Starbucks maple oat scones were my morning bit of bliss for a couple years. When I worked at eBay we conveniently had a Starbucks located across the parking lot. I would buy my grande coffee and wait eagerly to receive my maple scone. When I travel and find myself someplace new, I eventually end up [...]
Coffee cake is pure marketing brilliance. Let’s face it, it’s cake. But simply by calling it ‘coffee cake’ it’s transformed from a dessert into an acceptable breakfast, at least in my mother’s household. I’m not complaining but instead am fascinated how this can happen. This past weekend we met up with friends for a brunch [...]
Meatballs are likely one of the most perfect foods, especially when cooking on a budget. You get big flavor from little money and you can use them in so many different ways. This batch of meatballs I flavored with caraway, sprinkled with fresh dill and served along with a Greek Tzatziki sauce for dipping.
I enjoy thinking about food, especially planning food for an intimate dinner or a casual Sunday brunch. I lose myself in daydreaming about what I’ll make and how I’ll prepare each dish, from the prep work to the rotation schedule for when each dish goes into the oven next. So, with so much energy spent [...]
This past weekend brought with it another game of mahjong. Our friends Dave & Jeff, phoned us Saturday afternoon as were doing our grocery shopping to invite us over for a Saturday night game. Since I’m still learning the rules and strategy, I figured it would be useful to disarm our competitors with something sweet. [...]