In search of the real margarita

I'm a mojito girl. After my UP Law class held a reunion / testimonial dinner a year and a half ago, in some of the photos that came out on Facebook, I was referred to as "that ... »


Laura’s baked oysters a la Rockefeller

It is said that Antoine Alciatore, the creator of the original Oysters Rockefeller recipe and founder of Antoine's in New Orleans, took his secret to his grave. The chefs at ... »


Fully loaded mac and cheese

Mac and cheese isn't exactly the most exciting pasta dish in the world. But it's simple to prepare and serving it isn't fussy at all. Serve in a single platter or in ... »


Scrapple (Pennsylvania Dutch pon haus)

Long time readers know my penchant for making broth from scrap bones which are sold very cheaply in the supermarket. When I get lucky, these scrap bones contain a substantial ... »


Cheesesteak sandwich

On a visit to a cousin's house where Speedy and I were wined (with great Brie cheese) and dined (risotto, grilled fish and grilled lamb chops) to our hearts' delight, there ... »


A la Japadog

In the Vancouver episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain visited the Japadog food stand which has become some kind of institution in Vancouver. Japadog? An amazing ... »


Chocolate chip peanut butter brownies

At one c'clock in the morning, TLC shows the same show every weekday -- Take Home Chef with Curtis Stone. Although the show's format isn't exactly my kind of thing (too ... »


Blondies with white chocolate and pecans

We were at the Power Plant Mall last night to watch The Green Hornet (lousy movie as it turned out) and we passed by Cooks Exchange for baking supplies -- some shelled ... »