April 28, 2011
|It's a little hard to see the layers, but they're there.|
I am not Italian, but I cook a lot of Italian food.
I grew up on Long Island, where we had a very large Italian community. We also had a large Jewish community which also influenced my taste in foods, and growing up in a German household we had plenty of German foods.
But I have to say my favourite of all three is Italian.
April 27, 2011
April 24, 2011
|Before being sliced for Easter dinner|
Then I got married and had my mother in law's ham.
April 23, 2011
One of her most delicious things she made was her homemade Lemon Meringue Pie with homemade crust. Perfection.
April 20, 2011
April 18, 2011
April 17, 2011
She uses a lot of condiments and canned soups in her recipes, things that many people have in their cupboard. I'm not a huge fan of that, but she has some really good recipes which are great in a pinch. This is one of them.
April 16, 2011
This is not a cookie for the chocolate faint of heart. Don't eat one if you can "take or leave a chocolate cookie". This is a cookie for a chocolate craving.
April 15, 2011
I woke up this morning with a vicious cold, and I want bread. The only bread I have on hand is half a loaf of stale bread, one of the loaves I made on the weekend. I want nice thick crusty bread that I didn't have to start yesterday (remember, I'm terrible at planning ahead).
April 14, 2011
April 11, 2011
I used to make cookies all the time. I collected cookie recipe books like they were candy, always searching for something new and different. I finally realized that there were only about 6 basic cookie recipes, everything else were just variations on those recipes.
April 10, 2011
My first experience with them was when I saw them for sale in the grocery store about a year after I got married and moved to Canada. My mother in law used to make them, and a batch of hers is where I got my first taste.
April 9, 2011
April 7, 2011
Today is not a good day. My eight-or-more year old RCA television died in the middle of "Little Bear" while my youngest son was watching. "Mommy, the TV stopped working." Gah. Four kids and no TV on the main floor. I need something sweet..
April 4, 2011
April 2, 2011
April 1, 2011
I am not good at planning ahead - well, it's more appropriate to say that I'm not good at planning my dinners ahead. Which is why I have a terrible time with bread recipes that start a day ahead of baking time.