Archive for March, 2009

Drunken Cupcakes Two Ways

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I saw a Chocolate Stout Cake on 1Family Friendly Food, who had adapted their recipe from Closet Cooking, so I decided to have a little version of our own. We don’t have stout around but still have plenty of that Blackened Voodoo Lager from when we made Crawfish Gumbo and I just had to make […]

Ju[i]cy Lucy Burgers

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

On a recent episode of “Man v. Food“, Adam headed to Minneapolis, MN to take on some monster brat. Along the way he sampled the two famed Jucy Lucy and Juicy Lucy (note the spelling differences) at Matt’s Bar and 5-8 Club, respectively.

2009 DIFFA’s Dining by Design: Table Hop & Taste

Monday, March 30, 2009

We told you we were going to the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Dining by Design event: Table Hop & Taste….and we did attend, of course. It was really a lot of fun, all these great tablescapes to look at and lots of great stuff to taste, a treat for the eyes and the […]


Monday, March 30, 2009

Justin asked about the difference between kosher and table salt. I described the flavor difference and uses. He further inquired about what actually makes them different. I wasn’t sure and guessed (openly) that perhaps it had to do with the manufacturing. Maybe one was mined and the other was evaporated from […]

Culinary Flashback: Chocolate Cake – Two Ways

Sunday, March 29, 2009

One of the more popular photo sets in our Flickr stream continues to be a post from several years ago, one that never made it to FoodMayhem. It was called “Chocolate Cake – Two Ways”.

I had made a large yellow cake, and cut it up into pieces. Some hexagonal pieces and some triangular […]

Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I’m always trying new coffee spots so I asked a few of my girlfriends to meet me at Jack’s Stir Brew Jack’s Stir Brew yesterday. It’s a cute little place with some benches outside, which we took advantage of. Despite the line, we were in and out of there quickly, paying reasonable prices for organic […]

Tangy Chinese Sauce

Friday, March 27, 2009

Jessica picked up some of the fluffy fish balls with pork centers, as well as cuttlefish balls, during a recent trip to Flushing. She had the idea to eat them with a spicy sauce. I took it upon myself to fulfill that desire. Well, even though there’s a good amount of spice […]

Fresh Apple Cake

Friday, March 27, 2009

When I have guests over, I like to make pretty cakes with frosting, a meringue topping, or glaze. For myself, I like things less sweet, and actually prefer simple cakes or quickbreads without any adornments. I think it’s the texture of cake that I’m truly addicted to. Add a good cup of coffee, and I’m […]

Mr. Tong’s

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My parent’s have been renovating their house and it’s almost done. I went to check it out and do a little shopping with my mom, so it was another good opportunity to try another restaurant in Queens. Mr. Tong’s Mr. Tong’s was chosen for it’s convenient location near our Bed, Bath, & Beyond stop. The […]

Lamb Pizzaiola Redux

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Do you remember two weeks ago we made Wine-Braised Beef Shanks (which, by the way, was freakin’ delicious)? And then that weekend, Jessica turned the left-overs into great Left-Over Pockets? Well, that meal had another life as well… I baked off one of FreshDirect’s delicious par-baked ciabatta rolls, and then stuffed it […]