Weekend Cooking: Cookbooks for Christmas

In addition to several other great gifts, I received two visually stimulating cookbooks for Christmas.  Both cookbooks are filled with stunning photographs of ingredients, preparation methods, and finished meals–I can’t wait to get cooking! The first cookbook, A Year of Pies by Ashley English of Small Measure, was an early gift from Anthony.  While away […]

Weekend Cooking: Minny’s Chocolate Pie

While reading or listening to books, I frequently find myself interested in trying the foods that the authors describe.  The first recipe I remember wanting to try was from the Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  If memory serves, there was some kind of maple syrup and snow candy, and I was […]

Weekend Cooking: Chef Anne Burrell’s Bucatini all’Amatriciana

When it’s time for a family party, I’m usually assigned the role of “soda girl”, a task requiring little more than making my way through the aisles of the grocery store, loading a cart with assorted 2-liter bottles.  Honestly, this is for the best, as even my most casual acquaintances know that cooking is not […]