Archive for September, 2008

Whoops: mistakes in the kitchen

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Nothing like a round of bad luck with pie dough to set your kitchen ego straight. This was suppose to be a beautifully golden baked pie crust to build my chocolate raspberry coconut cream pie upon. Instead, my pile of old beans that I use as pie weights crushed into my delicate dough and caused [...]

Success! Homemade potstickers

Monday, September 15th, 2008

“Oh, I didn’t know you could buy these!” exclaimed our grocery store bagger as she stuffed the last of our haul away. Ah, caught in the act of walking the semi-homemade line. “I figure I can always make them myself next time,” I offered apologetically. “It’s cool, cause then you know what’s in them..” she [...]

Playing with homemade pizza dough

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I lightened up the rules of culinary rigidity today and went a bit crazy making pizza dough. The sort of pizza dough that would make an Italian look at me in despair. This current batch has a hefty scoop of garlic powder and of onion powder added to it. I figured I may as well [...]

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