Archive for July, 2008

Lazy Sausage Meatballs with Eggplant

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I’m still getting over the cold, or whatever I have, so I’m still doing lazy dishes. Thankfully, I had half a box of sausages in the fridge left-over, since it was a BJ’s box of meat, exactly 1 pound 13 ounces, so that’s what’s in the recipe. Don’t be alarmed by large amount of food […]

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I’ve never really been interested in plain chocolate cookies. I like chocolate chip, oatmeal, ones with nuts and cranberries, chocolate dipped butter cookies, the list goes on. So why would I make them? Because soft chocolate cookies are exactly what you need for a killer ice cream sandwich. You need them to be soft and […]

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I almost didn’t write this post because making Sausage, Peppers, and Onions is so little work, I don’t even consider it cooking. Then, it occurred to me that this could really benefit some busy moms out there. As I prepared this meal, while not feeling so well today, I reminisced about how my mom always […]

Inside the Despana Basket: Sweet Olive Oil Tortas

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I’ve been staring at the Ines Rosales Sweet Olive Oil Tortas in our Despana Basket, thinking that they would probably just be a standard cracker-like bread. I’m feeling a little bit under the weather, and that’s when I want crackers. When I opened the package up, the wrapping of each in wax paper made sense. […]

Glad Corn

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yesterday, I spent the day at Carol’s apartment, and she handed me some Glad Corn. It looks like large corn kernels that partially exploded, tastes like a cross between soy nuts and popcorn. I’m not sure if they should be legal. After one try, I’m totally addicted and I’ve been thinking about them and searching […]

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thanks to Ice (our Jack Russell Terrier), who took us for a walk, we came across a new ice cream truck (locations on their website). It’s obviously not your standard Good Humor truck. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is gourmet ice cream, being green where possible, and the prices to match it.

The first taste of the […]

Banana Cookies ‘N’ Cream

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I love cookies and cream! It has always been one of favorite ice cream flavors. When I was a teenie bopper, I think it was Turkey Hill that had a Coffee Cookies ‘N’ Cream flavor, that I ate tons of. I could never understand why ice cream companies didn’t put out more versions of Cookies […]

Beef and Poblano Empanadas

Monday, July 28, 2008

I had exactly 1 pound and 7 ounces of ground beef left from Lon’s birthday BBQ. It was just as good a time as any to practice making Empanadas, which Lon loves. I tried an empanada dough recipe from and made-up my own filling.

Sushi Family

Monday, July 28, 2008

Like a standard Chinese mom, my mom gets unreasonably excited about bargains. Her friend gave her a coupon from a Chinese newspaper, granting a large sushi party platter to-go for $45 (almost $50 with tax, cash only) at Sushi Family Sushi Family.

There’s probably 12 rolls in here, including two shrimp tempura rolls, but the quality […]

Lon’s Birthday Cake

Sunday, July 27, 2008

For Lon’s 30th birthday, he wanted a Cookie Monster Cake. He remembered a cake that Angie got for Scott 2 years ago, which he loved, so I placed the order with Sugar Sweet Sunshine Sugar Sweet Sunshine, hoping it would be just as we remembered.

The yellow cake was still dense and eggy, the way Lon […]