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

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

Month: June 2010

Chicken, Shrimp, & Chorizo Paella & A Giveaway!

Chicken, Shrimp, & Chorizo Paella & A Giveaway!

Two years ago, my mother and I went to Madrid, Spain. Once there, I was tempted to try paella, but the presence of seafood prevented me from doing so. You see, the only types of unfried seafood I like are very small shrimp (like in […]

Daring Bakers: Pavlovas, Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse, and Crème Anglaise

Daring Bakers: Pavlovas, Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse, and Crème Anglaise

The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard. I did […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 5

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 5

This cake was my favorite so far, but it still has a long way to go. It comes from Martha Stewart. I baked it in my oven, so it wasn’t fully done in the middle, but it still had the prettiest, external color out of […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 3 “and 4”

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 3 “and 4”

The “diet” cake Okay, so on Friday Lydia and I decided to make one cake each. She made a “diet” version of a yellow cake from her grandmother that ironically called for a pint of heavy cream but no butter. I don’t really know what […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 2

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 2

Okay, here is the second attempt. Click here for the first cake we made. I didn’t get any good photos of this cake because it kept sliding. Someone impatient forced me to ice the cake after waiting 40 minutes for the cake to cool. Needless […]

BBQ Chicken and Macaroni & Cheese

BBQ Chicken and Macaroni & Cheese

I was craving barbecue. I was sifting through one of my now favorite blogs, Deep South Dish. I found a recipe for BBQ chicken on it. I looked for a recipe for a copycat of my favorite BBQ sauce at my FAVORITE BBQ restaurant, Rudy’s […]

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 1

The Search for the Perfect Yellow Cake: Part 1

My friend and I have decided to search for the perfect yellow cake. The idea for this search started when my friend told me that she was craving a yellow cake with chocolate frosting – the prototypical cake in my mind. She asked me if […]

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

This Sunday, I went to a Brazilian-themed party that I later found out was a party in honor of the World Cup game with Brazil playing against the Ivory Coast. I arrived just in time to see the recap of the game, but since I’m […]

White Chocolate Mocha Cookies

White Chocolate Mocha Cookies

For some reason, I was craving cookies the other day. I was deciding between two recipes that both had espresso powder in them and decided on this one because it was more different from any cookie recipe I’ve done on the blog due to the […]

Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of Tomato Soup

Here’s another dish I had to consume during my wisdom teeth “saga” (I exaggerate, of course). This soup was very good and hearty. However, it didn’t take long for me to get tired of soups. What I liked about this recipe was that it had […]

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