Hear the thundering hooves of horses? Yup. Calgary Stampede 2013 has arrived in Canada. Along with the cowboys showing off their rodeo tricks, giggling kids press the metal to the pedal-powered John Deere tractors. And oh the food! The sizzle of frying pies scented with cinnamon is just a start to the line up of decadent treats.
Ready for Christmas in July? Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners cookbooks are being given away at this week’s #SundaySupper at Twitter...If you’ve followed Sara’s culinary adventures via her cookbooks or appearances on Good Morning America or public television (Sara’s Weeknight Meals), you are probably aware that her mentor was Julia Child.
As a child didn’t the adults in your life ask, “What do you want to be and do when you’re a grownup?”
How did you reply? I dreamed of being a royal princess. Whenever the ever-so genteel Crown Princess Michiko (now the Empress of Japan) appeared on television, my heart ached to embody such grace and enjoy such luxury. The yearning was exacerbated the day I was served Baked Alaska at the Imperial Hotel…
Excited to be a part of this formidable group of ladies called The Cake Slice Bakers, I took on this month’s assignment of baking a Black & White Cake from Vintage Cakes cookbook. (Variations of shapes e.g. cupcakes, Bundt cakes are allowed.) Suddenly, popping up on Facebook were previews of fellow contributors’ completely professional cakes! This confirmed my suspicion that I was part of an elite group. Gulp....When faced with performance anxiety...
Today’s Father’s Day #SundaySupper is all about Dad. Food bloggers from around the world are setting forth their best dishes for the patriarchs of their families...Shoot for the Stars Chocolate Cupcakes are my contribution to the virtual party. As a metaphor for aiming and scoring high, I made edible mini basketballs.
Sheryl, The Lady Behind the Curtain, peeked out to whisper the theme of June’s dessert challenge that was to be kept secret until today. I leaned in and heard strawberries and raspberries. Hmm, fruits that are rife on French influenced Japanese tarts. The berries are always artistically displayed and almost always on white flour and sugar laden pastries.
The strawberries and raspberries I employed for the task of the challenge were placed on a slightly healthier foundation. I love white refined sugar but to benefit the well-being of family and friends, I opted for...
Matcha is the elite member of the green tea family. Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo (an hour away by train) and Uji on the southern island of Kyushu are two areas famous for choice green tea leaves.
For this month’s swirl-in-a-Bundt theme, I twirled chocolate matcha into a bona fide Southern belle of a pound cake. The recipe is from Kim Nelson of South Carolina's famed Daisy Cakes shop.