Weekend Cooking: Pavlova

While perusing Table of Contents, a cookbook filled with recipes and anecdotes from authors,  I became fixated on one of Sara Gruen’s (Water for Elephants, 2007) contributions:  Merran Neville’s Pavlova.  From the ingredients, I deduced Pavlova was a dessert but beyond that, I was mystified. After a bit of research, I learned that Pavlova is […]

Weekend Cooking: 2010 Baking Marathon

This weekend, I’m participating in Beth Fish Read’s Weekend Cooking Challenge. You’ll find the Sugar Cookie recipe at the end of this post. My sister hosted me in her home and kitchen this weekend for our first annual Christmas Cookie Bake-athon.  We had so much fun baking, chatting, and teasing each other.  I grumbled about her […]

Weekend Cooking: Pepper Steak

I spent the entire day in the kitchen preparing meals for the month (again!) and wanted to share a particularly easy and yummy recipe with you as part of Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking Challenge.  A few weeks back, a spiral-bound cookbook caught my eye at a tag sale, and I snapped it (and two […]