Monthly Archives: September 2010

Coconut-orange cashew rice

We went to Hilary and Matt’s the other night to watch Georgia play (and lose miserably to) Mississippi State. The game was horrendous, but the food and company were fantastic. I was particularly fond of this rice. I think you … Continue reading

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Sundried tomato pasta salad

This weekend was the National Book Festival, and The Pioneer Woman was one of the many exciting writers in attendance. Sadly, I was kind of late to her talk because I was helping these women who couldn’t figure out how … Continue reading

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Decades of fashion

I made some lemon bars this weekend, but they didn’t turn out quite right. I will post photos and a recipe for some yummy pasta salad tomorrow, though. In the meantime: It turns out my eye shadow is stuck in … Continue reading

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Blue cheese creamed corn

It’s officially fall. And while I know fall is like, everyone’s favorite season, I’m not excited. Sure, I love coats and boots. And leaves are pretty. But I prefer flip flops, sunny beach days, fireworks and watermelon. It is in … Continue reading

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The oatmeal that will change your life

When someone who served as a judge for Iron Chef America’s Battle Oatmeal sends you a link to a recipe and says “This oatmeal will change your life,” you should believe him. This oatmeal is spicy, fruity and wondrous. The … Continue reading

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Chocolate-peanut butter cake

Imagine moist, chocolatey cake, enveloped in fluffy peanut butter-cream cheese frosting and topped with a layer of peanutty chocolate ganache. It’s like what would happen if a peanut butter cup accidentally wandered through some radioactive ooze. It’s a teenage mutant … Continue reading

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How to frost a cake

So you bake a lovely, moist cake. And you whip up some fabulous frosting that is a different color. And then you realize — I have no idea how to combine these items without it becoming a big mess. Don’t … Continue reading

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Rigatoni alla Norma

This recipe came from Runner’s World magazine. Now that you’ve laughed so hard you fell out of your chair, please pick yourself up again so we can continue. (If you’re wondering why that’s funny… well, let’s just say I am … Continue reading

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Thoughts on mise en place

So, apparently I’m not a horrible person after all. I recently mentioned mise en place — the technique of prepping all your ingredients before you start cooking. It was only then that I realized that not only is that a … Continue reading

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Peppermint brownies

This is another tailgating favorite — and a go-to when I need to make something but don’t have much time. If you keep a few boxes of brownie mix and a bag of York peppermint patties (or a few Symphony … Continue reading

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