Food Blog of the Day Archive

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January 28, 2011
Lunch at Sixpoint
Unlike soups or stews, risotto is one of those dishes that doesn’t really reheat gracefully. There was nothing appealing about these leftover containers of pale orange glop. Tip two: the Italians have a trick for this stuff. And it’s a crowd-pleaser with a crispy, greasy crust.
January 27, 2011
The Merry Gourmet
So let’s talk cookies. Not salads and whole grains and lean meats. Cookies. We can still eat cookies, you know, even though it’s January. One or two won’t hurt. Everything in moderation.
January 26, 2011
Magpie's Recipes
Winter is the time for boozy desserts and while I am not a huge fan of the rum soaked fruit cake, I do like a little liqueur in my desserts. Remember my recent cocktail cupcake fascination? Lately I have been playing around with the idea of Macarons flavored with sweet dessert wine, Tequila, Grand Mariner, Chocolate Liqueurs .. to create macaron margaritas, macaron mojitos and other mactails!
December 5, 2010
I love to have this cider during a cold day, and it usually starts around Thanksgiving. My sister in-law introduced me to this and that is when I fell in love with it.
December 4, 2010
Them Apples
It’s not really a recipe, as such…it’s more of a chemistry experiment that involves taking something a bit bland and mediocre, adding some other stuff to it and miraculously transforming it into something that’s way better than the sum of it’s parts.
December 4, 2010
December 3, 2010
Good Life Eats
I love vanilla! I don’t think there are many baking recipes that I make that don’t include it in some form. Vanilla extract and vanilla beans are such essential items in your Holiday Baking Spice Cabinet.
December 3, 2010
December 2, 2010
Crispy Waffle
I know this is a crazy thing for a food blogger to say, but it explains why I had never previously tried making Parisian macarons, the tiny almond flour and meringue cookies that sandwich a filling of custard, jam or buttercream.
December 1, 2010
Apples & Almonds
It was my birthday this week and I got some excellent presents. A Chasseur cast-iron pot, the Julia Child cookbooks and a set of knives were the main ones. I feel so spoilt! I've been trying to cook things in my new pot and chop lots of things with my new knives and I'm in heaven.
November 30, 2010
Scandi Foodie
It's not the first time I eat something in a restaurant and instantly think "how can I recreate this at home?". In fact, this happens to me most of the time if I'm having something that is really nice, but at least seemingly easy to make at home. I had one of these moments after having the Burnt Orange Cafe's walnut bread with avocado, and I couldn't wait to try making my version of it.
November 29, 2010
Mashed potatoes are usually a safe bet and these Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes are unbelievably fluffy and creamy. They’re also the perfect recipe to make with your kids.
November 29, 2010
November 28, 2010
What's Cookin, Chicago?
Who knew squash could taste so good?! I tend to stick to certain kinds of squash this time of year including butternut, spaghetti and kabocha squash but I've been inspired to venture out and try other types such as acorn, delicata and hubbard this fall season.
November 27, 2010
Hungry Texan
I feel like I'm always looking for new ways to use random things taking up space in the fridge. Somehow when I'm at the store I forget that I'm not feeding an army and that Hank and I can only eat three times a day (much to our dismay), so we always seem to have different things accumulate.
November 26, 2010
I’m about to tell you something that you probably don’t want to hear. Cover your ears eyes if you can’t handle disappointment. Ready? I don’t like pumpkin pie!
November 25, 2010
November 25, 2010
Smells Like Home
Given the choice of pumpkin pie or apple pie, I always choose apple. Always. It’s almost as if there is no need to make a choice. Pumpkin pie to me is just meh. But apple pie…how could you not love it?
November 24, 2010