So I actually meant to post this last year, because I made it for my daughter’s 4th birthday party (that photo is last year’s version – she really wanted sprinkles!). You see how awesome I am at getting around to things. In all actuality, though, I’m glad I didn’t – because the recipe I would have posted last year is very time-intensive. Worth it – but a lot of labor. You actually have to start prepping for it about 3-4 days in advance.
So this cake … read on, Fisherboy »
I first saw these cupcakes here, at the Little Cake Parlour (the “Popcorn Cup Mini Cakes”). My son’s birthday was coming up, and every kid that had a birthday in his class had been brining in cupcakes for the class to share. So we were brainstorming ideas for what sort of cupcakes to take in. (If you recall, for his kindergarten class, I’d made Brain Cupcakes for Halloween.)
Well as I was looking for some inspiration for a client’s website design (the main reason I’d bookmarked … read on, Fisherboy »
So, I’ve been trying to formulate my own Butterbeer recipe. I’ve tried a few that I found online, but they were just too…off for my taste. I haven’t tried the “JK Rowling” approved Butterbeer sold at Universal yet – perhaps next summer I will. But I just found the ones I’ve attempted form online recipes to be lacking in something, so I decided to give my own version a go, an toss it in the mix.
I like my Butterbeer hot. When reading the stories, it always … read on, Fisherboy »
You’ll call this a “Waldorf Salad” – but apparently the Waldorf Hotel has a trademark on using that name, so I don’t want to violate that in any way!
This kind of salad was never really my favorite, but on rare occasions I find myself hankering for some. So I made one up last night. Mainly because my son started first grade, and I needed a snack for school today, and I thought he might like it. Also, a Waldorf salad typically contains nuts – but we have … read on, Fisherboy »
Okay, so I’m posting this recipe, even though it’s not working correctly (for me, anyway…) Perhaps it’ll work better for you. Anyway, this pie is a family favorite. I jut started making it 2 years ago, but it’s been so popular that my husband – who has no sweet tooth at all – salivates when he sees me buying the berries for it.
Now, before I get started on the recipe, I want to ‘splain why it’s not working for me. Basically, it’s too wet. The … read on, Fisherboy »
So, my son is supposed to bring a handmade gift as a “Secret Santa” for a classmate. The thing is, the silly bot told the recipient that he was his “Santa,” and specifically asked him what he wanted.
The answer? Popcorn Balls.
Now, I know when I was a kid, I loved them. I remember trick-or-treating and some of my friends were upset because one of the neighbors was handing out homemade popcorn balls instead of “real” candy. I, however, was happy to take them off their hands – … read on, Fisherboy »
My son is in kindergarten, and his class recently had a Halloween party to which I volunteered to bring snacks for. Since I have a culinary degree, signing up to bring food is always my number one choice, and when I can be creative and fun, I’m all over it.
I was informed that one of the children has a nut allergy, and another has an egg allergy. So usually, baked goods are out of the question. When I told the organizing mom that I would bring cupcakes, … read on, Fisherboy »
3 nectarines, stoned and sliced
2 oranges, suprême
1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
3 Tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 pound red snapper fillets1, skinned and finely chopped
1 large egg
3 Tbsp cornmeal
1 small shallot, minced
1/2 jalapeño pepper2, seeded and finely chopped
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp olive oil
Make the salad: combine the nectarines, oranges, onion, basil and lemon juice in a bowl. Set aside.
Combine the snapper, egg, cornmeal, shallot, jalapeño, cilantro and salt in a bowl. Form four 3-inch cakes.
Heat the oil in … read on, Fisherboy »