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

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

Category: holidays

Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

I know I said that the Mint Oreo Ice Cream was my most bestest, favoritest flavor yet, but I think I’ve changed my mind or at least this brown sugar vanilla bean ice cream may be a close second. While I was making regular vanilla […]

Pan de muerto Revisited

Pan de muerto Revisited

This weekend (el primero y 2 de noviembre), the day after Halloween, a very sacred holiday will take place – El día de los muertos. Although I am not Mexican, I celebrate and respect this holiday even more than Halloween. Why? Because I am comforted […]

Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies: A Comparison

Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies: A Comparison

A comparison of Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies: adapted version of Everyday Food Magazine on the left/Cooking Channel on the right For El Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead), I decided to make Mexican Chocolate Cookies for my students because the cookies were portable and […]

Chocolate Truffles: The Alton Brown Way

Chocolate Truffles: The Alton Brown Way

I don’t know why I took so long to post about these truffles. I made these for Valentine’s Day! Since my Valentine/on-and-off girlfriend of more than 10 years lives in another state, I made these truffles for my two good friends/colleagues/neighbors.We ate brunch at a […]

Colcannon

Colcannon

Only a few of you guessed which statement was true about me for the Honest Scrap Award. I was waiting until today to tell you all what the truth is. So, let’s go through each one, shall we? 1. I speak 5 languages fluently.I wish!! […]

Valentine Lofthouse Cookies

Valentine Lofthouse Cookies

Remember those Lofthouse Sugar Cookies I blogged about before? No? Well, here they are again in heart form. I am really really not a lover of all things pink with hearts. I tried to make the icing red, but it didn’t happen. I guess I […]

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

Sunday, February 7th, was….*gulp*…my birthday. Whew! There. I said it. I know my mom’s proud and shocked. It has taken me years to admit my birthday publicly to friends, students, and strangers. Usually I don’t tell anyone and don’t even celebrate the day of my […]

My Mom, Christmas Gifts, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Tartlets

My Mom, Christmas Gifts, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Tartlets

If you haven’t noticed already, my mom and I are very close. We have a very “Gilmore Girls” type of relationship in the sense that she is a single mother, and I’m an only child on my mother’s side. She is my best friend and […]

Rosca de Reyes

Rosca de Reyes

¡FELIZ DÍA DE LOS REYES! In Mexico, many other Central and Southern American countries, and some parts of the U.S., they celebrate el Día de los Reyes on the 6th of January, which is TODAY! Traditionally, on the 5th of January, children leave their shoes […]

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