Birthday Cupcakes for Me! And the magic of Googly Eyes

This isn’t something I made, this is something my husband made for me! He found these great sugar eyes that turned these cupcakes into muppety little critters. Most of the cupcakes were eaten after lunch, but there were a few left over. Since we still had things to do the two leftover cupcakes were put…

An Easy Recipe for Sensual Roast Chicken

Sure, a chateaubriand or prime rib for two is a romantic meal. And lobster is as decadent and indulgent as a seabug can get. But for my money (and this isn’t a meal that requires a lot) you can’t get more sensual than a roast chicken.

Perhaps the Perfect Fusion Food: How to Make Cheeseburger Tacos

Whether or not a taco is a sandwich (according to both Colin and the New York State Tax Board – no, it is not), it fills the same gastronomical niche – a baked dough used to hold a variety of fillings and spreads and generally eaten with ones’ hands. This recipe fuses together two iconic…

How to Make Sunshine on a Cloudy Day (Cooked Seven Minute Frosting)

Here’s the DLC to the entry for white cake cupcakes. This is also where I flipped my Kool-aid (or at least spiked a cupcake into a bowlful of icing in a fit of frustration). But don’t let that scare you! Seven minute frosting  is actually not that hard. Just avoid the bone-headed mistake I made….

How to Make Sunshine on a Cloudy Day (White Cake Recipe)

I know, I know. It’s an awfully twee cupcake. But it has been grey and rainy here in the lonestar state and I wanted something unashamedly cheerful. And I ended up with something that looks a lot like Care-A-Lot (it’s where the Care Bears are from and holy merde I literally only just now got…

Review: Hey! You Gonna Eat or What?

It feels almost superfluous to be writing about the slightly belligerent sandwich truck in Austin’s Picnic food truck park. Accolades from here to Yelp have already been heaped on Hey! You Gonna Eat or What? declaring it a must-eat-at food truck not just in Austin, but in America. I have, in fact, been known to…

How to Make the Best Chicken Wings Ever (It’s Their Feet!)

What’s the best part of the chicken wing? If you answered “the white meat of the drumlet without a trace of collagen or tendon” then this is not the recipe for you. If you you think that boneless wings are a nifty innovation then this is not the recipe for you. But if you will…