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

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

Month: December 2009

“Over The Rainbow” Macaroni and Cheese

“Over The Rainbow” Macaroni and Cheese

I have been wanting to blog about this dish for a very long time. This is my go-to mac-n-cheese, and it comes from Patti LaBelle, a popular R&B singer from the 60s to the 80s. The recipe calls for 5 different cheeses, lots of butter, […]

Bagels: Plain & Cinnamon Raisin

Bagels: Plain & Cinnamon Raisin

I didn’t complete the Daring Baker’s challenge this month. This is my first time skipping a challenge, so I feel really bad about it. I did, however, make the gingerbread dough and took process photos. The dough is now sitting in the freezer in Texas […]

Molasses Spice Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies

MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ¡FELIZ NAVIDAD! BUON NATALE! FELIZ NATAL! JOYEUX NOËL! 즐거운 크리쓰마쓰! 圣诞快乐 新年快乐! メリークリスマス! Selamat Hari Natal! These. cookies. are. so. good. I’m serious. When my mom saw that I was going to make cookies made with molasses and no chocolate or […]

Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak

I was craving salisbury steak a few weeks ago and decided to make it at home for the first time. I haven’t had salisbury steak in years, and I had no idea of how to make the dish. Fortunately, my friend allowed me to borrow […]

Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas/Enchiladas del estilo Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas/Enchiladas del estilo Tex-Mex

Look at that cheese… One of my colleagues decided to throw a party in the form of an International Buffet, since we all work and study in the Spanish and Portuguese department and thus come from various countries. We all made dishes that come from […]

Chicken Tikka Masala and Turmeric Rice

Chicken Tikka Masala and Turmeric Rice

Whew. The semester has finally ended. My students took their final exam on Friday, the 11th at 7pm! I submitted their grades this past Tuesday. Then, I had to go to some end-of-the-semester parties and bake stuff for those events (I will be blogging about […]

KAF Brownies

KAF Brownies

As promised, here are the brownies I made during my Indian feast with my friend. This recipe originates from King Arthur’s website, but I spotted the recipe on Sing For Your Supper a few months ago. Since then, I have made these brownies many of […]

Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

UPDATE: I created a Valentine version of these cookies here! They continue to be delicious.I’m sure many of you’ve seen these cookies by the front entrance of Wal-Mart or near the bakery section of Costco. These cookies are called Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies, and they […]

Meatballs

Meatballs

I apologize for the photos. I’m still trying to figure out how to operate my camera and lens correctly… Barbara from Barbara Bakes asked me a question that had been burning my brain for a few days now. It was such a simple, innocuous question, […]

An Ode to My Old Camera and My Mom (not necessarily in that order hehe)

An Ode to My Old Camera and My Mom (not necessarily in that order hehe)

My mother: I’ll apologize to all of you out there ahead of time for what I’m about to announce, but I truly have the greatest mother in the world. Your mothers are a close second LOL! I declare proudly that she’s the greatest because last […]

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