Rum Tum Ditty is a ridiculous name for a food-thing. It is so ridiculous, that I keep trying to say it alternately as “Rum Tum Tugger” and as “Rum Tum Titty.” Why would you anyone even name a food something this silly? It’s practically begging for a Freudian tit. I mean, Freudian slip.
Several years ago, a good friend stayed at my apartment for the weekend. That Sunday morning, I woke up to discover she was already in the kitchen making scones. They were simple! They were easy! They were delicious! She had the recipe committed to memory, and she taught it to me.
I know so many people who can create some of the most delicious things imaginable in the kitchen, and as a result, throw really amazing sit-down dinner parties. I prefer, for reasons we’ll get into, a casual setting, with food you can eat with your fingers. Today we’re talking appetizers and desserts that will taste […]
I used to be a bit of a potluck brunch-hosting fanatic, and after couple bad experiences with trying to make pancakes on the spot, I decided to find a lower-maintenance dish. After about three minutes of careful thought, I ended up settling on casseroles.
There are certain foods that taste better out of the box–Twinkies, for example–and I’m inclined to grant Kraft macaroni and cheese that status. But only because I consider homemade macaroni and cheese vs. Kraft mac to be a showdown between two completely different food groups. At times, you may crave the familiarity of moistened cheese […]