2019 Goals - Week 2

2019 Goals Recap – Week #2

Saturday was eaten up by traveling and lots of family time when we visited my parents, so I went for something pretty simple today — Baked brie with a grape chutney. I found the recipe in a Costco magazine we get delivered and said, “Hey, that looks good.” And then I said, “Oh, and I’ve never baked brie.” Perfect.

2019 Goals - Week #1

2019 Goals Recap – Week #1

This Week’s Key Lesson — Read the directions, re-read the directions, and then re-re-read them. You probably missed a thing. Or three. So here’s how it was supposed to look: And here’s how it came out: What did I miss? Chocolate Ganache – I should have let the melted chocolate cool for a minute before adding the cream. It became …

Roasted Green Chiles

If you can put my Anglo last name out of your mind for a minute (it’s complicated), I descend from a long line of Spanish colonists that settled in New Mexico and intermixed with the local Native Americans. There’s some fascinating heritage there that could fill books (and it has), but the reason for my telling you about it right now is …

Cookin’ Burgers

Try as I might, I’m having a hard time finding something engaging to talk about today. Must be the heat. I thought I would share a cookbook based on a cartoon: The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book  Not only are the three recipes we’ve tried so far delicious and unique, but the writers have imparted their senses of humor onto the text. …

Busy Day

Lots of preparing for tomorrow’s Fourth of July festivities. Finally settling down for the evening and watching the final episode of GLOW. What a great show. As a child of the 80s, every aspect perfectly captures the look and feel of a time that looms large in my memory banks. Even if you don’t have the same twinge of nostalgia, …