Bye Bye, Silicone Bakeware

I received the America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book for Christmas this year, and while leafing through it, I came across the “10 Baking Gadgets You Don’t Need.” First on the list was “silicone bakeware.” What? Are you kidding? Nothing sticks to it! And … well ok, I’ll bite. Why not? “In our testing, we found … [Read more…]

Om Nom Cornbread

I love Jiffy brand cornbread mix. I like to keep a few boxes on hand at all times. It’s great with soups, chili, stew – most hearty American meal-in-a-bowl foods can benefit from a side of cornbread. It’s probably too sweet for some tastes, but I like a sweeter cornbread. (Hey, I never said I was … [Read more…]

DIY syrups!

I’ve seriously been neglecting this blog, apparently. I started a new one, which you may find amusing: Anyway, I made some syrups because I remembered helping my Mom making pancake syrup when I was a kid, and for the life of me I couldn’t remember why I wasn’t doing that. Sure, it’s not “real” … [Read more…]

Spicy Garlic Wing Sauce

Alas, I have no picture to go along with this post. Maybe some other time when I make them I’ll add one. I stole this recipe wholesale from Gourmeted, and didn’t alter it a bit – and let me tell ya, it has quite a kick. SPICY GARLIC WING SAUCE: 1 cup Frank’s cayenne pepper … [Read more…]

Black Bean Soup

I’d have to say this is one of my favorite new (to me) recipes. I found it on Food Network’s site, and you can too. I left out the ketchup and halved the Worcestershire sauce, just because the last time I thought those flavors were a little overpowering. I also ditched the cilantro because I … [Read more…]