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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 […]

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 […]

Grilled Pizza – version 2

22 Jun

Grilled Pizza – version 2

I got the idea for this pizza from a co-worker who said he’s done this in a conventional oven. If you’ve read the previous entry on grilled pizza much of this will look familiar… Ingredients: 1 ball of frozen pizza dough Olive oil BBQ sauce Mozzerella cheese 2 Chicken breasts 2 bell peppers 1 large […]

Grilled Pizza – version 1

18 May

Grilled Pizza – version 1

My last college roommate, Dan, showed me a cooking show called ‘The Surreal Gourmet‘. Among other crazy things I saw this man cook salmon in a dishwasher. The host also grilled pizza in one episode… that’s right, grilled pizza. I thought he was crazy at first, but after trying it myself I have to say […]

Pot stickers

18 Apr

Pot stickers

The wonton wrapper is a rarely used item in the supermarket, but just by making this dish I see endless possibility within view. Any combination of meat and finely diced vegetation can be wrapped up in this device. It can then be steamed, seared, boiled, or broiled… truly a multi-tasker. Inspiration for this is a […]