Building a better cookie

2 Sep

My friend Lee sent me a couple fantastic articles by J. Kenji López-Alt over at Serious Eats: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies The first is a lengthy article describing what each ingredient actually does in a chocolate chip cookie. Slight alterations in each ingredient can make a […]

In pursuit of the ‘Dutch Baby’

29 Jul

Dutch Baby attempt 3 enjoyment

My friend Mike first introduced me to this dish at The Original Pancake House. On their menu it is called a Dutch Baby, but I’ve also seen it in recipes as a German Pancake. Ever since he discovered them he’s been ordering one every time we go out to eat there, and more recently making […]

Lentils w/rice, onion & tomato

8 Jul

Lentils w/rice, onion & tomato

This a very easy meal I’ve been making for myself lately. I’ll cook up a big batch on Sunday and have it for dinner most of the week. It’s awesome because it’s dirt cheap, easy, and you can eat a ton of it while feeling satisfied by never lethargic. Ingredients: 1 pound lentils 1 can […]

Irish Soda Bread

25 Mar

Last weekend I was looking for something Irish to eat for the holiday and I came across this recipe on Simply Recipies. I think it turned out very well, but I think my cup of flour wasn’t nearly the same amount of stuff as her cup of flour because my dough just didn’t want to […]

Tuscan Salmon

14 Mar

I consider something like this to be a dish reserved for special occasions. I’m a little late in posting this because I actually made this with Melanie for Valentine’s Day. The most time consuming part by far was reducing the wine sauce, but I think it was well worth it. I’m feeling a bit lazy […]

Country Style Steak

6 Feb

Country Style Steak

After watching the cube steak episode of ‘Good Eats’, I was inspired to try Alton’s recipe for country style steak. My method was exactly the same as his, but I changed the ingredient list a bit to suit my tastes and current pantry. Ingredients: 1 1/2 pound bottom round steak 1 bottle of ale (Red […]

Drawing – Jennifer Love Hewitt

22 Nov

Drawing – Jennifer Love Hewitt

I just bought a new scanner today. I needed one because it was becoming very sad being reduced to taking digital photographs of my latest artwork and then using Photoshop to edit them sufficiently that they didn’t look like garbage. So, I broke down and bought this Cannon CanoScan LiDE25 from amazon. It was pretty […]

Drawing – Yoruichi

20 Nov

Drawing – Yoruichi

Its been entirely too long since I seriously drew. This is mostly a remake of an older sketch I did a couple years ago. I’ve since learned what legs should mostly look like, that women look weird without proper hips, and that I still suck at drawing hands… As usual, any feedback would be appreciated.

Snow storm today…

13 Oct

Snow storm today…

We had a little adventure last night in the Buffalo, NY area. Its October 13th, and we got 22 inches of snow last night. Even for Buffalo that’s a record. The most snow we’ve ever gotten in an October storm before was 6 inches in the early 1900’s. It was a very wet snow that […]

Baked Beans

16 Jul

Baked Beans

I was inspired to make this dish when my Dad told me that he wanted to make some spare ribs. I thought nothing could go better with a hearty meal like that than some sweet and spicy baked beans. You can find Alton Brown’s origional recipie here. Ingredients: 1 pound dried Great Northern beans 1/3 […]