Archive for the 'Breads' Category

Playing with homemade pizza dough

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I lightened up the rules of culinary rigidity today and went a bit crazy making pizza dough. The sort of pizza dough that would make an Italian look at me in despair. This current batch has a hefty scoop of garlic powder and of onion powder added to it. I figured I may as well [...]

Making Homemade Bread Whole Grain

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I’m glad I was able to inspire some of you into wanting to make bread. Now that I’ve reacquainted myself with the bread recipe, I’ve been tweaking it a bit by tossing more into it. I substituted a fraction of the flour (30 g) for whole wheat flour. I also cast an eye about my [...]

Ricotta Fritters- Savory and Sweet

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Yea- one culinary challenge crossed off the list! The last two days have been preoccupied with making homemade ricotta following the procedure outlined at Becks & Posh. It’s so easy and rewarding! The ricotta is almost sweet tasting on its own. I’ve made all my batches with whole milk, and am now going to try [...]

Apple Spice Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Last night I went to bed hungry and dreaming of apple spice pancakes. I loved how well my apple spice muffins turned out and wondered about using a similar apple technique of grating the fruit into pancake batter. Waking up this morning to windows streaming in cold winter sun, I set about to looking up [...]

Mini Apple Spice Muffins

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

I recently found myself craving cute little muffins? which is really no new desire in my book. The odd part was I really wanted apple muffins. I’ve always claimed to not be into cooked apples. I’ve only appreciated apple pie with Sweets’ offered bites. This lack of desire over cooked apples would perplex my German [...]

Bagel Dogs

Friday, August 19th, 2005

I did a fair amount of babysitting growing up. My two younger brothers are 10 and 8 years younger than me, so they gave me good training for keeping my ground with little boys. Once the word got out that I wasn’t afraid of babysitting little boys, even multiples of them, I found myself with [...]

Mini Bagels

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Making mini portions of a recipe is such a fun little trick! You feel like you’re being good by having a smaller portion, when in actuality you probably eat three times as much, because little food items are sooo scrumptiously cute. Bagels are a fun item to make small because then they seem similar to [...]

Tea Time Scones

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

This recipe is courtesy of one of my favorite recipebooks organized by my Mom, at Willamette University. I have the great fortune of having a mother who is a wonderful cook, and who has also accomplished the task of creating a community cookbook with her co-workers at Willamette University titled Culinary Delights and Bearcat Bites. [...]

Lemon Zucchini Pizza

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Occasionally I find myself propelled to exclaim outloud which food items I could LIVE on?  ”I could live on nothing but zucchini!” I exuberantly shouted after tasting this pizza. Layered on a bed of creamy mild goat cheese, this zucchini pizza reminds the mouth of warm sunny days and hints at the need for Snake [...]

Cilantro Chili Pizza

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Weary and tired, Sweets and I dragged our jet-lagged bodies into our rental car, and headed up the coast line to Hilo to eat up time before we could collapse in the vacation house we had rented. The ten hour flight did not lend itself to a full night’s sleep, which only contributed to us [...]