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Banana Waffles

After wanting one for about 3 years…I finally bought my own waffle maker. It’s actually a waffle iron/panini press/grill in one with exchangeable plates. I got it on black friday for 10 bucks. I took the new toy for a test drive with the banana walnut waffles from V’con, minus the walnuts. These were waffley [...]

Penne a la Vodka

I got all my ingredients out on the counter tonight, and proceeded to make the penne a la vodka from V’con. Just as I’d begun simmering the sauce, my other half walked into the kitchen and saw the handle on the counter…six shots later, dinner was ready. While this certainly wasn’t bad, it was missing [...]

Pistachio Encrusted Tofu

Last week, we went out for our two year anniversary and had a delicious and expensive dinner at a restaurant/lounge in New Haven. When the waitress rattled off the specials of the evening, one was a pistachio encrusted tilapia, and that gave me an idea. Pistachio crusted tofu of course! The only real issue with [...]

Jelly Cupcakes

These were the first cupcakes I’ve ever made…seriously, so I was pretty concerned about how they’d come out. I should never have feared. I got the Jelly Cupcake recipe from V’con, and chose that one for a couple reasons…1. It looked quick and easy, 2. It reminds me of Chanukah time Jelly donuts, and with [...]

Asian Crustless Quiche

This meal was doomed. It tasted really good, and was a great way to use up some leftovers on shopping night, but it was definitely doomed. I chopped up a bunch of leftover bok choy, along with a handful of mushrooms, and added to it milk, eggs, hot Asian chili paste, five spice powder, and [...]

Cranberry Cabbage and Poached Eggplant with Korean Hot Sauce

I always want to cook exciting ethnic food that neither looks nor tastes like anything I’ve ever had before, the only problem, is that sometimes it doesn’t taste nearly as exciting as it sounds. None of the food tonight was bad, but it wasn’t earth shattering either. To be perfectly honest, it was a bit [...]

Stuffed Mushrooms and Green Curry

For some reason I’ve had NO appetitive the last couple days. Throughout the day I have less than zero desire to eat, and when I force myself to do so, I can only choke down a few bites before feeling like I am about to explode. Considering I usually eat enough for two…this is VERY [...]

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings…de-constructed

I gave the steamed vegetable dumplings from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian a shot tonight, and remembered why I’m not huge on most dumplings. I love those thick white dim sum buns filled with sweet bean paste, but dumplings…not so much. I’ve always thought they were kind of bland and gummy, and these were no different. [...]

Beer Brats and Garlic-Stuffed Potatoes

The recipe for the brats came from Yellow Rose Recipes, and the idea to top them with onions and peppers is from B36 Kitchen. The sausages were o.k….I’ve made and eaten better. To be honest these were rather bready and bland, things I should have thought of during the mixing process because I could have [...]

BBQ stir fry

Frankly I don’t remember what went into this. If you see it…it’s there. The pale yellow stuff is chili oil packed bamboo and I know I served it over soba noodles. I started things off with some preserved garlic and ginger in peanut oil, and added shoyu, mirin, and roasted red chili paste and honey [...]