Fresh Mint Ice Cream freakin’ ROCKS!

Seriously, David Lebovitz – I salute you. You taught me to temper chocolate, to candy ginger – and now, HUZZAH – to make homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. *swoon* This week the mint surprised us by just showing up, … Continue reading

Forget it. You won’t like these. Nuh Uh. Not ONE bit.

Two Words: HOMEMADE. MARSHMALLOWS.   E and I both agree that you won’t like these. Not one bit. Nope. Nuh uh.   This morning, while the babies took their nap, E and I decided to make marshmallows. We thought they’d be … Continue reading

…It’s kinda like the Jewish Halloween

Tonight is the beginning of Purim – a holiday that I often describe as kinda like the Jewish Halloween. We dress in costumes, eat junk food, gather in groups to hear a story being read aloud and shake noise makers. Picture … Continue reading


Can you hear me _quite literally_ JUMPING around the kitchen yelling “WE DID IT!” YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! I’ve been doing A.LOT. of rather intense research about why my chocolate hasn’t maintained its shine. Turns out chocolate needs TWO things to be shiny – it … Continue reading

Two words: Sea Salt

Two more words: FREAKIN’ AWESOME. Alternate title: How do you make Chocolate Dipped Jalapeño Bites even better? Sea Salt. A teeny tiny little sprinkling of Sea Salt atop each little bite of spicy joy elevates these little treats from “GOOD” to “OH MY … Continue reading

Standing at the kitchen sink, crying

Yeah. It’s been a shit day. I feel like just about everything I touched today turned out horribly horribly wrong. I messed up the candied orange peels (they really shouldn’t look like they’re tempura battered). I don’t know what the … Continue reading

Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc and a STELLAR Dessert

I learned how to make a Beurre Blanc tonight. It’s an onion/shallot, white wine, lemon juice reduction that’s got a CRAP load of butter mixed in at the end. I served it over homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli. That sauce is … Continue reading