I know this might be a bit premature, but I feel it only fair to give you enough time to cook a bigger turkey. Because you’re going to want leftovers. So you can make this Tetrazzini. [Read more...]
Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Do you have your menu set yet? Know what you’re bringing to Mom’s? No? Have no fear, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Thanksgiving sides, appetizers, and desserts to go with your turkey. I’ve got you covered. Here we go! [Read more...]
If there’s a holiday that makes me feel warm and happy and nostalgic, it’s Thanksgiving. I feel about Thanksgiving the way that most people reserve for Christmas. Some of my happiest childhood memories revolve around Thanksgiving. Because of the food, yes. And because of big parties with family and friends, of course. But mostly, I really love Thanksgiving because of the time that I get to spend with my dad in the kitchen, helping him cook. [Read more...]
The things I do for you guys. I have made this pudding three times now, just to really make sure it’s as good as it was the first time. I experimented with different milks, different thickeners, different chocolate. And I ate a lot of pudding. All for you, my loyal readers. To give you the best pudding experience possible. I’ve martyred myself for you on the altar of chocolate pudding. My boys also played their parts by eating some pudding, but really, I took the brunt of that task.
Those things happen to everyone who attempts to cook, whether they’re a pro or a novice. Sometimes even more often when you’re an experienced cook, because you get daring and excitable. Now I don’t consider myself a pro, but daring and excitable? Check, check. Mostly just excitable. Sometimes I get ideas that I think will be the best thing ever, but turn out, in reality, to be the okayest thing ever. After many years of this kind of thing happening in my kitchen, I sometimes get a little foresight as this is happening. It usually happens when I keep thinking, “And what if I add…?” And I keep repeating that thought one too many times. I know I’m going overboard but I just. can’t. stop. [Read more...]