Fruit, vegetables, coffee cups, wine glasses, kitchen utensils, chefs with laughably large toques and roosters are some of the images that appear when you search 'kitchen art' on just about any poster/art website. Why? Who said that that's what constitutes art… Continue Reading
A sweet and spicy combo can't be beat -- I have a feeling these coconut cayenne cacao balls will land a seriously delicious punch!… Continue Reading
Restaurant chefs began having tasting parties as a means to showcase their best dishes. The practice soon spilled over into kitchens everywhere. This year, I decided to see how one might extrapolate the tasting party into a Thanksgiving dinner.
Why, you may ask, would you want to pare down a holiday menu known to embrace surfeit into something that consists of bite-sized servings? I can think of several very good reasons. One, eating yourself into a… Continue Reading
Okay, you guys. This is just plain cool! Think of all the different images you could turn into candy. THEN... think of all the different occasions you could use said candy! You've got party favors for your next, oh, ten parties covered with these bad boys.… Continue Reading
While kids are in a candy-induced coma, take inventory of their haul and see if they have what it takes to make these delicious post-Halloween treats that everyone can… Continue Reading
This kitchen was dark and dated until Knight Remodeling took it under its wing. Even though it had natural wood cabinets before, they added no warmth. Although I know people who yearn for a window above their sink, it too seems lacking--especially… Continue Reading
We're rounding out this months soup series by shining the spotlight on the mighty yellow eared giant, corn.
This dish is super simple to prepare, a true one pot wonder that you can dress up or down to taste and never fails to impress at potlucks and dinner… Continue Reading
When I first ran across this how-to on The Burlap Bag, I stopped dead in my tracks, years of struggling to peel/de-seed/eat a pomegranate flooding back to my mind as a giant swooshing sound filled my ears. HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS TECHNIQUE BEFORE NOW?!… Continue Reading
This weekend was the annual Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis/St. Paul where people dress and make up like Zombies and party like it's the apocalypse. An event for hardcore Zombie lovers, to be sure. For the rest of us who celebrate the undead in more restrained way, here are ten crafts and treats to… Continue Reading
As the days get shorter and the nights cooler I find myself pulling out my favorite soup recipes, partly because nothing heralds in cooler weather better than homemade soup.
Here is my Bean, Bacon and Tomato Soup recipe, hearty and wholesome and great for a family night in or entertaining around the fire… Continue Reading