Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Month: November 2009

Buttermilk or “Dixie” Cornbread

Buttermilk or “Dixie” Cornbread

I hope all those who celebrated Thanksgiving this month had a great one and had a chance to spend quality time with family and friends. My Thanksgiving was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it, and that says a lot coming from me. I didn’t […]

Daring Bakers: Cannoli

Daring Bakers: Cannoli

The November 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge was chosen and hosted by Lisa Michele of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives. She chose the Italian Pastry, Cannolo (Cannoli is plural), using the cookbooks Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and The Sopranos Family Cookbook by […]

Mascarpone Cheese

Mascarpone Cheese

To accompany the pastry for the Daring Baker’s challenge this month, I made homemade mascarpone cheese and converted it into a filling. This was the first batch of cheese I’ve ever made, and it was surprisingly very easy. After using the filling in my pastry, […]

Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

I’m leaving for Oklahoma tomorrow morning to spend Thanksgiving with my grandmother, mom, aunts, and cousins. I’ll be cooking the majority of the food since only one of all the aforementioned family members know how to cook. I don’t mind, though. I enjoy cooking and […]

Jacque Torres’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jacque Torres’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have tried the Let’s Consummate Chocolate Chip Cookies found on Smitten Kitchen, and I have tried two versions of Alton Brown’s The Chewy – a brown butter version from Recipe Girl and the regular one from Food Network. I had yet to try the […]

Pan de muertos and GREAT NEWS!

Pan de muertos and GREAT NEWS!

This post is long overdue. I made this bread for my “stepdaughters” for El Día de los Muertos around the beginning of November. I got the recipe from What’s Cooking, which is full of authentic Mexican recipes and excellent photography. This bread took a while […]

Not-White Hot Chocolate & My First Award!!

Not-White Hot Chocolate & My First Award!!

This recipe comes from Paula Deen, and it doesn’t involve butter *gasp*. However, to make up for its absence, this drink does carry a lot of fat in the form of heavy cream and half-n-half.I made a halved version of this recipe, and it was […]

White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I never thought I could fall in love with a cake that required only egg whites instead of whole eggs, but I did with this one. In 2008, Bridget from The Way the Cookie Crumbles did a comparison of white cakes from 3 different well-known […]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Comfort in a bowl. That is what this soup should be called. As Sugarcrafter, where I got the recipe, stated, I love the broccoli cheedar soup at Panera Bread. Not surprisingly, this soup was even better! Since I was craving this soup, I made it […]

Thanksgiving Meal/Recipe List

Thanksgiving Meal/Recipe List

I want to apologize now because this post will be devoid of yummy photos; however, I hope to be successful in creating yummy visions of Thanksgiving dishes in your head. I’m getting excited (which is a rare emotion for me) about Thanksgiving just because I […]

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