Real Waffle Iron

I don’t care for wet bread – pancakes, bread pudding, stuffing – not my thing. I DO like crispy bread stuff, waffles at the top of the list as far as breakfast choices go, but I haven’t wanted to add yet another bulky item to my kitchen. Then I saw what an old-school waffle iron…

Ice Cream Toast

The only thing to know about ice cream toast is that it requires vanilla sugar. To make vanilla sugar slice a vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape the seeds with the back of a spoon and mix well with good quality sugar. The beans will be sticky and hard to incorporate while wet, and I like to…

Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

I really need to figure out a good cornbread from corn flour recipe – it’s getting embarrassing that I use a Jiffy box – but I employ this recipe so seldom that it does make sense to just get a $0.69 box rather than keep masa in the back of my cupboards – but I…

Roasted Garlic

Raw garlic is not my favorite thing, and I didn’t want to have to saute some special for the mashed potatoes so I decided to roast off a few heads.┬áRoasting garlic mellows the flavor, so you will be able to use more of it in your dish. It is also much easier to puree when…

Braised Beef Sammy

Leftovers are the best – they cook quick and a little creativity is all it takes to make it a meal. Last night we had a chuck roast I braised in a savory liquid comprised of stuff I had in the fridge – vegan worcestershire, real-brewed shoyu and veggie Better Than Bouillon. About two and…