Archives February, 2008


Hey guys it’s been fun, but some things are changing in my life I will no longer be able to do a new recipe each day. I have a back log of recipes to post from this week which I will get to soon. However, I’ll probably only be doing a few new recipes a […]

Research – Buca di Beppo

One thing I haven’t had the chance to do in a while is eat out at a good restaurant. I figure since I’ve already made several *more* recipes than one per day, I deserved a day to myself to do some research at Buca di Beppo. My friend Paul told me about a wonderful dish […]

Tentacle Udon!

Everyone loves tentacles! …well…probably not. But I certainly enjoy octopus. Recently on a trip to one of the local Asian grocers I picked up a bag of frozen little octopus legs. (it’s way more fun to say frozen tentacles) So I was looking for an excuse to use them and udon seemed the perfect testing […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Braid

This recipe is two days in the making. I saw it a while back on The Fresh Loaf and I’ve been itching to make it ever since. I absolutely love sweetened cream cheese. A good cream cheese danish is my weakness and can be used to subvert my will. I’m also a fan of blueberries, […]

Karee Udon – Curried Udon Noodles

Another Japanese dish! I wanted to make a Chinese dish in order to celebrate Chinese New Year but I couldn’t find a dinner guest so I had to go smaller scale. Tonight’s recipe is another one from the highly recommended book 100 Recipes from Japanese Cooking. As many of you already know, Japan has several […]

Wine Wednesday – Hoshi Sake

Recently my mother gave me a batch of house warming gifts ranging from tasty sauces and cooking ingredients to table wear. One of the gifts that she included was a bottle of sake. The sake came from Aldi, so my expectations weren’t very high. Ultimately, the sake met my expectations but had an unexpected surprise. […]

Kakitama Jiru: Beaten Egg Soup

Everyone loves egg drop soup! Here’s the Japanese version, called kakitama jiru. This recipe calls for some interesting things that you may not have heard of. Fear not! I’ll help you. I have a few tips and tricks to offer with this one. This recipe came from an excellent bi-lingual book of Japanese recipes called […]

Creamy Parmesan Chile Mashed Potatoes

I love mashing potatoes and I love playing with various things in them. Today’s recipe combines mashed potatoes with the spiciness of green chilies, the slightly tart bite of parmesan, and the smoothness of cream cheese. This is a little spicy, but it’s quite tasty and stands alone without gravy very well. Photo and recipe […]

Macaroni Monday – Spicy Pork Chop Mac

Today’s recipe is inspired from a recipe from southernfood.about.com. The original title is Tex-Mex Mac, but I’ve never really liked the term “tex-mex.” Call it a personal prejudice similar to my distaste of the word “chowder” but I just don’t like it. 😛 I harbor no distaste for Texas or Mexico, just the mash up […]

Bread Lesson Two

Moving on from Bread Lesson One, today’s bread adds ingredients to the simplest recipe to change the texture and flavor of the bread dramatically. This bread adds milk, butter, and sugar to create a very sweet and very soft bread with a nice crispy crust. I can’t wait until it cools off all the way […]