Have you ever spent months, years even, trying to replicate a recipe from a favorite restaurant? I’ve been trying to perfect this chopped salad since the day I first tasted it at my beloved red-sauce Italian joint in L.A., and I’m proud to say I think I finally nailed it. (Sans the red checkered tablecloths.) …Continue reading at The Kitchn
Have you ever had an ‘oh-my-God, who have I become’ moment followed just as quickly by an ‘I wouldn’t change my life for second’ moment? As Walt and our buddy Matt bolted out the door the other night headed to an Allman Brothers concert, I jumped up to intercept them in the kitchen: “Guys, do y’all have some snacks packed? Do you need me to make something really quick? You’re going to be boozing and there won’t to be any decent food!” As I quickly loaded up a Tupperware filled with pulled pork wraps and chicken salad sandwiches, I couldn’t help but acknowledge the difference ten years can make in a girl’s life. [click to read more...]
When Sister Schubert’s Parker House rolls appeared in grocery stores everywhere, busy cooks around the country rejoiced. Even the most seasoned bakers had to admit that hers were as good, if not better, than most homemade… Continue reading at The Kitchn
It happened, y’all. I turned the dirty thirty! And despite a strange new interest in wrinkle creams, I’m feeling pretty damn good.
Walt managed to throw one doozy of a surprise party — his request to guests was to bring more food than I could imagine, and boy didn’t disappoint. A sampling of the goods included cranberry chicken salad, shrimp cocktail, stuffed red peppers, Knorr spinach dip, baked spinach artichoke dip, feta dip, pulled pork roll-ups, brisket-bacon burgers, baked beans, brussels sprouts, Papa John’s pizza, Funfetti cupcakes, and Alon’s Bakery Midnight Cake! Holy moly, I’m popping out of my skinny jeans!
I think this epic animated E-Card from my mother adequately sums the day — and my life — up. Seriously y’all, this is one to watch! (It’s a gastrotastrophe!!!)
Image source: Blue Mountain Cards
As a Southerner I know I’m supposed to pledge a certain allegiance to bacon, but I have to admit the “bacon-makes-everything-better” trend had me rolling my eyes after the first month or so. (And that was five years ago!) Then I made this sweet and savory bacon jam, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t want to slather it on everything from breakfast sandwiches to cupcakes. Yep, I turned into “that” girl… Continue reading at The Kitchn