Chocolate Bark for Your Valentine

It doesn’t say so on the calendar but I am pretty sure that February 14 is National Chocolate Eating Day. You might prefer a big green salad or slab of salmon for your sweetie but I bet most people will be looking around in the kitchen for a chocolate cupcake, cake, cookies, or candy. My […]

Frittata Deconstructed

Toby’s son, my young friend Tres, who sometimes eats breakfast here, thought up this dish one morning recently. He is actually a pretty good cook in his own right, and often makes breakfast for us when he is here, though he just described this dish to me, and I cooked it. Gosh, it was good. […]

Panna Cotta Is Milk Jello

All those milky, eggy, usually sweetened, custards and puddings like crème caramel and flan, and panna cotta which is the one with no eggs, usually scare the daylights out of me to make and unmold. I love to eat them when someone else makes them, and I know I just ought to get over it. […]

Mincemeat Cookies for Holiday Treat

A bin of reduced-price packaged condensed mincemeat made by Nonesuch caught the attention of both Sheila Cookson of Brewer and me. Sheila wrote, “I remembered a delicious bar I used to make using condensed mincemeat and a can of tomato soup. I used to stock up on the mincemeat as it was only this time […]