Archive for January, 2008

Sour Cream Lemon Cupcakes

Thursday, January 31, 2008

I wanted to use up the left over lemon buttercream I had from making Monica and Jae’s birthday cake, so I came up with an easy recipe for mini Sour Cream Lemon Cupcakes. It’s a hit!

My BIG Peeve!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

I hate when people rate and review recipes when they’ve changed some ingredients and/or some methods. Then, you are rating and reviewing a different recipe. I see it all the time. It comes up in conversation and I read it all over the web. For example, on you’ll see that someone rated a recipe […]

Breyers Lactose-Free Vanilla Ice Cream

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

When I was young I consumed massive quantities of dairy. The shape or form didn’t seem to matter. Downing bowls of ice creams, quarts of cottage cheese, pints of yogurt, or chocolate milk mixed with heavy cream were daily experiences. My mom used to buy a product called “big moo” — it was five […]


Monday, January 28, 2008

Perilla Perilla, an herb that is a member of the mint family, and the name Harold Dieterle chose for his restaurant, is a welcomed addition to the NYC restaurant scene. While winning the first season of Top Chef guaranteed tons of press and a stream of people lining up to try Perilla, I believe that […]

Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine

Monday, January 28, 2008

To celebrate Monica & Jae’s birthday, a night of Turkish food and partying at Vig 27 was planned. Sarah (all the pictures here are courtesy of Sarah) picked the restaurant, and it was a great choice.
From outside, Ali Baba Ali baba is unassuming, no more than 12 feet wide. When you walk in, […]

Union Square Cafe

Monday, January 28, 2008

Believe it or not, I’ve never been to the famous Union Square Cafe Union Square Cafe. It’s expensive, and at times very hard to get reservations, so somehow, it has slipped through, until today. My friend Lily and I made last minute plans for lunch there and it happens to be restaurant week (which I […]

Cranberry Bread Pudding

Monday, January 28, 2008

Last week, we had some guests over for dinner and Lon bought three baguettes, when we only needed one. This is common Lon behavior but of course, I had to figure out what to do with it. I decided to throw together a simple bread pudding and everyone seemed to love it (4 people finished […]

Reddi Wip… Good for Bob

Sunday, January 27, 2008

We had dinner and dessert at Kasi and Stephen’s tonight. For dessert we enjoyed a great bread pudding that Jessica made, using the many, many extra baguettes I bought, for some unknown reason (I do that from time to time). Kasi whipped out (sorry for the pun) some Reddi Wip. I couldn’t […]

Shout Out: Boston!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Boston Globe announced a list of the best new food in Boston today. I haven’t been up to Boston in a few years, and it seems like it’s time for another trip. The list features over 30 restaurants that sound amazing, many featuring local food.

Birthday Cake for Monica and Jae

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Whenever I’m baking a cake for a friend’s birthday, the part that takes the longest is deciding what kind of cake to bake. After thinking about it for hours and then sleeping on it, then a few more hours of thought in the morning, I decided to make a White Velvet Cake with Classic Lemon […]