Howdy. I’ve just peeked out from my cave to update you on the progress of our Carb Fest. These days I’m living buried beneath my comforter in the deepest recesses of my cave with occasional checks to see if the snow and ice have melted yet. Sadly, there’s no sign of that happening soon. And… Read More
Archives for January 2011
As I walk down memory lane in my Carb Fest induced coma this month, I developed a desperate craving for a favorite pasta dish my mom would sometimes make for us. It was a “lighter” version of Fettucine Alfredo – or so I believed while growing up. Immediately I contacted my mom for the recipe… Read More
I know this winter will never end. And how do I know this? Because I trust in natural instincts and clearly my natural instincts are telling me to feed myself for the never ending season. Carbs, fats, sweets, the winter feeding goes on at a robust pace. Take yesterday’s dinner, for example. I made a… Read More
“Even today , with easy, reliable leaveners to depend upon, there is still something mysterious, almost suspenseful about creating a loaf of bread, no matter how many times you have done it.” Judith and Evan Jones – “The Book of Bread”
An homage to our carb fest.
I didn’t eat this food. This is a gorgonzola samosa with a fig chutney from a tasting menu at a new Fig and Olive restaurant that my parents had the good fortune to visit last week. Looks delicious, doesn’t it? It’s much prettier than the dinner we ate last night. Last night I prepared a… Read More
The carb fest continues in the Pilato household. Joe made another loaf of bread machine bread last night, this time it was cheese and pepperoni. Another good result from a bread machine. On Saturday we went to a local produce stand to pick up flowers for a project I’m working on for my Entertaining site,… Read More
Since Louisa requested tofu earlier this week, I was more than happy to deliver. I prepared this recipe from Mark Bittman’s “Kitchen Express” book. I really like this book because it gives you recipes like your mother might, in other words, there’s nothing too precise, just enough information to run with on your own. For… Read More
I just couldn’t let this day pass without mentioning it. Popcorn is one of our favorite snacks. I rarely keep chips on hand, but right now we have popcorn in at least three forms. We have a Popcorn Factory gift tin that Annie received (on her request) for her birthday. We have microwave popcorn, convenient… Read More
Last weekend I wanted pancakes for breakfast. Louisa was happy to oblige.