Archives for 2013

Italian Cream Mugcake

One of my favorite desserts from my former life was Italian cream cake which is sometimes called Italian Wedding Cake. It’s a dense vanilla cake filled with coconut and nuts and usually frosted with a creamy vanilla frosting. I guess it does resemble wedding cake since it’s pretty white unlike other golden vanilla cakes. The […]

Sundried Tomato Couscous

For my birthday dinner in November, The Kid and I went to a restaurant that specializes in healthier, locally sourced meals. I love that such a place exists although I do wish it wasn’t so expensive fancy. I got a wonderful entrée with caramelized sea scallops, sundried tomato couscous, and grilled asparagus. Sigh, if only […]

Rustic Apple Tart (AKA Open Faced Apple Pie)

I actually had a completely different recipe queued up for you today, but then this creation happened. I was planning our Christmas dinner when I decided to make an apple pie. It’s been ages since I’ve made one. Actually I don’t even remember when the last time was so it’s definitely been years. No reason […]

Shrimp Vindaloo

Have you ever been eating something at a restaurant and thought “Sheesh, I bet I could make this at home”? I was eating at an Indian restaurant the other day and had that moment. The vindaloo I ordered was really good, but I got to thinking that the ingredients seemed to be pretty simple. In […]

Mexican Black Bean Soup

When it’s cold outside, I love a warm bowl of soup so we’ve been having a lot of soups lately. You might think it’s so much easier to open a can of soup and heat it up than to make your own from scratch. That’s not always the case. Sometimes it can be pretty easy […]