23 June, 2009
I blame my Auntie Donna. Lovingly, of course. She came to visit this past Friday for Patrick’s graduation.
When my mother threw some tasty looking steaks onto the grill, she quietly slipped out of the house and picked up some spicy black bean burgers from the grocery store.
Apparently, she hasn’t eaten beef or pork in years. Sticks mainly to chicken and seafood, and didn’t want to have a dinner of rice and vegetable medley.
She grilled up two of the four patties and enjoyed them at the table with us. Later that evening, her and my grandmother left to head back to Maryland. The remaining two patties were my lunch on Saturday and suddenly the container of black beans in my fridge became fodder for creating my own spicy black bean burgers. Read the rest of this entry »
30 November, 2008
All the Thanksgiving fuss has finally died down and that means I’ve (finally!) uploaded some photos.
In the last week I have not only eaten yet another turkey day meal that was lovingly cooked by my mother, but also prepared one of my own! That makes it two years in a row that I’ve roasted a big ol’ turkey breast and prepared assorted sides in a Townhouse kitchen. Rowan University students: It can be done!
- Momma Jones was kind enough buy me a 7 lb. turkey breast and share some of her spare sweet potatoes when I was home for the Jones Thanksgiving a few weeks ago.
- A friend of mine surprised me by completing our “Help! I have to cook today and need things! Give me a ride!?” shopping trip by paying for the cheeses for the mac and cheese and dessert fixins’.
- And my roommate Maggie and her friend Dandy were kind enough to pick up some sparkling pomegranate apple cider to whet our whistles and cranberry sauce.
The lesson here? Make time to cook for your family and friends, and you shall be rewarded time and again. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »
19 November, 2008
Two weekends ago The Whit’s office got a new coat of paint… or paints. We painted most of the room a beige called “Westward Ho” and used “Red Velvet Cake” as our accent color for one and one-third or so of another wall. Needless to say, the rich velvety red inspired me to bake after I got over the shock of seeing it all over my shoes.
I meant to bake these cupcakes last week, to up the already tangible WOW factor in the office and treat the newspaper’s staff. The November slump has hit them too, and I’m hoping the baked goods will be a pick me up. Unfortunately, my work load was not conducive to a leisurely Tuesday afternoon in the kitchen last week. Luckily, this afternoon was. Photos aplenty, along with the recipe, await you after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »
15 November, 2008
This weekend I traveled home for Jones Thanksgiving. I call it that because for the past few years, my mother has insisted that we have it a few weeks early to spare relatives the holiday traffic.
Read on for a photo gallery! Read the rest of this entry »
26 October, 2008
I made another babka yesterday and took lots of photos to make up for my initial lack of them. I even borrowed my roommate’s camera to get better photos than usual.
Due to a temporary lack of a real camera, most of the photos on here – save the apple cake ones – have been taken with my cell phone.
I’m supposed to be getting one of these for my birthday on Nov. 3 (hint, hint), which is what I took the apple cake photo with. Expect lots of food porn in November.
By the way, the actual recipe I followed is in the previous post.
Now, without further adieu, a babka tale through photos! Read the rest of this entry »