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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 #62: Plantain Porridge Fail becomes Gufong Malasadas Mashup (#homecooking #itstilltastesgood)

No recipe to share today, but more of a lesson to turn failures into a success. Sometimes when you try something new, it doesn’t pan out.    In my case, I … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #31: Mint Chocolate #Cookies (Kid Friendly)

I heard through the force that my readers desired more delicious posts rather than that other non-edible blithering.   Today, I have for you a recipe written on notepad paper … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 9 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #24: Best Peanut Butter Cookies (Bakery Style)

It is quite possible that my husband might sell me for a bag of peanut butter cookies one day.     I’m a Chocolate Chip Cookie or Chocolate Mint Cookie lady myself, … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 11 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #22: Lemon Meringue and Chocolate Cream Pies (Thanksgiving 2014)

I have two brothers who are quite younger than me.  The youngest is a dad with twin daughters and the other one is biding his time looking for the lady … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #17: One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes (Kid Friendly)

Around here, my sous chefs can make things quite challenging.    Ingredients can get omitted and over mixing is a strong possibility, so one bowl recipes where things can be dumped … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #6: Rainbow Cake and Cupcakes for a Fifth Birthday My Little Pony Party

I was debating whether or not I should put this one under the category “Mad Craft”, but some online friends reminded me about the Pinata Mad Craft that I drove … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #1: World’s Best Chocolate Cake and English Toffee Bar Birthday Ever

When I was in college, I spent a very unappetizing summer eating Ramen, Cup-A-Soup, and Oodles of Noodles.    Other than peanut butter and jelly, they were the cheapest and … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

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