Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

TweetPumpkin Bread recipe video (scroll down for printable recipe) I copied this pumpkin bread recipe down from my great-granny Craven when I was about 16 years old. The first time I made it, it was to take to my boyfriend’s mom whom we were going to visit for Thanksgiving in Chicago. I baked it, wrapped […]

My Thanksgiving Me..

How to Roast a Turkey

TweetThanksgiving 2014 I admit we ordered the entire thing from Central Market. It was pretty good. Honestly, it didn’t feel that much easier than just making a very simple Thanksgiving menu myself, what with all the heating and reheating and special turkey bags and reading instructions and everything, but at the time, Flint was only […]

Chorizo Cornbread ..

chorizo cornbread dressing

TweetChorizo cornbread dressing video (scroll down for printable recipe) I guess it was two years ago now that I came up with this variation on my grandma’s cornbread dressing recipe. I say “variation” but it’s so far from her recipe that it really should be in a class of its own. This is a very […]

Dutch Baby Pancake

dutch baby pancake recipe

TweetDutch Baby Pancake Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I do not think there is anything truly Dutch about a Dutch baby pancake, but it is similar to the German pfannkuchen. Basically it’s a giant popover, baked in a skillet, with eggs being the only leavening. When done correctly, a Dutch baby is a marvelous sight […]

I’m On OWN!

I’m On OWN!

TweetI did a couple of spots recently for the Oprah Winfrey Network’s YouTube channel. I guess they think I’m some kind of entertainment expert! Take a look: Entertaining people you don’t know well #1 rule to being a good guest I think they turned out pretty cute. And the best part, when I was at […]

Mashed Potato Waff..

mashed potato waffles

TweetMashed Potato Waffles Video (scroll down for recipe) One of the best ideas ever. Mashed potato waffles made with leftover mashed potatoes! They get incredibly crispy on the outside, while being soft and creamy inside from the potatoes, cheese and sour cream. Add bacon bits or chives to the batter if you like, or just sprinkle them […]

Ginger Fried Chick..

Ginger Fried Chicken

TweetGinger Fried Chicken Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I ordered ginger fried chicken at a restaurant in Hawaii and I’ve thought about it ever since. It’s so simple to make. Marinate chunks of boneless chicken (skinless or skin-on, whichever your preference) in lots of ginger, garlic, soy sauce and a little vinegar then dredge […]

Homemade Marshmall..

homemade marshmallow recipe

TweetHomemade Marshmallows video (scroll down for printable recipe) Homemade marshmallows are SO EASY. Like, really really really easy. As long as you have a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and a thermometer (see link at the bottom for the one I use) you, too, can make marshmallows at home to put on top of your […]

How to Stock a Pan..

how to stock a pantry

TweetAlthough the subject of how to stock a pantry is covered in depth in an entire chapter of my Learn to Cook book (ahem, makes a great gift!) I hadn’t yet made a video about it. So here it is: how to stock a pantry. This is just the bare-bones beginner-level pantry: what I think are the most […]