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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #70: Quiche, It’s What’s for Dinner (#homecooking #piecrust #quiche)

So, I made lemon meringue pie for my little brother’s birthday last week, and the curd came out really supercalifragilisticexpialidociously good (I used Meyer lemons), but the crust was…stupid. I … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #69: Homemade Hamburger Buns (#homecooking #DIY #bread))

  Hey, all! It’s been a while, but I had to carve out some time to share the amazing hamburger buns I made the other day. I’ve been making sandwich … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #68: Glorious Sandwich Bread in Three Hours (#homecooking)

Today would be a good time to find your stretchy pants. I have been making a wonderful white sandwich bread lately because bread has gotten expensive.  In the past I … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #67: New England Anadama Bread (#homecooking)

If you haven’t had Anadama Bread (a cornmeal and molasses bread), you might be surprised at how chewy and moist it is.  The molasses flavor is present, but not overpowering. … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #66: Cape Verdean Gufong (Cornmeal Fungine/Fritter/Doughnut/Hushpuppy) (#homecooking)

From time to time, I would get to eat someone else’s gufong or from a restaurant.  They were very different and now I understand why!   Cornmeal.  My grandmother’s recipe does … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #64: Ma’s Cape Verdean Banana Gufong (Fungine/Fritter/Doughnuts) (#homecooking)

As I promised in a previous post, I have for you another Cape Verdean favorite.   I have made these in the past and failed miserably, however, I am older and … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #58: New England Boston Brown Bread (#homecooking)

Hello, readers! I know that it’s been slow lately and I haven’t written a thing in ages.  Why? It’s summer and school is out.  Two kids, two cats, and a … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #54: Potsticker Gyoza Pan Fried Dumplings (#homecooking)

How about that title? I love these things so much, I am rebooting my original post with more deliciousness.    Potstickers, Chinese Zhao Ji, Japanese Gyoza, Korean Mandu, and Peking … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #53: Ninety Minute Rise Dinner Rolls (#homecooking)

Fresh baked bread. It even makes my husband quietly go “mmm,” and he’s not an easy person to please with food.  I’m lucky to get a “meh.” Here is the … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #51: No Fail (American) Biscuits (#homecooking)

Ever wanted an impossibly high, flaky, biscuit to come right out of your oven?  Want one recipe that can be quick and rustic or really fancy for the holidays?    I … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #43: Chinese Scallion Pancake (Congyoubing) #homecooking

More bread!   Making your own bread is one of the most satisfying things you can accomplish in the kitchen for pennies and just a little effort (think of it … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #30: Native American Fry Bread (Cherokee Style)

More bread!   Every culture has their own version of bread. I made flour tortillas the other day and I suddenly had a hankering for Indian fry bread–not from India, but … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #29: Homemade Authentic Mexican Flour Tortillas

Who doesn’t love bread?   Leavened or Unleavened.   Flat or tall.   Delicate or robust.    Plain or not.    Baked or fried.      And let’s not forget the close cousins of bread:   muffins, scones, … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 11 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #26: Oven Baked Indian Naan

Today I’m going to share a wonderful recipe for oven made Naan from Manjula’s Kitchen.    I’ve been following Manjula for quite a few years. Though her videos aren’t flashy and … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 10 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #10: Buss Up Shut Roti (A Flaky Roti from Tobago and Trinidad)

I made something very interesting today that is a twist on the usual Indian Roti. The recipes have very similar bases with both using water, flour, and salt, however, this … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #7: Homemade English Muffins

For whatever reason, my bread baking attempts usually turn out miraculously well even if I’ve never done it before.   That’s not to say that they always come out perfect, but … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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