ride home from the hospital. Natalie reveals her belief that all awkward moments can be banished by doing something completely unique; some motion, or sound, or anything, really, that no one has ever done before. Then she does something random with her arms, they both laugh, and everyone feels better. Now, I didn’t make this ice cream because I felt awkward, but it did make me feel a little more confident about my ice-cream-creation skills. Because it is unique, and I really hope maybe it hasn’t been done before. This recipe is not a Momofuku Milk Bar original (except for the cornflake crunch and cereal milk, which are recipes adapted from the book), but rather an ode to how much I am inspired by the flavor combinations contained in that precious tome. I worked hard on it, and I hope you love it as much as I do; so now, I give you Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Ice Cream. Continue reading →
Pssst! I’m on vacation. Most of you know that by now; certainly I’ve talked enough about it on Facebook for it to have driven you mad. I’ll be posting from my vacation soon enough, but this was a recipe I had half-written prior to leaving, and is just perfect for summer, so I had to give it to you. I sort of feel like I’m guest-posting for myself until I can get the photos and recipes rolling from down here, which will be very soon. Until then, I hope this tides you over.
I should tell you that this wasn’t even going to be a blog post. I was never going to blog about this particular banana cream pie. It started off as a request to be fulfilled for Father’s Day this year; nothing more. A simple pie Mr. Table hadn’t had in a while, which he wouldn’t mind if I made for him. Okay. But this is a good example of how – even in real life – I can’t seem to just leave well enough alone anymore and make things according to basic recipes. I don’t do well with others telling me what to do, and maybe this is how lately it manifests itself; Random Acts of Pie Toasting for no reason other than because I can. And so I did; today, I give you what I (affectionately) call my Low-Rent Banana Cream Pie. Continue reading →