And then I turned to the Desserts section of my “Pulitzer Cookbook” to finally create a 1978 NY Times recipe for Key Lime Pie. I was a little shocked as I was creating it as this recipe calls for 5 egg yolks and condensed milk with some lime juice mixed in. The meringue top half is 5 egg white and … Read More
The Famous Pulitzer Enchiladas
Well, after about 20 years of sitting in my famous 3-ring binder “Pulitzer’s Cookbook,” I pulled out our beloved Cheese Enchilada recipe from “Country Folk” newspaper. After about two days and many trips to the grocery store, I finished them. Of course, I once again goofed on my measurements and put in 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper instead of 2 … Read More
Black Bean & Zucchini Pancakes
In July 2000 Shape Magazine had a recipe for “Black-Bean and Zucchini Pancakes” that I have been meaning to make. I finally did! And it was worth the wait. The only things that added time to the whole preparation was having to roast the garlic and I didn’t have salsa at home so I ended up making it from scratch. … Read More
Red Velvet Cupcakes & "Neiman Marcus" Chocolate Chip Cookies
On the occasion of my baby boy’s 6-month birthday, I decided to throw a little party. I have always wanted to make Red Velvet cupcakes because when I discovered Red Velvet cake (just a few years ago), I was fascinated. The “Neiman Marcus” cookies (as I have also discovered are a hoax and not from Neiman Marcus) are also a … Read More
Baked Macaroni & Cheese & Cauliflower
Well, if you have six minutes to spare, you will see a drawn-out episode of me cooking some Macaroni & Cheese with Cauliflower. PS. There are some of my classic kitchen gaffes.
2 Cents about Chicago Restaurant Week
I’m better late than never. I had an opportunity to participate in Chicago’s Restaurant Week, incidentally was more than a week. I enjoy Restaurant Week my first exposure ever was in NYC. I got to dine at restaurants that I would not normally have tried. My reasoning is probably because of atmosphere – too uppity, reputation, and perceived value. There … Read More
Backing into Wiener Backhandl
Last week I went through two 3-ring binders of recipes. These “Pulitzer’s Cookbooks” were started in 1983 and there are some recipes in there I still haven’t made! Going through them inspired me to start cooking again! Most of the recipes are from the The New York Times. Some are from Country Folks newspaper, with a hearty dose of recipes … Read More
Qrazy about Quinoa
Well, my first few attempts at Quinoa were not very good, but I think I’ve mastered a good recipe! I figured out how to cook it properly and then I add carrots, string beans, mix in some lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley. It’s my new favorite salad!