Got lots of egg whites left over? Make this self frosting angel food cake. 6 egg whites at room temperature 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar 1/2 cup sifted cake flour 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp almond extract 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1- Preheat oven to [...]
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2 cups quick-cooking oats, pulsed slightly in food processor 1/4 cup sweetener (dry — like sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, sucanat, etc.) 1/2 cup powdered (dry nonfat) milk 1 tablespoon cinnamon Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container or bag.
I was recently looking for a healthier version of taquitos only to be reminded that flautas are baked versions of the deep fried taquitos. I miss the taquitos I love so much when I was working in Glendale and drove over to co-worker’s little favorite Mexican restaurant in Burbank. I got to eat there my [...]
4 cups heavy cream or 4 cups of half-and-half 1/2 cup sugar 2 pinch salt 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 egg yolk 1) Preheat oven to 350 degree & line bottom of a large baking pan with a damp kitchen cloth. 2) Bring a large pot of water to boil. 3) Beat yolk, vanilla extract, [...]
Adapted from Curiously Ravenous I saw a bag of small pickles, 8 for 99 cents. Since cucumbers are pretty pricey these days, thought I would try out these pickles and see what they were like. Luckily, I also saw Curiously Ravenous’ recipe for sweet wasabi pickles earlier this week. These turned out great and were [...]
Adapted from Cooks Illustrated Recipe INGREDIENTS 2 medium cucumber , peeled, halved lengthwise, and seeded 1cup plain whole-milk yogurt , Greek or Greek-style or see note 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4-8 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves and/or dill leaves 2 small garlic clove , minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 1/2 teaspoon) INSTRUCTIONS Coarsely shred the cucumber in [...]
Fresh heavy cream and 1 mason jar (1 cup size) is all you need. Oh yeah, and some shaking action. A while back I was looking into how butter was made and what the fat content difference was between whole milk, skim milk, butter milk, heavy cream and half and half. Lo and behold, I [...]
I’m leaving LA. And back in December, Jon Jackson found a really classy way to say goodbye to LA when he left for NYC. He did it with five 10 x 23 foot billboards. Now everyone who knows me really well has heard me rant about my dislike for the city of Angels. But [...]
I was in Old Town Pasadena yesterday afternoon and walked into an Art+Design Open Market where I saw and purchased this print from Joey Chou. Can’t wait til I get this framed!
Fischli & Weiss Mural on office building in Zurich-Oerlikon.