A few months ago, I attempted to make brownies for the first time and they turned out great. Being the way that I am, I thought of different ways to I could improve on it. This logically led me to think, why not add bacon? I have tried chocolate covered bacon before and it was really good. It has everything to do with how the salt in the bacon and the sugar in the chocolate enhances each other’s flavor. After making a batch of bacon brownies over the holidays, I got a lot of requests to share my recipe. Now that things have settled down, I had some time tonight to write it up. Enjoy and let me know what you think. Continue Reading »
This is the first time I’ve attempted to bake brownies. It turned out amazing. I’ll need to make more. This is a simplified version of a recipe I found on the Chocolate & Zucchini site, which I love and highly recommend you check out regularly. The recipe is super simple and it doesn’t take a lot of time.
Last night, I was so busy reorganizing my workspace that I almost forgot about dinner. It was late and I wanted to make something quick. I decided to make some chicken legs, but a dish with a little character. I wanted something tangy, spicy and sweet all at once. This is what I came up with. The cooking method is adapted from a Jacques Pepin recipe for Poulet Cuisses Maison, which I love. However, this tastes nothing like that. Here is the recipe for my dish. Try it out and let me know what you think here or on twitter.
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I know there are some of you out there that are scrambling with your last minute Christmas shopping. No worries. I’m here to toss out some good ideas. Here are some good gift ideas for the food lovers in your life. Continue Reading »
Another Thanksgiving dinner has passed. I’m stuffed beyond belief. I cooked for my family as usual. If you have not attempted to cook a large dinner before, I have a few tips for you. These don’t have to be applied to just big holiday dinners. First things first, figure out your menu early. When you’re deciding on your menu, you have to take into account several key factors: total cooking time, equipment restrictions and serving sizes. Continue Reading »
Tonight I saw Anthony Bourdain at one of his speakings. I have not seen him since 2007 at Solera. If you have not seen any of his speakings, let me paint you a picture of the first few minutes of him walking onto the stage. The theater is darkened and the stage is lit. His name is announced and he walks out with a bottle of Summit beer in one hand. Continue Reading »