Articles posted in ‘Un-Recipes’

Chinese Warm Toss Salad

Saturday, June 6, 2009

When I was a little kid, we had this dish at Peking Duck House and we loved it, so my mom started making it at home. I’ve still never seen it anywhere else, and it’s definitely one of my favorite dishes on Earth! (BTW, this dish and the Peking Duck are the only good dishes […]

Crawfish Cakes

Saturday, May 30, 2009

What do you do when you’ve eaten your way through 20+ pounds of crawfish and there is still a few pounds remaining?  You’re clearly too full to eat them, but you’re not going to throw them away, right?  Add to the equation a few freshly made, soft rolls, and I think you know what I’d […]

Mother’s Day 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

We hope all mothers out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day! You deserve it!
Ever since I was a little elementary school kid, my mom tried to teach me that presents bought with money weren’t as valuable as those that showed thought and effort. This is partly because what she really wanted was for my brother […]

Crumbled Sausage on Salad

Thursday, May 7, 2009

As I dug through my fridge thinking about lunch, I thought, I’ve got sausage and salad stuff. Maybe I’ll make a sandwich with the sausage and then have a side salad. Wait, why can’t I have it all in one and save myself some time. That’s how this salad came about and I’m glad I […]

Devil’s Food Cake with Matcha Green Tea Frosting

Monday, May 4, 2009

It’s my dad’s birthday and of course he gets a birthday cake. I love the pairing of chocolate and green tea. The flavors and colors seem mature, perfect for adults, although I bet kids would love it too. I used the 1942 Devil’s Food Cake Layers recipe from Nick Malgieri’s Perfect Cakes, but you can […]

Chicken Caesar Salad

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I’ve always loved Caesar Salad but I haven’t ordered it in restaurants for years. Often, it ends up tasting like a heavy gloppy ranch or just creamy parmesan dressing. Caesar dressing should have anchovies in it yet often, it seems like it’s been left out.
The craving hit before lunch yesterday so I asked Lon to […]

Pork Belly and Bean Curd Noodle Soup

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It seems readers enjoy hearing about how we re-make left-overs into brand new meals, so it’ll be a regular thing now at FoodMayhem. Our latest is the make-over of the almost Dan Barber’s Pork Belly into a Pork Belly and Bean Curd Noodle Soup.

Broccoli with Grapefruit

Monday, April 6, 2009

To accompany an Italian-inspired dinner the other night for Sophia & Justin, I came up with a surprisingly delicious side dish — go me! I recall various interesting Italian dishes that used strong citrus flavors and the most typical seemed to be lemon and grapefruit.

Spaghetti Nests

Friday, April 3, 2009

If you’re like me, you have a desire to keep playing with food, coming up with new uses. Well tonight I wanted to try something new. I’ve had fried pasta before and I’ve seen dried pasta that comes in little nests before (usually in Latin markets). I wanted to make my own […]

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 […]